Sarah Myruski (Ph.D., The Graduate Center, CUNY) is a post-doctoral researcher on the Teen Attention and Brain (TAB) Study, which is a collaboration across Hunter College, NYU Langone Medical Center, and Fordham University. As part of the TAB Study team, her current research aims to harness multiple behavioral and biological measures (EEG, fMRI, eye tracking) to understand key cognitive mechanisms related to anxiety in teens. Dr. Myruski also has a special interest in how the social regulation of emotion relates to resilience or vulnerability to symptoms of psychopathology throughout development. For example, patterns of expressing and managing emotions via social media, a medium used pervasively by teens, may be linked to emotional well-being.
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Olivia received her BA in Psychology from Denison University in 2019. She intends to pursue a doctorate degree in Clinical Psychology, with a focus on children, after gaining more research experience. Olivia’s broad research interests include the development of evidence-based treatments for various psychopathologies, as well as understanding the etiology of disorders like anxiety and depression.
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. I completed a Ph.D. in the Behavioral and Cognitive Neuroscience program at the Graduate Center (CUNY). 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.
I earned my B.S. in Psychology from Beijing Normal University in 2018. I am currently in the Cognitive Science in Education MA program at Teachers College, Columbia University. My research interests include how emotion and cognition interact with each other and how emotion regulation works in different contexts. I plan to pursue a Ph.D. in psychology after earning master degree.
Roshan graduated as valedictorian from the Macaulay Honors program at Hunter College with a BA in Psychology. She is pursuing medical school, and is particularly interested in studying developmental psychopathologies and learning more about teen anxiety.
I earned my B.A. in Psychology from Hunter College in 2014. Currently, I am a doctoral student in the Child Track of the Clinical Psychology Ph.D. program at St. John’s University. I am also a doctoral fellow with Dr. Tamara Del Vecchio and the Child and Family Research Group. My research interests include parent-child relationships and the role that emotion regulation, coercive processes, and technology play in parenting and close relationships.
Peter is a member of Dr. Tibor Palfai’s Addictive Behaviors Laboratory at Boston University, where he studies cognitive processes related to decision-making about alcohol consumption and sexual behaviors. He is interested in experimental research and the development of interventions that derive from that research; using a translational approach, he hopes to identify cognitive aspects of risky decision-making that can be modified to protect health and help people control impulsive behavior. Peter’s past work at the Emotion Regulation Lab included research on using attentional bias modification to reduce implicit associations about alcohol in young adult social drinkers, and he hopes to continue his work in this area during his graduate studies at Boston University.
Katheryn earned her BA in Psychology from Baruch College in 2019. She is interested in the relationship between modern technology and the impact it has on children and young adults as well as understanding and learning more about teen anxiety.
I am an undergraduate Thomas Hunter Honors Scholar at Hunter College where I am pursuing both a major in psychology and minor in statistics. My research interests focus on understanding the various interdisciplinary components that contribute to disorders such as depression and anxiety.
Carla Crawford is a senior at the Institute for Collaborative Education. Through a unique program at her high school, she works full time at the Emotion Regulation Lab, specifically assisting with recruitment and screening for the PEER study. Carla looks forward to studying psychology at a collegiate level. Her research interests include developmental psychopathology and the intersection between psychology, neuroscience, and the law.
Samantha worked as a lab coordinator for the Emotion Regulation Lab after earning her B.A. in psychology from Binghamton University in May 2015. She is currently a Clinical Psychology doctoral student at Temple University, where she is working in Dr. Thomas Olino’s Child and Adolescent Development of Emotion, Personality, and Psychopathology Lab. Her research interests involve identifying markers of risk for affective disorders, particularly depression and anxiety. She is also interested in how emotion regulation and relationships affect cognitive and behavioral functioning.
Courtney started working at the Emotion Regulation Lab in January of 2015, and worked as a lab coordinator after earning her BA in psychology at Hunter College in May 2016. She is currently enrolled in Michigan State University’s clinical psychology doctoral program in the Clinical Psychophysiology Lab with Dr. Jason Moser. She is interested in investigating the neural underpinnings of attentional biases and its relationship to anxiety in adults. She is also broadly interested in individual differences in anxiety symptoms and how that may relate to specific aspects of attention.
Aqib is currently a Clinical Psychology doctoral student at Binghamton University, where he is working at the Binghamton Anxiety Clinic under the mentorship of Dr. Meredith Coles. His research interests involve investigating various mechanisms that play a role in anxiety disorders, with the goal of using this information to contribute to and refine existing treatments. He is also interested in exploring information-processing biases in individuals with anxiety.
