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Clinical Cognitive Affective Neuroscience Lab

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Heide Klumpp PhD

  • Associate Professor
Dr. Klumpp takes a neuroscience approach to understand internalizing disorders such as anxiety and depression for clinical translation. To this end, she uses electroencephalography and magnetic resonance imaging to delineate brain-based markers of clinical behavior and treatment outcome. She also uses sleep measures (e.g., actigraphy) to understand the intersection of sleep and internalizing disorders.

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Fini Chang MA

  • Neuropsychology Extern
  • Graduate Research Assistant
Fini is a Clinical Neuropsychology Extern and a Doctoral Student in the Clinical Psychology Program at the University of Illinois Chicago (UIC). She received her BS in Psychobiology from the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA) and her MA in Psychology from UIC. Her research interests lie in examining the interplay of emotion and cognitive processing in anxiety and depression. She also studies the effects of problematic sleep in internalizing psychopathologies. She incorporates a multi-method approach utilizing EEG, neuroimaging, and actigraphy in her work.

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Delaney Davey BS

  • Graduate Research Assistant
Delaney is a doctoral student in the Clinical Psychology program at the University of Illinois Chicago (UIC). She graduated from the University of California San Diego (UC San Diego) with a BS in Cognitive Science with a specialization in Neuroscience. Her research focuses on the utilization of multimodal neuroimaging techniques to characterize neurobiological mechanisms underlying anxiety and mood disorders, with the aim of informing prevention and intervention approaches.

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Jagan Jimmy

  • Research Volunteer

A UIC graduate, who was previously a staff in Dr. Klumpp’s lab. Jagan is continuing collaboration with Dr. Klumpp on projects based on fMRI and EEG.

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Qimin Liu MS

  • Pre-Doctoral Psychology Intern, Department of Psychiatry
  • University of Illinois Chicago

Qimin Liu is a Ph.D. candidate in clinical and quantitative psychology at Vanderbilt University and a predoctoral psychology intern at UIC. He previously completed his masters in applied and computational mathematics and statistics from University of Notre Dame and Bachelors from University of Washington Seattle.

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Grace Macdonald-Gagnon BA

  • Graduate Research Assistant
Grace is a doctoral student in the Clinical Psychology program at the University of Illinois Chicago (UIC). She graduated from Colgate University in 2019 with a BA in Psychological Science and a minor in Sociology. Her research interests lie in examining various mechanisms of anxiety disorders and their interventions, including cognitive, emotional, physiological, and neural, via multi-method approaches.

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Rebecca Mueller BS

  • Research Associate I, PEACE Lab and Research Volunteer, CCAN Lab
  • Project Coordinator for EPIC
  • Department of Psychiatry, UIC

Becca graduated from Vanderbilt University in 2023 with a B.S. in Psychology and Human and Organizational Development. She is a member of Dr. Suor’s Parenting, Environmental Risk, Affective Neuroscience, and Child Emotions (PEACE) Lab. In the PEACE Lab, she serves as the project coordinator for the EPIC study. Becca is also a volunteer in Dr.

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Helen Burgess PhD

  • Professor of Psychiatry
  • University of Michigan
  • Ann Arbor, MI

Dr. Helen Burgess is Professor of Psychiatry and Co-Director of the Sleep and Circadian Research Laboratory. Dr. Burgess received her Ph.D. from the University of Melbourne, Australia, with her Ph.D. thesis focusing on sleep and circadian rhythm influences on cardiac autonomic nervous system activity in humans.

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Michelle Craske PhD

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

Michelle G. Craske, Ph.D., is Professor of Psychology, and of Psychiatry and Biobehavioral Sciences, Kevin Love Fund Centennial Chair, Director of the Anxiety and Depression Research Center, and Associate Director of the Staglin Family Music Center for Behavioral and Brain Health, at the University of California, Los Angeles. She is also co-director of the UCLA Depression Grand Challenge.

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Paul Holzheimer MD

  • Professor of Psychiatry
  • Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center
  • Lebanon, NH

Dr. Holtzheimer’s research program at Dartmouth is focused on the neurobiology and treatment of mood disorders, anxiety disorders and posttraumatic stress disorder. Current methodologies include functional and structural neuroimaging (including EEG) and focal neuromodulation techniques such as transcranial magnetic stimulation and deep brain stimulation.

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K. Luan Phan MD

  • Chair and Professor
  • Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Health
  • The Ohio State University
  • Columbus, OH
Dr. Phan has a longstanding commitment to translate discoveries from affective and cognitive neuroscience and neuropsychopharmacology to improve our understanding and treatment of anxiety and mood disorders. He has particular expertise in traumatic stress and anxiety. He is dedicated to bring new and better treatments to the clinic.

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Frank Schneier MD

  • Department of Psychiatry
  • Columbia University
  • New York, NY

Dr. Franklin Schneier is a Special Lecturer at Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons and Research Psychiatrist in the Anxiety Disorders Clinic at New York State Psychiatric Institute. Dr. Schneier is a graduate of Yale College and Cornell University Medical College, and he completed his residency in psychiatry at Mt. Sinai Medical Center.

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Stewart Shankman PhD

  • Professor of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences (Psychology)
  • Northwestern University
  • Feinberg School of Medicine
  • Chicago, IL

Dr. Shankman's research focuses on the relation between depression and anxiety disorders, with an emphasis on neurobehavioral processes that are common vs. specific between the two. Currently, Dr. Shankman is the Principal Investigator and co-investigator on multiple NIH-funded projects.

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Kerry Kinney PhD

  • Postdoctoral Fellow
  • University of Mississippi Medical Center, Jackson, Mississippi
  • T32 in the Neuroscience of Mental Health Graduate