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Faculty Accepting MS Students for the 2020-2021 Academic Year

*The list of faculty accepting students for the 2021-2022 term will be available summer 2020.

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.

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.

Evan Forman, PhD & Stephanie Manasse, 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.

Kirk Heilbrun, PhD
Juvenile and adult offenders, legal decision-making, forensic evaluation associated with such decision-making, and youth mentoring programs.

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

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.

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.

John Medaglia, PhD
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.

Art Nezu, PhD
Biopsychosocial models of stress and coping, particularly the role of social problem solving; Applications of Problem-Solving Therapy for chronic illness, particularly comorbid with depression; Treatment and prevention of suicide; Prevention and treatment of behavioral health problems of Veterans and Service Members
and Chris Nezu, PhD
Emotion-centered Problem-Solving Therapy (PST) for mood, personality, stress-related disorders; EC-PST as an evidence-based, trans-diagnostic intervention across many clinical problem areas and populations including Veterans/US Service Members, and their families; cinical case formulation; integrative psychotherapy approaches; emotionally-focused interventions and CBT; Departmental concentration areas of cognitive behavioral and clinical health psychology.

Maria T. Schultheis, PhD
Neurorehabilitation; Application of technology to psychology; Virtual reality technology; Driving capacity after neurological compromise; Rehabilitation of functional, everyday activities

Jennifer Schwartz, PhD & 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.

Fengqing (Zoe) Zhang, PhD
Multimodal Neuroimaging; Data Mining; Data Integration; Mobile Health; Wearable Computing.