Ian SerVaas, M.A.
Education: M.A. Clinical Psychology, concentration in Mental Health Counseling – University of Indianapolis 2013 B.S. Psychology, minors in Biology, English, and Global Studies; concentration in Clinical Health Psychology – Marian University 2010
Experience: Ian has worked in research since 2008 after joining the Kinsey Institute’s research practicum, conducting psychophysiological experiments and leading recruiting efforts. Ian also served as an editor and founded a Science Writing initiative at Marian University to improve the quality of medical and scientific writing education for students. During graduate training in clinical psychology, Ian held a dual-focus practicum in mental health counseling with IU Adult Psychiatry and in research with the Kinsey Institute, training to be both a clinician and researcher. After graduation, Ian served as an Adjunct Professor for Ivy Tech, teaching courses in psychology and human sexuality, and as a family centered clinician for the Institute for Family Centered Services.
Research: Ian is serving as a Clinicial Research Coordinator for the Neuorepository Project, a new biomarker and neuroimaging repository lead by the Center for Neuroimaging. Previously Ian has worked on studies focusing on biopsychosocial factors precipitating sexual assault and aggression, hypersexuality, contraception use and decision making, epigenetic factors in child development, animal-human relationships, and health service utilization in HIV+ persons.