My research interests include the detection and measurement of schizophrenia-spectrum psychopathology. I am particularly focused on how disorganization in thoughts, speech, and behavior contributes to distress and impairment in daily life.
I am also interested in gender nonconformity -- specifically how genderqueer people are potentially at-risk for developing psychopathology and schizophrenia-spectrum disorders, and how social support influences this risk.
Awards and Honors
2023 ASPIRE Fellowship
- Hernández, L.M., Kemp, K.C., Barrantes-Vidal, N., & Kwapil, T.R. (2023). Replication of the Associations of Positive, Negative, and Disorganized Schizotypy with Interview-Assessed Symptoms and Impairment: Convergence with Previous Studies. Personality Disorders: Theory, Research, & Treatment.
- Kemp, K.C., Sperry, S.H., Hernández, L.M., Barrantes-Vidal, N., & Kwapil, T.R. (2023). Affective Dynamics in Daily Life are Differentially Expressed in Positive, Negative, and Disorganized Schizotypy. Journal of Psychopathology and Clinical Science.
- Kwapil, T.R., Edmundson, M.S., Hernández, L.M., Kemp, K.C., Rbeiz, K.S., Clark, H.E., Bathery, A.J., Raulin, M.L., & Barrantes-Vidal, N. (2022). Schizotypal Ambivalence as a Predictor of Schizophrenia-Spectrum and Borderline Personality Traits in Young Adults: Converging Results from Three Interview Studies. Journal of Research in Personality.