CNS Directory

Principal Investigator

Tyrone D. Cannon, Ph.D.
Department of Psychology
2D Sheffield Sterling Strathcona Hall
1 Prospect Street
New Haven, CT 06511
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Yale University
PO BOX 208205
New Haven, CT 06520
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Tyrone D. Cannon is the Clark L. Hull Professor of Psychology and Psychiatry at Yale University. Dr. Cannon earned his bachelor’s degree at Dartmouth College (1985) and his doctoral degree at the University of Southern California (1990). He spent a year in clinical training at the UCLA Neuropsychiatric Institute (1990-1991), before taking his first academic appointment in the Department of Psychology at the University of Pennsylvania, where he advanced to associate professor. He joined the faculty at UCLA in 1999, where he was the Staglin Family Professor of Psychology and Psychiatry & Biobehavioral Sciences, before moving to Yale in 2012. Dr. Cannon’s research aims to discover the genetic and neural mechanisms underlying schizophrenia and bipolar disorder and to develop treatment and prevention strategies. His studies have a particular emphasis on gestational (pre- and perinatal) and adolescent periods of brain development and integrate molecular biological and neuroimaging approaches in unique populations, including twins discordant for these conditions, individuals at risk for imminent onset of psychosis, and selected members of large prospectively evaluated birth cohorts.

 Graduate Students

Rashina Seabury
Psychology, Clinical Area
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My research is focused on identifying potential biomarkers of psychosis in functional brain networks.  I am interested in examining the neurobiological correlates of the cognitive impairment present in schizophrenia using task and resting-state functional connectivity MRI.  Specifically, I am interested in applying connectomics to predict conversion to psychosis, as well as identify protective features in those at clinical high risk for psychosis.

Meghan Collins
Psychology, Clinical Area
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My research is focused on better understanding relationships between multiple dimensions of poverty and executive functioning problems among children and adolescents, as well as the role of neural pathways in mediating these associations. I am also interested in investigating how social supports may moderate neural and cognitive outcomes impacted by poverty. Investigating these questions in adolescents at clinical risk for psychosis, as well as among the general population, may ultimately contribute to biologically and developmentally-informed intervention and prevention strategies that consider the broader context of poverty, as well as the potential buffering effect of social supports on neural structures underlying relationships between poverty and executive functions.
Michelle Worthington
Psychology, Clinical Area
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I am interested in understanding different paths that lead to the onset of psychosis and how machine learning and other computational techniques might help us predict an individual’s trajectory. I would also like to understand whether these tools can be used to predict an individual’s response to treatment in order to best inform decisions surrounding interventions in the prodromal period and in the early stages of psychosis.
William Koller
Psychology, Clinical Area
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I am interested in exploring pathways through which fixed false beliefs are formed and maintained in general and clinical populations. My current work focuses on (A) metacognitive factors (e.g., fluency) that may contribute to one’s susceptibility to fake news, and (B) biases in associative memory that may underlie this effect. Through this research, I hope to gain a greater understanding of how we process information in ways that confer vulnerability to delusional or otherwise inaccurate beliefs. Using functional imaging and behavioral techniques, I aim to leverage this information to inform novel treatments (e.g., real-time fMRI neurofeedback, internet-based approaches targeting disinformation) and improve upon pre-existing ones (e.g., cognitive behavioral therapy, metacognitive training).

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Cole Lympus

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Lab Alumni

Previous Ph.D. Students Supervised

Yoonho Chung, Ph.D. Yoonho graduated with a Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology in 2019 from Yale University.

Rebecca Fortgang, Ph.D.

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Rebecca graduated with a Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology in 2018 from Yale University. She is currently a a post-doctoral fellow in the Department of Psychology at Harvard University.
Amanda Zheutlin, Ph.D.

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Amanda graduated with a Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology in 2017 from Yale University. She is currently a Data Scientist at Sema4.

Dylan Gee, Ph.D.  

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Dylan graduated with a Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology in 2015 from University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA). She is now an Assistant Professor in the Department of Psychology at Yale University.
Rachel Higier, Ph.D. Rachel graduated with a Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology in 2013 from the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA). She is now a Clinic Faculty member at the UCLA Psychology Clinic.

Amy M. Jimenez, Ph.D.

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Amy graduated with a Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology in 2013 from the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA). She is now a Licensed Clinical Psychologist in Beverly Hills, CA.
Zachary Moran, Ph.D. Zachary graduated with a Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology in 2013 from the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA). He is now a Licensed Psychologist at Mental Health Solutions, S.C. in Madison, Wisconsin.

Evan Lutkenhoff, Ph.D.

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Evan graduated with a Ph.D. in Neuroscience in 2011 from the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA). He is now a Postdoctoral Fellow at the MontiLab at the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA).

Christopher Jetton, Ph.D.

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Christopher graduated with a Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology in 2009 from the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA). He is now a Clinical Psychologist at West Los Angeles Veterans Affairs Hospital.

Tyler Lesh, Ph.D.

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Tyler graduated from the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA). He is now an Associate Project Scientist in the Carter Lab at the Department of Psychiatry at the University of California, Davis (UC Davis).

Katherine Karlsgodt, Ph.D.

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Katherine graduated with a Ph.D. in 2007 from the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA). She is now an Associate Professor in the Department of Psychology at the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA).

Soohyun Cho, Ph.D.

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Soohyun graduated with a Ph.D. in 2008 from the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA). She is now an Associate Professor of Psychology at the Chung-Ang University in Seoul, South Korea.

David Shirinyan, Ph.D.

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David graduated with a Ph.D. in 2008 from the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA). He is now a Professor in the Department of Psychology at Santa Monica College.

