Clinical Psychology

Faculty selected as IPREP mentors
Melissa Cyders, Ph.D.
Melissa Cyders, Ph.D. - Faculty Liaison
Associate Professor, Psychology
Impulsivity Neuroscience (IN) Lab
Licensed Clinical Psychology, HSPP

Tel: 317-274-6752
Email: mcyders@iupui.edu
Office: LD120G
Professor Cyders’ research focuses on the integration of extreme emotional states with impulsive behaviors and the neurocognitive mechanisms that underlie such behaviors. Her research team examines, and seeks to predict, how such tendencies increase likelihood for a wide range of maladaptive risk taking, including alcohol use, drug use, gambling, risky sexual practices, and other clinical diagnoses and problems.
Adam Hirsh, Ph.D.
Adam Hirsh, Ph.D.
Associate Professor of Psychology
Tel: 317-274-6942
Email: athirsh@iupui.edu
Office: LD126M
Professor Hirsh’s research is on the biopsychosocial aspects of pain and functioning in humans. His lab studies providers of pain care, patients with pain, and healthy laypersons. On the provider side, they use computer-simulated patients and environments to identify mechanisms underlying disparities in pain judgments and treatment decisions. On the patient side, they have several projects in local hospitals to better understand psychosocial factors affecting the pain experience of patients and their family. Their work with healthy laypersons uses lab-based quantitative sensory testing to examine how biopsychosocial factors influence pain.
Kyle Minor, Ph.D.
Kyle Minor, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor of Psychology
Tel: 317-274-2933
Email: ksminor@iupui.edu
Office: LD120C
Professor Minor’s laboratory focuses on identifying clinical risk markers of psychosis and implementing interventions for individuals at risk for or diagnosed with schizophrenia-spectrum disorders. The long-term goals of his research are to develop instruments that accurately assess psychotic symptoms and create interventions to improve the lives of people with psychosis.
Catherine Mosher, Ph.D.
Catherine Mosher, Ph.D.
Associate Professor of Psychology
Tel: 317-274-6769
Email: cemosher@iupui.edu
Office: LD126E
Professor Mosher and her laboratory focus on the development and evaluation of psychosocial interventions to improve the physical and psychological adjustment of cancer patients and their family caregivers. Current projects include randomized trials of telephone-delivered interventions to reduce symptom interference in metastatic breast cancer patients and improve mental health outcomes in advanced gastrointestinal cancer patients and their family caregivers.
Michelle Salyers, Ph.D.
Michelle Salyers, Ph.D.
Professor, Psychology
Director, Clinical Psychology Program
Director, ACT Center of Indiana
Affiliated Scientist, Regenstrief Institute, Inc.

Tel: 317-274-2904
Email: mpsalyer@iupui.edu
Office: LD126N
Professor Salyers’ laboratory studies psychiatric rehabilitation, focusing on adults with severe mental illnesses and the people who serve them. The lab has been developing and testing interventions designed to help consumers become active collaborators in illness management and making decisions with treatment providers. The lab also develops and tests interventions to help clinical providers reduce professional burnout and be more engaged in their work. In addition to research. the laboratory provides training and consultation, measures program fidelity and consumer outcomes, and works with policy makers to help establish funding that will encourage evidence-based practice.
Jesse Stewart, Ph.D.
Jesse Stewart, Ph.D.
Associate Professor, Psychology
Affiliated Scientist, Indiana University Center for Aging Research
Affiliated Research Scientist, Regenstrief Institute
Member, Indiana University Center for Diabetes and Metabolic Diseases

Tel: 317-274-6761
Email: jstew@iupui.edu
Office: LD100E
The mission of Professor Stewart's laboratory is to develop new approaches to preventing cardiovascular disease (CVD) and the related diseases of diabetes and obesity. Professor Stewart and his collaborators and mentees strive to reduce CVD morbidity, mortality, and costs by identifying and treating psychosocial risk factors for CVD, diabetes, and obesity. Specifically, they conduct (a) epidemiologic and mechanistic research to elucidate psychosocial risk factors for these diseases and their underlying mechanisms and (b) intervention research to evaluate whether treating psychosocial factors reduces the risk of these diseases.
Tamika Zapolski, Ph.D.
Tamika Zapolski, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor of Psychology
Tel: 317-274-2934
Email: tzapolsk@iupui.edu
Office: LD126K
Dr. Zapolski's program of research focuses on risk for substance use and other health behaviors among African Americans. She examines the interactive effect of cultural variables (e.g., discrimination, racial socialization, racial identity) on biological, individual level (e.g., personality, expectancies, perceptions of risk), interpersonal (e.g., parental/peer support, parent/peer substance use, drug use beliefs), and environmental (e.g., access to drugs, school support, neighborhood disorganization) factors to better understand drug choice, course of use and consequences among African American youth.
Post-Baccalaureate Research Education Program
IUPUI
Office of the Vice Chancellor for Research
755 W. Michigan Street
University Library, UL 1140
Indianapolis, IN 46202-5159
Tel:317-274-2877
Fax:317-274-1024
Email:IPREP@iupui.edu
Hours: Monday-Friday, 9:00 A.M.-5:00 P.M.