Cognition, Language, and Affect in Serious Psychopathology (CLASP) Laboratory
My research focuses on identifying clinical risk markers of psychosis and implementing interventions for individuals at risk for or diagnosed with Schizophrenia-spectrum disorders. The long-term goals of my research program are to develop instruments that accurately assess psychotic symptoms and create interventions to improve the lives of people with psychosis. My work examines psychosis at different stages of illness (e.g., clinical high risk, first episode, chronic psychosis) and has three primary objectives: 1) Create novel assessments to identify mechanisms of psychosis in the laboratory and in daily life; 2) Link potential clinical risk markers to functional outcomes; and 3) Establish innovative interventions for people on the psychosis-spectrum. Each objective is critical for gaining a better understanding of—and ultimately intervening in—psychosis.