Dr. Strauss is an Assistant Professor of Psychology and Neuroscience at the University of Georgia. He directs 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. He has authored over 120 publications, and his research has been recognized by several awards, such as the Early Career Award from the National Academy of Neuropsychology, Early Career Award from the American Society for Clinical Psychopharmacology, Wechsler Early Career Award for Innovative Research on Cognition from the American Psychological Foundation, and Young Investigator Awards from the International Congress on Schizophrenia Research and the Schizophrenia International Research Society. His lab has been funded by the NIMH, NARSAD, VA MIRECC, APF, NSF, and internal mechanisms. He is an Associate Editor at Schizophrenia Bulletin and on the editorial boards at Journal of Abnormal Psychology, Clinical Psychological Science, and Schizophrenia Research: Cognition. Dr. Strauss will be reviewing applications from students who are interested in applying to the UGA Clinical Psychology Ph.D. program or the UGA Neuroscience Ph.D. program this fall. Students interested in pursing an academic career in schizophrenia/psychosis research will be a strong fit for this lab. Google Scholar Profile
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 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 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.
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 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 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.
Katiah completed her PhD in 2013 and is currently a postdoctoral fellow at the San Francisco VA.
Sara completed her PhD in 2016 and is currently a postdoctoral fellow at the Bedford VA in MA.
Lindsay completed her PhD in 2016 and is currently a postdoctoral fellow at Johns Hopkins.
Kayla completed her PhD in 2017 and is currently a postdoctoral fellow at NYU.
Lauren completed her PhD at University of Maryland College Park with Dr. Jack Blanchard. She is currently a post doctoral fellow at UCLA working with Michael Green and Bill Horan.
Adam is currently a PhD student with Deanna Barch at Washington University St Louis.
Katie is currently a PhD student with David Isaacowitz at Northeastern University.
Izie is currently attending nursing school to become a registered psychiatric nurse.
University of Georgia
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Binghamton University (SUNY)
Maryland Psychiatric Research Center
University of Alabama Birmingham
Louisiana State University
University of Nevada Reno, Psychiatry
Weill Cornell, Psychiatry
University of California, Berkeley
Hong Kong University
Wing Chung Chang
Chinese Academy of Sciences
University of Nevada Las Vegas