Joanna Arch

Joanna Arch, PhD

Associate 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.
cinnamon bidwell

Cinnamon Bidwell, PhD

Assistant Professor
Department of Psychology and Neuroscience
Research Interests: Dr. Bidwell’s primary research focus is translational studies investigating the effects of abused drugs and how these effects impact psychological and physical health acutely and chronically. Click name for full bio.
Nomita Chhabildas

Nomita Chhabildas, PhD

Adjunct Clinical Faculty
Department of Psychology and Neuroscience
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Sona Dimidjian, PhD

Professor • Director, Renée Crown Wellness Institute
Department of Psychology and Neuroscience
Dr. Sona Dimidjian is a professor in the Department of Psychology and Neuroscience at the University of Colorado Boulder. Her research focuses on cultivating mental health and wellness among women, children, and families. She develops and studies programs and practices in education and healthcare settings, with an emphasis on navigating key developmental transitions, such as the perinatal period, early childhood, and adolescence. She also has a longstanding interest in expanding access, scaling, and sustaining effective programs, using both digital technology and community-based partnerships. Click name for full bio.
june gruber

June Gruber, PhD

Associate Professor
Department of Psychology and Neuroscience
June Gruber is an Associate Professor of Psychology and Neuroscience at the University of Colorado and Director of the Positive Emotion and Psychopathology Laboratory; She was previously an Assistant Professor of Psychology at Yale University. She received her Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology 2009 and B.A. in Psychology 2003 from UC Berkeley. Dr. Gruber has authored over 100 articles and chapters, and edited 2 books, that focus on mental health and positive emotion in adolescents and adults, with a focus on bipolar and related mood disorders. Her work has been recognized by national early-career awards including the Association for Psychological Science’s Rising Star Award and Janet Taylor Spence Award for Transformative Early Career Contributions, NARSAD Young Investigator Award, and Yale University's Arthur Greer Memorial Prize for Outstanding Junior Faculty. Click name for full bio.
Rosi Kaiser

Roselinde Kaiser, PhD

Assistant Professor
Department of Psychology and Neuroscience
In the Research on Affective Disorders and Development (RADD) laboratory we are working to understand neurocognitive dysfunction in depression, including abnormalities in the structure, molecular signaling, and coordinated activity of brain networks involved in cognitive regulation and learning. We explore these topics from a developmental perspective, with special interest in using neurocognitive risk markers to predict the onset and course of depression or bipolar disorders in teens or young adults. Clinically, we are testing how neurocognitive functioning may be enhanced to foster mood health, with the goal of translating basic science into improved treatment and emotional wellness. Click name for full bio.
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. 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.
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.
Emily Richardson

Emily Richardson, PhD

Associate Professor - Clinical
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.
whisman

Mark Whisman, PhD

Professor • Associate Chair, Director of Undergraduate Studies
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.
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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.