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Meet Our Team



Joseph S. Goveas, MD

Professor, Psychiatry and Behavioral Medicine and Institute for Health and Equity; Director, Geriatric Psychiatry

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Other Faculty


Mohit Agarwal, MD

Assistant Professor of Radiology


Anjishnu Banerjee, PhD

Associate Professor

Statistical modeling of complex multidimensional data arising from application areas such as clinical imaging, multi-"omics", functional association modeling, Bayesian hierarchical, and non-parametric analysis


Shi-Jiang Li, PhD


Developing novel resting-state functional connectivity MRI techniques to study brain network dysfunction; human connectome project protocols; integrating clinical and multimodal imaging biomarkers


Yang Wang, MD, PhD

Professor of Radiology; Division of Imaging Sciences

Task-dependent functional MRI; resting-state functional connectivity MRI; Arterial Spin Labeling (ASL) perfusion; multiband multiecho imaging; machine learning approaches



Charles F. Reynolds, III, MD

Distinguished Professor of Psychiatry and UPMC Endowed Professor in Geriatric Psychiatry Emeritus, University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine; Adjunct Professor of Psychiatry, Tufts School of Medicine and Maine Medical Center; Editor-in-Chief, American Journal of Geriatric Psychiatry

M. Katherine Shear, MD

Marlon E. Kenworthy Professor of Psychiatry in Social Work; Founding Director, The Center for Complicated Grief Columbia School of Social Work, New York, NY


Cecilia J. Hillard, PhD

Associate Dean for Research; Professor; Director, Neuroscience Research Center

Dr. Hillard was named Associate Dean for Research in November 2015 after serving eight months as co-Interim Senior Associate Dean for Research. She has served as director of the Neuroscience Research Center since its inception in 2010. She was also Inaugural Director of the Neuroscience Graduate Training Program from 1996-2010. As a highly active researcher, Dr. Hillard’s laboratory is primarily focused on the pharmacology and biochemistry of the cannabinoids and endocannabinoids.

Research Staff


Nutta-On (Oiy) Blair, PhD

Research Scientist I

Expertise in identifying brain biomarkers using advanced multimodal brain imaging techniques (resting state functional connectivity MRI, cerebral blood flow, task functional MRI, diffusion tensor imaging, and structural MRI)


Stacy A. Claesges, BA, CCRC

Clinical Research Coordinator III

Extensive experience in recruiting middle-aged and older participants for clinical and functional MRI studies of normal aging, grief, and late-life neuropsychiatric diseases.


B. Douglas Ward, MS

Biostatistician II

Advanced neuroimaging biostatistical models

Postdoctoral Fellows


Luisa Bohorquez Montoya, PhD

Postdoctoral Fellow

Research Focus: Task-dependent functional MRI; Diffusion Tensor Imaging

Residents & Students


Hannah Reiland, DO

Resident, PGY 4

Des Moines University College of Osteopathic Medicine; Des Moines, IA. Project: Personality and social factors associated with grief trajectories


Anne-Marie Giuca, MD

Resident, PGY 4

University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health, Madison, WI. Project: Lifestyle factors and social determinants of prolonged grief disorder


Brianna Hoffmann

Medical Student, 2nd Year

Project: Cerebral blood flow in grief