In my doctoral research, in Barcelona, I collaborated in projects within two differentiated lines of research. One aimed at assessing mental health services use and availability to inform the regional government’s Department of Health. The other line of research was clinical. I mostly participated in studies assessing individuals suffering from chronic schizophrenia. I used clinical, cognitive and social psychology assessments in order to evaluate the determinants of social and health outcomes of this vulnerable population. This work led to my thesis dissertation. In my initial postdoctoral research, I expanded this line of research to identify the cognitive and neurofunctional processes associated with mental disorders and poor outcomes. I utilized both behavioral and neuroimaging methods. I then moved to Nashville, TN and gained deeper experience in methods of clinical neuroscience.