Danielle Schlosser, PhD
Principal Investigator/Assistant Professor of Psychiatry
Dr. Danielle Schlosser is an Assistant Professor and Clinical Psychologist in the Department of Psychiatry at UCSF. The focus of her research is on harnessing digital health strategies and the latest behavioral neuroscience of motivation to improve the lives of young people living with schizophrenia. Dr. Schlosser is the PI of an NIMH, Career Development Award, which is focused on developing an intervention strategy to robustly improve psychosocial and health functioning in recently diagnosed schizophrenia patients. The DRIVES lab also received two, UCSF CTSI grants and an NIH R34 grant to fund the development and feasibility testing of a mobile app called PRIME (Personalized, Real-time Intervention for Motivational Enhancement). The focus of PRIME is on harnessing the intact desire young people with schizophrenia have to improve their lives by giving them the necessary support and reinforcement to be successful. And while Daniellle is a researcher by day (and often nights!), she also enjoys spending as much time as possible in the outdoors, hiking, fishing, you name it.
Dan H. Kim
Clinical Research Coordinator/Lab Manager
Dan is a graduate of UC San Diego, where he obtained his degree in psychology. He aspires to obtain a degree in medicine in the near future, with great interest in the clinical and research aspects of neuroscience and mental illness. Dan has a particular interest in digital and mobile health and its role in providing fast, efficient, and cheap care for underserved patient populations. He also has a special place in his heart for all things neuroscience and how the brain colors the sensations and perceptions of the world, making each individual experience vastly complex and unique. Dan is very excited to be part of the DRIVES Lab because he believes that the PRIME app is truly an innovative approach to targeting motivational deficits in young patients with schizophrenia, having great potential to really make a difference and improve quality of life.
When Dan isn't thinking about research or applying to medical schools, he enjoys running, biking, exploration of the city, weird foods, reading, and dog-watching.
UC Berkeley Doctorate Student
Tim is a doctoral candidate in the UC Berkeley Clinical Science program working with Professor Ann Kring. Before coming to the Bay Area, Tim worked at the University of Pennsylvania in the Neuropsychiatry Department. His current research is aimed at elucidating the nature of decreased social engagement and difficulty navigating social interactions in both recent onset and more chronic schizophrenia. Tim's investigation of these questions looks to combine laboratory based investigation with real-life assessment to better understand how these difficulties impact daily life and to develop interventions to improve well-being.
Peter graduated from Brown University with a duel degree in Cognitive Science and Modern Culture & Media. Following his undergraduate studies Peter worked in the editorial department of Wired Magazine and toured the country with his rock n roll band, Birdmonster. His interest in the brain goes back to a second grade show-and-tell project and has been a passion every since. He is particularly fascinated by brain plasticity and the neuroscience of music and creative expression. When not at UCSF, Peter can be found playing one of his many instruments or hiking the Bay Area wilderness.
Undergraduate Lab Assistant
Madison is an undergraduate student at UC Berkeley studying Molecular and Cell Biology (Neurobiology) and minoring in Theater and Performance Studies. Madison was previously a volunteer in the PART Program and is now working as a Staff Research Associate in the Trier study for PART. Broadly stated, she is interested in the intersection between the mechanistic aspects of neuroscience and clinical treatment. Ultimately, Madison hopes to attend medical school and possibly pursue a career in academic medicine.