Award Winners Archive

The Society presents four awards each year at the Annual Meeting. Past winners of these awards are listed here.

Joseph Zubin Award

The Society for Research in Psychopathology instituted an award given each Fall to one deserving individual for lifetime contributions to the understanding of psychopathology. The first award was given in 1987 to Dr. Joseph Zubin. In 1990, the organization’s annual award was officially named the Joseph Zubin Award. Listed below are the winners of the award.

  • 2017: Lee Anna Clark
  • 2016: Stephen Hollon
  • 2015: Jill Hooley
  • 2014: Lauren Alloy
  • 2013: Thomas Widiger
  • 2012: Keith Nuechterlein
  • 2011: Ian H. Gotlib
  • 2010: Elaine Walker
  • 2009: Connie Hammen
  • 2008: Alan Kazdin
  • 2007: Milton Strauss
  • 2006: Marty Harrow
  • 2005: Meeting cancelled due to hurricane, no award
  • 2004: George Brown
  • 2003: Michael Rutter
  • 2002: Rue L. Cromwell
  • 2001: Irving I. Gottesman
  • 2000: Seymour Kety
  • 1999: Aaron T. Beck
  • 1998: Brendan A. Maher
  • 1997: Martin E.P. Seligman
  • 1996: Sarnoff A. Mednick
  • 1995: Myrna M. Weissman
  • 1994: Philip S. Holzman
  • 1993: Paul E. Meehl
  • 1992: Jean P. Chapman
  • 1992: Loren J. Chapman
  • 1991: Peter M. Lewinsohn
  • 1990: Peter H. Venables
  • 1989: David Rosenthal
  • 1987: Norman Garmezy
  • 1986: Joseph Zubin


Smadar Levin Award

The Smadar Levin Award was created to honor the memory of Smadar Levin, who left a lasting mark on psychopathology research before her untimely death. The award is given at the Annual Meeting each year to the graduate student or other predoctoral individual who makes the most outstanding poster presentation. Through 2010, other strong poster presentations were recognized as “Honorable Mention.”  Beginning in 2011, up to five additional poster presentations received SRP Travel Awards.

