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Scarlett Baird

Graduate student |
CLA 4.600

Education: M.A., The University of Texas at Austin

Interests: CBT, Veteran Reintegration, Determinants of Treatment Adherence, Physical Activity

Alex Birdsill

Graduate student |
SEA 4.111D

Interests: neuropsychology, aging, neuroimaging

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Emily Carl

Anxiety & Health Behaviors Lab |
CLA 4.600

Education: M.A., Boston University

Interests: Novel treatments, anxiety treatment, GAD, exercise, eating, smoking, rumination, mindfulness, personalized medicine, ecological momentary assessment, augmentative treatment strategies

Julia Chafkin

Graduate student |
SEA 3.412

Interests: Neuroendocrinology, Perinatal Mental Health, Postpartum Mental Health, Neonatal and Child Development, Adolescent Endocrinology

Adam Cobb

Adam R. Cobb, MA, LPC |
SEA 3.112e

Education: MA, Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi

Interests: Etiology and treatment of anxiety, fear and traumatic stress-related disorders.

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Justin Dainer-Best

Graduate student

Education: B.A., Haverford College

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Michelle Davis

Graduate student

Education: M.A., Southern Methodist University

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Darius Dawson

Graduate student |
512-471-9116 |
SEA 2.314

Education: M.A., San Diego State University

Interests: Ethnic Differences in Substance Use Behaviors; Behavioral Change Mechanisms

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Alexandra Dowd

Child Development in Context Lab |
(512) 471-5414 |
CLA 4.102

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Avtalya Feldman

Graduate student |
Seay 4.310

Education: B.S., Yale University

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Anna Alban Foulser

Graduate Student |
781-572-9675 |
SEA 3.112B

Education: B.S., The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

Interests: Anxiety disorders, anxiety treatments

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Bridget Freihart

Graduate student |
SEA 3.318

Education: M.S.W., UC Berkeley

Interests: Sexual psychophysiology, sexual arousal and function, neuroendocrine sources of sexual dysfunction, sexual trauma, sexual agency, sexual psychometric development

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Ariel Handy

Graduate student |
SEA 3.318

Education: BA, University of Vermont

Interests: Brief interventions for sexual dysfunction, sexuality in special populations, sexuality across cultures

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Brennan Hickson

Graduate student |
SEA 4.111

Education: B.S., Neuroscience; B.A., Philosophy, University of Alabama at Birmingham

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Kean Hsu

Postdoctoral Fellow, Mood Disorders Laboratory |
512-471-4825 |
CLA 4.604

Education: Ph.D., University of Southern California

Interests: The role of non-valenced (e.g., attention and executive functioning) and valenced cognitive processes (e.g., cognitive biases) in the etiology, maintenance, and treatment of adult unipolar depression and anxiety; mechanisms underlying psychotherapeutic interventions; general models of psychopathology.

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Jolene Jacquart

Graduate student |
CLA 4.600

Education: M.A., The University of Texas - Austin

Interests: Health Behaviors, CBT & Exposure Therapy, Exercise, Mindfulness

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Ellie Shuo Jin

Graduate Student |
512-232-2215 |
SEA 3.426D

Education: B.A., McGill University

Interests: Psychoneuroendocrinology

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Chelsea Kilimnik

Graduate student |
SEA 3.318

Education: M.Sc, Trent University

Interests: Sexual violence, non-consensual sexual experiences and subjective identification, sexual well-being and functioning, sexual self-schemas

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James Madole

Graduate student

Education: B.A., New York University

Interests: Biological contributions to psychopathology

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Travis Mallard

Graduate student

Interests: Genetics, alcohol and drug abuse, addiction, externalizing psychopathology

Elise Marino

Graduate student

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Ciara McAfee

Graduate student |
607-592-1391 |
SEA 3.412

Education: B.A., Goucher College

Interests: Neuroendocriniology, Performance Anxiety, Personalized Medicine, Epigenetics, Sleep & Performance, Mindfulness

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Michael Mullarkey

Graduate student |
Seay 4.310

Interests: Emotion Regulation, Distress Tolerance, Beliefs About Emotions, Brief Interventions

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Stephanie Oleson

Graduate student |
SEA 4.111D

Education: MA, San Diego State University

Interests: Vascular mechanisms of cognitive decline; identifying modifiable risk factors for dementia

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Santiago Papini

Graduate student

Education: MA, CUNY-City College

Interests: experimental psychopathology, latent growth mixture modeling, network analysis, machine learning

Megan Patterson

Graduate student

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Rahel Pearson

Graduate student

Education: M.S., The University of Amsterdam

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Derek Pisner

Graduate student |
703-200-8389 |
CLA 4.600

Education: B.A., The University of Virginia

Interests: Clinical Diagnostics and Treatment, Personalize Medicine, Machine Learning/ Data Mining, Diffusion Tensor Imaging, rsfMRI, BCI's, Connectomics

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Leslie Rice

Graduate student

Education: B.A., Wake Forest University

Interests: Neuropsychological rehabilitation, neuropsychoendocrinology, stress-linked mental illness, first responders, CBT and functional impairment

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Mikael Rubin

Graduate student

Education: M.A., The City College of New York

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Aditi Sabhlok

Graduate student |
SEA 5.128

Education: B.S., Duke University

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Emma Siegel

Graduate student |
SEA 3.112B

Education: B.A., University of California, Santa Cruz

Interests: PTSD, treatment outcomes, treatment enhancement, substance use

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Amelia Stanton

Graduate student

Interests: female sexual dysfunction, childhood sexual abuse

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Aliza Stein

Graduate Student |
CLA 4.600

Education: B.A., Boston University

Interests: Novel Interventions for Mood and Anxiety Disorders, PTSD, CBT, Expsosure Therapy

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Janelle Thompson

Graduate Student |
SEA 4.111D

Education: B.S., Trinity University

Interests: neuropsychological assessment of individuals with cognitive impairment, modifiable risk factors for dementia

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Valeria Tretyak

Graduate Student |
SEA 2.302B

Education: M.Res. (Master of Research) in Brain Sciences, University College London (UCL)

Interests: Substance abuse and binge drinking in young adults, childhood maltreatment/trauma, bipolar disorder, translational research, evidence based interventions, public health

Emily Wilhite

Graduate student |
SEA 2.302B

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Eric Zaizar

Graduate student

Education: B.A., University of Texas

Interests: Anxiety-related disorders, clinical trials, experimental psychopathology, mechanisms of exposure therapy, translational research.

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    Austin, TX 78712-1043