Dr. Dennis-Tiwary (Ph.D., The Pennsylvania State University) is a Professor in the Psychology Department at Hunter College, The City University of New York, and director of the Stress, Anxiety, and Resilience Research Center and the Interdisciplinary Center for Health Technology and Wellness. Trained in clinical psychology and affective and cognitive neuroscience from a developmental psychopathology perspective, she examines biopsychosocial factors in the development of emotion regulation across the lifespan, and neurocognitive processes underlying novel treatment approaches for anxiety, stress, and addiction, including attention bias modification. She translates this research into the development of clinically-validated digital health tools, including the stress- and anxiety-reduction app Personal Zen. Her work on school-based methods for teaching youth mindfulness-based stress and anxiety reduction is the topic of the documentary film “Changing Minds at Concord High.”
I earned my B.A. in Psychology and Biology from Bucknell University in 2004 and my M.A. in Clinical Psychology from Towson University in 2007. Currently, I am a Ph.D. student at the Graduate Center (CUNY) in the Behavioral and Cognitive Neuroscience program. My research interests include attention-emotion interactions and identifying biological markers associated with emotion dysregulation in anxiety and mood disorders. In particular, I am interested in how pathological anxiety influences the processing of emotional stimuli and the underlying attentional control processes associated with the development and maintenance of maladaptive cognitive biases.
Boyang received his BA in Psychology at the University of California, Los Angeles in 2013. He is currently a doctoral student in the Health Psychology and Clinical Science program at CUNY Graduate Center. Boyang’s broad research interests include the mechanisms of emotion dysregulation in people with anxiety and depression. His work examines behavioral and psychophysiological measurements of attention bias and emotional flexibility.
Hyein earned her BA in Biology and MA in Cognitive Psychology from San Francisco State University. She is currently a Ph.D. student in the Behavioral and Cognitive Neuroscience program at the CUNY Graduate Center. She is broadly interested in the neural and physiological bases of emotion regulation and affective disorders. Particularly, her interests involve the relationship between maladapative emotion regulation strategies (e.g., worry, rumination, suppression) and affective disorders, and how individual differences in these maladaptive processes are associated with development, maintenance, and exacerbation of anxiety and mood disorders.
I graduated as valedictorian in Spring 2017 from Hunter College with a BA in Psychology. My research interests include understanding the underlying mechanisms that contribute to pathology, specifically stress and anxiety disorders.
I am a graduate of Hunter College with a BA in Psychology. My research interests include accessibility to treatments for anxiety and stress, specifically in relation to how technology may influence the future of diagnoses and the ability to provide treatments.
I earned my B.A. in Neurobiology and Economics from Cornell University and my Masters in Clinical Psychology from Teachers College, Columbia University. I am interested in how emotion regulation mechanisms can affect cognitive functioning, and the potential role emotion (dysregulation) plays in anxiety and mood disorders.
David joined the Emotion Regulation Lab in September 2016. After obtaining a Bachelors of Art in Anthropology, from McGill University in Montreal, he has taught English in Japan, edited college biology textbooks, worked in education reform, and co-founded an activist printing cooperative. In addition to studying psychology, he is a program manager and teacher at a non-profit called the BioBus, which brings the joy of science to young people all over New York City. David is interested in the intersection of anxiety, stress, and technology in the workplace. After he obtains his master’s degree in psychology, he plans to pursue a Ph.D. in clinical psychology.
Caroline is a master’s student in Computer Science at NYU, and is interested in the relationship between emotions and cognitive processes and applying machine learning techniques for improving our understanding of human behavior. Her previous research experience is in neuropathic pain and its’ behavioral and physiological effects. She plans to continue her education and pursue a PhD in Psychology.
Charlene earned her B.A. in Psychology at Dartmouth College and intends to pursue a Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology. Her research interests include anxiety and trauma disorders, particularly PTSD in veterans, as well as the interrelationship between emotion regulation, perceived locus of control, and resilience.
Hannah joined the Emotion Regulation Lab in November 2017 after receiving a B.S. in Neuroscience with a minor in special education at American University in Washington D.C. Hannah will be assisting with the Teen Attention and Brain study as a liaison between the Emotion Regulation Laboratory at Hunter College and the New York University Langone Health’s Child Study Center.
I am an undergraduate honors student at Hunter College focusing my studies in psychology, studio art, and public policy. My research interests include treatment approaches for anxiety and stress through emotion regulation, digital mental health methods, and creative arts therapy. In addition to my research involvement, I am an intern at Lenox Hill Hospital in the inpatient psychiatric unit and a teachers assistant for Statistical Methods in Psychology. While I am still exploring career options, I plan to pursue a Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology in the near future.
Alexandra is currently an undergraduate student in the Macaulay Honors College Program at Hunter College. She is on the Pre-medical track and is majoring in Psychology with a concentration in Behavioral Neuroscience. Her research interests center around the physiology of neurocognitive functioning and its impact on one’s mental well-being. Specifically, she is interested in understanding the pathology of anxiety and stress disorders and how regulation of one’s emotions may play a role in facilitating future treatments.
I am a current undergraduate senior studying Psychology and Sociology at Hunter College. Currently, I am in the process of applying to Master’s Programs for Clinical Mental Health Counseling, and intend to pursue a Ph.D in Clinical Psychology. Ultimately, I hope to one day work in a capacity that provides accessible counseling services to adults and children.
I am currently an undergraduate senior studying Psychology at Hunter College. My research interests concentrate on the psychopathology of anxiety disorders along with treatment approaches for anxiety and life stressors that utilize mobile mental health technology. My ultimate goal is to pursue a Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology.
I am an undergraduate senior in the Macaulay Honors College of Hunter College, majoring in Psychology and Political Science and minoring in Legal Studies. My interests include clinical psychology, positive psychology, health psychology, and humanistic psychology. I intend to apply to graduate school and pursue a Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology. My main goal is to help people strive to self-actualization through the promotion of healthy behaviors and understanding of emotions.
I am currently a senior at Hunter College majoring in Psychology with an interest in studying Clinical Psychology. My interest in clinical and developmental psychology lies in how I can apply both a practical and research-oriented approach to my career. As a future psychologist, I want to answer the unanswered questions we have on mental disorders and implement that with my own practice. Focusing on psychology is more than simply helping people. It’s about learning and understanding why and how individuals develop mental disorders over a lifetime and some ways they differ among populations. Upon completion of my undergraduate studies, I want to gain more experience along with understanding how to conduct successful research. I also want to obtain a PsyD or PhD in Clinical Psychology to continue my path towards becoming a psychologist.