Ivy Tso is an assistant professor of Psychiatry, Medical School, and adjunct assistant professor of Psychology, LSA, at the University of Michigan. She received her B.Soc.Sc. (Psychology) and M.Phil. (Psychiatry) from the University of Hong Kong. She completed her Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology and a postdoctoral fellowship at the University of Michigan. She is also a licensed clinical psychologist and the Clinical & Training Director of the Program for Risk Evaluation and Prevention (PREP), a clinical and research program for youth with early signs of psychosis and serious mental illnesses.
Tso’s general research interests fall in the areas of psychopathology and affective neuroscience. Her current research program focuses on the psychological and brain mechanisms of social information processing (e.g., faces, eye gaze direction, emotion, reward) in psychiatric disorders, including schizophrenia, bipolar disorder, autism-spectrum disorders, and social anxiety. She uses behavioral, neuroimaging (EEG/ERP, fMRI) and brain stimulation methods in her studies.