CAN Lab 2019-2020

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Director

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Dr. Gregory P. Strauss

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 phenomenology, etiology, assessment, and treatment of negative symptoms in individuals diagnosed with schizophrenia and youth at clinical high-risk for psychosis.  He has authored over 140 publications, and his research has been  recognized by several awards, such as the Rising Star Award from the Schizophrenia International Research Society, 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. He has been funded by >$26M in grants as PI or Co-I from 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.  Graduate students interested in pursing an academic career in schizophrenia/psychosis research will be a strong fit for this lab. Google Scholar Profile 

Employees

Cristina Gonzalez

Cristina Gonzalez

Cristina Gonzalez

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Cristina is the CAN lab manager. Her responsibilities include recruitment, study management, collecting participant data, data processing, data analysis, and manuscript preparation. She works on our studies examining individuals with schizophrenia and youth at clinical high-risk for psychosis.  Cristina will begin her PhD in Industrial-Organizational Psychology at Penn State University in the Fall of 2020.

Sydney James

Cristina Gonzalez

Cristina Gonzalez

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  Sydney is a full-time research coordinator in the CAN lab, paid to work on an R01 grant examining negative symptom assessment in individuals at clinical high risk of psychosis. Her research responsibilities include recruitment, participant data collection, data processing, and data analysis. Her primary research interests involve examining mechanisms underlying functional outcomes in schizophrenia. She will be applying to Clinical psychology Ph.D. programs for Fall 2021. 

Kelsey Macdonald

Cristina Gonzalez

Kelsey Macdonald

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Kelsey is a full-time research coordinator paid to work on our study examining emotion regulation mechanisms in youth at clinical high-risk for psychosis.  Her research responsibilities include recruitment, and participant data collection of EMA, EEG, and eye tracking data. Her primary research interests involve examining mechanisms underlying cognitive impairment and brain plasticity in schizophrenia and youth at clinical high-risk for psychosis. She will be applying to Clinical psychology Ph.D. programs for Fall 2021.  

Sayli Narkhede

Sayli Narkhede

Kelsey Macdonald

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Sayli is a computer scientist who works on computational and quantitative projects in the CAN Lab. She specializes in using machine learning methods, which she is using to explore questions about symptoms and psychosis risk mechanisms

Will Macfie

Sayli Narkhede

Will Macfie

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Will is a part-time research coordinator and UGA undergraduate in his senior year. He is paid to work on our NARSAD grant examining mechanisms underlying negative symptoms in the psychosis prodrome. He is also completing his senior thesis examining social cognition impairments across phases of psychosis. Will plans on applying to Clinical Psychology Ph.D. programs in the Fall of 2020.

Graduate Students

Katherine Frost Visser

Katherine Frost Visser

Katherine Frost Visser

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Katherine (Katie) is a 6th year Clinical Psychology Ph.D. student on internship at the VA Connecticut Healthcare System. Her research interests involve emotion regulation in individuals with schizophrenia and youth at clinical high-risk for psychosis using EMA.

Ivan Ruiz

Katherine Frost Visser

Katherine Frost Visser

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Ivan is a 6th 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 using pupillometry

Lisa Bartolomeo

Lisa Bartolomeo

Lisa Bartolomeo

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Lisa is a 4th year Clinical Psychology Ph.D. student. Her research interests involve emotion regulation and mechanisms underlying negative symptoms in individuals with schizophrenia and youth at clinical high-risk  for psychosis using EEG/ERPs and fMRI.

Ian Raugh

Lisa Bartolomeo

Lisa Bartolomeo

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Ian is a 2nd year Clinical Psychology Ph.D. student. His research interests involve examining mechanisms underlying transdiagnostic  impairments in emotion regulation and acceptance, specifically using  digital phenotyping technologies. Ian’s web link: https://imraugh.wordpress.com/ 

Undergraduate Research Assistants

Kendall Clay

Kendall Clay

Kendall Clay

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(Senior RA)

Tyler Dobson

Kendall Clay

Kendall Clay

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Liana Giglio

Kendall Clay

Mirna Huskovic

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Mirna Huskovic

Mirna Huskovic

Mirna Huskovic

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Alyssa Kiss

Mirna Huskovic

Alyssa Kiss

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(Senior RA)

Junior Scientists

The Strauss Girls

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Brilliant, funny, mishevious- disruptors of Zoom calls during COVID19 shelter in place- 

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)

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Lauren Catalano

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.

Adam Culbreth

Adam completed his PhD in clinical psychology with Deanna Barch at Washington University St Louis. He is currently a post doc at Maryland working with Jim Gold.

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 registered psychiatric nurse.

Ian Raugh

Ian is currently a grad student in Clinical Psychology at UGA working with Dr. Strauss in the CAN Lab

Collaborators

University of Georgia

Larry Sweet

Dean Sabatinelli

Nathan Carter


Augusta University, Psychiatry

Brian Miller


Northwestern University

Vijay Mittal

Robin Nusslock

Claudia Haase


Emory University

Elaine Walker

Michael Treadway


Maryland Psychiatric Research Center

Jim Gold

Jim Waltz

Bob Buchanan

Will Carpenter


Temple University

Lauren Ellman


UMBC

Jason Schiffman


Yale University

Phil Corlett

Al Powers

Scott Woods


Brown University

Amitai Shenhav


Weill Cornell, Psychiatry

Tony Ahmed


Louisiana State University

Alex Cohen


University of Nevada Reno, Psychiatry

Brian Kirkpatrick


Binghamton University (SUNY)

Hiroki Sayama

Farnaz Esfalani-Zamani

Mark Lenzenweger


University of Alabama Birmingham

Adrienne Lahti


UPENN

Paul Grant

Aaron Beck


SDSU

Emily Kappenman


UCSD

Eric Granholm


University of Chicago, Psychiatry

Molly Erickson


University of California, Berkeley

Anne Collins


Hong Kong University

Wing Chung Chang


Chinese Academy of Sciences

Raymond Chan


University of Nevada Las Vegas

Dan Allen