Research Staff


 Staff  STEP Research Clinic
Fred Jarskog

Fred Jarskog, MD
Professor, Department of Psychiatry
Research Director


Dr. Fred Jarskog is a professor of Psychiatry at UNC-Chapel Hill and research director of the North Carolina Psychiatric Research Center. He received his medical degree at Wake Forest University School of Medicine and completed his psychiatry residency and fellowship training at UNC-Chapel Hill.  His research is focused on the pathophysiology and treatment of schizophrenia. His work has been funded by the Foundation of Hope, NARSAD, National Institute of Mental Health and in collaboration with industry. Dr. Jarskog has studied novel treatments for cognitive deficits and for treatment-resistant symptoms of schizophrenia. Recently completed and ongoing studies include a histamine 3 antagonist for cognitive deficits, computer-based cognitive remediation for cognitive and functional deficits, and low voltage transcranial stimulation for persistent auditory hallucinations. He continues to study interventions for obesity and associated metabolic problems that commonly occur in people taking antipsychotic medications and he is involved in a multi-site study to test the safety and efficacy of deutetrabenazine for tardive dyskinesia. Dr. Jarskog is also an active clinician, supervising residents in the UNC Schizophrenia Treatment and Evaluation Program (UNC-STEP).


Tonya Elliot May 2018




Tonya Elliott MS
Research Study Coordinator

Chloe Hooper May 2018

Chloe Hooper
Soc./Clinical Research Coordinator

Jesi Post

JesiI Post. MS
Research Coordinator

 STAFF: Community Outcomes Research and Evaluation Center
Gary Cuddeback Feb 2017

 Gary  Cuddeback, PhD, MSW, MPH
Director, Community Outcomes Research and Evaluation Center, Assistant Professor, Department of Psychiatry
Associate, Professor, School of Social Work and Department of Psychiatry
Research Fellow, Cecil G. Sheps Center for Health Services Research
(919) 962-4363 (Social Work)
(919) 966-0995 (Sheps Center)

Stacey Burgin
Research Instructor
Community Outcomes and Research Evaluation Research Instructor
Community Outcomes Research and Evaluation Center
UNC Center for Excellence in Community Mental Health