Left to right: Lynne Lieberman, Kelly Correa, Danelle Hee, Libby Stevens, Emily Meissel, Huiting Liu, Carter Funkhouser, Stew Shankman.


Stewart A. Shankman, Ph.D.
Professor, Department of Psychology
Professor, Department of Psychiatry
University of Illinois at Chicago

Behavioral Sciences Building, 1018D
1007 W. Harrison St., M/C 285
Chicago, IL 60607-7135
(312) 355-3812

Ph.D., Stony Brook University, 2005


Vivian Carrillo, B.A.
Research Coordinator

 Graduate Students

Carter Funkhouser, B.A.

I'm interested in using multiple methods (e.g., psychophysiology, behavior, self-report, neuroimaging) to understand mechanisms by which deficits in reward and/or social processing may connote risk for depression. I am particularly interested in utilizing biological measures to predict diagnosis, longitudinal outcomes, and treatment response, as well as using targeted intervention paradigms to alter biological processes associated with psychopathology.

Kelly Correa, B.A.

I am currently interested in how individuals' self-reported and physiological reactions to uncertainty and unpredictable threat may contribute to comorbidity in internalizing psychopathologies.

Huiting Liu, M.A.

I am interested in using psychophysiology and affective neuroscience to examine the biological correlates of psychopathology, looking at both risk factors and predictors of treatment outcome. 

Lynne Lieberman, M.A.

I am interested in using psychophysiological methods to explore abnormalities in defensive reactivity across internalizing disorders. I am particularly interested in the impact anxiety has on cognitive processes, such as working memory and attention. 

Libby Stevens, M.A.

I am broadly interested in emotion regulation in anxiety disorders. Specifically, I study cognitive (e.g., worry/rumination, cognitive style, attention) and neuropsychological (e.g., executive function) factors that may contribute to emotional dysfunction in internalizing psychopathology. I am also interested in studying the relationship between physiological indicators of emotion regulation and cognitive/emotional processes that occur in psychopathology.

Non-Human Lab Members


My research interests include puppy pica, the digestion of inedible objects, and sniffing.

Former Lab Members

Brady D. Nelson, Ph.D.
Brady is now Research Assistant Professor at Stony 
Brook University. He received his Ph.D. in 2013.
E. Jenna Robison-Andrew, Ph.D.
Jenna is now a staff psychologist at the Minneapolis VA Health Care System. She received her Ph.D. in 2011.
Sarah E. Altman, Ph.D.
Sarah is now Assistant Professor of Psychiatry at the 
Ohio State University. She received her Ph.D. in 2011.

Anna Weinberg, Ph.D.
Anna is now Assistant Professor of Psychology at McGill University. She received her Ph.D. in 2014 from Stony Brook University.

Casey Sarapas, Ph.D
Casey is now a post-doctoral fellow at Harvard University Medical School in the Department of Psychiatry. He received his Ph.D. in 2016. 
Miranda L. Campbell, Ph.D.
Miranda is now a staff psychologist at the Hines VA. She received her Ph.D. in 2015.

Stephanie M. Gorka, Ph.D
Stephanie is now Research Assistant Professor of Psychiatry and a clinical psychologist at the University of Illinois at Chicago. She received her Ph.D. in 2016. 

Andrea C. Katz, Ph.D.
Andrea is now a postdoctoral fellow at the Puget Sound VA in Seattle. She received her Ph.D. in 2017.

Sarah Kate McGowan, Ph.D.
Sarah Kate is now a clinical psychologist at the West Los Angeles VA. She received her Ph.D. in 2014.


Randy Auerbach, Ph.D.
McLean Hospital - Harvard Medical School
Christian Grillon, Ph.D.
National Institute of Mental Health
Greg Hajcak, Ph.D.
Florida State University
Martin Harrow, Ph.D.
UIC Department of Psychiatry
Ellen Herbener, Ph.D.
UIC Department of Psychology
Amy West, Ph.D.
University of Southern California
Jon Kassel, Ph.D.
UIC Department of Psychology
Vijay Mittal, Ph.D.
Northwestern University
 Daniel Klein, Ph.D.
Stony Brook University
Scott Langenecker, Ph.D.
UIC Department of Psychiatry
Peter Lewinsohn, Ph.D.
Oregon Research Institute
Northwestern University
UIC Department of Psychiatry
Harvard University
Research Triangle Institute
John Seeley, Ph.D.
Oregon Research Institute
Steven Silverstein, Ph.D.
Robert Wood Johnson Medical School
University of Houston

Myrna Weissman, Ph.D.
Columbia University Mailman School of Public Health - New York State Psychiatric Institute
Autumn Kujawa, Ph.D.
Vanderbilt University
Jonathon Posner, MD
Columbia University

Undergraduate Research Assistants


Aliza Levin
Anjali Chacko 

Taylor Johnson
Anne LundinUsamah Farooqi