Research

I am an Assistant Research Psychologist in Dr. Michael Green’s Laboratory at the VA Mental Illness Research, Education, and Clinical Center (MIRECC) and the UCLA Department of Psychiatry and Biobehavioral Sciences. I am also a California Licensed Clinical Psychologist (PSY 24632) with a part-time private practice in Westwood. For the past decade, I have used electroencephalography (EEG) and behavioral methods to characterize the cognitive abnormalities in schizophrenia with the goal of developing innovative interventions for these deficits. I have received funding from the Department of Veterans Affairs as well as from the Brain and Behavior Research Foundation and authored articles in scientific journals such as Psychological Medicine, Schizophrenia Research, Bipolar Disorders, and the Journal of Psychiatric Research. My current projects focus on evaluating the effects of different cognitive training approaches and neurostimulation techniques on cognition and neuroplasticity in schizophrenia. 

EDUCATION AND TRAINING

1998 – 2002 B.A. in Psychology (Lebanese University, Fanar)
2002 – 2005 M.A. in Clinical Psychology (California State University, Northridge)
2005 – 2010 Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology (San Diego State University and University of California, San Diego Joint Doctoral Program)
2009 – 2010 Clinical Internship (VA Greater Los Angeles Healthcare System)
2010 – 2013 Advanced Fellowship in Mental Illness Research and Treatment (VA Greater Los Angeles Healthcare System and University of California, Los Angeles)

ACADEMIC AND PROFESSIONAL HONORS

2002 Lebanese University Psychology Award for Highest Academic Achievement
2003 CSUN Associated Students Scholarship    
2003 CSUN Graduate Thesis Award  
2004 Phi Kappa Phi Scholarship  
2004 CSUN Graduate Equity Fellowship 
2004 CSUN James Russell Simpson Scholarship       
2004 CSUN Robert Rainey Memorial Award for Clinical Excellence
2004 Sally Casanova Pre-Doctoral Fellowship      
2013 International Congress on Schizophrenia Research Young Investigator Award 

GRANTS

2008 – 2009 MIRECC Pala Grant (10K): Neurophysiological Predictors of Psychosocial Dysfunction in First-Episode and Prodromal Schizophrenia
2010 – 2011 MIRECC Pala Grant (10K): Relationship between Auditory Processing and Affective Prosody Detection in Schizophrenia
2013 – 2018 VA Career Development Award (900K): Evaluating Two Types of Cognitive Training in Veterans with Schizophrenia
2016 – 2018 NARSAD Young Investigator Award (60K): Effects of Non-Invasive Electrical Stimulation on Visual Cortical Plasticity in Schizophrenia

SELECTED PUBLICATIONS (PDF files are available exclusively for personal use)

  1. Jahshan, C., Vinogradov, S., Wynn, J.K., Hellemann, G. and Green, M.F. (2018). A Randomized Controlled Trial Comparing a Bottom-Up and Top-Down Approach to Cognitive Remediation in Schizophrenia. Journal of Psychiatric Research, 109, 118-125.

  2. Jahshan, C., Rassovsky, Y., and Green, M.F. (2017). Enhancing Neuroplasticity to Augment Cognitive Remediation in Schizophrenia. Frontiers in Psychiatry, 8:191.

  3. Jahshan, C., Wolf, M., Karbi, Y., Shamir, E., and Rassovsky, Y. (2017). Probing the Magnocellular and Parvocellular Visual Pathways in Facial Emotion Perception in Schizophrenia. Psychiatry Research, 253, 38-42.

  4. Jahshan, C., Wynn, J.K., Mathalon, D.H., and Green, M.F. (2017). Cognitive Correlates of Visual Neural Plasticity in Schizophrenia. Schizophrenia Research, 190, 39-45.

  5. Jahshan, C., Wynn, J.K., Mathis, K.I., and Green, M.F. (2015). The Neurophysiology of Biological Motion Perception in Schizophrenia. Brain and Behavior, 5, 75-84.

  6. Jahshan, C., Wynn, J.K., McCleery, A., Glahn, D.C., Altshuler, L.L., and Green, M.F. (2014). Cross-Diagnostic Comparison of Visual Processing in Bipolar Disorder and Schizophrenia. Journal of Psychiatric Research, 51, 42-48.

  7. Jahshan, C., Wynn, J.K., and Green, M.F. (2013). Relationship between Auditory Processing and Affective Prosody in Schizophrenia. Schizophrenia Research, 143, 348-53.

  8. Jahshan, C., Wynn, J.K., Breitmeyer, B.G., and Green, M.F. (2012). Nonconscious and Conscious Color Priming in Schizophrenia. Journal of Psychiatric Research, 46, 1312-7.

  9. Jahshan, C., Wynn, J.K., Mathis, K.I., Altshuler, L.L., Glahn, D.C., and Green, M.F. (2012). Cross-Diagnostic Comparison of Duration Mismatch Negativity and P3a in Bipolar Disorder and Schizophrenia. Bipolar Disorders, 14, 239-48.

  10. Jahshan, C., Cadenhead, K.S., Rissling, A.J., Kirihara, K., Braff, D.L., and Light, G.A. (2012). Automatic Sensory Information Processing Abnormalities across the Illness Course of Schizophrenia. Psychological Medicine, 42, 85-97.

  11. Jahshan, C., Heaton, R.K., Golshan, S., and Cadenhead, K.S. (2010). Course of Neurocognitive Deficits in the Prodrome and First Episode of Schizophrenia. Neuropsychology, 24, 109-20.

  12. Jahshan, C., and Sergi, M.J. (2007). Theory of Mind, Neurocognition, and Functional Status in Schizotypy. Schizophrenia Research, 89, 278-86.