Mohammed Islan

Mohammed Islam, Ph.D

Assistant Professor

Contact Information

Phone: (773) 995-2125


Office: HWH 216


Ph.D in Experimental Psychology

Florida Atlantic University - Boca Raton, FL

M.A in Experimental Psychology

Florida Atlantic University - Boca Raton, FL

B.A in Psychology

University of South Florida - Tampa, FL

A.A in General Sciences

St. Petersburg College - St. Petersburg, FL


My research background is extensive. I have a heavy background in experimental methodology and data analytics (e.g., machine learning). The bulk of my research experience lies within human cognition where I studied top-down biasing in object recognition and attention in both the real and virtual environments. More recently, I have studied community psychology. Specifically, I study poorly understood chronic illnesses such as myalgic encephalomyelitis/chronic fatigue syndrome (ME/CFS) and post-acute sequalae COVID-19 syndrome (PACS). I study the epidemiology, physiology (e.g., immune markers), and psychological factors of such illnesses. I also study the social network dynamics of persons in a recovery home.

Courses Taught

  • Cognitive Psychology
  • Introduction to Behavioral Research Methods


cognition, object recognition, attention, community epidemiology, myalgic encephalomyelitis/chronic fatigue syndrome (ME/CFS), COVID-19, substance use, substance recovery, social dynamics, data analytics

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