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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.

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Representative Publications

  • 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 Bulletin, 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 Research, 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, https://doi.org/10.1016/j.psychres.2020.113593
Conference Presentations
  • 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).
  • 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.