Michael Gramlich was born in Poughkeepsie, New York and raised in Austin, Texas. After earning his B.A. in Psychology from the University of Texas at Austin in 2012, Mike worked as a full-time research assistant for two years on a clinical trial funded by the Department of Defense. This study utilized real-time functional brain imagining and cognitive brain-training software to enhance recovery among active-duty soldiers at Fort Hood who sustained a mild traumatic brain injury with and without posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD). During this time, he volunteered to mentor and interact with children currently under full-time care in the Austin State Hospital.
In the fall of 2014, Mike joined UCF RESTORES as a Clinical Psychology doctoral student at the University of Central Florida, mentored by Drs. Sandra Neer and Deborah Beidel. His primary research focus involves veterans with PTSD. Specifically, he is interested in examining the relationship between trauma-related stimuli and PTSD in an effort towards better understanding the neurological markers and improving the clinical assessment of PTSD.
In his free time, Mike continues to enjoy exercising, attending live music and playing the guitar.