Core Faculty

Assistant Professor
Burnett Hall 317

Dr. Andrews's research focuses on understanding mental health disparities among Latino populations, particularly immigrant and Spanish-speaking populations to identify mechanisms of disparities among Latino populations, such as trauma exposure, poverty, linguistic barriers, and cultural factors.  Dr. Andrews also evaluates strategies for reducing identified disparities, such as inter professional service delivery and technological adjuncts to care.

Lab website: Latino Mental Health and Treatment Outcomes Lab

Assistant Professor
Burnett Hall 220
Dr. Brock’s program of research is aimed at understanding the development of psychopathology across the lifespan with a focus on the family context and its etiological significance.    

Lab website: Family Development Lab
Assistant Professor
Burnett Hall 218

Dr. Chiou’s program of research is aimed at understanding cognitive functioning associated with the brain’s response to and recovery from moderate and severe traumatic brain injury. Her research is guided by the use of neuroimaging techniques to explore translational themes in neurorehabilitation. These themes range from the investigation of basic mechanisms that underlie performance/behavior to the development of tools, protocols, and interventions for clinical application.

Lab website: Clinical Neuroscience & Neuropsychology Lab

Burnett Hall 216
Dr. DiLillo’s primary research interests are in the area of family violence, including child maltreatment and couple violence.

Lab website: Trauma, Violence, and Abuse Lab
Burnett Hall 238
Dr. Hansen’s primary research area is child maltreatment (sexual abuse, physical abuse, and neglect), including development of assessments and interventions for victims and families, maltreatment prevention, and understanding the correlates and consequences of maltreatment.  Much of this research activity occurs in conjunction with clinical services and training provided in collaboration with community agencies.

Lab website: 
Child Maltreatment Lab
Burnett Hall 318
Professor Hope’s lab is following two main lines of research – assessment and treatment of anxiety disorders, especially social anxiety disorder, and using technology to help make treatment more available in underserved areas and the impact of stigma and discrimination on the health and well-being of the LGBTQ community.

Lab website: 
Hope Lab
Associate Professor
Burnett Hall 321
Dr. McChargue's research aims a) to study the mechanisms that underlie substance use among those prone to co-morbid mental and physical illness and b) to inform treatment development efforts.

Lab website: Comorbid Addiction and Mental Illness Laboratory
Associate Professor
Burnett Hall 319
Dr. Nelson's research interests are in pediatric psychology. Specifically, his work focuses on the intersection between health and behavior with an emphasis on health promotion in children and adolescents.

Lab website: Pediatric Health Lab
Adjunct Professor
Dr. Savage's research examines brain health, including the neural processes underlying health behaviors - for example, staying physically active and maintaining optimal body weight and strength – and the reciprocal impact these choices have on long term brain health.

Lab website: 
Burnett Hall 337
Dr. Scalora is currently performing research in a variety of areas related to targeted violence and threat assessment. This research continues to involve collaboration with state and federal agencies.

Lab website: Targeted Violence Research Team
Burnett Hall 317
Dr. Spaulding’s research interests address various aspects of schizophrenia and other severe disorders, including clinical and experimental psychopathology, the effectiveness of treatment and rehabilitation, and service systems and social policy.

Lab website: Serious Mental Illness Research Group

Clinical Faculty Accepting New Graduate Students for Fall 2018
Arthur "Trey" Andrews
Rebecca Brock
Kathy Chiou
David DiLillo
David Hansen
Debra Hope
Dennis McChargue
Timothy Nelson
Cary Savage
Mario Scalora