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Laetitia Mwilambwe-Tshilobo, Ph.D.

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  • Postdoctoral Fellow, Communication Neuroscience Lab

Laetitia Mwilambwe-Tshilobo’s research investigates the neural mechanisms underlying loneliness and social connection.

Laetitia Mwilambwe-Tshilobo is a postdoctoral researcher at the Annenberg School for Communication's Communication Neuroscience Lab and the Princeton Social Neuroscience Lab. The overarching goal of her research program is to provide a mechanistic understanding of how loneliness affects brain function and how the brain supports human sociality. Before joining Annenberg, she examined how the experience of loneliness influences the functional organization of large-scale brain networks and how this organization differs across the adult lifespan. Currently, her research explores how the qualitative features of people’s social networks influence the relationship between loneliness and brain function.


  • B.A., College of Wooster, 2010
  • M.Sc., University of Hartford, 2012
  • M.A., Cornell University, 2017
  • Ph.D., McGill University, 2022