Samuel Marsan, B.S.
Project Lead, Duke Center for Eating Disorders
Samuel Marsan leads a study that looks at the effects of probiotic treatment in school aged children and adolescents with anxiety and abdominal pain. Due to his great interest in psychological assessments, Sam has researched and piloted behavioral tasks such as the Trier Social Skills Task to assess stress reactivity via cortisol assay. In addition, he collaborates in two other studies in which he analyses skin conductance response and assists with fMRI procedures. Sam earned a Bachelor of Science in Psychology from The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill in 2014. His background encompasses research in attentional biases present in addictive behaviors. In his free time, Sam enjoys actively consuming news and practicing yoga. As a native from Havana City, Cuba, he loves traditional Cuban music and art.