Veronica B. Perez, PhD is core faculty at Alliant International University - San Diego. Her research focuses on identifying biomarkers of severe mental illnesses, including schizophrenia and other psychosis disorders; obsessive-compulsive disorder; and hoarding disorder. Biomarkers are measurable indicators that show the presence of severity of particular disease states. Dr. Perez is also interested in studying how biomarkers can help identify whether a treatment intervention will be effective in a specific patient and how their brain will process it.
Dr. Perez completed her postdoctoral training at University of California, San Francisco and through the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs' Center of Mental Illness Research, Education, and Clinical Center. She completed a predoctoral internship through UC San Diego School of Medicine/VA San Diego Healthcare System's psychology internship program. Dr. Perez earned her doctoral degree in clinical psychology with an emphasis in cognitive electrophysiology at the University of Oregon in Eugene, OR.
This grant will support the establishment of an academic-community partnership to apply cognitive neuroscience methodology in a community setting. Data examining targeted cognitive training (TCT) interventions in the initial stages of neuroplasticity-based skills acquisition will be collected at a mental health and transitional care facility. Role: PI
This grant will support collection of pilot data examining targeted cognitive training (TCT) interventions in the initial stages of neuroplasticity-based skills acquisition. Role: PI
This institutional training grant will train a new generation of neuroscientists to improve the long-term functional outcome of patients with chronic psychotic mental disorders, including schizophrenia, schizoaffective disorder and psychotic mood disorders. Role: Research Fellow
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