Beth Kruse

University of Rochester

Clinical Psychology


Beth is a first year PhD student in the Clinical Psychology program at the University of Rochester. She grew up in Prescott Valley, Arizona and got a B.S. in Biopsychology, Cognition and Neuroscience from the University of Michigan. After graduating, she spent one year as Post-baccalaureate Research Fellow at the National Institute of Mental Health, and two years as a Junior Specialist at UC Davis. Broadly, Beth’s research interests revolve around psychotic spectrum disorders, social cognition, and MR imaging. She is particularly interested in the onset and progression of social functioning deficits across the psychosis spectrum, and the underlying neural circuitry involved. Beth leverages real-time fMRI and diffusion tensor imaging to investigate the implicated pathways and potential interventions. In her free time, she enjoys baking, reading, hiking, and camping.

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