Zainab Delawalla

On internship West LA VA

Zainab is a graduate student working for Dr. Deanna Barch. Her research interests include execute functioning in schizophrenia and cognitive and executive functioning in the schizophrenia prodrome.


Delawalla, Z., Barch, D., Eastep, J., Thomason, E., Thompson, P. & Csernansky, J. (In Press) Factors mediating cognitive deficits and psychopathology among siblings of individuals with schizophrenia. Schizophrenia Bulletin.

Mittal, V., Tessner, K., Delawalla, Z., McMillan, A., Walker, E. (In Press). Gesture behavior and schizotypal adolescents.  Journal of Abnormal Psychology.

Walker, E., Sabuwalla, Z., Bollini, A., Walder, D. (2005) Women and stress. In S. Romans & M. Seeman (Eds). Women’s Mental Health: A Life-Cycle Approach. New York: Lippincott, Williams & Wilkins.

Walker, E., Sabuwalla, Z., Huot, R. (2004) Pubertal neuromaturation, stress-sensitivity, and psychopathology. Development & Psychopathology, 16, 807-824.

Presentations at National Conferences

Delawalla, Z., Csernansky, J., Barch, D. (April 2006). Prefrontal cortex function in individuals at high-risk for schizophrenia. Cognitive Neuroscience Society, San Francisco, CA

Sabuwalla, Z., Csernansky, J., Barch, D. (April, 2005). Schizotypal symptoms and neurocognitive performance in siblings of patients with schizophrenia. International Congress on Schizophrenia Research. Savannah, GA

Sabuwalla, Z., Csernansky, J., Barch, D. (October, 2004). Neuropsychological functioning and symptoms of schizotypy in first degree relatives of patients with schizophrenia. Society for Research in Psychopathology. St. Louis, MO

Tessner, K., Sabuwalla, Z., Liatis, A., Walker, E. (October, 2004). Neuroendocrine reactivity in subjects undergoing MRI: Does heightened cortisol impact our results? Society for Research in Psychopathology. St. Louis, MO

Sabuwalla, Z., Kestler, L., Walker, E. (October, 2003). Salivary cortisol levels in adolescents with internalizing vs. externalizing behaviors. Society for Research in Psychopathology. Toronto, ON, Canada