Dr. LoPilato graduated from Emory University with a bachelor's degree in Psychology. She went on to work as a research coordinator for the North American Prodromal Longitudinal Study (NAPLS), a large multi-site project focused on identifying precursors to psychosis in youth. Dr. LoPilato's masters thesis examined the relationship between corticolimbic brain characteristics and social cognitive deficits in adolescents at risk for serious mental illness. Her doctoral research was focused on studying the effect of stress and environmental experiences on brain development in children and adolescents and understanding how these changes increase risk for internalizing and externalizing problems.
At CAMP, Dr. LoPilato specializes in Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Behavior Activation (BA), and Interpersonal Psychotherapy (IPT) for children and adolescents. Her current research focuses on stress and environmental experiences as they relate to neural, emotional, and behavioral aspects of adolescent depression and anxiety.