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Evergreen Assistant Professor, Special Education and Clinical Sciences
PhD, Stanford University
BA, University of Pennsylvania
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Nicole Giuliani, Ph.D. is an Assistant Professor of School Psychology in the Special Education and Clinical Sciences Department. Her research interests include emotion, self-regulation, health behaviors, and family dynamics, which she investigates using multiple methods, including neuroimaging, ecological momentary assessment, laboratory paradigms, and behavioral coding. Dr. Giuliani is part of the Health Promotion and Obesity Prevention faculty cluster in the College of Education. Prior to joining the faculty at the University of Oregon, Dr. Giuliani was a postdoctoral researcher in the Psychology Department at UO; she has been at the UO since 2011. 


Giuliani, N. R., Merchant, J. S., Cosme, D., Berkman, E. T. (2018) Neural predictors of dietary change. Annals of the New York Academy of Sciences. 1428(1): 208-220.

Noll, L. K., Giuliani, N. R., Beauchamp, K. G., Fisher, P. A. (2018) Behavioral and neural correlates of parenting self-evaluation in mothers of young children. Social Cognitive and Affective Neuroscience. 13(5): 535-545.

Kelly, N. R., Smith, T. M., Nagayama Hall, G. C., Guidinger, C., Williamson, G., Budd, E. L., Giuliani, N. R. (2018) Perceptions of general and post-presidential election discrimination are associated with loss of control eating among racially/ethnically diverse young men. International Journal of Eating Disorders. 51(1): 28-38.

Giuliani, N. R., Flournoy, J. C., Ivie, E. J., Von Hippel, A., Pfeifer, J. H. (2017) Presentation and validation of the DuckEES child and adolescent dynamic facial expressions stimulus set. International Journal of Methods in Psychiatric Research. 26(1): e1553.

Flannery, J. E., Giuliani, N. R., Flournoy, J. C., Pfeifer, J. H. (2017) Neurodevelopmental changes across adolescence in viewing and labeling dynamic peer emotions. Developmental Cognitive Neuroscience. 26: 113-127.

Giuliani, N. R., Tomiyama, A.J, Mann, T., Berkman, E.T. (2015) Prediction of food intake as a function of measurement modality and restriction status. Psychosomatic Medicine. 77(5): 583-590.

Giuliani, N.R., Berkman, E.T. (2015) Craving is an affective state and its regulation can be understood in terms of the Extended Process Model of Emotion Regulation. Psychological Inquiry. 26(1): 48-53.

Giuliani, N.R., Pfeifer, J.H. (2015) Age-related changes in reappraisal of appetitive cravings during adolescence. NeuroImage. 108: 173-181.

Berkman, E.T., Giuliani, N.R. Pruitt, A.K. (2014) Comparison of text messaging and paper-and-pencil for ecological momentary assessment of food craving and intake. Appetite. 81: 131-137.

Giuliani, N.R., Mann, T., Tomiyama, A.J, Berkman, E.T. (2014) Neural systems underlying the reappraisal of personally-craved foods. Journal of Cognitive Neuroscience. 26(7): 1390-1402.

Giuliani, N.R., Calcott, R.D., Berkman, E.T. (2013) Piece of cake: Cognitive reappraisal of food craving. Appetite. 64: 56-61.

Giuliani, N.R., Drabant, E.M., Bhatnagar, R., Gross, J.J. (2011) Emotion regulation and brain plasticity: Expressive suppression use predicts anterior insula volume. NeuroImage. 58(1): 10-15.

Giuliani, N.R, Drabant, E.M., Gross, J.J. (2011) Anterior cingulate cortex volume and emotion regulation: Is bigger better? Biological Psychology. 86(3): 379-382.

Giuliani, N.R. (2010) Neurobiology of Verbal Humor. In Cambridge Encyclopedia of Language Sciences. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press.

Giuliani, N.R., Gross, J.J. (2009) Reappraisal. In D. Sander & K. Scherer (Eds.), Oxford Companion to the Affective Sciences. New York, NY: Oxford University Press.

Giuliani, N.R., McRae, K., Gross, J.J. (2008) The up- and down-regulation of amusement: Experiential, behavioral and autonomic consequences. Emotion. 8(5): 714-719.

Meda, S.A., Giuliani, N.R., Calhoun, V.D., Jagannathan, K., Schretlen, D.J., Pulver, A., Cascella, N., Keshavan, M., Kates, W., Buchanan, R., Sharma, T., Pearlson, G.D. (2008) A large scale (N=400) investigation of gray matter differences in schizophrenia using optimized voxel-based morpohmetry. Schizophrenia Research. 101(1-3): 95-105.

Jha, A.P., Ranucci, M.B., Giuliani, N.R. (2006) Organization of mnemonic and response operations within prefrontal cortex. Brain Research. 1097(1): 133-141.

Calhoun, V.D., Adali, T., Giuliani, N.R., Pekar, J.J., Pearlson, G.D., Kiehl, K.A. (2006) Multimodal analysis of independent source differences in schizophrenia: Combining gray matter structural and auditory oddball functional data.  Human Brain Mapping. 27(1): 47-62.

Giuliani, N.R., Calhoun, V.D., Pearlson, G.D., Francis, A., Buchanan, R.W. (2005) Voxel-based morphometry versus region of interest: A comparison of two methods for analyzing gray matter disturbances in schizophrenia. Schizophrenia Research. 74: 135-147.


Dr. Giuliani’s research focuses on better understanding the affective, cognitive, and neural mechanisms underlying food craving, consumption, and self-regulation, with the goal of improving those processes in individuals at risk for adverse health outcomes through targeted interventions.