Director

Gregory P. Strauss, Ph.D.

Dr. Strauss received his B.S. in Psychology from the University of Georgia (2002), and his M.A. (2004) and Ph.D. degrees in Clinical Psychology from UNLV (2008). After finishing his clinical internship at the University of Illinois at Chicago (UIC) Department of Psychiatry, he completed a two-year postdoctoral fellowship in cognitive neuroscience and schizophrenia research at the Maryland Psychiatric Research Center (2008-2010). He then served as an Assistant Professor of Psychiatry at the University of Maryland School of Medicine prior to moving to UGA in January 2017. He is director of the CAN Lab and Georgia Psychiatric Risk Evaluation Program (G-PREP). His research primarily examines the etiology, assessment, and treatment of negative symptoms in individuals diagnosed with schizophrenia and youth at clinical high-risk for psychosis. Dr. Strauss will be reviewing applications from students who are interested in applying to the UGA Clinical Psychology Ph.D. program this fall.  Google Scholar Profile 

Employees

Ian Raugh

Ian is the CAN Lab manager paid to work on our grants examining anhedonia in schizophrenia.  His research duties include participant recruitment, data collection for EMA and affective neuroscience studies, processing ERP and eye tracking data, statistical analysis, and assisting with manuscripts. His research interests involve examining mechanisms underlying transdiagnostic impairments in emotion regulation and acceptance.  His future career goals include pursuing a Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology or Affective Science.   

Ian’s web link: https://imraugh.wordpress.com/ 

Hannah Chapman

Hannah is a full-time research coordinator in the CAN Lab, paid to work on grant-funded research examining negative symptoms (e.g., motivational and affective processing deficits) in individuals with psychosis.  Hannah’s research in the CAN Lab has focused primarily on reward processing impairments and biomarkers related to hypothalamic-pituitary-adrenal axis dysregulation in individuals at clinical high-risk of psychosis. Her duties have involved recruitment, testing participants, data processing, data analysis, and manuscript preparation. Her research interests primarily involve mechanisms underlying negative symptoms of psychosis. She is currently applying to clinical psychology graduate programs for Fall 2019. 

Cristina Gonzalez

Cristina is a paid study coordinator in the CAN Lab. Her responsibilities in the lab include recruitment, study management, collecting participant data, data processing, data analysis, and manuscript preparation. She is primarily involved with the inflammation and reward in schizophrenia study.Her primary research interests include the etiology of negative symptoms in schizophrenia, but she is also interested in the change and improvement of personality and clinical assessment.  In the future, Cristina wishes to pursue a Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology to gain a career in the research and academic field. 

Graduate Students

Katherine Frost Visser

Katherine (Katie) is a 5th year Clinical Psychology Ph.D. student. Her research interests involve emotion regulation in individuals with schizophrenia and youth at clinical high-risk for psychosis.

Ivan Ruiz

Ivan is a 3rd year Clinical Psychology Ph.D. student. His research interests include understanding how motivational factors contribute to the generalized neurocognitive deficit in schizophrenia. In particular, he is exploring neurocomputational models of cognitive effort.

Lisa Bartolomeo

Lisa is a 2nd year Clinical Psychology Ph.D. student. Her research interests involve emotion regulation in individuals with schizophrenia and youth at clinical high-risk  for psychosis. 

Undergraduate Research Assistants

Aminah Matthews

(Senior RA)

(Senior RA)

Alyssa Kiss

Kendall Clay

Nico Leis

Nathan Cherukuri

Casey O'Neill

John Lawson

Annie Kong

Lab Alumni (PhDs)

Drs. Whearty, Sullivan, and Morra

Katiah Llerena

Katiah completed her PhD in 2013 and is currently a postdoctoral fellow at the San Francisco VA.

Sara Sullivan

Sara completed her PhD in 2016 and is currently a postdoctoral fellow at the Bedford VA in MA.


Lindsay Morra

Lindsay completed her PhD in 2016 and is currently a postdoctoral fellow at Johns Hopkins.

Kayla Whearty

Kayla completed her PhD in 2017 and is currently a postdoctoral fellow at NYU.

Lab Alumni (Lab Coordinators)

Lauren Catalano

Lauren completed her PhD at University of Maryland College Park with Dr. JJack Blanchard. She is currently a post doctoral fellow at UCLA working with Michael Green and Bill Horan.

Adam Culbreth

Adam is currently a PhD student with Deanna Barch at Washington University St Louis.

Katie Ossenfort

Katie is currently a PhD student with David Isaacowitz at Northeastern University.

Izie Dickinson

Izie is currently attending nursing school to become a register psychiatric nurse.

Collaborators

University of Georgia

Brett Clementz

Jennifer McDowell

Dean Sabatinelli

Larry Sweet



Augusta University, Psychiatry

Brian Miller


Binghamton University (SUNY)

Hiroki Sayama

Farnaz Esfalani-Zamani

Mark Lenzenweger


Northwestern University

Vijay Mittal

Robin Nusslock


Emory University

Elaine Walker

Michael Treadway


Maryland Psychiatric Research Center

Jim Gold

Jim Waltz

Bob Buchanan

Will Carpenter

Deanna Kelly

Heidi Wehring


University of Alabama Birmingham

Adrienne Lahti


Louisiana State University

Alex Cohen


University of Nevada Reno, Psychiatry

Brian Kirkpatrick


Prophase

Mark Opler


Weill Cornell, Psychiatry

Tony Ahmed


UPENN

Paul Grant

Aaron Beck


SDSU

Emily Kappenman


UCSD

Eric Granholm


Rutgers, Psychiatry

Molly Erickson


Brown University

Andrew Westbrook


Hong Kong University

Wing Chung Chang


Chinese Academy of Sciences

Raymond Chan


University of Nevada Las Vegas

Dan Allen