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Ivy Tso

Associate Professor

B.Soc.Sc., Psychology, University of Hong Kong
M.Phil., Psychiatry, University of Hong Kong
PhD, Clinical Psychology, University of Michigan
Postdoctoral training, University of Michigan

Dr. Tso directs the Michigan Social Cognitive Affective Neuroscience (MiSCAN) Lab. She is interested in understanding the psychological and neural mechanisms of altered cognitive and social cognitive processes in schizophrenia, bipolar disorder, and psychosis risk syndrome. She uses behavioral experiments, electrophysiology (EEG/ERP), neuroimaging (fMRI), brain stimulation, and mathematical modeling methods to identify behavioral and neural markers underlying these disorders. The ultimate goal of her research is to develop effective and personalized treatments for people with severe mental illness so they can live productive and fulfilling lives.

Dr. Tso is a licensed clinical psychologist and serves as the Training and Clinical Director of the Program for Risk Evaluation and Prevention (PREP), a clinical and research program for youth with early signs of psychosis and serious mental illnesses. She is actively involved in the clinical care of patients, clinical training and supervision, and educational outreach in the community.



Research Area(s)

Bayesian Modeling | Behavioral medicine | Behavioral modeling | Clinical Outcomes | Clinical research | Mathematical modeling & statistical analysis | mental health | network analysis


  • Principal investigator of: WCC Early Psychosis Training
  • Principal investigator of: Uncovering pathophysiological mechanisms of psychosis using the oculomotor system.
  • Principal investigator of: Neural mechanisms of eye gaze perception in schizophrenia