Jill Del Pozzo
Research Teaching Specialist
Jill received an M.A. in Clinical Psychology from Columbia University in 2012 and a B.A. from Seton Hall University in 2010. Currently, Jill is a Research Teaching Specialist for the Division of Schizophrenia Research at Rutgers University Behavioral HealthCare where she is working on several projects. Jill is the research coordinator for a study testing the effectiveness of Narrative Enhancement and Cognitive Therapy (NECT) in reducing internalized stigma in schizophrenia and for a pilot study assessing developmental, clinical, cognitive, and demographic characteristics of psychiatric patients with a serious mental illness and a recent history of violent behavior. Aside from working on this pilot study, Jill’s main focus is on a new study focusing on substance abuse prevention for at-risk youth with conduct disorder in NJ school systems. Additionally, Jill also works on an fMRI study looking at how schizophrenia and bipolar disorder change the ability to visually perceive objects. Beginning in the fall, Jill will begin work on a study focusing on high-risk adolescents experiencing the prodromal phase of psychosis.
Jill's research interests are varied and include schizophrenia and first episode psychosis, the prodrome, risk factors for psychosis, juvenile and adult violence risk assessment/management, psychopathy, antisocial personality, and Autism Spectrum Disorders and their association with the schizophrenia spectrum.