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Lisa Cruz

Research Assistant
Curriculum Vitae

Lisa is primarily working on an fMRI study investigating the neural mechanisms underlying perceptual organization in schizophrenia and bipolar disorder. Additionally, she is the RA for a pilot study examining whether EEG/TCS can improve visual-cognitive deficits in schizophrenia. She also assists with a study that examines cognitive deficits in schizophrenia as part of the Cognitive Neuroscience Task Reliability & Clinical Applications Consortium (CNTRACS), as well as a study that utilizes attention shaping procedures as a treatment tool for schizophrenia.

Prior to working with the DSR, she was a Clinical Research Intern at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center and Harvard Medical School in Boston, MA. There, she had both clinical and research duties at the Center for Early Detection, Assessment, and Response to Risk clinic which focused on clinical high risk for psychosis, and the Prevention and Recovery in Early Psychosis program which focused on first episode psychosis. She was simultaneously an RA for Harvard’s Evolutionary Psychology lab and took graduate courses at Harvard University.


Lisa received her BA in Psychology from Stony Brook University, where she was an RA for a child psychopathology study. Outside of work, she enjoys yoga, photography, traveling, and hiking.

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