  • 2017:
    • Adam Culbreth, Washington University at St. Louis, Mentor: Deanna Barch
    • Tierney McMahon, The University at Buffalo, SUNY, Mentor: Kristin Naragon-Gainey
    • Travel Awards:
      • Jeremy Harper, University of Minnesota, Mentor: William Iacono
      • Emma Mumper, SUNY Stony Brook, Mentor: Dan Klein
  • 2016:
    • Sunny Dutra, Yale University, Mentor: June Gruber
    • Travel Awards:
      •  Scott Burwell, University of Minnesota, Mentor: William Iacono
      • Jeremy Harper, University of Minnesota, Mentor: William Iacono
      • Claire Kaplan, University of Maryland, Mentor: Alex Shackman
      • Lindsay Michalski, Washington University in St. Louis, Mentor: Ryan Bogdan
      • Troy Webber, University of South Florida, Mentor: Marina Bornovalova
  • 2015:
    • Anastasia Kudinova, SUNY Binghamton, Mentor: Gregory Strauss
    • Travel Awards:
      • Erik Nook, Harvard University, Mentor: Christine Hooker
      • Catherine H. Demers, Washington University in St. Louis, Mentor: Ryan Bogdan
      •  Jeremy Harper, University of Minnesota, Mentor: William Iacono
      •  Thomas Ng, Temple University, Mentor: Lauren Alloy
      • Jaime Shapiro, University of Notre Dame, Mentor: Lee Anna Clark
  • 2014:
    • Jerrilyn Kent, Indiana University, Mentor: William Hetrick
    • Travel Awards:
      • Ashley Kendall, Northwestern University, Mentor: Richard Zinbarg and Susan Mineka
      • Erika Manczak, Northwestern University, Mentor: Edith Chen
      •  Julia Sheffield, Washington University in St. Louis, Mentor: Deanna Barch
      •  Meghan Quinn, Northwestern University, Mentor: Jutta Joormann
      • Lindsay Bodell, Florida State University, Mentor: Pamela Keel
  • 2013:
    • Wern How Yam, SUNY Buffalo, Advisor  Leonard J. Simms
    • Travel Awards:
      • Ashley Kendall, Northwestern University, Mentor: Richard Zinbarg
      •  Sunny Dutra, Yale University, Mentor: June Gruber
      •  Kathrin Herzhoff, University of Toronto, Mentor: Jennifer Tackett
      •  Nicole Karcher, University of Missouri, Mentor: John Kerns
  • 2012:
    • Danielle Furman, Stanford University, Advisor Ian Gotlib
    • Travel awards:
      • Natalie Colich, Stanford University, Advisor Ian Gotlib
      • Elizabeth Martin, University of Missouri, Advisor John Kerns
      • Yu Sun Chung, Washington University St. Louis, Advisor Deanna Barch
  • 2011:
    • Brady Nelson, University of Illinois at Chicago, Advisor Stewart Shankman
    • Elaine Boland (Honorable Mention), Temple University, Advisor Lauren Alloy
    • Casey Sarapas (Honorable Mention), University of Illinois at Chicago, Advisor Stewart Shankman
  • 2010:
    • Rebecca Price, Rutgers University, Advisor Jan Mohlman  (Emotional stroop performance in older adults: Behavioral and fMRI correlates of generalized anxiety)
    • Daniella Furman (Honorable Mention), Stanford University, Advisor Ian Gotlib (Altered resting frontostriatal functional connectivity in Major Depressive Disorders)
    • Lindsey Sherdell (Honorable Mention), Stanford University, Advisor Ian Gotlib (Anticipatory pleasure predicts motivation for reward in major depression)
  • 2009:
    • Randy Auerbach, McGill University, Advisor Azbela (A Comparison of Transactional and Diathesis-Stress Models of Depression: An Examination of Perceived Social Support, Symptom Specificity, and Interpersonal versus Noninterpersonal Stressors)
    • Vijay Mittal (Honorable Mention), University of California at Los Angeles, Advisor Ty Cannon (Markers of basal ganglia dysfunction and conversion: Neurocognitive deficits, dyskinesia, and individuals at high-risk for psychosis)
    • Ryan Bogdan (Honorable Mention), Harvard University, Advisor Diego Pizzagalli (TREK1 genotypes linked to antidepressant response are associated with potentiated neural responses to reward)
  • 2008:
    • Naomi Sadeh, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, Advisor Edelyn Verona (Serotonin Transporter Polymorphisms Predict Psychopathic Tendencies in Youth as a Function of Socioeconomic Status)
    • Jessica Yokley (Honorable Mention), University of Pittsburgh, Advisor Michael Pogue-Geile (Genetic Associations between Neuregulin-1 and Cognition in a Large Multiplex Pedigree Family Study of Schizophrenia)
  • 2007:
    • Emily Neuhaus, University of Washington, Advisor Ted Beauchaine (Coercive processes in the families of preschoolers with ADHD)
    • Kristin Naragon (Honorable Mention), University of Iowa, Advisor David Watson (Differential relations of symptoms of depression and social anxiety to the facets of extraversion/positive emotionality)
    • Kristin Haut (Honorable Mention), University of Minnesota, Advisor Angus MacDonald (Cognitive training in schizophrenia: Prefrontal cortical changes and behavioral correlates)
  • 2006:
    • Jason K. Johannesen, Indiana University, Advisor Bill Hetrick (Heightened Awareness of Perceptual Anomaly Relates to Gamma Frequency Abnormality in Schizophrenia)
    • Rebecca E. Cooney (Honorable Mention), Stanford University, Advisor Ian Gotlib (Threat-related Processing of Neutral Faces in Social Anxiety Disorder: Is Neutral Really Neutral?)
  • Scott Fish (Honorable Mention), San Diego State/UCSD, Advisor Eric Granholm (Distractibility and schizophrenia: pupillary evidence of a specific cognitive deficit)
  • 2005: Meeting cancelled
  • 2004:
    • Lea Dougherty, SUNY Stonybrook, Advisor: Daniel Klein (A Growth Curve Analysis of the Course of Dysthymic Disorder: The Effects of Chronic Stress and Moderation by Adverse Parent-Child Relationships and Family History)
    • Judy Thompson (Honorable Mention), University of Pittsburgh, Advisor: Michael Pogue-Geile (Cannabis Use and Risk for Psychosis: A Prospective Study)
    • George Slavich (Honorable Mention), Department: University of Oregon, Advisor: Scott Monroe (Physiological Correlates of Severe Life Stress in Clinical Depression)
  • 2003
    • Jelena P. King, University of Waterloo, Advisor: Bruce Christensen at Center for Addiction and Mental Health, University of Toronto (Quantifying visuomotor function in schizophrenia using a visual illusion paradigm: Evidence for selective dorsal pathway impairment.)
    • Bernard P. Chang (Honorable Mention), Harvard University, Advisor: Mark Lenzenweger at SUNY Binghamton (Investigating somatosensory processing in familial schizotypes)
    • Junghee Lee (Honorable Mention), Vanderbilt University, Advisor: Sohee Park (Delay-related maintenance activation in schizophrenia in a delayed-response task: An event-related fMRI study.)
  • 2002:
    • Brian Hicks, Department of Psychology, Univ. of Minnesota, Advisor: Robert Krueger (The Familial Transmission of Externalizing Psychopathology)
    • Patricia DiParsia (Honorable Mention), Department of Psychology, Univ. of Melbourne, Advisor: Nicholas Allen (Mood induction elicits differential startle modulation by social threat in formerly depressed versus never depressed individuals)
    • Junghee Lee (Honorable Mention), Dept. of Psychology, Vanderbilt University, Advisor: Sohee Park (The effect of target salience on the Continuous Performance Task (CPT-AX) performance in schizophrenia patients.)

