Former Trainees

2013-01-career-casas_tcm7-146735Rachel Casas, PhD

Former FPR Postdoctoral Fellow

Cultural Neuropsychologist & Scholar In training at USC

Faculty Sponsor: Steven López

Schizophrenia & Bipolar Disorder Pilot Project

Rachel Casas, PhD, is a cultural neuropsychologist and assistant professor at California Lutheran University. She earned her doctorate in Clinical Psychology (Neuropsychology track) at the University of Iowa in 2010. Her research interests focus broadly on the cultural contributions to cognition and brain development as well as community-based interventions to improve mental and brain health in under-served populations. Her postdoctoral work at USC was funded by a fellowship in Interdisciplinary Studies of Culture and Neuroscience from the Foundation for Psychocultural Research (FPR). Previously, Dr. Casas has been supported by funding from the National Science Foundation’s (NSF) Graduate Research Fellowship Program and the American Psychological Association’s (APA) Diversity Program in Neuroscience.