Xiao Yang


M.S., University of Connecticut, 2019, Clinical Psychology

M.A., Teachers College, Columbia University, 2015, Clinical Psychology

B.S.,  Sun Yat-sen University, 2013,  Mathematics and Computational Science


Yang, X., Palmer, A., Bi, J., Johannesen, J., Kegeles, L., & Chen, C-M. (under review). 1-norm Support Vector Machine on single-trail EEG and ECG data to identify features of central and automatic nervous system in healthy participants with ketamine. International Journal of Neuropsychopharmacology.

Mozeiko, J., Yang, X. (2018). Increased connectivity following intensive reading and language treatment for mild chronic aphasia. Aphasiology. 32, 150-152

Cyr, M., Yang, X., Horga, G., Marsh, R., Deficient Fronto-Striatal Activation As an Early Bio-Marker for Bulimia Nervosa (2018). Human Brain Mapping. 39(4), 1796-1804

Margolis, A., Davis, K., Pao, L., Yang, X., Tau, G., Wang, Z., Zhao, G., Marsh, R., Verbal-Spatial IQ Discrepancies Impact Brain Activation Associated With The Resolution Of Cognitive Conflict (2016). Developmental Science. 21(2), 12550.


Oral Presentations: 

Yang, X., Stabile, M., & Elliott, C. (2021). Implementation of inpatient neurobehavioral rehabilitation services during the COVID-19 pandemic. To be presented at the workshop of the Connecticut Psychology Association Annual Conference, October 2021, New Haven, CT.

Yang, X., Palmer, A., Kegeles, L.S., Rodriguez, C., Bi, J., Johannesen, J.K., & Chen, C-M. (2017). 1-norm support vector machine on single-trial EEG and ECG data to identify neural oscillatory features in the ketamine model for schizophrenia. Presented at the nano-symposium of the 47th annual meeting of the Society for Neuroscience, October 2017, Washington, DC.


Li, C., Zeng, X., Yang, X., Zhu, C., Neugroschl, J., Aloysi, A., Cai, D., Martin, J., Sewell, M., Loizos, M., Greenberg, J., Xu, M., Evans, K., Pun, K., Tocco, K., Ardolino, A., Meuser, C., Sheppard, F., Gamino, J., Velasco S., & Sano, M. (2021, July). Subjective cognitive complaints in Chinese- and English-speaking older adults. Poster presented by Xiao Yang at the Alzheimer’s Association International Conference (AAIC), https://onlinexperiences.com/scripts/Server.nxp.

Yang, X.,  So., R, Steffen-Allen, F., Michaels, T., Ly, M., Peters, E., & Chen, C-M. (2021, June). Processing speed as the most sensitive neuropsychological indicator of white matter structural change in Schizophrenia. Poster presented at the 19th Annual conference of American Academy of Clinical Neuropsychology (AACN) https://theaacn.org/conference-2021/poster-session/.

Yang, X., & Casey, BJ. (2019, July). Prediction of cognitive control ability using resting state cortico-subcortical connectivity. Poster presented at Organization of Human Brain Mapping Annual Meeting, Rome, Italy

Mozeiko, J, & Yang, X. (2018, September). Increased Connectivity Corresponds with Behavioral Change Following Intensive Reading and Language Treatment for Mild, Chronic Aphasia. Poster presented at the 18th International Aphasia Rehabilitation Conference (IARC), Aveiro, Portugal.

Coelho, C., Yang, X., & Mozeiko, J. (2017, November). Changes in functional connectivity following intensive prosody treatment for Apraxia of speech. Poster presented at 9th annual meeting of the Society for Neurobiology of Language (SNL), Baltimore, MD.

Cyr, M., Yang, X., Horga, G., & Marsh, R. (2016, October). Deficient fronto-striatal activation as an early biomarker for Bulimia Nervosa. Poster presented at the 63rd annual meeting of American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry (AACAP), New York, NY.

Marsh, R., Horga G., He, X., Wang, Z., Stefan M., Yang, X., Fontaine, M., Zhao, G., & Terranova, K. (2015, October). A longitudinal MRI study of adolescents with bulimia nervosa. Poster presented at the 70th annual meeting of the Society of Biological Psychiatry (SOBP), Toronto, Canada.

Marsh, R., Stefan, M., Wang. Z., Yang, X., Terranova, K., & Steinberg, E. (2015, December). Structural and functional brain development in adolescents with Bulimia Nervosa. Poster presented at the American College of Neuropsychopharmacology (ACNP), Miami, FL.

Yang, X., Deficient activation within fronto-parietal circuits in adolescents with bulimia nervosa. Awarded Integrative Project showcase, Teachers College, Columbia University. May, 2015


2019   Graduate School Travel Award, UConn   |   2021,2020, 2019, 2018, 2017   Doctoral Student Travel Award, UConn  |   2018   Grant Writing Fellowship and Award, the CT Institute for the Brain and Cognitive Sciences   |   2019, 2017   Outstanding Graduate Teaching, UConn Graduate School |   2015   Integrative Project Award, Columbia University |   2013   Outstanding Coursework Award, Sun Yet-sen University