Timothy Michaels

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Education

PhD, University of Connecticut, Expected May 2020, Clinical Psychology
M.S., University of Connecticut, 2017, Clinical Psychology
Post-Baccalaureate Courses, Columbia University, 2012, Psychology
B.A., University of Chicago, 2006, History

Publications

George, J., Michaels, T.I., Sevelius, J. & Williams, M.T. (In Press). The Psychedelic renaissance and the limitations of a White-dominant medical framework: A Call for indigenous and minority inclusion. Journal of Psychedelic Studies.

Michaels, T.I., Gallanger, N., Crawford, M., Kanter, J.W., & Williams, M.T. (2018). Racial Differences in the Appraisal of Microaggressions through Cultural Consensus Modeling. The Behavior Therapist, 41(7).

Michaels, T.I., Purdon, J., Collins, A., & Williams, M.T. (2018). Inclusion of People of Color in Psychedelic-Assisted Psychotherapy: A Review of the literature. BMC Psychiatry, 18, 245.

Michaels, T.I., Ly, M., Wang, L., Molfese, P., Chen, C-M.A. Burke, J.D (2018). Combined Resting State fMRI and EEG Investigation of Irritability. Biological Psychiatry, 83(9), S367.

Michaels, T.I. , Lauren, L.L., Stevenson, I.H., Chrobak, J.J. & Ming, C-M. A. (2018). Effects of chronic ketamine in hippocampal cross-frequency coupling: Implications for schizophrenia pathophysiology. European Journal of Neuroscience. doi:10.1111/ejn.13822

Michaels, T.I. &  Novakovic, V. (2015). Can cannabis cause psychosis? Clinical Neuropharmacology, 38 (2), 61-62.

Michaels, T. & Mervis, J. Gontvkovsky, S. & Goldberg, E. (2014). Understanding dementia and its causes. In S. Gontkovsky (Ed.), The Cognitive Therapeutics Method:Non-pharmacological approaches to slowing the cognitive and functional decline associated with dementia. Palo Alto, CA: Home Care Press.

Bisoglio, J., Michaels, T., Mervis, J. & Ashinoff, B. (2014). Cognitive Enhancement Through  Action Video Game Training: Great Expectations Require Greater Evidence. Frontiers in  Psychology, 9(5),1-6

Khan, A., Lindenmayer, J.P., Kaushik, S., Mortensen, D., Thanju, A., Michaels, T., Jit, R. & McGurk, S.R. (2014). Does the COMT Val108/158met Genotype Predict Cognitive Response to Antipsychotic Pharmacotherapy in Schizophrenia? Biological Psychiatry, 75 (9), S1-S134.

Filipovi, B., Novakovic, V., Starcevic, A., Radonjic N., Malobabic S., Latas, M., Nikolic, V., Aksic, M., Stijak, L., Ilankovic, N., Atanasijevic, T., Radonjic, V., Michaels, T. & Lindenmayer, J.P. (2013). Co-Occurrence of large cavum septum pellucidum and the absence of the adhesio interthalamica in patients with schizophrenia: A post mortem study. Current Psychopharmacology, 2 (2), 177-182.

Scientific Presentations

Hancock, R. & Michaels, T.I. (2019). Automated optimal voxel geometry for MRS. Poster submitted for presentation at the International Society for Magnetic Resonance in Medicine 27th Annual Meeting and Exhibition. Montreal, QC, Canada.

Crawford, M., Michaels, T.I., Gallagher, N., Kanter, J.W., & Williams, M.T. (2018). A Cultural Consensus Modeling Approach to Understanding the Appraisal of Microaggressions. Poster presented at the 2018 Fall Semester Poster Night, University of Connecticut, Department of Psychological Sciences, November 28, 2018, Storrs, CT.

Crawford, M., Michaels, T.I., DeLapp, R. & Williams, M.T. (2018). Race-Based Differences in Student Attitudes Toward Multicultural Coursework. 2018 Fall Semester Poster Night, University of Connecticut, Department of Psychological Sciences, November 28, 2018, Storrs, CT.

Michaels, T.I., Lester III, L., Purdon, J. & Williams, M.T. (2018). Inclusion of People of Color in Randomized Clinical Trials of Ketamine for the Treatment of Depression. Poster accepted for presentation at the African American in Behavior Therapy Poster Session, 52nd Annual Association for Behavioral and Cognitive Therapies Convention, Friday November 16th 2018, Washington, DC.

Crawford, M., Gallagher, N., Michaels, T.I., Oshin, L., Kanter, J.W., & Williams, M.T. (2018). Race based differences in appraising microaggressions. Poster presented at the 32nd Annual Connecticut Psychological Association Convention, October 26, 2018, Haddam, CT.

Crawford, M., Michaels, T.I., DeLapp, R. & Williams, M.T. (2018). Ethnic Identity Moderates Race-Based Differences in Student Attitudes Toward Multicultural Coursework. Poster presented at the 32nd Annual Connecticut Psychological Association Convention, October 26, 2018, Haddam, CT.