Early Career Award

The Early Career Award was created to recognize exceptional young scholars in the field of psychopathology, who have shown considerable promise and productivity in the formative years of their career.

  • 2017: Thomas Olino, Temple University
  • 2016: Vijay Mittal, Northwestern University
  • 2015: George Slavich, University of California, Los Angeles
  • 2014: Brian Hicks, University of Michigan
  • 2013: Stewart Shankman, University of Illinois Chicago
  • 2012: June Gruber, Yale University
  • 2011: Jennifer Tackett, University of Toronto

John Neale Sustained Mentorship Award

The John Neale Sustained Mentorship Award was created to recognize an exceptional scholar in the field of psychopathology who has throughout his/her career demonstrated continuous dedication to mentoring students, post-docs, and faculty in the field.

  • 2017: Michael F. Green, University of California, Los Angeles
  • 2016: Elaine Walker, Emory University
  • 2015: Scott Monroe, University of Notre Dame
  • 2014: William Iacono, University of Minnesota
  • 2013: Raymond Knight, Brandeis University
  • 2012: Dan Klein, State University of New York at Stony Brook
  • 2011: John Neale, State University of New York at Stony Brook

President’s Award

The SRP President’s Award was created to encourage and facilitate the participation of young scholars from diverse backgrounds and from groups that are traditionally underrepresented in the society to join the organization and to participate in and present at SRP’s annual convention.

  • 2017:
    Elissa Hamlat, Temple University
    Jingwen Jin, Stony Brook University
    Amri Sabharwal, Stony Brook University
  • 2016:
    Ivan Ruiz, SUNY Binghamton
    Alexandra Moussa-Tooks, Indiana University
    Belel Ait Oumeziane, Purdue University
  • 2015:
    Whitney Brown, University of Buffalo
    Nadia Corral-Frias, University of Washington in St. Louis
    Felicia Jackson, State University of New York at Stony Brook