Post-Doctoral Fellows

Brian Anderson

Brian is a resident physician in the Department of Psychiatry at the University of California San Francisco. He earned his MD at Stanford University. He also has an MSc in Biomedicine, Biotechnology and Society from the London School of Economics, and a BA in Biochemistry with a minor in Latin American and Latino Studies from the University of Pennsylvania. He speaks English, Spanish and Portuguese. Since 2005 he has conducted ethnographic research with different communities of drug users, including migrant Mexican communities in the United States, the Uniao do Vegetal ayahuasca religion in Brazil, cognitive enhancer users in the UK, and mutual aid groups for addiction recovery in Mexico. In the BAND Lab Brian is working on a clinical trial of psilocybin-assisted group therapy for existential distress in palliative care patients.

 

Craig L. Anderson

Craig received his PhD in Social and Personality Psychology from the University of California, Berkeley.  Broadly interested in emotions and emotion regulation, one of his favorite specific research topics is the emotion of awe.   In his studies on awe he has used a diverse array of methods including behavior coding, autonomic physiology, neuroendocrinology, genetics, peer-report, and diary approaches.  Craig’s favorite study to date examined how time outdoors generally, and the emotion of awe specifically, impact people’s well-being in both youth from underserved communities and military veterans who went white-water rafting. In the BAND lab, Craig supervises data collection on a project examining how administration of oxytocin impacts team cohesion and performance in groups of three. In his spare time Craig enjoys spending time in nature. 

Tim Campellone

 

Tim received his PhD in Clinical Science from the University of California, Berkeley and completed his predoctoral internship at the Seattle VA. Tim is currently a Psychosis/Dementia MIRECC postdoctoral fellow at the SFVAMC. His research focuses on identifying mechanisms that cause and maintain motivational impairment in people with schizophrenia and other serious mental illnesses, with a particular focus on social motivation. Tim's work is also focused on using mobile technology to assess and deliver interventions to enhance social-emotional functioning in real-world contexts. In the BAND lab, Tim is working on developing an objective, multi-modal assessment platform for measuring social-emotional behavior in people with and without mental health problems. When not in the lab, Tim enjoys hiking, eating delicious food, and spending time with his wife as well as their dog Penny.

 

 

Lize De Coster, PhD

 

Lize received her PhD in Experimental Psychology and Social Neuroscience at Ghent University in Belgium in 2014, with a focus on the neuroscience of self-other representational mechanisms, mimicry, and empathy for pain. She is currently a postdoctoral research fellow at the BAND lab working on the imaging projects investigating social cognition in patients with schizophrenia, and the cohesion project. In her free time, Lize enjoys dancing, and moving and being moved in all its forms.

 Tyler Morrison, MD, MAS

 

 

 

 

Tyler was born and raised in Washington, DC. He received both his MAS in Clinical Research and his MD from the University of California, San Diego, and is currently a psychiatry resident at UCSF. He conducted research at the National Cancer Institute as as CRTA scholar, and later explored the role of trauma-related guilt in veterans with co-occuring PTSD and alcohol use disorder at the VA San Diego Healthcare System (VASDHS). In his free time, he likes to surf, snowboard, sing, paint, and travel.  

 

 Adrienne van Nieuwenhuizen, MD

 

Adrienne van Nieuwenhuizen received her medical degree from the University of Cambridge and then completed a two year position as an academic foundation doctor in the National Health Service in England.  During that time, she worked on a neuroimaging study investigating predictors of recovery for depressed adolescents receiving psychological treatments. She is currently a research scholar in the BAND lab, where she is working on a neuroimaging study of oxytocin therapy and negative symptoms in schizophrenia. In her free time, Adrienne enjoys exploring San Francisco and offering her patronage to all the food trucks she can find.