Liza Hinchey, PhD

Currently a Postdoctoral Research Fellow at STARC, Liza has been a collaborator with the lab since 2020. She completed a doctorate in Counseling Psychology at Wayne State University and is involved in both research and clinical work. 

Her current research focuses on understanding the relationships between trauma, psychosocial processes (e.g., stress and social interactions), and neuroendocrine function (e.g., HPA axis related processes), as well as investigating psychosocial rehabilitation models for promoting recovery in persons with serious mental illness (SMI). Throughout this work, she has partnered with the World Health Organization (WHO) and World Psychiatric Association (WPA) to design a comprehensive psychiatric rehabilitation training curriculum that has been implemented at multiple institutions, including Columbia University and Michigan State University, as well as in continuing education workshops hosted by the president of WPA, Dr. Afzal Javed. 

Liza also works as a psychotherapist at her private practice in metro Detroit. Outside of work, Liza loves yoga, travel, coffee, and spending time with her four younger siblings.

Get in touch with Liza through her Twitter: @LizaHinchey