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  Graduate School of Applied and Professional Psychology 2021-2023 Affiliated Faculty Faculty with Joint Appointments  

Faculty with Joint Appointments

School of Arts and Sciences (Kinesiology)

Marsha E. Bates: addiction; alcohol and drug studies; mechanisms of behavior change; human experimental psychology; neuropsychology; psychophysiology; neuroimaging; clinical trials; technology in intervention development

Jennifer Buckman: addiction research; the brain-body link; psychophysiology; cardiovascular functioning; cognitive, social, and genetic influences on alcohol use

Suchismita Ray: functional magnetic resonance imaging (fMRI); basic cognitive neuroscience; neurocognitive functioning; translation science

Bronya Vaschillo: theoretical and applied research of alcohol effects on the cardiovascular system; applying heart rate variability biofeedback methods in treatment of depression, fibromyalgia, asthma, and alcohol disorders    

Evgeny Vaschillo: physiology and bioengineering; investigation of cardiovascular system and brain-body communication in the mechanisms of alcohol behavior; modeling; elaboration of new approaches and methods for alcohol behavior change

School of Arts and Sciences (Psychology)

Maurice Elias: community psychology; child and adolescent clinical psychology; design and evaluation of primary preventive interventions; school-aged action research; social problem solving; social-ecological theory; emotional intelligence; social-emotional learning; Jewish education and identity development

George Wagner: animal studies on the neuropathology, neuropharmacology, and possible etiology of Parkinson's disease and schizophrenia

School of Arts and Sciences (Other Disciplines)

James Jones: psychology of religion; philosophy of science and its application to psychology; hypnosis and altered states of consciousness; religion and mental health, religious and spiritual issues in psychotherapy

Andrew N. Peterson: empowerment theory; community organization; program evaluation

Brent Ruben: theoretical and applied research on the nature and functions of human communication in interpersonal, organizational, health, intercultural, and educational settings; organizational assessment and improvement in higher education  

New Brunswick Counseling, Alcohol, and Other Drug Assistance Program and Psychiatric Services (CAPS)

Jill Richards: providing administrative vision and support for the use of evidence-based/evidence-informed treatments for young adults including: cognitive behavioral therapy; dialectical behavior therapy; cognitive processing therapy; acceptance and commitment therapy

Institute for Health, Health Care Policy, and Aging Research

Peter Guarnaccia: medical anthropology; cross-cultural patterns of psychiatric disorders; family strategies for coping with chronic illness; psychiatric epidemiology among Latinos

Stephen Hansell: social psychology of health/illness behavior; factors influencing symptom reporting and use of medical care; adolescent health behavior, depression, and substance abuse; effectiveness of inpatient and aftercare services for seriously mentally ill adolescents

Kathleen Pottick: barriers to effective mental health services for children and adolescents; disadvantaged populations and the effects of urban life on adolescent mental health; effects of inpatient psychiatric care on psychosocial role functioning of children and adolescents

Institute for the Study of Child Development (Robert Wood Johnson Medical School)

Jason Gold: adolescent psychopathology; at-risk youth populations; environmental risk and child development; early identification and treatment of externalizing disorders

Michael Lewis: typical and dysfunctional emotional development; longitudinal study of fetal exposure to cocaine; facial recognition and intersensory integration in children and adolescents with autism spectrum disorder (ASD)

Department of Pediatrics (Robert Wood Johnson Medical School)

Geraldine Oades-Sese: trauma and resilience in children; resilience-based therapeutic interventions with children; children of military families; development of Hispanic bilingual children; children with high functioning autism spectrum disorder; gifted children; neuropsychological assessment of learning problems; preschool and developmental assessment; mindfulness and relaxation techniques; cognitive behavioral therapy with children; therapeutic play interventions

Rutgers School of Public Health

Perry Halkitis: HIV/AIDS; drug abuse; mental health; health disparities; urban health; LGBTQ; psychometrics; longitudinal modeling; research methodology

University Behavioral Health Care (UBHC)

Frank Ghinassi: integrated physical and behavioral health care; mood and anxiety disorders; uptake and dissemination of evidence-based treatments: models for understanding quality of care, defining, measuring, and tracking it; models for using data feedback to change practitioner practices to better adhere to evidence-based treatments
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