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Faculty Accepting MS Students for the 2021-2021 Academic Year

Megan Butryn, PhD
Weight management, physical activity promotion and dietary change as well as innovations in behavioral approaches to obesity treatment and prevention; developing interventions for physical activity promotion; and disseminating evidence-based eating disorders prevention programs.

Dave DeMatteo, JD, PhD
The DeMatteo Lab focuses on conducting social science research that can be used to inform practice and policy in the criminal justice system, particularly as those practices and policies relate to offenders with substance use and/or mental health problems.

Evangelia G. Chrysikou, PhD
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.

Brian Daly, PhD
Research in the training of student-therapists and supervisors, methods of supervision, training outcome. Projects include specific content of supervision sessions related to competency domains, ratings of competency level of supervisors, evaluation of supervisor competency benchmarks. Access possible to clinic database to address intervention and outcome related questions. The research methodology can generalize nicely to other areas of research within the field. Cross lab collaborations also possible with Daly’s lab.

Pam Geller, PhD
Pamela Geller is an associate professor of psychology in the College of Arts and Sciences at Drexel University, and research associate professor of obstetrics/gynecology in Drexel’s College of Medicine. Geller has studied women’s health issues for over 25 years. Her research interests include clinical and health psychology; stressful life events and mental and physical health outcomes, particularly in the area of women's reproductive health.

Evan Forman, PhD
The development and evaluation of innovative technology and behaviorally-based interventions for obesity and eating disorders including computerized neurocognitive training paradigms to improve dietary health (including virtual reality games), smartphone apps that use machine learning to predict problematic eating and send personalized alerts in moments of need, artificial intelligence-based systems that continuously optimize treatments by monitoring digital outcome data, and mindfulness/acceptance-infused cognitive-behavioral treatments.

Naomi Goldstein, PhD
Naomi Goldstein's Juvenile Justice Research and Reform Lab collaborate with community stakeholders to use social science research to improve juvenile justice policy and practice. To produce better outcomes for youth and communities, the lab works to dismantle the school-to-prison pipeline, reform juvenile probation systems, protect youths’ rights during police questioning, and reduce racial and ethnic disparities within the justice system

John Kounios, PhD
Cognitive psychology/cognitive neuroscience, focusing primarily on problem solving, intelligence, and creativity; specializing in electrophysiological methods (EEG, ERP, neurofeedback), and other behavioral and neuroimaging methods.

Nancy Raitano Lee, PhD
Nancy Raitano Lee is a clinical child psychologist who specializes in developmental neuropsychology. As a child psychologist working within a developmental cognitive neuroscience framework, Lee’s research program aims to augment knowledge about the causes and correlates of developmental learning disorders through the use of innovative neuropsychological and neuroimaging technologies. Much of her research over the past several years has focused on two primary areas of investigation: (a) cognitive and social development in children and young adults with different neurodevelopmental disorders, and (b) brain development in youth with Down syndrome and other chromosomal aneuploidies.

Michael Lowe, PhD
The relation of weight suppression and food restriction to eating disorder psychopathology. The role of hedonic hunger in obesity and eating disorders. Obesity and the prevention of weight gain and weight regain. The impact of weight variability on health and future weight gain. Integrating biological and psychological influences on eating and weight regulation.

Adrienne Juarascio, PhD
The development and evaluation of novel treatments for eating disorders, acceptance-based behavioral treatments, emotion regulation and distress tolerance.

Stephanie Manasse, PhD (with Evan Forman, PhD or Adrienne Juarascio, PhD)
The development and evaluation of treatments for adolescents and adults with eating disorders and obesity; the role of self-regulation in the maintenance of disordered eating behavior; using ecological momentary assessment to examine antecedents of disordered eating behavior; novel family-based interventions for adolescent disordered eating

John Medaglia, PhD and Fengqing (Zoe) Zhang, PhD (co-mentors)
John Medaglia's program of research focused on engineering approaches to wellbeing, cognitive enhancement and repair, brain connectomics and graph theory, noninvasive neuromodulation, multimodal neuroimaging analysis, executive functions and cognitive control, cognitive trade-offs, neuropsychology, neuroscience and the law.

Zoe Zhang explores multimodal neuroimaging, data mining, data integration, mobile health, and wearable computing.

Maria T. Schultheis, PhD and Kate Devlin, PhD (co-mentors)
Marie Schultheis investigates topics including: neurorrehabilitation; applying technology to psychology; virtual reality technology; driving capacity after neurological compromise; and rehabilitation of functional, everyday activities.