John is a 3rd year graduate student, working under the mentorship of William Hetrick and Joshua Brown. After graduating from High Point University, John spent two years working in the Positive Emotion & Psychopathology and Clinical Neuroscience Labs at Yale and Colorado University. He is interested in using neuroimaging techniques (e.g. fMRI, DTI) to study the neural correlates of aberrant decision-making and reward processing in clinical and non-clinical samples. His current projects include:

  1. Discriminating Formal Representations of Risk in Anterior Cingulate Cortex and Inferior Frontal Gyrus
  2. Differential Responses in the Anterior Cingulate Cortex for Predictions of Potential Reward Outcomes
  3. Risk Formalisms and Decision-Making in Schizophrenia
  4. An Investigation of White Connectivity Properties in Schizophrenia-Spectrum Disorders via Graph Theory Analysis

During his time at IU, John has been supported under the following grants and awards:

He has also received honorable mention from the National Science Foundation's Graduate Research Fellowship Program (NSF GRFP).

In his spare time, John enjoys opera and being active.