Alessandra Rellini

The Clinical Training Program

Alessandra Rellini

Alessandra Rellini
Associate Professor

  • B.A. Whittier College, 1997
  • M.A. California School of Professional Psychology, 2001
  • Ph.D. University of Texas at Austin, 2007
  • C.V. (PDF)
Phone: (802) 656-4110
Room: 240

Website: Sexual Health Research Clinic


My laboratory focuses on the study of sexual function and dysfunction in men and women. We have a state of the art psychophysiological equipment to assess genital engorgement, heart rate, blood pressure, skin conductance and behavioral responses during audio and visual stimuli. My students and I are currently investigating a number of topics, including the following:

Our studies are conducted in the spirit of translational science, meaning that results from these basic science studies are integrated into treatments. Currently, my laboratory is working on the development of two treatments, one targeting women with female sexual arousal disorder and a second treatment specifically for the sexual dysfunction of women with a history of childhood sexual abuse.


The focus of the Sexual Health Research Clinic is women's sexual function and dysfunction. We embrace an interdisciplinary approach that combines psychophysiology, endocrinology, cognitive and clinical outcome studies to better understand the multifaceted nature of sexuality. All studies conducted in the clinic are designed in the spirit of "translational research", meaning that we commit to study aspects of sexual health for the development and testing of treatments that we intend to disseminate in the community.

Representative Publications

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