Dr. Jill Razani, Principal Research Investigator
Dr. Jill Razani obtained her Bachelor's and Master's degree in Psychology from San Diego State University (SDSU). She then obtained her Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology from the SDSU-UCSD Joint Doctoral Program in Clinical Psychology. After her doctorate, she completed a two-year post-doctoral fellowship at Harbor-UCLA Medical Center and subsequently, became a board licensed clinical neuropsychologist in the state of California.
She began her career at California State University, Northridge (CSUN) as an Assistant Professor in 2001. She is currently a Professor in the Department of Psychology and has been serving as the Chair of the Department since 2013.
Dr. Razani’s primary area of research is in neuropsychology, which examines the relationship between brain and behavior. She has obtained grants from the National Institutes of Health since 2003 to examine issues related to the inability to carry out daily functions in individuals with cognitive impairment and dementia. A second line of her research examines cultural variables (such as level of acculturation and bilingualism) that affect the neuropsychological test performance of ethnically diverse individuals. She has several peer-reviewed publications and is the co-author of the Handbook of Normative Data for Neuropsychological Assessment.
Finally, she is the director of the Anxiety and Mood Disorders Clinic at CSUN. This university-based clinic offers low-fee psychotherapeutic services to adults in the greater Los Angeles community suffering from mood disorders such as Major Depressive Disorder, Generalized Anxiety Disorder, and Panic Disorder.