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Chi Chan, Ph.D.

Dr. Chan is the Director of the Advanced Fellowship in Mental Illness Research and Treatment at the VISN 2 MIRECC and Assistant Professor of Psychiatry at the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai. She is a New York State licensed psychologist. Dr. Chan received her PhD in Clinical Psychology from the University of Central Florida, completed her doctoral internship at UCLA Semel Institute for Neuroscience and Human Behavior, and completed her postdoctoral fellowship at the VISN 2 MIRECC.

Dr. Chan's research focuses on understanding the neuro-, social-, and meta-cognitive processes and corresponding neural mechanisms that are associated with severe mental illness, particularly psychotic spectrum disorders. She is interested in the implications of these cognitive processes on clinical symptoms and everyday functioning. Dr. Chan uses behavioral, neuropsychological, and neuroimaging methods to better understand brain-behavior relationships that can inform evidence-based treatments for severe mental illness. Dr. Chan also has interest in well-being among constituents of academic institutions; she serves as the Mental Health Advisor for the Office of Well-Being and Resilience at the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai.

Research Interests

Severe mental illness, psychosis, cognition, functional outcome, neuroimaging, neurophysiology


Administrative supplement to Longitudinal Neuroimaging and Neurocognitive Assessment of Risk and Protective Factors Across the Schizophrenia Spectrum. (2021-2024).
Role: Co-Investigator. Funding source: NIMH

Cognitive Mediators and Moderators of Functional Outcome in Schizophrenia. (2017-2018).
Role: Principal Investigator. Funding source: VA.

Publications (Selected)

A full list of Dr. Chan's publications can be found here.

Salgari, GC, Potts, GF, Schmidt, J, Chan, CC, Spencer, CC, & Bedwell, JS. Event-related potentials to rare visual targets and negative symptoms severity in a transdiagnostic psychiatric sample. Clinical Neurophysiology, 2021.

Kaplan, C. A., Chan, CC, Feingold, J. H., Kaye-Kauderer, H., Pietrzak, R. H., Peccoralo, L., Feder, A., Southwick, S., Charney, D., Burka, L., Basist, M., Ripp, J., & Akhtar, S. Psychological consequences among residents and fellows during the COVID-19 pandemic in New York City: Implications for targeted interventions. Academic Medicine, 2021.

Chan, CC, Bulbena-Cabré, A, Rutter, S, Benavides, C, McClure, MM, Calabrese, W, Rosell, DR, Koenigsberg, HW, Goodman, M, New, AS, Hazlett, EA, & Perez-Rodriguez, MM. Comparison of self-report and clinician-rated schizotypal traits in schizotypal personality disorder and community controls. Schizophrenia Research, 2019.

Chan, CC, Shanahan, M, Ospina, LH, Larsen, EM, & Burdick, KE Premorbid adjustment trajectories in schizophrenia and bipolar disorder: A transdiagnostic cluster analysis. Psychiatry Research, 2019.

Chan, CC, Szeszko, PR, Wong, E, Tang, CY, Kelliher, C, Penner, JD, Perez-Rodriguez, MM, Rosell, DR, McClure, M, Roussos, P, New, AN, Siever, LJ, & Hazlett, EA. Frontotemporal cortical volume, white matter tract integrity, and hemispheric asymmetry in schizotypal personality disorder. Schizophrenia Research, 2018.



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