Research Team

Dr Fan Xiaoduo Fan, MD, MPH, MS (Director) 
Phone: 508-856-3881

Dr. Xiaoduo Fan is a Board-certified psychiatrist, and an Associate Professor of Psychiatry at University of Massachusetts Medical School. He is Director of the Psychotic Disorders Clinical and Research Program at UMass. Prior to joining UMass, Dr. Fan was a staff psychiatrist at Massachusetts General Hospital and a member of the faculty at Harvard Medical School for seven years.

Dr. Fan's research focuses on developing innovative pharmacological and psychosocial interventions for refractory symptoms of schizophrenia, medical co-morbidity, co-occurring substance use disorders, and real life functioning in patients with schizophrenia.

Dr. Fan received his medical degree from Peking University in Beijing, China. He completed Psychiatry residency training at the State University of New York. Dr. Fan earned a Master's degree in Clinical Psychology at Chicago Medical School in Chicago. In addition, Dr. Fan obtained a Master’s degree in Public Health (MPH) at Harvard School of Public Health in Boston.

Amy Harrington Amy Harrington, MD
Phone: 774-312-2739

Dr. Amy Harrington is a clinician and a researcher specializing in the treatment of patients who have both schizophrenia and co-occurring addictive disorders. She is an Assistant Professor of Psychiatry at University of Massachusetts Medical School.

Dr. Harrington’s research interests are in both the pharmacologic treatment as well as systems-based treatment for patients with co-occurring disorders. Some of her current projects include clinical trials investigating pharmacologic interventions for alcohol use and cannabis use in patients with schizophrenia.

Dr. Harrington completed her undergraduate training at Swarthmore College and her medical training at Drexel University College of Medicine. She completed her psychiatry residency training at Georgetown University, where she served as Chief Resident in Psychiatry for the DC Veterans Affairs Hospital. She completed her Addiction Psychiatry fellowship at Boston University before joining the faculty at UMass in 2010.

Anthony Giuliano, PhD 

Dr. Anthony Giuliano is a licensed clinical psychologist who specializes in the neuropsychology of psychotic and related disorders and evidence-based treatments for adolescents and adults with psychosis and their families. He has worked as a clinical psychologist at the Worcester Recovery Center and Hospital (WRCH) since April 2013, and provides clinical, risk and neuropsychological assessments and psychosocial treatments for individuals with psychotic disorders including Cognitive Behavioral Therapy for Psychosis, Cognitive Restructuring for PTSD, and Cognitive Enhancement and Restructuring Therapy (CERT; a cognitive remediation group therapy).

Dr. Giuliano's primary clinical research interests are in the neuropsychology of serious mental illness, and in the enhancement of cognition through psychosocial treatments to improve the social and role functioning of people with psychosis.

Dr. Giuliano completed his BA in psychology and philosophy at Boston College, his PhD in clinical psychology at the University of Rhode Island, and postdoctoral fellowships in adult and child/adolescent neuropsychology at the University of Virginia and Harvard Medical Schools.

Siu Ping Chin Feman, MD 

Dr. Siu Ping Chin Feman is a board-certified psychiatrist, and an Assistant Professor of Psychiatry at the University of Massachusetts Medical School.  Dr. Chin Feman specializes in treating patients suffering from addiction and serious mental illness. Dr. Chin Feman’s research interests include patients with co-occurring mental illness and substance use, homelessness and the integration of primary care and behavioral healthcare. Dr. Chin Feman received her medical degree from Tulane University School of Medicine in New Orleans, Louisiana. She completed psychiatry residency training at the Harvard Longwood Psychiatry Residency Training Program in Boston, MA.  Prior to joining UMass, Dr. Chin Feman completed a fellowship in addiction psychiatry through Partners Healthcare, based at Massachusetts General Hospital and McLean Hospital.

Nawras Shukair, MD

Dr. Shukair received his MD from Damascus University, Syria in 1999 and completed a Diagnostic Radiology Residency training in Damascus University in 2003. Dr. Shukair completed General Psychiatry Training Program (research Track) in University of Texas Southwestern in 2007, with psychoanalytic training in the Dallas Institute for Psychoanalysis. Dr. Shukair completed a Child and Adolescents Psychiatry training in Children’s Hospital of Boston, Harvard Medical School in 2009. Dr. Shukair is currently an Assistant Professor of Psychiatry And Pediatrics at the University of Massachusetts in Worcester. Dr. Shukair‘s current research interests focus on the interaction between executive function deficits and psychopathology, with special interest in the role of trauma.

Natarajan Radhika Natarajan, PhD, Project Director
Phone: 508-856-8323

Dr. Radhika Natarajan is a project manager with the Psychotic Disorders Research Program at UMass Medical School. Dr. Natarajan received her Master’s degree in Nutrition Science from UMass in 2008. She completed her PhD in Public Health in the School of Public Health and Health Sciences at UMass, Amherst in 2015. Her research interests include dietary factors particularly vitamin D, B-vitamins and its role in human health.

Sarah Hopkins, BA, Clinical Research Coordinator
Phone: 508-856-2494

Sarah is the Clinical Research Coordinator of the Psychotic Disorders Research Program at UMass Medical School. Sarah received her Bachelor's degree in Psychology and Latin American studies from Elon University in 2014. At Elon University Sarah studied Psychology with an emphasis on international social justice and minority mental health. She is interested in studying the onset of severe mental illness in emerging adults, as well as various pharmacologic and psychosocial approaches to treatment interventions. 

Domenico Lombardi BS, Clinical Research Assistant
Phone: 508-856-2505

Domenico is a Clinical Research Assistant for the Psychotic Disorders Research Program at UMass Medical School. He received his Bachelor’s degree in Behavioral Neuroscience as a premedical student at Binghamton University. During his time at Binghamton he was involved in research that aimed to reduce interpersonal violence on campus and alleviate negative effects caused by social stigmas. He is interested in studying psychopathology using the biopsychosocial approach to uncover potential biomarkers for mental health diseases.

Sumedha Mitra, Intern
Phone: 508-856-3881

Sumedha Mitra is a summer intern at the Psychotic Disorders Research Program at UMass Medical School. Sumedha completed her first year at Johns Hopkins University, where she plans to pursue an interdisciplinary major in Medicine, Science, and the Humanities with a focus on French culture studies while on the pre-medical track. Her current research interests include the roles that inflammation and oxidative stress play in the etiology of schizophrenia and how the supplementation of micronutrients can be used to help treat the symptoms of schizophrenia. She is also interested in community outreach in vulnerable populations, especially those with mental disorders.

Ian Robertson, Intern
Phone: 508-856-3881

Ian Robertson is a summer intern at the Psychotic Disorders Research Program at UMass Medical School. Ian is originally from Medfield, MA and recently completed his second year at Davidson College where he studies Biology and Neuroscience. Ian is currently on the pre-medical track and has a particular interest in both psychiatry and neurology. He is also a Division 1 student athlete at Davidson College, running both cross country and track.