Skip to main content

Tatiana Baxter

Graduate Student
Research Area:

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). She completed her MS at Vanderbilt in 2023 with her thesis '"A hidden part of myself": Examining Felt Presence and Bodily Self Across the Psychosis Spectrum.' 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.

Tatiana was chosen as a Research Training Fellow on Vanderbilt University's Developmental Psychopathology T32 training grant for the 2023-2024 school year.

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
  • Gizdic, A., Baxter, T., Barrantes-Vidal, N., Park, S. (in press). Social connectedness and resilience post COVID-19 pandemic: Buffering against trauma, stress, and psychosis. Psychiatry Research Communications.
  • Lee, H.S., Baxter, T., Griffith, T., Rbeiz, K., Park, S. (2023). Interpersonal distance regulation and psychological wellbeing during the COVID-19 pandemic: a comparison between the USA and Korea. Asian Journal of Psychiatry.
  • Rosen, C., Park, S., Baxter, T., Tufano, M., Giersch, A. (2022). Sensed presence, attenuated psychosis symptoms, and transliminality: At the threshold of consciousness. Psychopathology.
  • Barnby, J.M., Park, S., Baxter, T., Rosen, C., Brugger, P., Alderson-Day, B. (in press). The Felt Presence experience: From cognition to the clinicThe Lancet Psychiatry. 
  • Baxter, T., Shenoy, S., Lee, H.S., Griffith, T., Rivas-Baxter, A., Park, S. (2022). Unequal outcomes: The effects of the COVID-19 pandemic on mental health and wellbeing among Hispanic/Latinos with varying degrees of ‘belonging.’ The International Journal of Social Psychiatry.
  • Gizdic, A., Baxter, T., Barrantes-Vidal, N., Park, S. (2022). Loneliness and psychosocial predictors of psychosis-proneness during COVID-19: Preliminary findings from Croatia. Psychiatry Research, 317, 11490.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.


Provost's Graduate Fellow - Fall 2021.

Russell G. Hamilton Scholar - 2021-2024 .

Research Training Fellow on the Developmental Psychopathology T32 Grant - 2023-2024.


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