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Katrina Rbeiz

Graduate Student
Research Area:

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.

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Representative Publications

Peer-reviewed Publications:

  1. 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.
  2. 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.



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