Justine Saavedra, M.S.
Justine Saavedra is a Program Specialist at the University of New Mexico Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences where she has worked on implementing an early psychosis screening process for all students seeking out mental health services on campus. She has a diverse research background including basic neuroscience, Alzheimer's and related dementias, substance use disorders, and clinical trials. She enjoys cooking (especially New Mexican food), Pilates, and exploring the mountains.
- M.S. in Research Administration from Johns Hopkins University
- B.S. in Psychology from the University of New Mexico
- B.A. in Biology from the University of New Mexico
- Implementation and evaluation of an early psychosis screening process for students seeking out mental health services on campus.
- Coordinator of studies examining the neurocognitive presentation and biomarkers of Alzheimer’s disease and related dementias.
- Conducted basic neuroscience research examining the underlying molecular mechanisms of neural development and impulsivity.
- Creator of the Balancing in the Southwest blog: balancinginthesouthwest.com.
- Neuropsychological Testing
- Clinical Trials
- Process Implementation and Project Management
- Saavedra, J. L., Crisanti, A. S., Tohen, M., Lenroot, R., Bustillo, J., Halperin, D., Friedman, B., Lardier, D., Zurita, R., & Mciver, S. (n.d.). Screening for early psychosis in a college counseling center: Process outcomes and implementation challenges. UNM Digital Repository.
- Saavedra, J. (2021, August 1). Inter-campus Research Collaboration: Challenges and Best Practices. JScholarship Home. Johns Hopkins University.
- Anastasio, N. C., Saavedra, J. L., Miller, A. L., Pyles, R. B., Moeller, F. G., & Cunningham, K. (2015). Epigenetic regulation of cortical serotonin (5-HT) 5-HT2A:5-HT2C receptor balance in maladaptive impulsivity. Drug and Alcohol Dependence, 146.