Faculty and Fellows

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Additional faculty information may be found in the Department of Psychiatry and Neurobehavioral Sciences faculty listing.

Andersen, Virginia C., Ph.D.  (The Graduate Center, CUNY, 2013) UVaHS/Psychiatry and Neurobehavioral Sciences, Behavioral Medicine Center. Clinical activities include assessments and outpatient psychotherapy of HIV-positive populations, individuals awaiting liver/kidney transplant, and individuals diagnosed with psychogenic non-epileptic seizures.  Scholarly interests include psychological outcomes post-transplant, and use of telemedicine to reach rural populations.

Bajo, Stephanie D., Psy.D. The Chicago School of Professional Psychology, 2014; Neuropsychology Fellow). UVaHS Psychiatry and Neurobehavioral Sciences, Neurocognitive Assessment Lab and Western State Hospital. Clinical activities include neuropsychological evaluation of patients with various medical, neurological, and psychiatric disorders.  Clinical interests include neurodegenerative disorders, traumatic brain injury (TBI), epilepsy, comorbid neurologic and psychiatric illnesses, and autoimmune disorders.  Research and scholarly interests include traumatic brain injury/sports related concussion, epilepsy, and practice issues in neuropsychology.

Barth, Jeffrey T., Ph.D., Professor Emeritus (George Peabody College of Vanderbilt University, 1976.) UVaHS/Psychiatry and Neurobehavioral Sciences, Neuropsychology Assessment Lab. Clinical activities include neuropsychological assessment and consultation with respect to a wide variety of neuropathological and psychopathological conditions, with specialty in mild TBI and concussion in sports and combat blast injury. (ABPP, Clinical Neuropsychology.)  Professor Emeritus.

Bass, Lee Ann, Ph.D. (Bowling Green State University, 1998.) WSH/Extended Care Psychology Supervisor.  Clinical activities include behavioral assessment and therapy, psychosocial rehabilitation, and forensic assessment.  Research and scholarly interests include topics families of individuals with serious mental illness, mass shootings, and risk assessment.

Bender, Scott D., Ph.D. (University of North Texas, 2000.) UVaHS/Psychiatry and Neurobehavioral Sciences, Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation, Neuropsychology Assessment Lab. Clinical activities include neuropsychological assessment and consultation on various neurobehavioral disorders, consultation with rehabilitation teams. Forensic assessment and consultation involve both criminal (e.g., mental status at time of offense, competency) and civil (e.g., personal injury, worker’s compensation) issues.  Scholarly and research interests encompass neuropsychological aspects of sports concussion, post-operative cognitive dysfunction, malingering, and neurodegenerative dementia.  (ABPP, Clinical Neuropsychology.)

Broshek, Donna K., Ph.D. (George Mason University, 1996.) UVaHS/Psychiatry and Neurobehavioral Sciences, Neurocognitive Assessment Lab. Clinical activities include neuropsychological assessment of patients with epilepsy, mild head injury, sports-related concussion, other neurological disorders or general medical conditions, and candidates for lung transplant.   Scholarly and research interests include epilepsy and sports concussion.

Bruschwein, Heather M., Psy.D. (George Fox University, 2015.) UVaHS/Psychiatry and Neurobehavioral Sciences, Behavioral Medicine Center, and Adult Cystic Fibrosis Clinic. Clinical activities include pre-surgical transplant and bariatric evaluations, mental health screening and psychotherapy for patients with cystic fibrosis, and outpatient psychotherapy for adults with chronic medical conditions or comorbid psychiatric and medical conditions. Scholarly interests include psychosocial factors of organ transplant, improving adherence to medical treatment, and the use of telemedicine to improve health care outcomes.

Cox, Daniel J., Ph.D. (University of Louisville, 1976.) UVaHS/Psychiatry and Neurobehavioral Sciences, Behavioral Medicine Center and the Virginia Driving Safety Laboratory. Clinical activities include assessment and treatment of driving competence for those recovering from a CNS insult, or determining competence for drivers dealing with a progressive CNS disorder.  Research and scholarly interests include diabetes, ADHD, and medical conditions and treatments that can potentially impair or improve driving competency. (ABPP, Clinical Psychology.)

Gallagher, Erin, Psy.D. (Xavier University, 2011) WSH/Acute Admissions Unit. Clinical activities include treatment planning and implementation, individual and group therapy, behavioral consultation, psychosocial rehabilitation, and forensic assessment. Research interests include treatment of individuals with severe mental illness, trauma, and personality disorders.

Gonder-Frederick, Linda, Ph.D. (University of Virginia, 1985.) UVaHS/Psychiatry and Neurobehavioral Sciences, Behavioral Medicine Center, Outpatient Psychiatry. Clinical activities include Behavioral Medicine Center outpatient services, Outpatient Psychiatry Cognitive-Behavioral Clinic, gastric bypass surgery psychological assessment, consultation services to Diabetes Community Network Nursing Staff, supervision of psychology and psychiatry residents.

