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Clinical PhD Faculty

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Meghan Butryn
Associate Professor; Associate Department Head
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.
Evangelia Chrysikou, Associate Professor of Psychology at Drexel University
Interim Associate Dean for Research; Associate Professor
Stratton 324
Evangelia Chrysikou Cognitive neuroscience; neuropsychology; neural bases of language, memory, and executive functions; neurocognitive processes associated with problem solving and flexible thought; functional neuroimaging and non-invasive brain stimulation in healthy and psychiatric populations (mood and anxiety disorders); translational neuroscience
Douglas Chute
Professor Emeritus of Neuropsychology; Faculty Coordinator of ePsychology; Louis and Bessie Stein Fellow
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 of Clinical Training, Associate Professor, Drexel University Department of Psychology
Department Head; 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; Professor
Stratton 338
David DeMatteo
Evan Forman
Stratton 282
Evan Forman Evan Forman is a clinical psychologist. He serves as a professor of psychology and is the founding director of the Center for Weight, Eating and Lifestyle Science, or the WELL Center. His work focuses on designing, refining, implementing and evaluating innovative behavioral and technology-based treatments for obesity and related eating problems.
Pamela Geller
Director, Clinical Training; 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 Kirk Heilbrun is currently a professor in the Department of Psychology. He received his doctorate in clinical psychology in 1980 from the University of Texas at Austin, and completed postdoctoral fellowship training from 1981-82 in psychology and criminal justice at Florida State University. His current research focuses on juvenile and adult offenders, legal decision-making, forensic evaluation associated with such decision-making, and youth mentoring programs. His practice interests also center around forensic assessment, and he directs a practicum within the department in this area. He is board certified in Clinical Psychology and in Forensic Psychology, American Board of Professional Psychology, and is a past president of both the American Psychology-Law Psychology/APA Division 41, and the American Board of Forensic Psychology.
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; Associate Professor
Stratton 290
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, PhD, ABPP, Professor of Psychology, Professor of Medicine, Drexel University
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
Diana Robins
Professor, Interim Director, AJ Drexel Autism Institute; Department of Community Health & Prevention
Diana Robins is currently a professor and Interim Director at the AJ Drexel Autism Institute, where she also leads the Research Program in Early Detection and Intervention for ASD. Much of her work has centered around developing, validating, and refining a widely used screening tool for ASD, the Modified Checklist for Autism in Toddlers.
Maria T. Schultheis, PhD, Professor of Psychology
Vice Provost of Research; Professor
3180 Chestnut Street, Suite 104
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
Giacomo Vivanti, PhD, Assistant Professor at Drexel's AJ Drexel Autism Institute and Drexel's Department of Psychology
Assistant Professor, AJ Drexel Autism Institute
Giacomo Vivanti specializes in early learning and early intervention for Autism Spectrum Disorder, including factors related to individual differences in outcomes, cognitive processes underlying learning and treatment response, and use of eye-tracking technology to understand how young children with Autism learn and process information.