Faculty and Fellows

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Faculty

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., ABPP-CN (The Chicago School of Professional Psychology, 2014). UVaHS Psychiatry and Neurobehavioral Sciences, Neuropsychology Assessment Clinic 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., ABPP-CN, Professor Emeritus (George Peabody College of Vanderbilt University, 1976.) UVaHS/Psychiatry and Neurobehavioral Sciences, Neuropsychology Assessment Clinic. 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.

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., ABPP-CN (University of North Texas, 2000.) UVaHS/Psychiatry and Neurobehavioral Sciences, Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation, Neuropsychology Assessment Clinic. 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.

Broshek, Donna K., Ph.D., ABPP-CN (George Mason University, 1996.) UVaHS/Psychiatry and Neurobehavioral Sciences, Neuropsychology Assessment Clinic. 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.

Cavanagh, Casey, Ph.D. (West Virginia University, 2016), Assistant Professor in the Behavioral Medicine Center and Behavioral Medicine Consultation-Liaison in the Department of Psychiatry and Neurobehavioral Sciences. Clinical activities include providing consultation-liaison services to inpatients, including developing behavioral treatment plans, conducting pre-surgical transplant, bariatric, and insomnia evaluations, and outpatient psychotherapy for adults with chronic illnesses or comorbid medical and psychiatric conditions. Specialty training in cardiovascular behavioral medicine. Research and scholarly interests include developing and evaluating the effects of patient-centered care and communication, such as prognosis communication, on patient-reported and clinical outcomes in cardiovascular disease, and examining methods of improving treatment adherence in chronic disease management

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.

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., ABPP-CN (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., ABPP (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 the Behavioral Medicine Center and Medical Psychology Fellowship program. 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

Bryson, Claire, Ph.D. (Sam Houston State University, 2019; Forensic Psychology Fellow). UVaHS Psychiatry and Neurobehavioral Sciences; University of Virginia’s Institute for Law, Psychiatry, & Public Policy (ILPPP); and Western State Hospital. Clinical activities include conducting forensic evaluations for both criminal (e.g., competence to stand trial, sanity, risk assessment, sex offender sentencing) and civil (e.g., psychological injury) cases. Clinical interests include serious and persistent mental illness, violence and suicide risk assessment. Research and scholarly interests include the clinical decision-making and other factors affecting outcomes in forensic evaluations.

Ehrlich, Lauren, Ph.D. (University at Albany SUNY, 2019; Behavioral Medicine Fellow). ​ UVaHS Psychiatry and Neurobehavioral Sciences, and Behavioral Medicine Center. Clinical activities include outpatient psychotherapy for individuals with co-occurring medical and psychological conditions, specialized evaluations (e.g., pre surgical transplant and bariatric evaluations), and brief assessment and intervention within integrated care settings. Clinical interests include health behavior change, particularly weight management and disordered eating, adjustment to and management of chronic illness, and chronic pain. Research and scholarly interests include weight and eating behavior, the role of social and cognitive factors in health behavior change, and literacy-adapted interventions

Guarnera, Lucy, Ph.D. (University of Virginia, 2019; Forensic Psychology Fellow). UVaHS Psychiatry and Neurobehavioral Sciences; University of Virginia’s Institute for Law, Psychiatry, & Public Policy; and Western State Hospital. Clinical activities include conducting forensic evaluations for both criminal (e.g., competence to stand trial, sanity, risk assessment, sex offender sentencing) and civil (e.g., psychological injury) cases. Clinical interests include trauma assessment and treatment, assessment of justice-involved youth, and parenting/custody evaluations. Research and scholarly interests include unreliability and bias in forensic psychology and forensic science; teen dating violence; adolescent sexuality and the law; and legal consequences of rape-related pregnancy.

Lee, Bern G., Ph.D. (University of Nevada Las Vegas, 2019; Neuropsychology Fellow). UVaHS Psychiatry and Neurobehavioral Sciences, Neuropsychology Assessment Clinic and Western State Hospital. Clinical activities include neuropsychological evaluation of patients with various medical, neurological, and psychiatric disorders. Clinical interests include neuropsychological assessment and differential diagnosis across adults with epilepsy, brain injury, medical conditions with impact on central nervous system function, and co-occurring psychiatric illness. Research interests include the impact of repetitive head injury on cognitive functioning, emotion, and underlying neuroanatomic/ neurophysiologic processes; and the role of cognition in emotion regulation among those with severe mental illness, such as schizophrenia.

Lenox, Stephanie, Psy.D. (Nova Southeastern University, 2018; Neuropsychology Fellow). UVaHS Psychiatry and Neurobehavioral Sciences, Neuropsychology Assessment Clinic and Western State Hospital. Clinical activities include neuropsychological evaluation of patients with various medical, neurological, and psychiatric disorders.  Clinical interests include mild head injury, sports-related concussion, and comorbid neurologic and psychiatric illnesses. Scholarly and research interests include performance validity testing, neurodegenerative dementia, and sports-related concussion.

Ramos, Jared, Psy.D. (Rutgers University, 2019; Behavioral Psychology Fellow). UVaHS Psychiatry and Neurobehavioral Sciences, Behavioral Medicine Center, and Western State Hospital. Clinical activities at the Behavioral Medicine Center include outpatient psychotherapy for individuals with co-occurring medical and psychological conditions, specialized evaluations (e.g., pre surgical transplant and bariatric evaluations), and brief assessment and intervention within integrated care settings. Clinical activities at Western State Hospital include admissions assessments, , individual and group psychotherapy, and cognitive rehabilitation.  Clinical interests include adjustment to and management of chronic illnesses, especially dysautonomia; the interaction between trauma and health conditions; health behavior change, and co-occurring medical and psychological conditions. Scholarly interests include trauma therapy, psychotherapy training and supervision, and the use of artificial intelligence to enhance psychotherapy.

Teague, Anna, Ph.D. (Palo Alto University, 2018; Neuropsychology Fellow). UVaHS Psychiatry and Neurobehavioral Sciences, Neuropsychology Assessment Clinic and Western State Hospital. Clinical activities include neuropsychological evaluation of patients with various medical, neurological, and psychiatric disorders.  Clinical interests include epilepsy, acquired brain injuries, and neurodegenerative disorders. Research and scholarly interests include performance validity testing, program evaluation, and concussion management.