Our Team

Lab Director: Erin Hazlett, PhD, Research Professor, Psychiatry
Dr. Hazlett is a Professor (Research Track) in the Department of Psychiatry and Director of the Cognitive Psychophysiology Laboratory. She is also a member of the Department of Neuroscience Training Faculty. Dr. Hazlett is Principal Investigator on grants from the NIMH, the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs, and the Department of Defense. She has received Young Investigator and Independent Investigator Awards from the Brain and Behavior Research Foundation (formerly NARSAD). Her work has been featured on the cover of three international journals (Biological Psychiatry, The American Journal of Psychiatry, and Brain Research). Professor Hazlett is a member of the Association for Psychological Research, Society for Psychophysiological Research, and the Society for Research in Psychopathology.

King-Wai Chu, PhD, Image Analyst
Dr. Chu has been working with Dr. Hazlett for the past 8 years. Dr. Chu is an expert in imaging processing of structural MRI, functional MRI, DTI and FDG-PET data. He has expertise in a variety of software packages used for neuroimaging data analysis including SPM, FSL, AFNI, Brain Voyager, E-Prime and DTI-Studio. He performs quality assurance upon image acquisition followed by image processing and analysis. He ensures that reliable data is acquired, optimizing signal-to-noise ratio for the key regions of interest in various research studies. Dr. Chu also maintains in-house software that Dr. Hazlett and her team use to trace regions of interest on structural MRI.

Nick Fernandez, MA, Clinical Research Coordinator
Nick graduated from Wake Forest University in 2009 with a BA in psychology and earned his MA in psychology at New York University in 2012. He has been working in Dr. Hazlett’s Lab since 2011. He is primarily responsible for the psychophysiology components of Dr. Hazlett’s grants, which include both affective startle and prepulse inhibition (PPI) paradigms on a variety of psychiatric patients. He plans on pursing a Ph.D. in clinical psychology.

Cognitive Psychophysiology Lab
Mental Illness Research, Education, and Clinical Research Center (MIRECC)
James J. Peters VA Medical Center
Bronx, NY
Tel: 718-584-9000 x3634
E-mail: nicolas.g.fernandez@mssm.edu

Jeanine Kolaitis, MA, Clinical Research Coordinator
Jeanine received her BA in Psychology and English from the University of Michigan and is currently working towards her MA degree in Psychology at New York University. She has been working for Dr. Hazlett since 2011. Jeanine is primarily working on Dr. Hazlett’s 4-year VA MERIT study, “Selecting Best Treatment for Veterans with Schizophrenia,” which uses fMRI and psychophysiological measures as potential predictors of treatment response. She plans on pursuing a Ph.D. in clinical psychology.

Cognitive Psychophysiology Lab
Mental Illness Research, Education, and Clinical Research Center (MIRECC)
James J. Peters VA Medical Center
Bronx, NY
Tel: 718-584-9000 x3635
E-mail: jeanine.kolaitis@mssm.edu

Kim Goldstein, MA, Doctoral Student
Kim received her BA from Princeton in English. She is currently a doctoral student in clinical psychology at Temple University in Philadelphia working on her dissertation in Dr. Hazlett’s Lab. Kim has 12 peer-reviewed publications from work with Dr. Hazlett and she is first-author on two of them. Kim also has a publication with Dr. Lauren Alloy who is her clinical psychology mentor at Temple. Her dissertation focuses on emotion dysregulation and intergrity of the cingulum (anterior and posterior) in borderline personality disorder. Specificially, she is examining volume with structural MRI and white-matter integrity with diffusion tensor imaging.

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Cognitive Psychophysiology Laboratory
Department of Psychiatry
Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai Mental Illness Research, Education, and Clinical Center (MIRECC)
James J. Peters VA Medical Center (Mount Sinai affiliate)
Bronx, NY