Kiernan, Brian, Ph.D. (University of Virginia, 1993),  WSH Forensic Coordinator.  Management and Supervision of Forensic Cases including pre-trial and NGRI; Evaluate Competence to Stand Trial, Sanity at Time of Offense, Analysis of Aggressive Behavior, Temporary Custody, and NGRI Revocation v Release.

Marcopulos, Bernice A., Ph.D. (University of Victoria, 1986.) James Madison University. Clinical activities include psychological and neuropsychological assessment and treatment of patients with comorbid neurological and psychiatric illness; consultation with staff, family and patients.  Research and scholarly interests include diagnosis of dementia in geriatric patients and rural elders with low levels of education; assessment and remediation of cognitive dysfunction in schizophrenia, treatment implications of neuropsychological dysfunction in mentally ill, chemically addicted patients; assessment and treatment of TBI survivors with severe psychiatric and behavioral sequelae. (ABPP, Clinical Neuropsychology.)

McFarland, Christy, Ph.D. (University of Virginia, 2008),  WSH/Forensic Admissions Unit. Clinical activities include forensic evaluations; behavioral assessment and therapy, psychosocial rehabilitation, animal assisted therapy, and treatment planning. Research and scholarly interests include forensic psychology, dialectical behavior therapy, and parent child interactions.

Murrie, Daniel, Ph.D. (University of Virginia, 2002). UVaHS/Psychiatry and Neurobehavioral Sciences, Institute of Law, Psychiatry and Public Policy. Clinical duties involve forensic evaluation and consultation to the legal system.  Scholarly and research interests involve improving practice and policy related to forensic assessment, violence risk assessment, and assessment in the juvenile justice system.

Penberthy, J. Kim, Ph.D. (Virginia Commonwealth University, 1998; MA, Experimental Psychology, Wake Forest University, 1991) UVaHS/ Psychiatry and Neurobehavioral Sciences, Center for Addiction Research and Education (CARE), Division of Neurobiology.  Clinical activities include conducting and supervising psychological assessments and treatments via cognitive behavioral, motivational enhancement, mindfulness based therapies and interpersonal therapy including the use of Cognitive Behavioral Analysis System of Psychotherapy (CBASP) for chronic depression, and bipolar disorders, as well as treatment of anxiety disorders, ADHD (adult and child), OCD, PTSD, personality disorders, and alcohol, substance dependence and co-morbid disorders.  Research interests include using evidence based treatments such as CBT, CBASP, MBCT, MBRP, and MBSR to treat a range of disorders, including chronic depression and ADHD.  Major research focus on combination of medications and therapies for co-occurring psychiatric and substance use disorders; physician-patient therapeutic alliance and transference; nonspecific and placebo effects of treatment; and mechanisms of action of effective treatments as well as tailoring treatments to the individual.

Phillips, Jeff, Ph.D. (Southern Illinois University at Carbondale, 1986),  WSH Director of Psychology.  Clinical activities include personality and behavioral assessment, treatment planning and implementation, individual therapy, behavioral consultation, and psychosocial rehabilitation.  Scholarly interests include the assessment and treatment of individuals with severe mental disorders, especially aggression, self-harm, positive symptoms of psychosis, recovery, and evidence based treatments.

Shahane, Amit, Ph.D. (University of Oregon, 2009), Director of Medical Psychology Fellowship program and Behavioral Medicine Center. Clinical activities include providing specialized evaluations (e.g., pre surgical transplant, bariatric, and insomnia evaluations), and outpatient psychotherapy for adults experiencing comorbid psychiatric and medical conditions. Scholarly interests include evaluating the efficacy of psychological interventions within medical populations and identifying biopsychosocial factors that impact access to and utilization of health care.

Shepard, Jaclyn A., Psy.D. (ASPP-Washington, DC/Argosy University, 2009.) UVaHS/Psychiatry and Neurobehavioral Sciences, Behavioral Medicine Center. Clinical activities include specialized evaluations and outpatient psychotherapy for youth with chronic medical conditions, including gastrointestinal disorders and organ transplantation. Research and scholarly interests include psychobehavioral factors and use of technology in the management of pediatric chronic illness, including type 1 diabetes, asthma, and gastrointestinal disorders.

Warren, Janet I., D.S.W. (University of California at Berkeley, 1982.) UVaHS/Psychiatry and Neurobehavioral Sciences, Institute of Law, Psychiatry and Public Policy. Clinical activities include conducting forensic evaluations of defendants charged with serious felonies such as rape, armed robbery, murder, and capital murder. Research and scholarly interests include juvenile adjudicative competence; crime scene analysis of serial rape; sexually sadistic murder; Cluster B character pathology among female prison inmates; and workplace violence.

