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Alan Breier, MD
Professor of Psychiatry
Chief, Psychotic Disorders Program
Principal Investigator
abreier@iupui.edu
(317) 941-4287

 

Dr. Breier is involved in teaching medical students, psychiatry residents and fellows at Larue D. Carter Memorial Hospital and Prevention and Recovery Center for Early Psychosis (PARC) of Eskenazi Hospital as the Professor of Psychiatry, Chief, Psychotic Disorders Program. He supervises the clinical care of patients with severe psychiatric disorders at Larue Carter Memorial Hospital and PARC. Dr. Breier also conducts research that involves testing innovative therapeutics for schizophrenia and elucidating the underlying disease processes of psychotic disorders. Genetic analyses and brain imaging are used in these studies.

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Assistant Professor of Clinical Psychiatry
Principal Investigator  
eliffick@iupui.edu
(317) 880-8494
(317) 941-4287
Dr. Liffick enjoys working with patients and families in a clinical setting and studying the processes by which care is provided to individuals with psychotic illnesses, with a focus on improving outcomes. She is currently the medical director and attending physician on Unit 2A at Larue D. Carter Memorial Hospital and an attending physician at PARC. She enjoys teaching residents and medical students at both sites. Her research interests include evaluating the outcomes of early intervention in schizophrenia and assessment of service delivery in this population.

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Alex Radnovich, MD, PhD
Assistant Professor of Clinical Psychiatry
Principal Investigator
(317) 941-4287

Dr. Radnovich is the attending Psychiatrist for Units 3E & 2A at Larue D. Carter Memorial Hospital, focusing on the evaluation and treatment patients with chronic severe mental illness. He is interested in the psychopharmacology of schizophrenia, particularly in glutamatergic pathology and pharmacotherapy in schizophrenia. Dr. Radnovich is involved in teaching psychiatry residents, medical students, and undergraduate students interested in the medical field. 


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Mike Francis, MD
Assistant Professor of Clinical Psychiatry
Principal Investigator
(317) 880-8494

Dr. Francis enjoys working with patients and families in a clinical setting and studying the pathyphysiology leading to the various symptom domains which occur in psychotic illnesses.  He is currently an attending physician at PARC as well as the 1700 Place clinic with the Midtown Community Mental Health Center, serving individuals with chronic and persistent mental illness.  He enjoys teaching residents in the clinics and as part of their didactic curriculum.   He has a particular clinical and research interest in studying and understandnig cognitive impairment in psychosis and the use of neuroimaging in that pursuit.

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Jenifer L. Vohs, PhD, HSPP
Assistant Clinical Professor of Psychology
(317) 941-4331

Jenifer L. Vohs, Ph.D.  is an Assistant Clinical Professor of Psychology in the Department of Psychiatry at IU School of Medicine. She serves as the clinical psychologist for a general adult psychiatric unit at Larue D. Carter Memorial Hospital, providing assessment and intervention services for patients with chronic severe mental illness. Dr. Vohs is also active in a number of ongoing research projects with the IU Psychotic Disorders Program. Her research publications reflect the breadth of her training, ranging from topics such as metacognition and negative symptoms in patients with schizophrenia to electrophysiological abnormalities in both humans and rodent models of psychopathology. In addition to clinical care and research, Dr. Vohs also provides mentorship for psychology graduate students, and teaches didactics for predoctoral psychology interns and medical students. 


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Kyle S. Minor, PhD
Assistant Professor of Psychology
Principal Investigator
(317) 941-4287

Dr. Kyle S. Minor is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Psychology at IUPUI. Dr. Minor is involved in several ongoing research projects in the IU Psychotic Disorders Program. Dr. Minor’s research interests focus on how cognition, language, and affect are linked with symptoms and functioning in populations at different points on the psychosis-spectrum (i.e., Psychometric High Risk, Clinical High Risk, Early Psychosis, Chronic Schizophrenia).


