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Phone: 765-494-4804


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703 Third St
West Lafayette, IN 47907

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Dan Foti

Associate Professor, Department of Psychological Sciences

Director, TL1 Predoctoral Training Program, Indiana Clinical and Translational Sciences Institute

HHS Signature Research Area(s)

  • Developmental Health and Wellness
  • Healthy Lifestyles and Vital Longevity

Department of Psychological Sciences Research Area(s)

  • Clinical Psychological Sciences
  • Neuroscience and Behavior


Recruiting graduate students for Fall 2024 admission


Dr. Foti is an Associate Professor of Psychological Sciences at Purdue University. Dr. Foti trains graduate students through the Clinical Psychology and the Neuroscience and Behavior PhD programs. Over the past decade, he has been PI on a total of 11 extramural grants through the NIH, Indiana CTSI, and research foundations. As a clinical psychologist, his research focuses on understanding the pathophysiology of psychiatric illnesses, particularly depression and schizophrenia. The primary research tool in Dr. Foti’s lab is EEG, which he employs as an intermediate phenotype within the broader etiological cascade for psychiatric illnesses. Most recently, Dr. Foti has incorporated telehealth methods into his research, including the development of a novel protocol for telehealth EEG assessment, as well as adapting gold standard psychosocial treatments for delivery via telehealth. Dr. Foti is strongly committed to graduate student training. He has served as the primary mentor for 6 PhD students to date and the secondary mentor for 2 additional PhD students. He is a standing member of the NIH Fellowships Study Section on Risk, Prevention, and Health Behavior (F16), and he has served as an outside Consultant on three F31 awards. He also serves as chair of the Education and Training Committee for the Society for Psychophysiological Research, which includes overseeing programs for graduate student training fellowships and travel awards to promote diversity.


  • PhD, 2013, Stony Brook University


Diversity, Equity and Inclusion

  • Member, Scholars for Elevating Equity & Diversity

Selected Honors/Awards

  • Elected to Board of Directors, Society for Psychophysiological Research - June 24, 2020
  • James C. Naylor Award for Teaching Excellence in Psychology, Department of Psychological Sciences - December 6, 2019

Selected Grants

  • Multiple Principal Investigator, Optimizing telehealth methods for identifying and treating distress among caregivers of individuals with PWS and WS. Foundation for Prader-Willi Research; Williams Syndrome Association. Bridgette Kelleher and Kelly LeMaire (MPI). Period: 01/01/2022-12/31/2022. Total: $90,000.
  • Multiple Principal Investigator, Social impairment of conversation in adults with autism spectrum disorder: Establishing a home-based protocol for assessment using mobile EEG. Clifford B. Kinley Trust Award. Felicia Roberts (MPI). Period: 06/01/2021-05/31/2022. Total: $19,921.
  • Multiple Principal Investigator (effective 08/01/2021), Indiana Clinical and Translational Sciences Institute - NRSA Training Core. National Center for Advancing Translational Sciences (TL1-R002531). Thomas Hurley (MPI). Period: 05/18/2018-04/30/2023. Total: $2,505,337.
  • Co-Investigator, The influence of health behaviors and social support on mental health treatment uptake among high-risk caregivers during COVID-19. Women's Global Health Institute; Purdue Institute of Inflammation, Immunology, and Infectious Disease. Bridgette Kelleher (PI). Period: 02/10/2022-02/09/2023. Total: $15,000.
  • Co-Investigator, Neuroimaging of manganese toxicity. National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences (R01-ES032478). Ulrike Dydak (PI). Period: 01/01/2021-12/31/2026. Total: $2,796,667.