Psychology Major’s Research Accepted for Publication

Mara Richman presents work on mental health and the drug court system
Mara Richman ’15 presents work on mental health and the drug court system.

Psychology major Mara Richman ’15 is second author on a paper selected for publication. The paper is titled “Neurocognitive Functioning in Patients with 22q11.2 Deletion Syndrome: A Meta-Analytic Review,” and it will be featured in an upcoming issue in the Journal of the Academy of Adolescent and Child Psychiatry. Co-authors include Paul Moberg, Ph.D.; Chelsea Morse, M.S.; Vidyaluta Kamath, Ph.D.; Ruben Gur, Ph.D.; and Racquel Gur, M.D., Ph.D. Last fall Richman studied and worked under the research supervision of Moberg at the University Of Pennsylvania (Philadelphia) Perelman School Of Medicine’s Schizophrenia Research Center.

Richman’s research has prompted her to become further involved in mental health and psychology research. This summer she is doing work at a summer research institute at the University of South Florida (Tampa). She was selected from a field of 200 people to attend the institute. Her research there (under the mentorship of Kathleen Moore, Ph.D., and Blake Barrett, M.S.P.H.) focuses on co-occurring mental health disorders in the drug court system. Titled “Findings from a drug court program of female offenders with co-occurring disorders,” her work has been presented twice this summer at conferences and will be revised for publication this fall.