Associated Training Faculty

In addition to the core psychology training faculty other psychologists, psychiatrists, physicians, and clinical social workers are affiliated with the Departmental internship, and provide additional multidisciplinary training and supervision to our interns. Clinical psychology postdoctoral fellows may also provide guidance and supervision during the internship year. The supervisory psychologists and psychiatrists associated with the internship are all faculty of the Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Neuroscience, with adjunct faculty across Chicago providing lectures and didactic training. Interns do have the opportunity to train with faculty across the University of Chicago Medicine, as well, through collaborative clinical and research projects and experiences.

Khalid Afzal, M.D. (Assistant Professor of Psychiatry & Behavioral Neuroscience; M.D., Army Medical College of Pakistan) is the Chief Psychiatrist for the Pediatric Consultation-Liaison Service.  He provides supervision for this rotation on the Child Psychology track.

Emil Coccaro, M.D. (Professor of Psychiatry & Behavioral Neuroscience; M.D., New York University) is the Chair of the Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Neuroscience. An expert on aggression and Intermittent Explosive Disorder, Dr. Coccaro’s laboratory, the Clinical Neuroscience and Psychopharmacology Research Unit (CNPRU), focuses on clinical trials and twin studies regarding the etiology and treatment of anger and emotional dysregulation disorders.

Jon Grant, M.D., J.D., MPH. (Professor of Psychiatry & Behavioral Neuroscience; M.D., Brown University) supervises an outpatient clinic for addictive-impulsive-compulsive disorders. His research focuses on the neurobiology, neurocognition, and treatment (psychopharmacologic and psychosocial) of impulse control disorders (e.g., gambling, stealing, shopping, sex), obsessive compulsive disorder, and drug addictions.

Sharon Hirsch, M.D. (Associate Professor of Psychiatry & Behavioral Neuroscience; M.D., University of Texas, Galveston) is the Section Chief of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry. She collaborates in training and supervision in multiple services, including Consultation-Liaison Psychiatry and the Child and Adolescent Psychiatry Outpatient Clinic, and she directs the Neurodevelopmental Disorders Clinic, an interdisciplinary clinic collaboration with the Section of Developmental and Behavioral Pediatrics. Dr. Hirsch provides supervision for outpatient child and adolescent psychotherapy cases. Research interests include pharmacogenetics and the efficacy of pharmacological approaches to treating mood, attention, and neurocognitive disorders.

Kristen Jacobson, Ph.D. (Associate Professor of Psychiatry & Behavioral Neuroscience; Ph.D., Pennsylvania State University) is the Associate Director of Twin Studies in the CNPRU.  An expert on how environmental, social, genetic, and biological factors interact in the development of antisocial behavior, Dr. Jacobson conducts research on behavioral genetics and the application of ecological models to studies of biobehavioral development. Her program provides a rich research rotation opportunity for the interested intern.

Kate Keenan, Ph.D. (Associate Professor of Psychiatry & Behavioral Neuroscience; Ph.D., University of Pittsburgh) is a research clinical psychologist with expertise in early developmental markers of depression and disruptive behavior disorders. Dr. Keenan provides lectures during the internship year on her research, and professional development and identity, and she is available for consultation regarding research career development.

Royce Lee, M.D., (Associate Professor of Psychiatry & Behavioral Neuroscience; M.D., Northwestern University) is the Associate Director of the CNPRU and an expert on the neurobiology of personality disorders. Dr. Lee conducts research on the effects of early life trauma on emotion regulation and personality, using multimethod approaches. He provides lectures to our interns on suicidality and its identification and treatment.

Michael Marcangelo, M.D. (Assistant Professor of Psychiatry & Behavioral Neuroscience; M.D., University of Illinois at Chicago College of Medicine) is the Director of Medical Student Education for the Department.  He also serves as the associate director for the adult consultation-liaison program, and provides supervision for interns who elect that rotation and work with organ transplant patients.

Niranjan Karnik, M.D., Ph.D. (Assistant Professor of Psychiatry & Behavioral Neuroscience; M.D., Ph.D., University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign) is a Child Psychiatrist on faculty, who provides consultation to the Pediatric Consultation-Liaison Service and coordinates research on substance use and adaptation risks in homeless and impoverished adolescents.  He provides training and supervision for the Psychosocial Consultation-Liaison rotation for the Child Psychology track. He also provides consultation on community based interventions for child and adolescent mental health concerns.

Marie Tobin, M.D.(Associate Professor of Psychiatry & Behavioral Neuroscience; M.D., National University of Ireland) is the Director of the Adult Psychiatry Consultation-Liaison Service.  She provides training and supervision in Psychosocial Oncology and Consultation Psychiatry/Psychology.