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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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Shreya Aalla

  • Psychiatry Volunteer

Fikayo Akinbo

  • Psychiatry Volunteer

Yasmeen Ali

  • Psychiatry Volunteer

Suzel Bautista

  • Clinical Research Coordinator

Fini Chang

  • Graduate Research Assistant

Fini received her BS in Psychobiology from the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA) and is currently a doctoral student in the Clinical Psychology Program at the University of Illinois at Chicago (UIC). Her research interests lie in examining the interplay of emotion and cognitive processing in anxiety and depression.

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Kelly Correa BA, MA

  • Psychiatry Extern
Kelly is a graduate student in the doctoral program in Clinical Psychology at UIC. Her research interests broadly relate to understanding how individuals’ self-reported and physiological reactions to uncertainty and unpredictable threat may contribute to comorbidity in internalizing psychopathologies.

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Natania Crane PhD

  • Visiting Assistant Professor
  • 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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Cope Feurer PhD

  • Postdoctoral Fellow
  • Department of Psychiatry, UIC
Cope Feurer is a T32 postdoctoral fellow at the University of Illinois – Chicago. Her research utilizes a multiple levels of analysis approach integrating peripheral and neurophysiological methods to examine correlates and markers of risk for internalizing disorders, particularly within the context of stress. Specifically, her research aims to examine whether biomarkers of risk generalize to risk for psychopathology outside of the lab through contributing to individual differences in stress reactivity and generation.

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Jagan Jimmy

  • Research Associate II

Kerry Kinney MA

  • Graduate Student
Ms. Kerry Kinney is currently a doctoral student in the Clinical Psychology Program at the University of Illinois at Chicago. Her research focuses on understanding the cognitive and emotional responses underlying anxiety disorders and how these factors change over the course of treatment. For example, much of her research uses EEG recordings and neuroimaging to investigate emotion processing and regulation in individuals with elevated anxiety.

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Joshua Pasaye BS

  • Research Associate I
Joshua is a recent graduate from the Neuroscience Undergraduate Program at the University of Illinois at Chicago (UIC) and now works at the Psychiatry Institute at UIC. His interests the interworking's between anxiety and depression as well as their relation to sleep, however, his interests are not limited to just those previous mentioned topics.

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Melissa Uribe BA

  • Research Associate I

Melissa Uribe is a recent graduate of the Applied Psychology Undergraduate program at the University of Illinois at Chicago (UIC) now working in the Psychiatric Institute at UIC. She is interested in the development and maintenance of Internalizing Psychopathologies (IP's) like anxiety and depression.

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Helen Burgess PhD

  • Professor, Department of Psychiatry
  • Director, Sleep and Circadian Research Laboratory
  • University of Michigan
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Michelle Craske PhD

  • Professor of Psychology, Psychiatry and Biobehavioral Sciences
  • University of California, Los Angeles

For more information, visit Dr. Craske's profile at the University of California - Los Angeles.

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Jack Gilbert PhD

  • Professor
  • Department of Surgery
  • Director, The Microbiome Center
  • University of Chicago

For more information, visit Dr. Jack Gilbert's profile at the University of Chicago.

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Christine Rabinak PhD

  • Assistant Professor, Pharmacy Practice
  • Wayne State University

For more information, visit Dr. Rabinak's profile at Wayne State University.

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