Heather C. Abercrombie, PhD Print Friendly Page
Dr. Heather C. Abercrombie received her training at the University of Wisconsin - Madison and completed her fellowship at Stanford University and UW Hospital and Clinics. Dr. Abercrombie’s interests are stress, cortisol and memory function, and mindfulness in psychiatric practice.
UW Health Clinics
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Professional Certifications and Education
University of Wisconsin - Madison, Madison, WI
University of Wisconsin Hospital and Clinics, Madison, WI
Our doctors provide a wide range of services. The following list represents some, but not all, of the procedures offered by this physician.
- Group Psychotherapy
- Psychiatric Diagnostic Evaluations
Abercrombie HC Wirth MM Hoks RM .
Inter-individual differences in trait negative affect moderate cortisol's effects on memory formation: preliminary findings from two studies. Psychoneuroendocrinology. 2012 May;37(5):693-701
[PubMed ID: 21955834]
Abercrombie HC Jahn AL Davidson RJ Kern S Kirschbaum C Halverson J .
Cortisol's effects on hippocampal activation in depressed patients are related to alterations in memory formation. J Psychiatr Res. 2011 Jan;45(1):15-23
[PubMed ID: 21220074]
Jahn AL Fox AS Abercrombie HC Shelton SE Oakes TR Davidson RJ Kalin NH .
Subgenual prefrontal cortex activity predicts individual differences in hypothalamic-pituitary-adrenal activity across different contexts. Biol Psychiatry. 2010 Jan 15;67(2):175-81
[PubMed ID: 19846063]
Abercrombie HC Chambers AS Greischar L Monticelli RM .
Orienting, emotion, and memory: phasic and tonic variation in heart rate predicts memory for emotional pictures in men. Neurobiol Learn Mem. 2008 Nov;90(4):644-50
[PubMed ID: 18755284]
Abercrombie HC Speck NS Monticelli RM .
Endogenous cortisol elevations are related to memory facilitation only in individuals who are emotionally aroused. Psychoneuroendocrinology. 2006 Feb;31(2):187-96
[PubMed ID: 16225997]
Abercrombie HC Kalin NH Davidson RJ .
Acute cortisol elevations cause heightened arousal ratings of objectively nonarousing stimuli. Emotion. 2005 Sep;5(3):354-9
[PubMed ID: 16187871]
Abercrombie HC Giese-Davis J Sephton S Epel ES Turner-Cobb JM Spiegel D .
Flattened cortisol rhythms in metastatic breast cancer patients. Psychoneuroendocrinology. 2004 Sep;29(8):1082-92
[PubMed ID: 15219660]
Oakes TR Pizzagalli DA Hendrick AM Horras KA Larson CL Abercrombie HC Schaefer SM Koger JV Davidson RJ .
Functional coupling of simultaneous electrical and metabolic activity in the human brain. Hum Brain Mapp. 2004 Apr;21(4):257-70
[PubMed ID: 15038007]
Irwin W Anderle MJ Abercrombie HC Schaefer SM Kalin NH Davidson RJ .
Amygdalar interhemispheric functional connectivity differs between the non-depressed and depressed human brain. Neuroimage. 2004 Feb;21(2):674-86
[PubMed ID: 14980569]
Abercrombie HC Kalin NH Thurow ME Rosenkranz MA Davidson RJ .
Cortisol variation in humans affects memory for emotionally laden and neutral information. Behav Neurosci. 2003 Jun;117(3):505-16
[PubMed ID: 12802879]
Pizzagalli DA Nitschke JB Oakes TR Hendrick AM Horras KA Larson CL Abercrombie HC Schaefer SM Koger JV Benca RM Pascual-Marqui RD Davidson RJ .
Brain electrical tomography in depression: the importance of symptom severity, anxiety, and melancholic features. Biol Psychiatry. 2002 Jul 15;52(2):73-85
[PubMed ID: 12113998]