Lab Alumni


Melynda Casement

Melynda Casement is an Associate Professor in the Clinical area of the Department of Psychology at the University of Oregon. She received her PhD in Clinical Psychology and Biopsychology from the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor in 2010. Her lab at the University of Oregon studies the mechanisms in which homeostatic stressors contribute to depressive symptoms and other psychopathology. Dr. Casement’s current work examines whether life stressors and insufficient sleep disrupt neural reward processing in adolescents and lead to a heightened risk for depression.


Ivy Tso

Ivy Tso is an Associate Professor of Psychiatry and an Adjunct Assistant Professor in Psychology at the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor. She completed her PhD in Clinical Psychology and her postdoctoral training at the University of Michigan. Dr. Tso’s MiSCAN Lab researches the processes in which the brain absorbs social information, and how these processes are represented in clinical populations (specifically individuals with schizophrenia or bipolar disorder). Her current research aims to create effective, individualized treatment for people with psychosis. Dr. Tso studies behavioral, affective, and neural markers in people with schizophrenia, bipolar disorder, and psychosis in order to better understand underlying cognitive and social cognitive processes.


Philip Cheng

Philip Cheng is an Assistant Scientist and licensed psychologist in the Sleep Disorders and Research Center at the Henry Ford Health System in Detroit. He received his PhD in Clinical Psychology from University of Michigan, Ann Arbor. Dr. Cheng’s research interests primarily focus on sleep and circadian rhythms, and their roles in health and psychological functioning. He has an active research program in this area with funding from the National Institutes of Health to study clinical phenotypes of shift work disorder. Dr. Cheng also receives funding to conduct randomized clinical trials testing new interventions for sleep disorders, such as narcolepsy, obstructive sleep apnea, and circadian rhythm sleep-wake disorders. In addition to his research activity, Dr. Cheng also teaches nurses, psychiatry residents, sleep medicine fellows, and graduate students at Wayne State University, Henry Ford Health System, University of Detroit Mercy, and in local organizations and communities in the Detroit metropolitan area.


Lisa O’Donnell

Lisa O’Donnell is an Assistant Professor in the School of Social Work at Wayne State University. She completed her PhD in the joint program for Clinical Psychology and Social Work at the University of Michigan in 2016. Her research examines employment and clinical outcomes of people with mood and anxiety disorders (specifically bipolar disorder). Dr. O’Donnell also conducts intervention research by studying evidence-based treatment. She has over 15 years of experience in conducting psychotherapy to multiple populations. Additionally, Dr. O’Donnell is a certified cognitive therapist by the Beck Institute for Cognitive Therapy and Research.


Savanna Mueller

Savanna Mueller is the Director of Customer Success at Ripple Science. Ripple is a software that assists with both recruitment and management of participants in social science research. Dr. Mueller’s work centers around building customer relationships that result in everything from making positive changes to enhance well-being to working together towards a common goal.


Jennifer Goldschmied

Jen Goldschmied is currently an Assistant Professor of Psychiatry at the University of Pennsylvania. She holds a K23 from NIMH investigating the relationship between sleep and neuroplasticity in individuals with depression. Her program of research is focused on understanding how sleep modulates mood and examining the function of slow-wave sleep. As a licensed clinical psychologist, she also conducts clinical work delivering cognitive behavioral based approaches for clients with insomnia and comorbid affective disorders.


Ryan Cardinale

Ryan Cardinale is a Psychological Assistant at Kaiser Permanente. He completed his PhD in Clinical Psychology at the University of Michigan in 2018.


Jinsoo Chun

Jinsoo Chun is a Research Associate in the Psychiatry Department at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center. Her most recent publications examine the relationship between event-related potentials and psychopathology.


Hyang Sook Kim

Hyang is now an Associate Professor in the Department of Psychology at Sogang University in South Korea. She completed his PhD in Clinical Psychology at the University of Michigan in 2011.


Tyler Grove

Tyler Grove is a Clinical Assistant Professor at the University of Michigan Department of Psychiatry. He works with patients who experience difficulties with anxiety, psychosis, and/or insomnia. One of his clinical priorities is to develop group therapy options that expand access to care. Dr. Grove also collaborates with other lab alumni and Dr. Deldin on research projects involving EEG and time-frequency analysis.

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