Heather E. Webber, PhD, is currently research faculty at the Center for Neurobehavioral Research on Addiction (CNRA) in the Faillace Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences. She earned her doctorate in psychology with a concentration in cognitive neuroscience at the University of South Florida in 2017.

Dr. Webber originally joined the CNRA as a postdoctoral research fellow and soon received the Dean’s Award for Excellence in Postdoctoral Research Award. Dr. Webber primarily employs human electrophysiological methods to study the underlying neural mechanisms of motivation, reward and punishment sensitivity, and emotional functioning and how these processes contribute to addiction.

In 2020 Dr. Webber received funding from the National Institute on Drug Abuse to investigate event-related potential predictors of treatment outcomes in individuals with cocaine use disorder. Dr. Webber has had an active research program as junior faculty with over 20 peer-reviewed publications and multiple awards at local entities and national conferences. In addition to her research, Dr. Webber is enthusiastic about training the next generation of scientists and has mentored several visiting undergraduate and medical students since joining the CNRA.


Doctoral Degree, Psychology (Cognitive Neuroscience)
University of South Florida

Areas of Interest

Research Interests

  • Psychophysiology
  • Reward Functioning
  • Addiction