Dr. Sophia Korb

Dr. Sophia Korb

Director of Research, Fadiman Group

Sophia Korb received her Ph.D. from the Institute of Transpersonal Psychology in Palo Alto, CA. She has clinical experience with children and families with trauma, individuals with chronic psychiatric disabilities, people living with HIV/AIDS, veterans, people using substances, and people who are formerly incarcerated.

Her research interests include the experiences of people who use substances, harm reduction, trauma-informed therapies, applying machine learning to social science contexts, and evidence-based policy and therapies. She is dedicated to puzzles of turning data from the world into useful information.

Dr. Korb’s current mandate as Director of Research at the Fadiman Group is two-fold: replicating Jim Fadiman’s ground-breaking work on creativity and problem-solving with people microdosing psychedelics; and collaborating with researchers in the psychedelics community on following up on the work the Fadiman Group has done up to this point - creating and collecting a large-scale longitudinal database of microdosing experiences and narratives.

New realms of ethical, open science excite and motivate her work. She is passionate about collaboration with members of affected groups in anti-oppressive research.

Sophia lives in Tucson, Arizona, with her fiance, his father, and two cats.