Director, Principal Investigator
Dr. Jamie Feusner is Professor-in-Residence in the UCLA Department of Psychiatry and Biobehavioral Sciences, where he has been on the faculty since 2006. Dr. Feusner completed medical school and his psychiatry residency training at UCLA, followed by a clinical fellowship and a neuroimaging research fellowship. He is funded by the NIH to study gender identity and own body perception, and the effects of hormone treatments, in individuals with gender dysphoria. His research integrates individuals’ experiences, body perception, brain structure and function, hormones, stress, and neurocognition, in the interest of improving health outcomes of gender-affirming treatments.
Teena’s research is focused on techniques to analyze data from different sources including functional MRI, DTI, resting state data, and neuropsychological assessments to investigate the neural bases of several disorders. She is excited about exploiting multiple modalities to discover how pharmacological and behavioral treatments affect brain function, with a long-term goal of helping to develop early detection techniques and intervention therapies for disorders such as BDD, Anorexia Nervosa, ADHD, and OCD. Prior to receiving her Ph.D in Neuroscience at UCLA, Teena worked at Hughes Aircraft Company and Sirius II Corp, on projects varying from laser-eye-protection goggles and infrared imaging systems, to projection systems for 3-D movies. She has a very understanding husband, two wonderful kids, and a crazy dog.
Courtney Sheen, M.A. is a staff research associate in the Department of Psychiatry and Biobehavioral Sciences. She earned her bachelor’s degree in psychology and linguistics from California State University, Northridge and her Master’s from Pepperdine University. A great deal of her work is in the administration of psychological assessments.
Professor of Neurology at Karolinska Institute in Sweden and Visiting professor at UCLA
DS Adnan Majid, MD, PhD, is a psychiatry resident at the UCLA Semel Institute for Neuroscience and Human Behavior. After completing undergraduate studies in Symbolic Systems at Stanford University, he completed medical training at the University of California, San Diego, where he also studied cognitive neuroscience. He obtained his PhD with Dr Adam Aron, PhD, studying the neural pathways of action control using structural and functional MRI and transcranial magnetic stimulation.