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Tom Hummer, PhD
Assistant Research Professor
(317) 941-4287

Dr. Tom Hummer is an Assistant Research Professor in the Department of Psychiatry within the IU School of Medicine. His research employs neuroimaging approaches to improve our understanding of psychotic disorders. He utilizes a variety of neuroimaging methods to investigate how abnormal brain structure and function lead to symptoms in psychotic disorders, how the brain changes as these disorders progress, and the effect of treatments to improve neurobiological outcomes.

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Nikki Mehdiyoun, MA, CCRP                                   
Clinical Research Manager
Site Supervisor
nmehdiyo@iupui.edu
(317) 941-4287

 

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
  
Nikki enjoys studying ways to reduce symptom exacerbations and improve cognition in those diagnosed with psychotic disorders. She is currently the Clinical Research Coordinator and Site Supervisor for both clinic locations, Psychotic Disorders Clinic (PDC) and Prevention and Recovery Center for Early Psychosis (PARC). She received her Masters of Arts degree in Clinical Psychology from California State University Dominguez Hills (CSUDH) in May 2008 and her Bachelors of Arts degree in Clinical Psychology from Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis (IUPUI) with a concentration in Clinical Rehabilitation and the Psychology of Addictions.

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Frederick Malloy, MS
Certified Rater
Behavioral Clinician
(317) 941-4287
    

 

Fred Malloy is a certified rater for research studies conducted at Larue D. Carter Memorial Hospital. 
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David Spradley, RN, BSN
Research Nurse
Recruitment Specialist
(317) 880-8494
    

 

David Spradley graduated in Nursing from Marian College in Indianapolis. He previously worked in partial hospitalization programs treating people with serious and persistent mental illnesses. His interests include helping to prevent the problems that are known to be associated with chronic mental illness and in promoting research.

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Joan Showalter, MA
Clinical Research Recruiter
(317) 880-8494

Joan has worked in mental health for 25 years. She obtained her MA in Clinical Psychology from the University of Indianapolis. She is a Clinical Research Specialist and works with recruiting new subjects for research studies.


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Carol Ott, Pharm D, BCPP
Clinical Pharmacist
(317) 880-8494

Dr. Ott provides clinical pharmacy services to the inpatient psychiatry service, and psychiatric emergency department at Eskenazi Health. She also provides case consultation to the Prevention and Recovery Center for Early Psychosis (PARC).


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Natalie Case, MS
Clinical Research Specialist
(317) 941-4287
Natalie received her Masters from the Medical Neuroscience program at IUSM. Currently, she works with the IU Psychotic Disorders Program to coordinate research visits at Larue D. Carter Memorial Hospital.

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Emily Good, MS
Clinical Research Specialist
(317) 941-4287
Emily received her Masters in Science in Counseling Psychology at Indiana University. Currently, she works with the IU Psychotic Disorders Program to coordinate research at Larue D. Carter Memorial Hospital.

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Teresa Kulig, MA
Clinical Research Specialist
(317) 880-8494


 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Teresa graduated from the Clinical Psychology program at Ball State University. She currently works with the IU Psychotic Disorders Program and assists in coordinating research and recruiting participants for studies at Larue D. Carter Memorial Hospital and PARC. 


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Lindsay Joy, BA
Clinical Research Specialist
(317) 880-8494
Lindsay graduated with a Biology degree from IUPUI and is currently enrolled for her Masters of Public Health. She works with the IU Psychotic Disorders Program coordinating research studies at the Prevention and Recovery Center for Early Psychosis at Eskenazi Hospital.

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Amanda Roebel, MS
Clinical Research Specialist
(317) 941-4287

Amanda received her Masters of Science degree in Clinical Psychology from The University of Wyoming and her Bachelors of Arts degree in  Psychology from The George Washington University.   Currently, she works with the IU Psychotic Disorders Program to coordinate research at Larue D. Carter Memorial Hospital.


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Megan Gaunnac, MBA
Clinical Research Technician
(317) 941-4287

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Megan graduated from the Psychology program at IUPUI. She currently works with the IU Psychotic Disorders Program as a research technician assisting with research visits at Larue D. Carter Memorial Hospital and PARC.