Karlina joined Emotion Regulation Lab in 2015 to work on her undergraduate thesis for Thomas Hunter Honors Program and continued as a post-bac research assistant after graduating from Hunter College in 2016. She is currently enrolled in University of Paris 1 Panthéon-Sorbonne/University of Paris Descartes where she is earning her Master’s Degree in Economics and Psychology. She is interested in learning how behavioral economic theories can affect health and wellness-related behaviors that lead to healthier outcomes. Furthermore, Karlina is interested in examining cognitive and behavioral processes that can trigger harmful behavior and the ways in which researchers can help individuals sustain healthy habits.
Leona joined the Emotional Regulation Lab in 2016 to work on a variety of digital mental health research projects. She was part of the Personal Zen Team working towards a new and improved version to be released in 2018. She is now back in Sydney, Australia working in the Workplace Mental Health Research Program at The Black Dog Institute in Sydney, Australia. Her new role involves working on a range of digital and face-to-face research projects that aim to prevent the development of mental illness in first responders and other high risk occupations.
Isabella recently began working as an intake coordinator within the Hospice and Palliative Care department of Metropolitan Jewish Health Systems (MJHS). She Is enjoying helping contribute to the comfort of patients and learning about nursing. She plans to pursue a professional career in health care.
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 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.
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 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.
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 joined the Emotion Regulation Lab as a research assistant in 2017, two years after earning her B.A. in Psychology at Dartmouth College. Her time here confirmed her research interests and desire to pursue a graduate-level degree in clinical psychology. Charlene’s research interests include the etiology and maintenance of anxiety disorders and trauma and the use of online interventions to mitigate symptoms. When Charlene is not working with pre-teens with learning disorders, she can be found watching Monty Python sketches to unwind. She is in the process of applying to Clinical Psychology doctoral programs and excited for the next chapter of her life.
Wai graduated from Hunter College with a BA in Psychology. Her research interests lie on the etiology and intervention of emotional disorders such as anxiety, depression and PTSD. Specifically, she is interested in the interplay between emotion and cognition, and emotion regulation.
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. He currently is the research coordinator for the Teen Anxiety and Brain Study. He plans to pursue to pursue a Ph.D. in clinical psychology.
I graduated from the Macaulay Honors College of Hunter College in 2018, with a BA in Psychology and Political Science and a minor 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 graduated from Touro College in 2017 with a B.A. in psychology and a minor in Marketing Management. I currently work as a Registered Behavior Technician delivering ABA services to children with autism. My goal is to pursue a Ph.D. or Psy.D. in Clinical Psychology, with an interest in anxiety, depression, and trauma.
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 Psychology from Hunter College. My interests include behavioral, neurocognitive, and developmental psychology. Presently, I work with children on the spectrum and deliver ABA services. I aspire to achieve a doctoral degree in clinical psychology. My goal is to guide individuals to an understanding of the underlying systems that cause behaviors and promote a healthy well being.
Helena earned her B.A. in Psychology from New York University in 2018 and plans to apply to graduate school to pursue a Ph.D in Clinical Psychology. Her research interests include anxiety, stress and depression disorders and how they relate cross-culturally. In addition, she is also interested in how emotion regulation mechanisms can serve as a way to cope with anxiety and depression disorders.
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.
Caila graduated from Oberlin College in the pre-medical program and earned her BA in Political Science in 2018. She is currently a post-baccalaureate psychology student. She intends to pursue a doctorate degree in Clinical Psychology, with a focus on family systems. Her research interests include the intersections between developmental psychopathology and family systems theory.
Evan earned his BA in Psychology from the University of Southern California. His research interest is in emotion regulation particularly as it pertains to young adults with depression and anxiety. He plans to pursue doctorate level studies in Clinical Psychology.
I graduated from NYU with a B.A. in Psychology and a minor in Child and Adolescent Mental Health Studies. Currently, I am a General Psychology Master’s student at Hunter and after earning my degree, I plan on pursuing a PhD in Neuropsychology with an eventual focus on behavioral sleep medicine. My research interests include how mental illnesses, like anxiety and depression, affect one’s sleep and if there is a possible link in severity of symptoms as well as how sleep affects the outcome and severity of brain injuries like TBIs and disorders like alzheimer’s and dementia.
Kimberly earned her BS in Psychology from Florida State University with a minor in sociology. She earned her MA in Psychology from Hunter College, where she created a novel paradigm under Dr. Dennis-Tiwary successfully manipulating phubbing in face-to-face interaction in a controlled lab setting. She is currently a doctoral student in the clinical psychology Ph.D. program at Palo Alto University. Her interests include psychosocial aspects of chronic illness, technology-based interventions, mental health technology, and meditation.
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.