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Katie L. Burkhouse PhD

  • Assistant Professor of Psychiatry
  • Department of Psychiatry
  • University of Illinois at Chicago College of Medicine
Dr. Burkhouse is an Assistant Professor of Psychiatry and a Clinical Psychologist affiliated with UIC’s Pediatric Mood Disorders Clinic. She received her PhD in Clinical Psychology from Binghamton University (SUNY) and completed her Clinical Internship at UIC. Her program of research broadly focuses on identifying behavioral-brain risk phenotypes and preventive interventions for youth depressive disorders. Much of this work focuses on utilizing multiple levels of analysis (i.e., behavioral, EEG, pupil dilation, fMRI) to identify cognitive-affective processing styles involved in the transmission of depression from parents to their offspring. A second focus of her research involves applying this mechanism-based work to prevention efforts for youth at high risk for depression. The ultimate goal of this work is to improve the identification and prevention of internalizing disorders in children and adolescents.

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Emma Childs PhD

  • Associate Professor of Psychiatry
Dr. Emma Childs is an Associate Professor in the Department of Psychiatry, and Director of The Human Addiction Psychopharmacology laboratory. Dr Childs’ research is dedicated to improving our understanding of addictive disorders. One of her primary areas of interest is studying how powerful associations are formed between abused drugs and cues (i.e., the people, places and paraphernalia) surrounding drug use.

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Heide Klumpp PhD

  • Associate Professor
Dr. Klumpp's main research interest is using a cognitive-affective neuroscience approach to understand anxiety and depression for clinical translation. She uses neuroimaging to delineate brain markers of response to psychotherapy to increase therapeutic success with available treatment and develop more individually-tailored, novel interventions. In addition, she translates discoveries from basic neuroscience to enhance therapies for anxiety disorders and depression.

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Kathleen M. Rospenda PhD

  • Associate Professor of Psychology in Psychiatry
Dr. Rospenda’s research centers on occupational stress and its impact on the mental health, physical health, and drinking behavior of employees. She is a leading researcher in the area of workplace harassment. She has had several projects funded by the National Institutes of Health, including the first representative national study of workplace harassment and discrimination, use of health and mental health services, and alcohol use/abuse. Her current research involves the investigation of how conflict between work and caregiving roles impacts mental health and drinking behavior in a community sample, and a project to assess how workplace and school experiences of harassment and bullying influences the drinking behavior of college students over time. Dr. Rospenda is also an Adjunct Member of the Graduate Faculty in UIC’s School Public Health.

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Jonathan P. Stange PhD

  • Assistant Professor
  • Director, Cognition and Affect Regulation (CAR) Lab
  • Department of Psychiatry
  • University of Illinois at Chicago College of Medicine
Dr. Stange’s research focuses on identifying mechanisms and outcomes of inflexible cognitive and affective processes in mood disorders. His current work seeks to identify how disrupted interactions between cognitive and affective processes may underlie maladaptive affect regulation in individuals at risk for problems such as depression and suicide.  This work involves the use of neuroimaging, autonomic psychophysiology, and experimental, behavioral, and longitudinal methods. Increasingly, this work involves studying affect regulation outside of the lab in “real-world” contexts that may have greater ecological validity than traditional laboratory-based methods, by using ambulatory assessment techniques (e.g., ambulatory autonomic psychophysiology, sleep actigraphy, and behavior with ecological momentary assessment). By improving our understanding of how risk factors may vary between individuals, and within individuals across contexts over time, these studies will have implications for the development of real-time, person-centered metrics for detecting periods of risk, and for intervening to improve affect regulation and reduce risk.

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Charles Kaplan

  • Research Associate I
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Natania Crane PhD

  • Visiting Assistant Professor of Psychiatry, Associate Director of the UIC Recovery Clinic
Dr. Crane is a Visiting Assistant Professor of Psychiatry and the Associate Director of the UIC Recovery Clinic. She is a Licensed Clinical Psychologist. Her research utilizes multiple methods (i.e., fMRI, EEG, cognitive, clinical, and self-report measures) to examine the brain and behavioral risk factors and consequences of Substance Use Disorders, especially Cannabis Use Disorder. An important aspect of her research is studying the relationship between clinical mental health factors and substance use, particularly between depression and cannabis use. Dr. Crane received her PhD in Clinical Psychology, completed her Clinical Internship and T32 Postdoctoral Fellowship at UIC, with an emphasis in Neuropsychology. She has received Early Career Travel Awards from the American College of Neuropsychopharmacology, the Society of Biological Psychiatry, the National Institute on Drug Abuse, and the American Psychological Foundation, as well as a K23 Early Career Development Award from the National Institute on Drug Abuse.

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