 Lauren Ellman, Ph.D.

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Lauren graduated with a Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology in 2007 from the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA). She is now an Assistant Professor of Psychology at Temple University.

 Jacqueline Horwitz Sanz, Ph.D.

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Jacqueline graduated with a Ph.D. in 2008 from the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA). She is now a Pediatric Neuropsychologist at the Children’s National Medical Center and Co-Director of the Cardiac Neurodevelopmental Outcome Program in Washington, D.C.

 Tara Ann Niendam, Ph.D.

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Tara graduated with a Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology in 2006 from the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA). She is now an Assistant Professor in the Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences and Executive Director of the Early Psychosis Programs (EDAPT and SacEDAPT Clinics) at the University of California – Davis.
Peter Bachman, Ph.D. Peter graduated with a Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology in 2007 from the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA). He is now at The Research Career Development Institute for Psychiatry in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.

Rachel Loewy, Ph.D.

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Rachel graduated with a Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology in 2005 from the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA). She is currently an Associate Professor of Psychiatry at the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF) Weill Institute for Neurosciences.

DeQuincy Lezine, Ph.D.

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DeQuincy graduated with a Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology in 2005 from the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA). He is currently a professional consultant in mental health and suicide prevention / crisis intervention policy. He founded Prevention Communities, LLC, and is the President and CEO.

Timothy Gasperoni, Ph.D.

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Timothy graduated with a Ph.D. in 2001 from the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA). He is currently a Senior Vice President of Research at Tekla Capital Management, L.L.C.

Junghoon Kim, Ph.D.

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Junghoon graduated with a Ph.D. in Experimental Psychology in 2001 from the University of Pennsylvania. He is currently an Assistant Professor and Director of Clinical Neuroimaging Laboratory at the CUNY School of Medicine in New York, New York.

Isabelle Rosso, Ph.D.

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Isabelle graduated with a Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology in 2002 from the University of Pennsylvania. She is currently the Director of the Anxiety and Traumatic Stress Disorders Laboratory at McLean Hospital, as well as an Associate Professor of Psychology in the Department of Psychiatry at Harvard Medical School.

Carrie Bearden, Ph.D.

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Carrie graduated with a Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology in 1999 from the University of Pennsylvania. She is currently an Associate Professor in Residence of Psychiatry & Biobehavioral Sciences and Associate Professor of Psychology at the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA).

David Glahn Ph.D.

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David graduated with a Ph.D. in Psychology in 2000 from the University of Pennsylvania. He is currently the Associate Chief for Research in the Department of Psychiatry at Boston Children’s Hospital and the Director of the Tommy Fuss Center for Neuropsychiatric Disease Research. In addition, he directs the Early Psychosis Investigation Center (EPICenter) and the Neuropsychiatric Genetics Program (NPG).

Audrey R. Tyrka, M.D., Ph.D.

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Audrey received her M.D. and Ph.D. in medicine and psychology through a combined program at the University of Pennsylvania in 1999. She is currently a Professor of Psychiatry and Human Behavior at Brown University.

Lisa T. Eyler, Ph.D.

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Lisa graduated with a Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology in 1996 from the University of Pennsylvania. She is currently a Professor of Psychiatry at University of California, San Diego (UCSD).

 Previous Postdoctoral Fellows Supervised

Hengyi Cao, Ph.D.  Hengyi was a postdoctoral research fellow in the Clinical Neuroscience lab at the Yale University. He is currently an Assistant Professor at the Feinstein Institute for Medical Research and Zucker School of Medicine at Hofstra/Northwell.

Rachael Grazioplene, Ph.D.

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Rachael was a postdoctoral research fellow in the Clinical Neuroscience lab at the Yale University. She is currently a Postdoctoral Associate in the OCD Research Clinic with the Yale Department of Psychiatry .

Kristen Haut, Ph.D.

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Kristen was a postdoctoral research fellow in the Clinical Neuroscience Lab at Yale University. She is now an Assistant Professor in the Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences at Rush Medical College.
Sarah Jacobson McEwen, Ph.D. Sarah was a postdoctoral research fellow in the Center for Cognitive Neuroscience lab at the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA). She is now a Research Psychologist at the Department of Psychiatry at University of California, San Diego.

Jacqueline Borg, Ph.D.

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Jacqueline was a postdoctoral research fellow at the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA). She is now a Researcher and Project Manager at the Department of Neuroscience at the Karolinska Institute in Stockholm, Sweden.

Vijay Mittal, Ph.D.

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Vijay was a postdoctoral research fellow at the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA). He is now an Associate Professor in the Department of Psychology and the Department of Psychiatry at Northwestern University.

Danielle Schlosser, Ph.D.

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Danielle was a postdoctoral research fellow at the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA). She is now an Assistant Professor in the Department of Psychiatry at the University of California, San Francisco, Director of the Digital Health Core in the Department of Psychiatry, and Director of the NIH-funded Digital Research and Interventions for Volitional Enhancement (DRIVE) lab.
Daqiang Sun, M.D., Ph.D. Daqiang was a postdoctoral research fellow at the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA). He is now a Psychiatrist at West Los Angeles VA Medical Center.

Stephanie E. Meyer, Ph.D.

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Stephanie was a postdoctoral research fellow at the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA). She is now a Child Psychologist with a private consultation and evaluation practice in Los Angeles, CA.

Rebecca Schwarzlose, Ph.D.

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Rebecca was a postdoctoral research fellow at the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA). She is currently a Staff Scientist in the Cognition and Development Laboratory at Washington University in St. Louis, MO.

 

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