Jennifer Vohs, Ph.D.

Personal Statement:  As a clinical psychologist, I am interested in providing evidence based clinical care which will guide research hypotheses and allow for training opportunities vital to the growth and forward trajectory of the field. I strongly believe that integrating a number of areas in psychology / psychiatry, at multiples levels of analysis, will be necessary to improve our understanding of underlying mechanisms and promote development of novel therapeutic interventions for patients with severe and persistent mental illnesses (SMI). Over the past decade, I have learned skills necessary to study potential sensory and cognitive endophenotypes of SMI in patients as well as animal models of psychiatric disorders. In 2011, my appointment as a faculty member at Indiana University School of Medicine, Department of Psychiatry enabled professional goals such as building a strong research program geared toward the advancement of understanding the etiology and pathophysiology of SMI and toward the development of improved treatment approaches. I hope to accomplish this while providing quality clinical care for patients with SMI at Larue D. Carter Memorial Hospital in Indianapolis, IN.




Undergraduate:  Bachelor of Arts in Psychology, University of Northern Colorado, Greeley, CO. December 2000


Graduate School: PhD in Psychology (major: Clinical Science; minor:  Neuroscience), Indiana University, Bloomington, IN. October 2009

Internship: Predoctoral Clinical Internship in Primary Care Psychology: University of Colorado Denver, Denver, CO. Completed June 30, 2010.

Fellowship: Postdoctoral Psychology Fellowship in Integrated Primary Care: Salud Family Health Centers, Brighton, CO. Completed August 29, 2011.



Current Academic Interests:           

Teaching: Dr. Vohs’ teaching interests include providing mentorship for psychology graduate students and predoctoral interns, as well as formally teaching didactic series on Evidence Based Behavioral Practice for predoctoral psychology interns and Evidence Based Treatments (and Psychotherapy) for Schizophrenia to Psychiatry residents.


Clinical: Dr. Vohs serves as the clinical psychologist for a general adult psychiatry unit at Larue D. Carter Memorial Hospital where she provides assessment and intervention services. She is particularly interested in providing evidence based clinical psychology care for persons with severe and persistent mental illness.


Research: Dr. Vohs is also active in a number of ongoing research projects with the IU Psychotic Disorders Program. Her research publications reflect the breadth of her interests and training, ranging from topics such as metacognition and negative symptoms in patients with schizophrenia to electrophysiological abnormalities in both humans and rodent models of psychopathology.


Recent Publications:

Vohs, JL, Chambers, RA, Krishnan, GP, O’Donnell, BF, & Morzorati, SL (2012). Auditory steady state responses in a schizophrenia rat model probed by excitatory/inhibitory receptor manipulation. International Journal of Psychophysiology, Online: DOI information: 10.1016/j.ijpsycho.2012.04.002.

Vohs, J.L., Lysaker, P.H.,  Francis, M., Hamm, J., Buck, K.D., Olesek, K., Outcalt, J., Dimaggio, G., Leonhardt , B., Nabors, L., Liffick, E., Mehdiyoun, N., & Breier, A. (submitted). Metacognition, social cognition, and symptoms in patients in first episode and prolonged psychosis. Schizophrenia Research.


Vohs, JL, Lysaker, PL, Nabors, L. Associations of personality with intrinsic motivation in schizophrenia. Psychiatry Research (2013),

Vohs, J.L., Lysaker, P.H. (in press). Metacognitive Mastery and Intrinsic Motivation in Schizophrenia. Journal of Nervous and Mental Disease.


Lysaker, PH, Vohs, JL, Ballard, R, Fogley, R, Salvatore, G, Popolo, R, and Dimaggio, G (2013). Metacognition, self-reflection and recovery in schizophrenia. Future Neurology, 8(1), 103-115.

Vohs, JL, Lysaker, PH, Hamm, J, Nabors, L, Liffick, E, Gaunnac, M, Mehdiyoun, N, & Breier, A (2013). Insight and theory of mind in early psychosis. International Congress on Schizophrenia Research. 14th Annual Conference, Orlando, FL.

O'Donnell, BF, Vohs, JL, Krishnan, GP, Rass, O, Hetrick, WP, Morzorati, SL. The auditory steady-state response (ASSR): a translational biomarker for schizophrenia, In: E. Ba?ar, C. Ba?ar-Ero?lu, A. Özerdem, P.M. Rossini and G.G. Yener, Editor(s), Application of Brain Oscillations in Neuropsychiatric Diseases Selected Papers from “Brain Oscillations in Cognitive Impairment and Neurotransmitters” Conference, Istanbul, Turkey, 29 April–1 May 2011 Supplements to Clinical Neurophysiology, Elsevier, 2013, Volume 62, Pages 101-112, ISSN 1567-424X, ISBN 9780702053078.

Lysaker, PH, Vohs, JL, Hillis, JD, Kukla, M, Popolo, R, Salvatore, G, Dimaggio, G (2013). Poor insight into schizophrenia: contributing factors, consequences and emerging treatment approaches. Expert Review Neurotherapeutics, 13(7), 785-793. doi: 10.1586/14737175.2013.811150. PMID: 23898850


Lysaker, PH, Vohs, JL, Ohayon, IH, Kukla, M, Wierwille, J, Dimaggio, G (2013). Depression and insight in schizophrenia: Comparisons of levels of deficits in social cognition and metacognition and internalized stigma across three profiles. Schizophrenia Research, 148(1-3), 18-23. . doi: 10.1016/j.schres.2013.05.025. Epub 2013 Jun 15.

Jennifer Vohs, Ph.D.

Department of Psychiatry | 355 W. 16th St., Suite 4800 | Indianapolis, IN 46202 | Ph: (317) 963-7288 | Fax: (317) 963-7313