Gabrielle Agin-Liebes

Postdoctoral Fellow - Neuroscape


UCSF – Mission Bay
Sandler Neuroscience Center
MC 0444, 675 Nelson Rising Lane
San Francisco, CA 94158




Gabby Agin-Liebes holds a PhD in clinical psychology from Palo Alto University. She has over 10 years of experience working as a therapist and investigator on FDA-approved clinical trials with psilocybin at New York University, Yale and UC San Francisco (UCSF). Her research applies quantitative and qualitative methodologies to study the role of emotion regulation and metacognitive processes (e.g., mindfulness/self-compassion and reappraisal) targeted by psychedelic-assisted therapies for the treatment of addiction, existential distress, and PTSD. Her 2020 study, which found that psilocybin-assisted therapy was associated with improvements 4.5 years after treatment, garnered media attention in several global news outlets including Time, Newsweek, and CNN.

She is passionate about the equitable and ethical use of psychedelic medicines and in disseminating education about their benefits and risks. She is a founding member of the Equity in Psychedelic Therapy Initiative and holds a certificate in Intersectionality & Equity in Therapeutic Practices from the California Institute of Integral Studies.

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