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Travis Nichols Ph.D.


Dr. Nichols defended his dissertation (“Changes in brain networks involved in reward processing in cigarette smokers”) in May, 2016. His thesis used cutting-edge analytic methods to examine factors that influence functional connectivity (defined as the degree to which the activation of spatially distinct brain regions correlate) among areas of the brain linked to reward and motivation. Dr. Nichols completed a predoctoral internship in clinical psychology at the George E. Wahlen VA Medical Center (Salt Lake City), followed by a postdoctoral fellowship at the VA North Texas (Dallas) Health Care System. Currently, Dr. Nichols is a clinical psychologist in the Phoenix VA Health Care System.