Research Area: Clinical Science
Schizophrenia Spectrum Disorders; Cross-Cultural Validity; Racial/Ethnic Trauma
My research interests broadly include addressing disparities in the measurement and diagnosis of schizophrenia spectrum disorders in people of different ethnic and racial backgrounds. I hope to use a multimethod approach in:
a) identifying risk (e.g. trauma) and resilience (e.g. ethnic identity) factors for ethnically diverse populations with schizophrenia spectrum disorders, particularly for Middle Eastern and North African (MENA) populations.
b) treating the attenuated symptoms of psychosis through developing culturally valid assessments and interventions.
- Rbeiz, K. S., Clark, H. E., Kemp, K. C., Bathery, A. J., Monette, M. A., Barrantes-Vidal, N., & Kwapil, T. R. (2021). The association of multidimensional schizotypy with symptoms and impairment across racial groups. Personality and Mental Health, 1– 11. https://doi.org/10.1002/pmh.1528
- Kwapil, T. R., Clark, H. E., Rbeiz, K. S., Bathery, A. J., Kemp, K. C., & Barrantes-Vidal, N. (2021, April 15). Association of Positive, Negative, and Disorganized Schizotypy With Cluster A, Borderline, and Avoidant Personality Disorders and Traits. Personality Disorders: Theory, Research, and Treatment. Advance online publication. http://dx.doi.org/10.1037/per0000488
2021, Russell G. Hamilton Scholar, Vanderbilt University
2020, Summar Cum Laude, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
2019, The Phi Beta Kappa Society, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign