Sarah Keedy, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor, of Psychiatry & Behavioral Neurosciences
Director, Cognition-Emotion Neuroscience Laboratory

Address: 5841 S. Maryland Ave., MC 3077, Rm L-466C
Fax: 773-834-4536

 Laboratory Website:

 Education & Training

  • Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine and Science, Ph.D. (Clinical Psychology), 2004
  • Jesse Brown Veterans Administration Medical Center, Internship, 2003-2004
  • University of Illinois at Chicago, Post-doctoral Fellowship, 2004-2006
  • Illinois Licensed Clinical Psychologist, 2007-present

Clinical Interests

  • Evidence-based psychotherapy for schizophrenia, schizoaffective disorder, and bipolar disorder, incorporating cognitive-behavioral principles and an orientation toward recovery.  
  • Dr. Keedy supports a weekly “Hearing Voices” group.  Click HERE for information.

Research Interests

  • Identify neurocognitive dysfunction associated with psychosis
  • Seek neurobiologically defined psychosis subgroups, particularly in association with BSNIP study consortium
  • Understand neurocognitive effects of antipsychotic medication
  • Assess the dimensional nature of the phenomenology of hallucinations, and determine which may be most relevant to neurocognitive dysfunction, treatment responsiveness, etc., across psychotic disorders
  • Dr. Keedy's comprehensive interview to quantify hallucination severity:  The Chicago Hallucination Assessment Tool (CHAT)
  • Neuroimaging based biomarkers of psychiatric disease and of drug effects.


  • Research
    • Doctoral research training: Dr. Keedy is a member of the Neurobiology Committee and accepts PhD students when feasible.
    • Research Clinical Interviewing: Dr. Keedy accepts clinical psychology doctoral students as research externs to learn diagnostic (SCID) and symptom assessment interviews (examples: HAMD, PANSS) for research.  A commitment of one day per week for at least 1 calendar year is required.  Although this training offers face-to-face clinically-relevant experience, such work is typically supplemental to other clinical training experiences required by the extern’s doctoral program.  Email Dr. Keedy for further information regarding whether there are open positions.  Summer or fall are common starting points.
    • Master’s programs and undergraduates: Dr. Keedy accepts students from other University of Chicago training programs, including master’s programs and the College.

Clinical Supervision

  • Clinical Psychology Externship in Psychotic Spectrum Disorders
  • Clinical Psychology Internship Psychotherapy Supervisor
  • Clinical Psychology Internship guest lecturer on Work-Life Balance, Research Career Pathways, Running a Research Lab