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Amy Visco, BS
Clinical Research Technician
(317) 941-4287

Amy graduated from the Psychology program at The College at Brockport, State University of New York. She currently works with the IU Psychotic Disorders Program as a research technician, assisting with daily study procedures and patient visits.

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Emmalee Metzler, BA
Clinical Research Technician
(317) 880-8494

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Emmalee graduated from the Psychology program at Purdue University. She currently works with IU Psychotic Disorders Program at PARC. Emmalee works with recruitment, scheduling, and filing data.


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Matt Lindgren, BA
Clinical Research Technician
(317) 941-4287

Matt graduated from the Psychology program at Butler University. He currently works with the IU Psychotic Disorders Program as a research technician, assisting with daily study procedures and patient visits.


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Matthew Yung, MS
Clinical Research Technician
(317) 941-4287

Matthew earned his M.S. in Cellular & Integrative Physiology from the Indiana University School of Medicine and B.A. in Psychology from Harvard. He is broadly interested in neural mechanisms underlying schizophrenia-spectrum disorders and social cognitive deficits in psychopathology.

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Dominique White, BA
Research Assessment Rater
Principal Investigator
317-278-5694

Dominique is a 3rd  year doctoral student at Indiana University Purdue University
Indianapolis. She is a part of severe mental illness track and a member of the ACT Center of Indiana. Dominique is a certified rater for research assessments conducted at PARC and Larue D. Carter Memorial Hospital. Her primary clinical and research interests include early intervention services for early psychosis as well as the implementation and dissemination of evidence based practices for schizophrenia spectrum populations.


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Bethany L. Leonhardt, PsyD
Research Assistant
(317) 880-8494
Bethany is a Post-Doctoral Fellow with IU Psychotic Disorders Program starting in September 2014. Her clinical and research interests include providing integrative, insight-oriented psychotherapy with individuals with severe mental illness, metacognition, and the stigma associated with schizophrenia.

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Alison James, MS
Research Assistant
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Alison is a 4th year doctoral student at Indiana State University's Clinical Psychology Psy.D. program in Terre Haute, Indiana. She currently works with schizophrenia patients at the Prevention and Recovery Center for Early Psychosis (PARC) and Richard L. Roudebush VA as a research assistant and graduate clinician. Her primary research interests include social cognition and negative symptoms in psychometric high risk and schizophrenia spectrum populations.

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MarShayla Thompson
Office Assistant
(317) 880-8494

MarShayla graduated from Ivy Tech Community College from the Medical Assistant Program.  She currently works with IU Psychotic Disorders Program as an Office Assistant at Prevention and Recovery Center for Early Psychosis while attending IUPUI to pursue her Bachelor's degree.


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Katie White, BA
Research Assistant
Social Media Guru
(317) 880-8494

Katie graduated in May from the Anthropology Program in the School of Liberal Arts at Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis (IUPUI). She currently works with IU Psychotic Disorders Program (IUPDP) as a part-time Research Assistant,  managing the social media accounts on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram, and updating and maintaining the IUPDP website. 


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Kami Walters
Research Assistant
(317) 880-8494

 

Kami is pursuing a Bachelors degree in Neuroscience, with a minor in Biology. She is interested in a broad range of mental health topics including both clinical research and treatment of psychotic disorders. After graduating from IUPUI, Kami hopes to enroll in an M.D. program and pursue a career in medicine. 

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Angie Wallen
Research Assistant
(317) 941-4287

Angie will be starting her senior year at IUPUI in the fall.  She is pursuing a Bachelor’s degree in Psychology with a minor in Chemistry.  Angie works as a research assistant for the ACT Center of Indiana on IUPUI’s campus.  She is interested in severe mental illness, psychiatric rehabilitation, and brain imaging techniques.  Angie plans to attend medical school after completing her undergraduate studies and would like to be a psychiatrist.

 


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