About Me

Hi! I'm Dr. Mayron Piccolo, a psychopathologist and behavior analyst, and I am currently a College Fellow in the Department of Psychology, working in the Clinical Research Laboratory, with Prof. Jill Hooley.

I am originally from Brazil, where I got a master's in Behavior Analysis at Universidade Estadual de Londrina. Following that, I was awarded a Swiss Excellence Scholarship by the Swiss Federal Confederation, which allowed me to pursue a doctorate in Psychology at the University of Fribourg, studying reward processing and eating behaviors (including eating disorders). As part of my doctorate, I was then awarded a doctoral mobility fellowship to work with Prof. Kristin Javaras and Prof. Diego Pizzagalli at McLean Hospital, Harvard Medical School, where I focused on the neural signature of individuals presenting with different appetite/weight phenotypes in major depressive disorder.

I am currently developing a project that aims to use music as a social reward to improve mental health in immigrants and refugees, in collaboration with Prof. Jill Hooley and Prof. Celio Estanislau (Universidade Estadual de Londrina, Brazil). Visit the Current Research page for more information on how to apply for a research assistant position or get involved in the project.