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
Hannah is a full-time research coordinator and lab manager, paid to work on grant-funded research examining negative symptoms in youth at clinical high-risk for psychosis. Her duties involve 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.
Sydney is a full-time research coordinator in the CAN lab, paid to work on a grant examining negative symptoms 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.
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 our studies examining reward processing and emotion regulation in youth at clinical high-risk for psychosis. 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 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.
Ivan is a 5th 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 3rd year Clinical Psychology Ph.D. student. Her research interests involve emotion regulation in individuals with schizophrenia and youth at clinical high-risk for psychosis.
Ian is a 1st 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/
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.
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 is currently a PhD student with David Isaacowitz at Northeastern University.
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
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Louisiana State University
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University of California, Berkeley
Hong Kong University
Wing Chung Chang
Chinese Academy of Sciences
University of Nevada Las Vegas