As a Vice President of Clinical Science, Dr. Horan uses his expertise in cognition, social neuroscience, and symptom assessment to provide scientific and operational support for clinical trials in psychiatric disorders. Prior to joining VeraSci, Dr. Horan was Professor-in-Residence in the Department of Psychiatry & Biobehavioral Sciences at UCLA and Chief of the Psychosis Section at the VA Greater Los Angeles Healthcare System. Over the past 20 years, his clinical research has focused on understanding and developing treatments for motivational, social cognitive, and neurocognitive disturbances that impact functional outcomes in schizophrenia and other neuropsychiatric conditions. Specific interests include negative symptoms, translational affective and social cognitive neuroscience research, and development of novel physiological and behavioral tasks for use as endpoints in clinical trials. His research has been funded by NIMH, VA, and foundation grants, and he served as a Principal Investigator in the NIMH Collaboration to Advance Negative Symptom Assessment in Schizophrenia. He is on the Editorial Boards of Schizophrenia Bulletin, Schizophrenia Research: Cognition, and Journal of Abnormal Psychology (Associate Editor). He has over 130 peer-reviewed articles and has been recognized as a Thomson Reuters Highly Cited Researcher (Top 1% in Psychiatry/ Psychology).
Therapeutic Focus: Schizophrenia, Psychoses, Bipolar Disorder, Major Depressive Disorder, Post Traumatic Stress Disorder, Mild Cognitive Impairment