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The Clinical Psychology Training Program is currently composed of 8 full-time Core faculty members. All serve as advisors to graduate students in the Program. The Core Faculty is composed of those members who have primary appointments in the Department of Psychology. Joint Faculty members have primary appointments in other departments, with a joint appointment in Psychology and serve as advisors to graduate students in the Program.


Core Faculty


Barbara L. Andersen

Professor; Ph.D., University of Illinois, 1980; Biobehavioral aspects of cancer; Psychological interventions for cancer patients; psycho-neuroimmunology; Sexuality, including sexual self-concept (schema) for men and women. (Jointly with School of Public Health and Department of Obstetrics-Gynecology.)

Jennifer S. Cheavens

Professor, Ph.D., University of Kansas, 2002; Treatment of depression and personality disorders; Role of positive psychology constructs in treatment; Emotion regulation in older adults with psychopathology; Mediators of treatment change in depression and borderline personality disorder.

Charles F. Emery

Professor; Ph.D., University of Southern California, 1985-Physiological, psychological, and cognitive effects of physical exercise among older adults with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD); aging and adult development; exercise adherence; stress-associated changes in disease processes.

Jasmeet P. Hayes

Associate Professor. Ph.D., Psychology (Emphasis: Neuropsychology), University of Arizona, 2006. Clinical and cognitive neuroscience of stress-based disorders and traumatic brain injury; Neuroimaging correlates of trauma memory and emotion regulation; Neuroimaging genetics of neurodegenerative disease; Long-term brain and cognitive outcomes following traumatic brain injury.

Scott M. Hayes

Associate Professor. Ph.D., Psychology (Emphasis: Neuropsychology), University of Arizona, 2006. Neural correlates of memory using functional and structural MRI; Age-related cognitive and neural decline; relationships among fitness, physical activity, cognition and the brain; advanced MRI techniques in memory impaired populations (mild cognitive impairment, medial temporal lobe amnesia, traumatic brain injury, neurodegenerative disease).

Ruchika Shaurya Prakash

Professor; Ph.D., University of Illinois at Urbana Champaign, 2009; Understanding neural correlates of cognitive dysfunction in MS and healthy aging, examining role of fitness interventions for treatment of cognitive deficits, mindfulness training, emotion-cognition interactions in neurological populations.

Daniel R. Strunk

Professor; Ph.D., University of Pennsylvania, 2004; Etiology and treatment of emotional disorders, particularly depression; Mechanisms of change in psychosocial treatments; Cognitive behavioral therapies.

Michael W. Vasey

Professor; Ph.D., Pennsylvania State University, 1990; Lifespan developmental psychopathology; attentional biases and attentional control in the etiology, maintenance, and treatment of anxiety, depression, aggression, and psychopathy; temperamental risk for anxiety and depression.


Joint Faculty

Lisa M. Christian

Associate Professor, Ph.D., The Ohio State University, 2008; Research is focused on immune mediators linking psychosocial stress with health outcomes, including cardiovascular disease.(Jointly with Department of Psychiatry)

Janice Kiecolt-Glaser

Professor; PhD, University of Miami (FL), 1976; Psycho-neuroimmunology and health; the ability of mind-body interventions such as yoga to modulate endocrine and immune responses; psychological and physiological consequences of chronic stress in older adults; psychological influences on basal cell carcinoma; genetic and environmental contributions to depression and immune dysregulation. (Jointly with Department of Psychiatry)

Anthony King

Associate Professor; PhD., University of Michigan, 1996 (Molecular and Integrative Physiology), Fielding Graduate University, 2015 (Clinical Psychology): Committed to clinical and translational research aimed at elucidating the social, psychological, neural, physiological and genomic factors and processes underlying risk and resilience for mental health, and the relationships of social-emotional and mental health to physical health. He researches the neural and physiological mechanisms underlying effective. (Jointly with Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Health)