Current Research and Scholarly Interests
Dr. Victoria E. Cosgrove is an Instructor in Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences with the Pediatric Bipolar Disorders Clinic and Research Program at the Stanford University School of Medicine and a Postdoctoral Fellow with the Bipolar Disorder Research Program at the VA Palo Alto Health Care System. She hails from the East Coast and graduated in 1994 with a BA in Psychology from Yale University. Before attending graduate school, she was a Research Assistant in Boston and New York City for NIMH-funded projects investigating psychopharmacological and psychosocial treatments for bipolar disorder and schizophrenia. She graduated in 2009 from the University of Colorado at Boulder with a PhD in Clinical Psychology and an Interdisciplinary Certificate from the Institute for Behavioral Genetics, completing her Predoctoral Internship at the VA Palo Alto. Dr. Cosgrove’s dissertation research examined the roles of candidate genes in adolescent bipolar disorder. During her first year of fellowship, Dr. Cosgrove has pursued a line of research investigating roles for life and family stress as well as inflammatory and neurotrophic pathways in the etiology and development of bipolar disorder. She is ultimately interested in exploring the effects of evidence-based psychotherapy on neurobiological and genetic pathways in children and adults with bipolar disorder. In her spare time, she enjoys running with her beloved spaniel, Trinidad, on rolling, mid-peninsula trails.