- 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.