ForandNicholasAssistant Professor-Clinical of Psychiatry

Assistant Professor of Psychology

College of Medicine
Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Health

1670 Upham Drive
Columbus, OH 43210

General Research: Dr. Forand focuses on personalized medicine approaches to treating depression. Specifically, he develops cost-effective predictive tools to identify individuals who would benefit from cognitive behavioral psychotherapy for depression. This work draws on standard psychological assessments as well as on novel neurocognitive assessments using pupilometry and EEG. Work to date at Ohio Statehas focused on the use of computerized, Internet-delivered cognitive behavioral therapy, which is an effective, low-cost and “low-intensity” treatment for depression, that has the potential to vastly increase access to empirically supported psychotherapy for depression.

Research/Clinical Interests: Depression, psychiatry

Research Techniques: Neurocognitive assessments using pupilometry and EEG

Current Research Projects: Dr. Forand is currently engaged in a pilot study funded by the CCTS KL2 career development award to study predictors of response to computerized CBT for depression, including prefrontal regulatory control indexed by pupillary responses. This study will also pilot a brief EEG assessment using an inexpensive consumer grade EEG device. Dr. Forand is engaged in several other collaborations with researchers in the Ohio State Department of Psychology as well as with researchers at other universities.

Active Funding: OSU/KL2 Career Development Award, The Ohio State University Center for Clinical and Translational Science, NCCIH

PubMed articles

Current Staff/Lab Members:
Research Assistant: Jason Feinberg, BA
Undergraduate volunteers: Emily Graydon, Lola Gollapuddy

Education and Training:
PhD: Clinical Psychology, American University

Postgraduate Education/Training: 
Postdoctoral Researcher: Department of Psychology, University of Pennsylvania

Editorial Activities:
2010-present: Behavior Therapist, Associate Editor
2014-present: Behavior Therapy, Editorial Board

2004 - 2008 Department of Psychology Graduate Fellowship. American University Department of Psychology
2006 Graduate Student Mellon Award
2010 Faculty Council Award for Significant Contribution to Research on Internship, New York Presbyterian Hospital/Weill Cornell Medical Center Faculty Council

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