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Rajiv P. Sharma MD

  • Research Professor of Psychiatry, Anatomy and Cell Biology, and Neuroscience
  • Director of the Psychosis Program
Dr. Rajiv P. Sharma is a Research Professor of Psychiatry. Over the past 30 years, he has examined multiple aspects of the schizophrenia illness, including clinical presentations, biochemical studies (hormones, immune molecules, monoamine metabolites, neuropeptides), as well as molecular studies in living subjects, postmortem brain samples, and cell studies. His research is funded by NIH. He is currently focusing on the dissection of epigenetic gene regulation in schizophrenia, pertaining to immune function, cognition, treatment response.

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Cherise Rosen PhD

  • Assistant Professor of Public Health in Psychiatry
  • Director of Behavioral Health Quality Management and Services Outcome Research
Dr. Cherise Rosen has conducted extensive research on aspects involving the symptoms and longitudinal course of psychosis. Her research has focused on the phenomenological constructs of psychosis, hallucinations, delusions, metacognition and self-disturbances. Much of Dr. Rosen’s research follows mixed-methods research designs to elucidate findings that include the subjective experience. Additionally, her research also investigates the underlying epigenetic mechanisms of psychosis.

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Martin Harrow PhD

  • Professor Emeritus

Dr. Harrow, a former chessmaster who placed in the top 7 in the U.S. Open Chess Championship three times and has two draws in two tournament chess games against Bobby Fischer, is a psychologist who is a widely-cited expert on schizophrenia and bipolar disorders. He has published over 250 scientific papers and four books on these and related areas.

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Ellen S. Herbener PhD

  • Assistant Professor, Departments of Psychiatry and Psychology
Dr. Ellen Herbener received her Bachelor’s Degree in Behavioral Science from the University of Chicago, and her Doctoral Degree from Harvard University. She completed a psychology internship at Cambridge Hospital, and a postdoctoral fellowship at Northwestern Memorial Hospital. She is a licensed clinical psychologist.

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Hannah Gin BS

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Avisa Ravanmehr

  • Student Assistant