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Seeking people who are:

  • 15-35 years old
  • English-Speaking
  • Having psychotic-like experiences such as unusual thoughts, suspiciousness, or perceptual disturbances that have bothered them or interfered with their functioning.

This study involves:

  • Interviews and games: Computer games, pen-and-paper tasks, and audio-recorded interview
  • Brain Imaging (MRI): At rest, and while listening to stories or looking at faces
  • Brain Wave Testing: EEG while listening to sounds
  • Blood Draw

Cheryl Corcoran, MD, is an Associate Professor of Psychiatry and the Program Leader in Psychosis Risk at the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai.

Recent Publications

Corcoran CM, Carrillo F, Fernández-Slezak D, Bedi G, Klim C, Javitt DC, Bearden CE, Cecchi GA. (2018). Prediction of psychosis across protocols and risk cohorts using automated language analysis. World Psychiatry, 17(1):67-75.

Redman SL, Corcoran CM, Kimhy D, Malaspina D. (2017). Effects of early trauma on psychosis development in clinical high-risk individuals and stability of trauma assessment across studies: a review. Arch Psychol (Chic.).

Crump FM, Arndt L, Grivel M, Horga G, Corcoran CM, Brucato G, Girgis RR. (2017). Attenuated first-rank symptoms and conversion to psychosis in a clinical high-risk cohort. Early Interv Psychiatry.

Colibazzi T, Yang Z, Horga G, Chao-Gan Y, Corcoran CM, Klahr K, Brucato G, Girgis R, Abi-Dargham A, Milham MP, Peterson BS. (2017). Aberrant temporal connectivity in persons at clinical high risk for psychosis. Biol Psychiatry Cogn Neurosci Neuroimaging, 2(8):696-705.

Corcoran, CM & Cecchi, GA. (2017). Computational approaches to behavior analysis in psychiatry. Neuropsychopharmacology, 43(1): 225-226.

Corcoran CM, Stoops A, Lee M, Martinez A, Sehatpour P, Dias EC, Javitt DC. (2017). Developmental trajectory of mismatch negativity and visual event-related potentials in healthy controls: implications for neurodevelopmental vs. neurodegenerative models of schizophrenia. Schizophr Res, 191:101-108.

Corcoran, CM. (2017). Taking care of the careers: support for families of persons with early psychosis. World Psychiatry, 16(3):267-268.

Vadhan NP, Corcoran CM, Bedi G, Keilp JG, Haney M. (2017). Acute effects of smoked marijuana in marijuana smokers at clinical high-risk for psychosis: A preliminary study. Psychiatry Res., 257:372-374.

Poe SL, Brucato G, Bruno N, Arndt LY, Ben-David S, Gill KE, Colibazzi T, Kantrowitz JT, Corcoran CM, Girgis RR. (2017). Sleep disturbances in individuals at clinical high risk for psychosis. Psychiatry Res., 249:240-243.


Shaynna Herrera, PhD
Project Director

Zarina Bilgrami
Project Coordinator

Cansu Sarac
Clinical Research Coordinator

Riaz Shaik, PhD
Postdoctoral Fellow

Contact Us: 

Location: 1399 Park Ave Suite 304
Phone: 212-659-1789