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Clinical PhD Faculty

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Meghan Butryn
Associate Professor
Stratton 286
Meghan Butryn is a clinical psychologist with expertise in weight management, dietary change, and physical activity promotion. Her research focuses on developing and testing the efficacy of innovative lifestyle modification interventions.
Douglas Chute
Louis and Bessie Stein Fellow; Professor of Neuropsychology; Faculty Coordinator of ePsychology
Stratton 218
Douglas Chute specializes in clinical neuropsychology. His research interests include neuropsychology and neurorehabilitation; technological applications for the cognitively compromised and those with acquired brain injuries; and cognitive neuroscience in normal and educational environments.
Brian Daly
Director, Clinical Training; Associate Professor
Stratton 290
Brian P. Daly is Director of Practicum Training. He specializes in pediatric and child/ adolescent psychology. His research interests are evidence-based psychosocial interventions for youth; school mental health promotion; prevention and resiliency in urban youth; assessment and treatment of children with chronic illness; and, adolescent risk behaviors. Dr. Daly's research has been funded by federal, foundational, and corporate agencies. He teaches several graduate and undergraduate courses in the Department of Psychology.
David DeMatteo
Director of JD/PhD Program; Associate Professor
Stratton 338
David DeMatteo is the Director of Drexel University’s JD/PhD Program in Law and Psychology. He is also an Associate Professor of Psychology and Associate Professor of Law. His research interests include psychopathy, forensic mental health assessment, drug policy, and offender diversion. DeMatteo’s research has been funded by the National Institute on Drug Abuse, Pennsylvania Department of Health, Pennsylvania Commission on Crime and Delinquency, and American Psychology-Law Society. He teaches several graduate and undergraduate courses in the Department of Psychology, and several law courses at Drexel’s Kline School of Law.
Evan Forman
Stratton 282
Evan Forman is the Director of Graduate Studies. His research interests include health-related behavior change especially related to problems of obesity and overeating, food cravings, neurocognition of eating, cognitive-behavioral and acceptance-based psychotherapies, psychotherapy mechanisms of action, and the development and evaluation of acceptance-based behavioral interventions for obesity and for anxiety disorders.
Jennifer Gallo, Ph.D.
Director, Neuropsychology Concentration; Associate Teaching Professor
Stratton 123F
Jennifer L. Gallo is an Assistant Teaching Professor in the Department of Psychology at Drexel University, who served two years (July 2008-June 2010) as Director of Undergraduate Studies in Psychology.
Pamela Geller
Associate Professor, Ob/Gyn and Public Health
Stratton 280
Pamela Geller is the Director of the Drexel Graduate Student Counseling Center on the Center City Hahnemann Campus. Her research interests include clinical and health psychology, psychiatric epidemiology, stressful life events and physical health consequences (particularly in the area of women’s reproductive health, i.e., pregnancy, pregnancy loss, postpartum), and medical education.
Naomi Goldstein, PhD
Co-Director of the JD/PhD Program in Law and Psychology; Professor
Stratton 328
Naomi E. Goldstein specializes in forensic psychology. Her research interests include juvenile justice, forensic mental health assessment development, Miranda rights comprehension and false confessions, anger management and aggression reduction treatment, and intervention development and evaluation with female juvenile offenders.
Kirk Heilbrun
Stratton 334
Kirk Heilbrun Research interests: forensic mental health assessment, violence risk assessment, risk management, and interventions to reduce risk.
John Kounios
Director, PhD Program in Applied Cognitive & Brain Sciences; Professor
Stratton 318
John Kounios is a cognitive neuroscientist focusing on problem solving, and creativity, and on neuroplasticity and cognitive training. He uses electrophysiological methods (EEG, ERP, neurofeedback), and other behavioral and neuroimaging methods.
Nancy Lee Raitano
Director of MS and BS/MS Programs; Assistant Professor
Stratton 123E
Nancy Raitano Lee is a child clinical psychologist who specializes in developmental neuropsychology. Her research focuses on the neuropsychological and neuroanatomic correlates of developmental learning disorders, particularly those characterized by intellectual disability. Specific areas of research interest include the study of the neuropsychology and neuroanatomy of Down syndrome and other genetic disorders; understanding the neuropsychological underpinnings of language learning difficulties; investigating the nature of comorbid autism spectrum disorder symptoms in children with different genetic syndromes, particularly Down syndrome; and examining the neuroanatomic correlates of individual differences in cognitive abilities.
Michael Lowe
Stratton 284
Michael Lowe researches the etiology, prevention, and treatment of eating disorders and obesity. He is also interested in the interactive effects of psychological variables (e.g., dietary restraint, impulsivity) and biological variables (e.g., hormone levels, brain activation) on appetite and body weight.
Christine Nezu
Professor of Psychology; Professor of Medicine
Stratton 278
Christine Maguth Nezu specializes in the continued development and integration of evidence-based cognitive-behavioral and emotionally-focused interventions, particularly with regard to Problem Solving Therapy (PST). Areas of PST intervention research include behavioral medicine, personality disorders, and returning military. She is active in the departmental concentrations of health psychology and cognitive behavioral psychology.
Arthur Nezu
Distinguished University Professor of Psychology; Professor of Medicine; Professor of Community Health and Prevention
Stratton 268
Arthur M. Nezu research interests include problem-solving therapy and cognitive-behavior therapy applications in clinical health psychology and behavioral medicine (e.g., cardiology, oncology). Additionally, he is interested in stress and coping; and depression assessment and treatment. He is the incoming editor of the Journal of Consulting and Clinical Psychology.
Maria Schultheis
Department Head; Professor
Stratton 123B
Maria T. Schultheis specializes in clinical neuropsychology. Her research interests include rehabilitation (traumatic brain injury, multiple sclerosis); driving after disability; functionally relevant applications of technologies and research (e.g., driving, return to work, memory retraining); the use of virtual reality (VR) simulation; and functional near infrared spectroscopy (fNIRS) neuroimaging.
Jennifer Schwartz
Director, Psychological Services Center; Associate Teaching Professor
Stratton 266
Jennifer Schwartz - Research Interests: Adult Psychopathology; Evidence-Based Practice; Competency-Based Training; Competency-Based Clinical Supervision
Mary Spiers
Associate Professor
Stratton 207
Mary V. Spiers specializes in clinical neuropsychology and medical psychology. Spiers' research interests are in individual differences in cognitive functioning particular to sex and gender. She is interested in investigating variation in brain functioning through the influence of sex and gender, the menstrual cycle, genetics/handedness, experience and culture. She also seeks to understand health issues that have been understudied and/or are unique to women. Her current focus is the study of spatial performance, spatial memory and strategy variation within women and men.