Zeeshan Huque, B.A. Research Coordinator
Zeeshan graduated from the University of Pennsylvania in 2018 with a Bachelor’s degree in Honors Psychology, and minors in Hispanic Studies and Psychoanalytic Studies. During undergrad, she took on roles as project manager and research assistant at various labs in the psychology department, where her work and research focused on emotion and attachment in adults with anxiety disorders.
At the BBL, she first worked at the Penn Psychosis Evaluation and Recovery Center (PERC) conducting outreach and early psychosis trainings with community stakeholders. Currently, she works at the Lifespan Brain Institute (LiBI) as a clinical assessor for several studies assessing psychosis-risk in community adolescents and young adults. She has also recruited for a number of LiBI studies.
Zeeshan also conducts clinical and neuroimaging research on individuals with schizophrenia-spectrum disorders and exposure to environmental adversities. She plans to pursue a Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology, researching the effects of interpersonal stressors, including psychosocial and discrimination-based adversities, on social cognition and functioning in adolescents at risk for psychosis. The aim of her research program is to inform early identification and treatment strategies for trauma-exposed youth at high-risk for psychosis.