Dr. Tran received her Ph.D. (2022) in clinical psychology from Queen’s University (Kingston, Canada). Her clinical and research training at Queen’s specialized in the assessment and treatment of severe mental illness. She has experience implementing and evaluating novel psychotherapy programs, often focusing on augmenting cognitive health and functional recovery (i.e., Action-Based Cognitive Remediation). Her graduate research focused on understanding the mechanisms underlying motivation and pleasure dysfunctions of psychotic and mood disorders. She developed performance-based and self-report measures to address the assessment gap of “cognitive effort motivation”, an important functional correlate in severe mental illness. Her work in this area was awarded the Ontario Graduate Scholarship, Joseph Bombardier Canadian Graduate Scholarship (Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council), and the Canadian Psychological Association Certificate of Academic Excellence. During her fellowship at URMC, she aims to develop and evaluate psychological interventions that better meet the mental health needs of psychosis vulnerable youth. Specifically, she is keen to translate affective neuroscience research findings on negative symptom mechanisms into targeted psychological interventions.