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
Sydney is our lab manager. She is originally from North Carolina. Her primary research interests involve examining mechanisms underlying functional outcomes in schizophrenia. She will be applying to Clinical psychology Ph.D. programs to study psychosis in Fall 2022.
Kelsey is a full-time research coordinator paid to work on our R21 grant examining emotion regulation mechanisms in youth at clinical high-risk for psychosis. She is originally from California. 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 to study psychosis in Fall 2022.
Sayli is a computer scientist who works on computational and quantitative projects in the CAN Lab. She is originally from India. She specializes in using machine learning methods, which she is using to explore questions about symptoms and psychosis risk mechanisms
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 originally from Georgia. Will is also completing a senior thesis examining social cognition impairments across phases of psychosis and plans on applying to Clinical Psychology Ph.D. programs in the Fall of 2022.
Alysia is a full-time research coordinator paid to work on the GAINS R01 clinical high-risk study. She is originally from Hawaii. Her primary research interests are in emotion regulation and serious mental illness. She will be applying to clinical psychology Ph.D. programs to study psychosis in the Fall 2022.
Anna is a full-time research coordinator paid to work on our R61 cognitive training for emotion regulation fMRI grant. She is originally from Texas. Her primary research interests involve examining mechanisms underlying transdiagnostic impairments in cognition, decision-making, and impulsivity. She will be applying to Clinical psychology Ph.D. programs to study clinical neuropsychology/neuroscience in Fall 2022.
Luyu is a full-time research coordinator paid to work on our R21 effort as a secondary reinforcer grant. He is originally from China. His research interests involve the etiology of schizophrenia, especially the interaction between biological and environmental factors that give rise to psychosis. He plans to apply to Clinical psychology PhD programs to study psychosis in the fall of 2022.
Jason is a full-time research coordinator paid to work on the CAPR R01 grant. He is originally from Illinois. His primary research interests involve mechanisms of cognitive impairment and blunted affect in schizophrenia. He will be applying to medical school in Fall of 2022.
Ivan is a 6th year Clinical Psychology Ph.D. student. He is originally from Tijuana, Mexico and San Diego, California. 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 is a 4th year Clinical Psychology Ph.D. student. She is originally from Arizona. 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 is a 2nd year Clinical Psychology Ph.D. student. He is originally from Maryland. 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/
Brilliant, funny, mischievous- their lab duties include providing background song and dance routines during lab meetings, Zoom bombing, coloring on Daddy's papers, eating popsicles, and stealing the show with their cuteness
Katiah completed her PhD in 2013. Her dissertation examined emotional maintenance in schizophrenia using ERPs. She is currently in private practice in San Francisco.
Sara completed her PhD in 2016. Her dissertation focused on the efefcts of emotion regulation on subsequent cognitive control in schizophrenia using ERPs. She is currently a staff psychologist at the Bedford VA in MA.
Lindsay completed her PhD in 2016. Her dissertation examined the association between metabolic dysfunction and cognition in schizophrenia. She is currently a staff psychologist in the psychiatry department at Johns Hopkins.
Kayla completed her PhD in 2017. Her dissertation examined the role of emotional memory impairment in anhedonia in schizophrenia using eye tracking. She is currently a staff psychologist at NYU.
Katie completed her Ph.D. in 2020. Her dissertation examined mechanisms of emotion regulation in youth at clinical high-risk for psychosis using EMA. She is currently a postdoctoral fellow at Brown University.
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 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 completed her PhD in cognitive neuroscience with David Isaacowitz at Northeastern University. She is currently a postdocotral fellow at Tufts University working with Heather Urry.
Izie is currently attending nursing school to become a registered psychiatric nurse.
Ian is currently a grad student in Clinical Psychology at UGA working with Dr. Strauss in the CAN Lab
Cristina is currently a PhD student with Alicia Grandey at Penn State University.
University of Georgia
Augusta University, Psychiatry
Maryland Psychiatric Research Center
Weill Cornell, Psychiatry
Louisiana State University
University of Nevada Reno, Psychiatry
Binghamton University (SUNY)
University of Alabama Birmingham
University of Chicago, Psychiatry
University of California, Berkeley
Hong Kong University
Wing Chung Chang
Chinese Academy of Sciences
University of Nevada Las Vegas