Michaels, T.I., Ly, M., Wang, L., Molfese, P., Chen, C.-M., Burke, J.D (2018). Combined Resting State fMRI and EEG Investigation of Irritability. Poster accepted for presentation at the 73rd Annual Meeting of the Society of Biological Psychiatry, May 2018, New York, New York

Michaels, T.I., Ly, M., Molfese, P., Wang, L., Chen, C-M.A., Burke, J. (2017). Default mode network resting state connectivity in Oppositional Defiant Disorder. Poster presented at the Annual Meeting of the Organization for Human Brain Mapping, June 2017, Vancouver, BC, Canada.

Ly, M., Michaels, T.I., Molfese, P., Chen, C-M.A., Wang, L., Burke, J. (2017). Feedback negativity in arithmetic task distinguishes dimensions of ODD. Poster presented at the Annual Meeting of the Organization for Human Brain Mapping, June 2017, Vancouver, BC, Canada.

Michaels, T.I. , Lauren, L.L., Stevenson, I.H., Chrobak, J.J. & Ming, C-M. A. (2016). Effects of chronic ketamine on locomotive speed and phase-amplitude coupling in rat hippocampus. Poster presented at the 46th Annual Meeting of the Society for Neuroscience, November 2016, San Diego, CA.

Michaels, T.I. , Lauren, L.L., Chrobak, J.J. & Ming, C-M. A. (2015). Ketamine induces alternations in neural oscillations and cross-frequency coupling in the rat hippocampus: A Translational model of schizophrenia. Poster presented at the 45th Annual Meeting of the Society for Neuroscience, October 2015, Chicago, IL.

Khan, A., Lindenmayer, J.P., Kaushik, S., Mortensen, D., Thanju, A., Michaels, T., Jit, R. & McGurk, S. (2014). Does the COMT Val108/158met Genotype Predict Cognitive Response to Antipsychotic Pharmacotherapy in Schizophrenia? Poster presented at the Scientific Convention and Meeting of the Society-of-Biological Psychiatry, May 2014, New York, NY.

Gilchrist, M., Michaels, T.I., Foss, S., Howard, M., Werner, E.A., & Monk, C. (2013). Dysfunctional attitudes and personal relationships influence the pathway between trauma and risk of depression in pregnant adolescents. Poster presented at the Society for Research in Child Development biennial meeting, April 2013, Seattle, WA.

Lindenmayer, J.P., McGurk, S.R., Khan, A., Thanju, A., Taufig, Z., Michaels, T., Hoffman, L., Wance, D. & Kaushik, S. (2013). Predictors of improvement for a computerized cognitive remediation in psychiatric inpatients. Poster presented at International Conference on Schizophrenia Research annual meeting, April 2013, Orlando, FL.

Lindenmayer, J.P., McGurk, S.R., Khan, A., & Michaels, T. (2013). Identification of the causal relationships between neurocognition, psychopathology, and functional  outcomes in schizophrenia. Poster presented at NCDEU:Annual Meeting of the  American Society of Clinical Psychopharmacology, May 2013, Hollywood,FL.

Lindenmayer, J.P., McGurk, S.R., Khan, A., & Michaels, T. (2013). Identification of an  Integrated Negative Symptom Factor of the Positive and Negative Syndrome Scale (PANSS) in Schizophrenia.Poster presented at NCDEU: Annual Meeting of the  American Society of Clinical Psychopharmacology, May 2013, Hollywood, FL.

Lindenmayer, J.P., McGurk, S.R., Khan, A., Thanju, A., Michaels, T., Hoffman, L., Kaushik, S. Wance, D., Glover, A., Valdez, G. & Hermann, E. (2013). 10 Years of Cognitive Remediation: An integrative neuroscience program for cognition in schizophrenia. Poster presented at the 2013 Cognitive Remediation in Psychiatry Annual Conference, June 2013, New York, NY.

Khan, A., Rothman, B., Lucic, L., Thanju, A., Taufig, Z., Michaels, T., Ljuri, I., Jit, R., Opler, M. & Yavorsky, C. (2013). The Dynamic Social Cognition Battery (DSCB): A novel scale for utilizing dynamic images to test social cognition in patients with schizophrenia. Poster presented at the 2013 Cognitive Remediation in Psychiatry Annual Conference, June 2013, New York, NY.

Honors and Awards

Doctoral Dissertation Award, The Graduate School, University of Connecticut, Spring 2018

Best Poster Award, 32nd Annual Connecticut Psychological Association Convention, October 2018

Connecticut Institute for Brain and Cognitive Science (IBACS) Brain Research Assistantship in Neuroimaging (IBRAIN) Fellow, 2017-2018

Connecticut Institute for Brain and Cognitive Science (IBACS) Graduate Fellow, Summer 2016

Dean’s List, University of Connecticut, 2014-Present

Dean’s List, Columbia University, 2011-2012

Jeff Metcalf Scholar, University of Chicago, 2004-2006

Dean’s List, University of Chicago, 2004-2006

Past Research Experience

Clinical Research Coordinator
Manhattan Psychiatric Center, Nathan Kline Institute for Psychiatric Research, New York, NY

Neuropsychology Research Associate
Research and Development Team, Monclarity L.L.C.,  New York, NY

Research Assistant
Department of Neuroscience, Columbia University Medical Center, New York, NY

Clinical Research Assistant
Division of Behavioral Medicine, Department of Psychiatry, Columbia University Medical Center ,New York, NY   

Clinical Research Assistant
Division of Translational Imaging, New York State Psychiatric Institute, New York, NY