Jihyun K. Hur

Jihyun K. Hur

First-Year PhD Student

Yale University

About me

Jihyun is a first-year PhD student in Clinical Psychology at Yale University. She works with Dr. Jutta Joormann in the Affect Regulation and Cognition Lab and Dr. Robb Rutledge in the Rutledge Lab. Her research during the doctoral program is supported by ILJU Fellowship.

Before joining the Ph.D. program, Jihyun worked as a research technician in the Rutledge Lab with Dr. Robb Rutledge at Yale University. In August 2021, she received a Master’s degree in Clinical Psychology, advised by Dr. Woo-Young Ahn in the Computational Clinical Science Lab at Seoul National University. After graduating from Washington University in St. Louis with the Bachelor’s degree in Accounting (Honors in Management), she started pursuing an exciting journey to understand human mind and brain.

Her main research interests include 1) language use in depression and anxiety, 2) interaction between momentary mood and choices, and 3) individualized treatment plans for mood disorders. She has been mainly utilizing neuroimaging (e.g., fMRI, fNIRS), computational modeling and natural language processing.

Outside the lab, she is a pianist and (occasionally) k-pop dancer ๐Ÿ’ƒ๐Ÿ˜„

Interests
  • Depression
  • Natural Language Processing
  • Computational Psychiatry
Education
  • MA in Clinical Psychology, 2021

    Seoul National University

  • BS in Business Administration, 2018

    Washington University in St. Louis

Experiences

 
 
 
 
 
Research Technician
Sep 2021 โ€“ Aug 2023 New Haven, CT
 
 
 
 
 
Counselor (Team Leader)
Center for Campus Life and Culture at Seoul National University
Jan 2021 โ€“ Aug 2021 Seoul, Korea
 
 
 
 
 
Teaching Assistant
Seoul Natinonal University
Sep 2020 โ€“ Dec 2020 Seoul, Korea
Course: Advanced data analysis for brain and cognitive sciences: Data collection and statistical analysis for functional MRI
 
 
 
 
 
Master’s Student
Sep 2019 โ€“ Aug 2021 Seoul, Korea

Responsibilities include:

  • Led two neuroimaging projects using fMRI and fNIRS
  • Managed three IRB documents for behavioral and neuroimaging studies
  • Reviewed manuscripts under supervision of the PI (Dr. Woo-Young Ahn)
 
 
 
 
 
Research Assistant
Jan 2019 โ€“ Aug 2019 Seoul, Korea

Accomplishยญments

Flash Talk Accepted at Society for Affective Science Annual Conference 2024

Talk title: Language Sentiment Predicts Changes in Depressive Symptoms

Authors: Jihyun K. Hur, Joseph Heffner, Glora W. Feng, Jutta Joormann, Robb B. Rutledge

Poster Presented at Society for NeuroEconomics Annual Meeting 2022

Poster title: Linguistic Markers of Momentary Mood Dynamics During Risky Decision-Making

Authors: Jihyun K. Hur, Jutta Joormann, Robb B. Rutledge

Poster Presented at Computational Psychiatry Course 2022

Poster title: Linguistic Markers of Momentary Mood Dynamics During Risky Decision-Making

Authors: Jihyun K. Hur, Jutta Joormann, Robb B. Rutledge

Poster Presented at Society of Biological Psychiatry Annual Virtual Meeting 2021

Poster title: Elevated state anxiety disturbs model-based decision-making under monetary loss

Authors: Jihyun K. Hur, Woo-Young Ahn

Paper Accepted to NeurIPS 2020 BabyMind Workshop

Paper title: Mapping fNIRS to fMRI with Neural Data Augmentation and Machine Learning Models

Authors: Jihyun K. Hur, Jaeyeong Yang, Hoyoung Doh, Woo-Young Ahn

Scholarship for Summer 2020 Study Abroad Program

Received 3,800,000 won ($3,200 in US dollar) for the Summer 2020 Study Abroad Program

  • Course: The Psychology of Emotional, Behavioral, and Motivational Self-Regulation
  • Institution: Harvard University
  • Professor: Richard N. McNally
SNU Social Science Graduate Research Grant
Received 3,000,000 won ($2,530 in US dollar) for the SNU Social Science Research Grant
Python for Everybody by University of Michigan
Completed 6 online courses for Python
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