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
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 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 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 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 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.
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 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 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 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/
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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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