Aimee Lillie, B.S.

Amiee Lillie

Research Area Specialist Associate

Division of Neurobehavioral Research, Department of Psychiatry
The University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio

Biographical Sketch

Aimee is currently working as a Research Associate on two studies of youth at risk for development of substance use involvement: Consequences of Adolescent Substance Use on the Development of Impulse Control (R01-DA026868) and Relating Brain Maturation to Impulse Control and Substance Use Involvement (R01-DA033997). Additionally, Aimee works on an adult study of central nervous system characteristics of persons at risk for alcoholism (R01-AA019691).

Welcome to the University of Houston-Downtown

Prior to joining the NRLC, Aimee worked as an undergraduate research assistant with Dr. Travis Crone on:
the effects of social comparison and self-evaluation threat on experiences of schadenfreude,
the embodied effects of high heels on perceptions of power,
and how individuals perceive religious relationships.

Prior to joining the team at the UTHSCSA NRLC, Aimee worked as a Trainer Consultant for Taurus Training in Austin, TX.
There she used classical and operant conditioning models to design behavioral intervention plans for dogs with fear- and anxiety-based behavior problems and facilitate structured play interactions to teach dogs appropriate social behaviors.


Research Interests

  • Moral Agency
  • Evolutionary Psychology
  • Linguistics
  • Existential/Postmodern Philosophy


2012 B.S. Psychology University of Houston Downtown, Houston, TX


  • Baking
  • Wilderness exploration
  • Science fiction


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