Dr. Mujica-Parodi received her undergraduate and graduate degrees from Georgetown University and Columbia University, respectively, studying mathematical logic and foundations of physics. After her Ph.D. (Niles G. Whiting Fellow), she completed a three-year NIH Training Fellowship in Schizophrenia Research at the New York State Psychiatric Institute. Dr. Mujica-Parodi was subsequently promoted to Assistant Professor of Clinical Neuroscience at Columbia's College of Physicians and Surgeons, where she performed research for two years until being recruited by Stony Brook University.
She is the recipient of the National Alliance for Research in Schizophrenia and Affective Disorder‘s Young Investigator Award (Essel Investigator), the National Science Foundation’s Career Award, and the White House’s Presidential Early Career Award in Science and Engineering. Dr. Mujica-Parodi‘s research interests focus on the application of control systems engineering and dynamical systems to human neuroimaging (fMRI, MEG, EEG, NIRS, ECOG), with neurodiagnostic applications to neurological and psychiatric disorders.