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


Carter Funkhouser, B.A.
Research Coordinator

Emily Meissel, B.A.
Research Coordinator

Graduate Students
Andrea C. Katz, M.A.

I am interested in mood and anxiety disorders, specifically in how and why they typically co-occur, as well as the biological and physiological aspects of each disorder. Currently, I am working on a project examining brain activity during reward processing, which may help identify markers for psychopathology.

*Andrea is now on internship at the Puget Sound VA in Seattle.

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. 

Jeff Bishop
University of Minnesota
Christian Grillon
National Institute of Mental Health
Greg Hajcak
Stony Brook University
Martin Harrow
UIC Department of Psychiatry
Ellen Herbener
UIC Department of Psychology
Scot Hill
Rosalind Franklin University
Jon Kassel
UIC Department of Psychology
Rick Kittles
UIC College of Medicine
 Daniel Klein
Stony Brook University
Scott Langenecker
UIC Department of Psychiatry
Peter Lewinsohn
Oregon Research Institute
Northwestern University
UIC Department of Psychiatry
Harvard University
Research Triangle Institute
John Seeley
Oregon Research Institute
Steven Silverstein
Robert Wood Johnson Medical School
 Undergraduate Research Assistants

Rand Hashim
Anjali Chacko 

Masera Ahmed
Elizabeth Deutsch Usamah Farooqi Paola Rivero Lopez

Jhalak Modi Bartosz Widelak Karina Reyes

Sierra Nannini
Michael Kerolus