Dr. Smallwood obtained her B.S. and M.S. in Biomedical Engineering from UT Austin and her Ph.D. in Biomedical Engineering from UTHSCSA. Her dissertation focused on functional neuroimaging studies on patients with both chronic pain and comorbid opioid addiction. She is a former Pre-doctoral Neuroimaging Research Assistant with CAARE-BD and currently a Post-doctoral Fellow at National Institute of Mental Health.