Wilson, Monique D., Ph.D. (Fordham University, 2014).  WSH Neuropsychology Laboratory.  Clinical activities include psychological and neuropsychological assessment and treatment of patients with comorbid neurological and psychiatric illness; consultation with staff, family and patients; and management of cognitive rehabilitation treatment for hospital-wide psychosocial rehabilitation program.  Research and scholarly interests include neurocognitive effects of chronic psychological stress, issues related to culture/ethnicity and efficacy of normative data, professional diversity in the field of neuropsychology.

Yost, Joanna S., Ph.D. (Ohio University, 2015). UVaHS/Psychiatry and Neurobehavioral Sciences, Behavioral Consultation-Liaison Service, Behavioral Medicine Center, & Cancer Center. Clinical activities include short and long term outpatient therapy with children and adults, psychological evaluations for co-occurring psychological and medical disorders, and outpatient group therapy. Clinical interests include disruptive behavior disorders, adjustment disorders, mood disorders, anxiety disorders, trauma, and grief in children, adolescents, and adults. Research and scholarly interests include treatment development, evaluation of proximal and distal measures of treatments, examining the role of psychosocial factors related to treatment outcomes, social functioning as it relates to a variety of disorders, and delivering treatments in novel settings.

Fellows

Clem, Matthew, Ph.D. (UT Southwestern Medical Center, 2017; Neuropsychology Fellow). UVaHS Psychiatry and Neurobehavioral Sciences, Neurocognitive Assessment Lab and Western State Hospital. Clinical activities include neuropsychological evaluation of patients with various medical, neurological, and psychiatric disorders. Clinical interests include neurocognitive functioning across the lifespan, neuropsychiatric syndromes, and forensic psychology/neuropsychology. Research and scholarly interests include factors influencing informant report, psychometric studies of assessment methods, and neuropsychological prediction of outcomes.

Gardner, Brett, Ph.D. (Sam Houston State University, 2016; Forensic Psychology Fellow). Institute of Law, Psychiatry, and Public Policy – UVA and Western State Hospital. Clinical activities include numerous types of forensic evaluations in outpatient, inpatient, and correctional settings.  Clinical interests include forensic evaluations (e.g. violence risk, legal sanity), personality assessment, and malingering.  Research and scholarly interests include personality and individual differences associated with high-risk behavioral problems (e.g., violence) and decision-making (e.g., forensic evaluator judgments) in legally involved populations, issues relating to effective assessment methods in forensic contexts, and psychopathy.

LaDuke, Casey D., Ph.D. (Drexel University, 2016; Neuropsychology Fellow). UVaHS Psychiatry and Neurobehavioral Sciences, Neurocognitive Assessment Lab and Western State Hospital. Clinical activities include neuropsychological evaluation of patients with various medical, neurological, and psychiatric disorders. Clinical interests include traumatic brain injury (TBI), epilepsy, comorbid neurologic and psychiatric illnesses, and forensic assessment. Research and scholarly interests include forensic neuropsychology, TBI, and performance validity in neuropsychological assessment.

Rach, Amanda, Ph.D. (University of Memphis, 2016; Neuropsychology Fellow). UVaHS Psychiatry and Neurobehavioral Sciences, Neurocognitive Assessment Lab and Western State Hospital. Clinical activities include neuropsychological evaluation of patients with various medical, neurological, and psychiatric disorders.  Clinical interests include traumatic brain injury (TBI) and sports-related concussions (SRC), epilepsy, and forensic neuropsychology.  Research and scholarly interests include the impact of premorbid modifying factors on cognitive performance following a concussion, cognitive sequelae of TBI, and performance validity testing.

Loveless, James, Ph.D., M.Ed., NCC (East Carolina University, 2017; Behavioral Medicine Fellow). UVaHS Psychiatry and Neurobehavioral Sciences, and Behavioral Medicine Center. Clinical activities include short and long term outpatient individual psychotherapy, outpatient group psychotherapy, and psychological evaluations for co-occurring psychological and medical disorders. Clinical interests include poor adjustment to chronic illness, issues related to treatment adherence for chronic illness, health behavior change (e.g., smoking cessation, weight loss, and improving sleep), interpersonal distress and discord, mood disorders, anxiety disorders, trauma- and stress-related disorders, and eating disorders. Research and scholarly interests include the psychophysiology of emotion, and the psychosocial determinants of treatment adherence among those with chronic illnesses. ​

Lockley, Brittany, PsyD. (American School of Professional Psychology at Argosy University-Northern Virginia, 2017; Behavioral Psychology Fellow). UVaHS Psychiatry and Neurobehavioral Sciences, Behavioral Medicine Center, and Western State Hospital. Clinical activities include pre-transplant evaluations, outpatient therapy with adolescents and adults, treatment planning and implementation, short-term individual and group inpatient psychotherapy, and behavioral consultations. Clinical interests include: neuropsychological assessment, trauma, and treatment of individuals with severe mental illness. Research interests include the impact of anxiety and depression on memory impairment in multiple sclerosis.