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David H. Zald, Ph.D.

Director and Henry Rutgers Professor of Psychiatry

David Zald, Ph.D. is the inaugural director of CAHBIR, and Henry Rutgers Professor of Psychiatry. His research uses a combination of MRI and PET imaging to examine the links between individual differences in brain structure and function and the risk for, and expression of, psychopathology. With over a quarter century of experience in performing neuroimaging


Jeffrey Luci, Ph.D.

Research Assistant Professor and Technical Director of CAHBIR

Jeffrey Luci received his Ph.D. in organometallic chemistry from the University of Iowa. He was an NIH Cancer Imaging Fellow at Vanderbilt University whereupon completing, he became faculty in Radiology and Radiological Sciences. Jeff later moved to the University of Texas at Austin where he was as a Research Assistant Professor of Neuroscience and Biomedical


Bernadette Lovas, RT (R)(MR)

Lead MRI Technologist

Bernadette Lovas completed the Technologist Internship in Magnetic Resonance Imaging Program at the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania in 2002. As an MRI Technologist for over 20 years she has worked in various clinical settings including a Center for Neurological Emergency/Level 2 Trauma Center as well as outpatient radiology facilities. She takes great pride


Willem Rohlhill

Programmer/Software Engineer

Wil Rohlhill earned his Bachelor’s degree in Electrical Engineering from the University at Buffalo. He spent six years with the Radar Systems Engineering group at Lockheed Martin. His main duties were to run and develop analysis suites for multiple radar system configurations. He comes in with many years of experience in signal processing and analysis.


Rose Smith

Business Liaison

Rose Smith has a Bachelor’s degree in Economics from Montclair State University. She has 18 years’ experience working in finance. She assists CAHBIR with ongoing operations activities including financial oversight.