Dr Månsson's Research Lab
Kristoffer N T Månsson, PhD
Things we like to do
Moment-to-moment variability in neural response as a predictor of patients treatment outcome
Temporal dynamics in the treatment of social anxiety disorder
Cellular protection and biological aging in social anxiety disordered patients receiving cognitive-behavioral therapy (CBT)
Developing an internet-based tool for clinicians
Latest news from the lab
Assistant Professor in medical science
2021.02.18 Exciting times ahead! Dr Månsson is awarded a position as Assistant Professor in medical science at Karolinska Institutet (starting 2022). The position includes research funding for 6 years, click here for more information.
Awarded the best talk at the Alpine Brain Imaging Meeting
Cellular protection after psychological treatment
An academic dream team
Kristoffer N T Månsson, PhD
Assistant professor in medical science (starting 2022)
Postdoctoral fellow (2019-2022)
Study Director, Psychiatry Research School
Samir El Alaoui, PhD
Research coordinator (post doc), Centre for Psychiatry Research, Karolinska Institutet
Dr Samir El Alaoui is a clinical psychologist with several years of clinical and research experience at the Internet Psychiatry Clinic in Stockholm, Sweden. He received his PhD in 2016 on the evaluation of internet-based CBT for social anxiety, studying its effectiveness, outcome predictors and health economics when implemented in routine psychiatric care. He has also been involved in creating Sweden’s national quality registry for internet-based psychological treatments (SibeR). Currently, Dr El Alaoui is coordinating a research project including fMRI to predict the outcome of CBT in adults with depression, insomnia or health anxiety disorder.
Amir Manzouri, MSc
Research engineer, Department of Psychology, Stockholm University; Centre for Psychiatry Research, Karolinska Institutet
Amir studied medical imaging at the Royal Institute of Technology in Stockholm and have been working with neuroimaging methods as a research engineer since 2010. Amir have been involved in research on Alzheimer’s disease, gender identity, emotion, stress and anxiety disorders. Amir have extensive experience with data collection (e.g., magnetic resonance imaging, MRI scanning), and expertise in data pre- and post-processing, higher level statistical analyses on functional MRI data, e.g., psycho-physiological interactions (PPI), partial least squares (PLS), support vector machines (SVM), and independent component analysis (ICA). Moreover, Amir also have extensive expertise in structural MRI data analysis, e.g., FreeSurfer, AFNI, BrainVoyager, and voxel based morphometry (VBM), and tract-based spatial statistics (TBSS).
Students and internships (alumni)
Supervision (bachelor and master level)
Extended network and collaborations
A selection of ongoing collaborations with principal investigators
Preprints and articles in press
Månsson, K.N.T., Waschke, L., Manzouri, A., Furmark, T., Fischer, H., Garrett, D.G. (2021) Moment-to-moment brain signal variability reliably predicts psychiatric treatment outcome. medRxiv, doi: https://doi.org/10.1101/2021.02.17.21251814
Peer-reviewed published articles
We are grateful for the generous support provided by
Funding for position as Assistant Professor in medical science at Karolinska Institutet.
Swedish Research Agency (Vetenskapsrådet)
International post doc, 3 year funding: "Improving psychological treatments for anxiety disorders by investigating the temporal dynamics of brain’s neural responses"
Swedish Brain Foundation
Funding provided 2016, 2018, and 2019, in research projects in collaboration with Professor Tomas Furmark (main applicant).
All the other helpful sources
Psykiatrifonden (2015), Carlo Perris Minnesfond and the ICCP stipend (2017, 2019), Centre for psychiatry research (2014, 2015), PRIMAs Forskningsfond (2013), Capio Forskningsstiftelse (2011, 2012).
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