Medical College of Georgia
Department of Psychiatry and Health Behavior: Georgia Department of Behavioral Health and Developmental Disabilities
My research interest are in the areas of forensics and neuropsychology. During my graduate studies, personality characteristics of psychopathy and treatment amenability became the focus of my dissertation. My dissertation research examined the relationship between psychopathic personality characteristics and long-term substance treatment outcomes among veterans enrolled in residential treatment programs. Conclusions drawn from my dissertation were able to target subsamples of psychopathic veterans who were less amenable to substance treatment 12-months post discharge. Within the field of neuropsychology, my research focus included topics such as the impact of PTSD on test performance on verbal learning and facial recognition assessments among veterans. Current projects include evaluating psychological and cognitive factors related to insanity acquittals and future risk of violence among offenders.