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Tatiana Baxter

Graduate Student
Research Area: Clinical Science


Studying cross-cultural differences in psychosis / schizophrenia, with a focus on disruptions in sense of self and emotional embodiment.

Tatiana completed her BA at Vanderbilt University in 2018 with majors in Psychology, Spanish, and History (European concentration). In recognition of her prior scholastic accomplishments, Tatiana was selected as a Provost's Graduate Fellow and is recognized as a Russell G. Hamilton Scholar.

She is interested in examining cultural differences in the etiology and symptomology of psychosis and schizophrenia through the analysis of written narratives and language, particularly in the Latino community. Tatiana also endeavors to better understand emotional disturbances and disruptions in sense of self in individuals with schizophrenia and those at-risk for developing psychosis, in hopes of helping develop clinical interventions that can improve quality of life for these populations.

She is grateful to have the support of many, especially her constant companion and rescue dog, Jagger, who she has been training as a therapy dog.

Lab Website

Representative Publications

Peer-Reviewed Publications
  • Park, S., & Baxter, T. (2022). Schizophrenia in the flesh: Revisiting schizophrenia as a disorder of the bodily self. Schizophrenia research, S0920-9964(21)00515-6. Advance online publication. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.schres.2021.12.031
  • Lee, H.S., Hong, S.J., Baxter, T., Scott, J., Shenoy, S., Buck, L., Bodenheimer, B., Park, S. (2021). Altered peripersonal space and the bodily self in schizophrenia: A virtual reality study. Schizophrenia Bulletin47(4), 927-937. https://doi.org/10.1093/schbul/sbab024
  • Lee, H.S., Dean, D., Baxter, T., Griffith, T., Park, S. (2020). Deterioration of mental health despite successful control of the COVID-19 pandemic in South Korea. Psychiatry Research295, 113570. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.psychres.2020.113570
  • Dean, D., Tso, I.F., Giersch, A., Lee, H.S., Baxter, T., Griffith, T., Song, L., Park, S. (2020). Cross-Cultural comparisons of psychosocial distress in the USA, South Korea, France, and Hong Kong during the initial phase of COVID-19. Psychiatry Research, 295, 113539. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.psychres.2020.113593
  • Baxter, T., Lee, H.S., Torregrossa, L., Kim, S., Park, S. (2020). An exploratory study of automated linguistic analysis of social narratives in schizophrenia. Schizophrenia Bulletin, 46(Supplement 1), S222-S223.
Conference Presentations

2022
  • Shenoy, S., Baxter, T., Park, S. (2022, May). Cross-cultural comparisons of mental health & loneliness among English and Spanish speakers during COVID-19. Poster presented at the annual Association for Psychological Science (APS) Convention.
  • Baxter, T., Shenoy, S., Griffith, T., Lee, H.S., Rivas-Baxter, A., Park, S. (2022, April). Comparing psychosis risk during COVID in Hispanic/Latino Americans, Non-Hispanic/Latino Americans, and Hispanic/Latinos living in Latin and Central American countries. Poster presented at the 2022 congress of the Schizophrenia International Research Society (SIRS).
  • Park, S., & Baxter, T. (2022, April). Felt Presence and Out-Of-Body Experience in Relation to Psychosis-Risk: Is There Anybody Out There, or Am I Out There? Symposium presented at the 2022 congress of the Schizophrenia International Research Society (SIRS).
  • Felsenheimer, A., Baxter, T., Park, S. (2022, April). When virtual reality becomes real: Characteristics of felt presence among individuals at high risk for psychosis. Poster presented at the 2022 congress of the Schizophrenia International Research Society (SIRS).
  • Lee, H.S., Buck, L., Baxter, T., Shenoy, S., Bodenheimer, B., Park, S. (2022, April). Effects of perceived social threat on self-other boundary in schizophrenia: A virtual reality (VR) study of peripersonal space. Poster presented at the 2022 congress of the Schizophrenia International Research Society (SIRS).
  • Rosen, C., Park, S., Baxter, T., Tufano, M. (2022, April). The metaphysics of sensed presence, sense of self, and transliminality: At the threshold of consciousness. Symposium presented at the 2022 congress of the Schizophrenia International Research Society (SIRS).
2021
  • Baxter, T., Griffith, T., Diakhate, H., Martinez, C.E., Corrada, G., Park, S. (2021, November). A comparative linguistic analysis of narratives produced by individuals at high- vs. low-risk for psychosis during COVID-19. Poster presented at the 2021 Vanderbilt Kennedy Center Science Day.
  • Baxter, T., Griffith, T., Diakhate, H., Martinez, C.E., Corrada, G., Park, S. (2021, April). A comparative linguistic analysis of narratives produced by individuals at high- vs. low-risk for psychosis during COVID-19. Poster presented at the 2021 congress of the Schizophrenia International Research Society (SIRS).
  • Griffith, T., Baxter, T., Kim, I., Shenoy, S., Park, S. (2021, April). Ethnic disparities in psychosis proneness and mental health risk factors during the COVID-19 pandemic. Poster presented at the 2021 congress of the Schizophrenia International Research Society (SIRS).
  • Torregrossa, L., Baxter, T., Park, S. Bodily Disturbances and the sensitivity to Rubber Hand Illusion in the schizotypy spectrum. Poster presented at the 2021 congress of the Schizophrenia International Research Society (SIRS).
  • Gizdic, A., Baxter, T., Barrantes-Vidal, N., Park, S. (2021, April). The role of loneliness in psychosis-proneness during COVID-19: Preliminary findings from Croatia. Poster presented at the 2021 congress of the Schizophrenia International Research Society (SIRS).
  • Felsenheimer, A., Rapp, A., Baxter, T., Griffith, T., Lee, H.S., Park, S. (2021, April). ‘They’ are not always friends: Social (de-)connectedness in narratives, social contacts and loneliness and its longitudinal impact on schizotypal traits during the COVID-19 pandemic. Poster presented at the 2021 congress of the Schizophrenia International Research Society (SIRS).
2020
  • Baxter, T., Lee, H.S., Torregrossa, L., Kim, S., Park, S. An exploratory study of automated linguistic analysis of social narratives in schizophrenia. Schizophrenia Bulletin, 2020;46(Supplement 1): S222-S223. Poster presented at the 2020 congress of the Schizophrenia International Research Society (SIRS).

Honors

Selected as Provost's Graduate Fellow in Fall 2021.

Recognized as as a Russell G. Hamilton Scholar.

Awards

'Best Plain Language Presentation': Vanderbilt Kennedy Center Science Day (November 5, 2021)