Dr. Jessica Hua is a postdoctoral research fellow at the San Francisco VA Medical Center. Dr. Hua earned her B.S. in Psychology from University of California San Diego and received her M.A. and Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology from University of Missouri after completing a clinical internship at the San Francisco VA Medical Center.
Dr. Hua’s research focuses on the mechanisms associated with underlying risk for psychosis and the course of schizophrenia. Using multimodal neuroimaging and behavioral approaches, the aim of Dr. Hua’s research is to identify neurobiological and behavioral biomarkers of schizophrenia, with the goals of improving prediction of those at risk for developing psychosis and of advancing mechanistically-informed prevention and intervention strategies. Throughout the course of her career, Dr. Hua has been supported by amazing mentors and is excited to be able to provide mentorship to future researchers!