Dr. Corrigan's Lab
Dr. Corrigan's Lab Group
The following individuals are members of Dr. Corrigan's research lab at the Illinois Institute of Technology. Along with names, a brief description of their current research initiatives is provided. For more information on these individuals, please click on their name below.
Blythe Buchholz: Blythe is a second year doctoral student in clinical and rehabilitation psychology. Her research interests span across three areas: serious mental illness, neurological disorders, and stigma reduction. Blythe is particularly interested in the impact of self-stigma on the achievement of life goals as well as the process of disclosure, or "coming out" with lived experiences. She assisted in developing the Coming Out Proud program, and is currently working on efforts to disseminate and evaluate the program.
J. Konadu Fokuo: Konadu’s research interests are in how mental health pubic stigma and self stigma affect mental illness attribution theories and mental health service utilization for ethnic minorities experiencing symptoms of mental illness. She is also interested in developing culturally sensitive anti-stigma programs.
Drexler James: Drexler is a Psychology and Social Science undergraduate at the Illinois Institute of Technology. His research interest include the stigma of mental illness, and race and gender discrimination, prejudice and stereotyping. More specifically, he is interested in the dynamics of intra-group discrimination and prejudice.
Nev Jones: Nev is currently a third year psychology doctoral student. Her research and advocacy focuses on community-based mental health services, user-provider relationships, service engagement and sociocultural influences on identity and recovery. Nev also has strong research interests in first episode psychosis, early intervention and the international hearing voices movement.
Patrick Michaels: Patrick Michaels is the assistant research director for resource development for the California Center for Dignity, Social Inclusion, and Stigma Elimination. His research interests includes stigma change program assessment and improvement, mental illness recovery, and effective outreach and dissemination strategies.
Janice Parker: As the Assistant Director of Consumer Affairs for the Center on Adherence and Self-Determination, an NIMH-funded Center grant directed by Dr. Corrigan, Janice functions as a liaison between the Center and mental health services consumers and/or people in recovery throughout the Chicagoland area, coordinating participatory action research activities of the center focused on care seeking, service use, and empowerment. Janice is also a member of Dr. Corrigan's research lab at IIT, contributing to the many research projects underway in this lab.
Karina Powell: Karina's current research interests include how attitudes toward people with mental illness are impacted by one's political ideologies and belief system. For the past few years, understanding how the media impacts stigmatizing attitudes has been a focus of Karina's research. She is interested in further exploring the role of neuropsychological profiles in contributing to the efficacy of anti-stigma programs and the impact of subsequent attitude change.
Kristin (Sokol) Kosyluk: Kristin's current research interests span two different areas of inquiry: psychiatric disabilities and intellectual disabilities. Kristin's broader research interests are issues of stigma and empowerment in the lives of individuals with disabilities and approaches to improve the ability of individuals with disabilities to lead meaningful, fulfilling, and self-determined lives. Kristin's research focus on stigma and empowerment has launched her current work on developing and implementing a college campus-based campaign to promote an environment of solidarity and support for students with mental illnesses, and has also inspired her investigation of the impact of stigma on the lives of individuals with intellectual disabilities.