Joanna Arch

Joanna Arch, PhD

Assistant Professor
Department of Psychology and Neuroscience
Research Interests: Our work focuses on understanding and developing interventions for anxiety disorders, stress, and coping with cancer. We study mindfulness and acceptance-based as well as exposure-based behavioral interventions. Click name for full bio.
joanna.arch@colorado.edu     303-492-4634
Nomita Chhabildas

Nomita Chhabildas, PhD

Adjunct Clinical Faculty
Department of Psychology and Neuroscience
nomita.chhabildas@colorado.edu     303-735-5570
sona

Sona Dimidjian, PhD

Associate Professor
Department of Psychology and Neuroscience
Research Interests: Dr. Dimidjian's research addresses the treatment and prevention of depression, with a particular focus on the mental health of women during pregnancy and postpartum. She is a leading expert in cognitive and behavioral approaches to depression as well as the clinical application of contemplative practices, such as mindfulness meditation. Current projects in her lab focus on the investigation of the outcome and process of behavioral and mindfulness-based interventions, the dissemination of evidence based psychotherapies such as behavioral activation and mindfulness based cognitive therapy, and the development of novel preventive interventions for at risk perinatal women. Click name for full bio.
sona.dimidjian@colorado.edu     303-492-3485
gruber

June Gruber, PhD

Assistant Professor
Department of Psychology and Neuroscience
Dr. Gruber's research focuses on positive emotion disturbance, or the delineating the ways in which positive emotion can go awry and towards developing an integrated clinical affective science model of positive emotion disturbance. Specific questions of interest include whether positive emotion — in particular degrees, contexts, durations, or types — be a predictor of maladaptive behavioral syndromes and relevant psychological-health outcomes. Her work examines perturbations in positive valence systems in clinical populations characterized by disturbed positive emotion (e.g., bipolar disorder and depression) as well as health community samples of adults and adolescents to delineate the normative function of emotion. Work conducted in Dr. Gruber’s laboratory utilizes a multi-modal approach across experiential (e.g., self-report, narrative), behavioral (e.g., FACS, iEAR), and neurobiological (e.g., peripheral psychophysiology, neuroendocrine, EEG, and FMRI) levels of analysis. Click name for full bio.
june.gruber@colorado.edu     303-492-1136
kent

Kent Hutchison, PhD

Professor
Department of Psychology and Neuroscience
Research Interests: Treatments for addiction: development of more effective therapies, determine which individuals are most vulnerable to addiction, and determine which individuals might benefit most from a given treatment. Click name for full bio.
kent.hutchison@colorado.edu     303-492-8163
Matthew Keller

Matthew Keller, PhD

Associate Professor
Department of Psychology and Neuroscience
Dr. Keller is a primary member of the Behavioral, Psychiatric, and Statistical Genetics faculty and also affiliated with the Clinical Psychology program. Students he admits will be co-mentored by a core Clinical professor. He will be reviewing applications to admit Clinical students for Fall 2017. Professor Keller's lab research uses measured genetic data, genetically informative family data, and simulations to help elucidate the "genetic architecture" of heritable traits in humans, particularly psychiatric disorders such as schizophrenia. For example, do schizophrenia risk alleles tend to be rare (recently arisen) or common (more ancient) in the population? Do they tend to have additive or non-additive effects? Do they also tend to influence other psychiatric disorders, such as bipolar disorder, or do they tend to increase the risk of schizophrenia only? Data that has come out in the last five years allows scientists, for the first time, to begin to directly interrogate the genome in search of answers to these questions. At the same time, models developed over the last century in evolutionary genetics can help guide research and situate findings in a rich theoretical framework. Dr. Keller's lab utilizes this evolutionary genetic framework to better understand the genetics of human differences. Click name for full bio.
matthew.c.keller@gmail.com     (303) 735-5376
Vijay Mittal

Vijay Mittal, PhD

Assistant Professor at Northwestern University • Affiliated with University of Colorado Boulder
Department of Psychology and Neuroscience
Research Interests: The Mittal lab is working to develop an early identification program aimed at examining markers of susceptibility for the onset and course of serous mental illness, such as schizophrenia. Click name for full bio.
Soo Rhee

Soo Rhee, PhD

Associate Professor
Department of Psychology and Neuroscience
Research Interests: Etiology of childhood disruptive disorders and substance use disorders. Click name for full bio.
soo.rhee@colorado.edu     303-735-5364
Emily Richardson

Emily Richardson, PhD

Associate Clinical Professor
Department of Psychology and Neuroscience
Research Interests: Neuropsychological assessment; cognitive correlates of decline in daily living abilities of older adults and cognitive interventions in older at-risk drivers. Click name for full bio.
emily.richardson@colorado.edu     303-735-1130
whisman

Mark Whisman, PhD

Professor
Department of Psychology and Neuroscience
Research Interests: Functioning in intimate relationships such as marriage and the onset, course, and treatment of mental and physical health problems, with a focus on depression. Cognitive theory and therapy for depression. Individual and relationship factors and processes associated with the onset, course, and treatment of adverse intimate relationship outcomes. Click name for full bio.
mark.whisman@colorado.edu     303-492-8569
willcutt

Erik Willcutt, PhD

Professor
Department of Psychology and Neuroscience
Research Interests: Etiology and assessment of ADHD, learning disabilities, and other developmental psychopathologies. Click name for full bio.
erik.willcutt@colorado.edu     303-492-3304