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.”
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.
Jennifer received her B.A. in psychology from Loyola Marymount University in 2018. She is currently a doctoral student in the Health Psychology and Clinical Science program at the CUNY Graduate Center. Jennifer’s broad research interests include using technology-based interventions to affect positive change through cognitive and emotional mechanisms of anxiety and mood disorders.
Abigail received her B.A. in Psychology and Public Policy from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill in 2018. She is currently a doctoral student in the Health Psychology and Clinical Science program at the CUNY Graduate Center. Her broad research interests include studying risk profiles for anxiety, depression, and suicide in youth and adolescents. More specifically, she is interested in elucidating connections between neurobiological and cognitive stress-processing.
Natalia graduated from the University of New Mexico with a B.A. in Psychology in 2015. She then completed a six-month research assistantship in Thailand where she researched the association between mindfulness meditation and depression. Currently, she is a first year doctoral student in the Health Psychology and Clinical Science program at the City University of New York Graduate Center. Natalia’s broad research interests include the mechanisms of emotion regulation as related to depression, anxiety and PTSD.
Qin graduated as valedictorian from Hunter College with a BA in Psychology and minors in German and Legal Studies. She is currently a post-baccalaureate pre-dental student. Her interests include understanding the underlying mechanisms of anxiety disorder, particularly dental anxiety, and providing integrated care to psychiatric patients.
Elizabeth earned her Master’s in Public Administration from the City University of New York and manages the Investigating Difficult Emotions in Adolescents (IDEA) study here in the Emotion Regulation Lab. She is currently a Cognitive Neuroscience Master’s student at the CUNY Graduate Center with a research interest in the neural mechanisms underlying anxiety disorders as well as the improvement and development of scientifically validated interventions for addressing anxiety disorders. After graduating from the Cognitive Neuroscience program, she plans to pursue doctoral studies in Clinical Psychology and Neuroscience.
Ali received her B.A. in Geography and Global Health from Dartmouth College in 2017. She received her M.S. from Columbia Journalism School in 2019, specializing in audio, investigative, and health reporting. After four years covering mental health topics as a science reporter, she decided to pursue a career in clinical psychology. Ali is broadly interested in the neurophysiological mechanisms behind anxiety, PTSD, and resilience. She plans to pursue a PhD in clinical psychology.
Hanna earned her B.A. in Psychology from Rutgers University and is currently in the General Psychology MA program at Hunter College. Her research interests include the underlying cognitive mechanisms that contribute to certain disorders like anxiety, depression, and schizophrenia. She plans to pursue a PhD in Clinical Psychology upon completion of the MA program.
Kristi graduated from Fordham University in 2020 with a B.S. in Psychology and is currently a Behavioral Neuroscience Master’s student at CUNY Queen’s College. She is broadly interested in the neurophysiological mechanisms behind anxiety and mood disorders. She plans to pursue a PhD in Clinical Psychology upon completion of the Behavioral Neuroscience MA.
Moises earned his B.A. in Psychology from St. John’s University. He is currently in the M.A. in Clinical Psychology program at Columbia University. His broad research interests include the understanding and treatment of chronic forms of anxiety and mood disorders.
Catherine earned her B.S.E. in Computer Science from the University of Pennsylvania and is currently a student in the General Psychology MA program at New York University. She is interested in emotion regulation, anxiety, and suicide prevention, as well as mental health care access and the development of digital and culturally-sensitive interventions.
Jamie Karns earned her B.A. in Psychology and a minor in Child and Adolescents Mental Health Studies from NYU. She is currently in the M.A. in General Psychology program at NYU. She is interested in understanding how a lack of emotional regulation increases the risk of depression and anxiety that then results in an increase in suicidal ideation and self-harm in children and adolescents. She is currently figuring out whether she wants to pursue a PhD or PsyD.
Shannan Chen is a recent graduate from New York University, who received a B.A. in Psychology in May 2021. Additionally, she completed a minor in Child & Adolescent Mental Health Studies (CAMS). She’s currently a teaching assistant for the Science of Happiness class at NYU. Her research interests include the long-term correlates of emotional reactivity (self esteem, attachment style & rejection sensitivity) within an interpersonal context. She intends to pursue a PhD in Social Psychology, with a focus on emotion regulation.
Milana is an undergraduate Yalow Honors Scholar, Thomas Hunter Scholar at Hunter College, and BP-Endure fellow. She is majoring in Psychology. Her interests include cognitive and behavioral psychology, emotional regulation, stress, and anxiety. She intends to pursue a Ph.D. in cognitive behavioral psychology.
I am an undergraduate at Hunter College majoring in Clinical Psychology and Behavioral Neuroscience. My research interests include stress, anxiety, emotion regulation and sleep disorders. Upon graduating, I intend on pursuing a PhD in the Neuroscience field.
Isabel is an undergraduate student at Macaulay Honors College at Hunter and is currently majoring in Psychology. Interested in developmental and clinical psychology, she wishes to understand one’s relationship with their emotions over time and how one can regulate them as internal and external factors influence their mental well-being. She hopes to use the knowledge she gains from her academic career to help her pursue work in a field that seeks to improve the quality of life of others.
Alyssa is an undergraduate student at the City College of New York in the Psychology Honors program and CCNY-ORCA program. She will graduate with a B.S. majoring in Psychology and minoring in Biology. She is passionate about the neurophysiological mechanisms that underlie developmental delay and difficulties in emotion regulation. Upon graduating, she plans to pursue a PhD in neuroscience emphasizing social communication abilities and developmental disabilities.