Faculty, Students and Staff

Faculty, Students and Staff

Faculty, Staff, and Students

  • Please note that all core and affiliated faculty members may be faculty research mentors in our program unless noted otherwise below.
  • Applicants to our program should indicate three faculty members with whom they might want to work and should note 3 faculty members with whom they would work on their applications to the program
  • The following faculty ARE accepting students for the 2022 Admissions Cycle: Dr. Dani Arigo, Dr. DJ Angelone, Dr. Tom Dinzeo, Dr. Jeff Greeson, Dr. Jim Haugh, Dr. Meredith C. Jones, Dr. Bethany Raiff, Dr. Christina Simmons, Dr. Chelsie Young. All other faculty listed below are not taking students this year.
  • Prospective applicants are encouraged to reach out to specific faculty members that they might have an interest in working with, although doing so is not a formal requirement for admissions.

Program Faculty

    • Jim A. Haugh, Ph.D., Director of Clinical Training (DCT)
      • Etiology & treatment of depression and co-morbid anxiety; mobile technology & depression; treatment of depression in primary care and oncology; use of mobile technology in diverse populations.
       
    • D.J. Angelone, Ph.D.
      • Sexual aggression; sexual risk-taking; alcohol use and treatment.
      • CV
      • ASSeRT Lab WebSite
      • Accepting students for the 2022 Admissions Cycle
       
    • Danielle Arigo, Ph.D.
      • Social influences on health and health behavior; digital health (smartphone apps, social media); women's health; physical activity; eating behavior; body image
      • CV
      • Visit Lab Website
      • Accepting students for the 2022 Admissions Cycle
       
    • Steven M. Brunwasser, Ph.D. 
      • Prevention science; perinatal mental health; depression in adolescence and emerging adulthood; developmental origins of health and disease; pediatric asthma; integrative mental health care
      • CV
      • Visit Lab Website
       
    • Tom Dinzeo, Ph.D. 
      • Schizophrenia-spectrum disorders and individual differences in personality, emotion response, cognition, and health/lifestyle behaviors.
      • CV
      • Visit Lab Website
      • Accepting students for the 2022 Admissions Cycle
    • Dustin Fife, Ph.D.
      • Research focuses on how to apply missing data strategies to adjust statistical estimates obtained with convenience samples. (Statistics)
      • CV
      • Statistics Research Lab Website
       
    • Katherine Oberle Gotham, Ph.D.
      • Autism, depression in ASD, repetitive thinking, emotion processing, social motivation, neurodivergent adults
      • CV
      • Visit Lab Website
       
    • Jeffrey Greeson, Ph.D.
      • Mindfulness, Stress & Health; an interdisciplinary research program that integrates psychology with health, medicine, and basic science.
      • CV
      • Mindfulness, Stress & Heaalth Lab WebSite
      • Accepting students for the 2022 Admissions Cycle
       
    • Meredith C. Jones, Ph.D.
      • Dating violence and HIV prevention; adolescent/young adult romantic relationships and attachment.
      • CV
      • ASSeRT Lab WebSite
      • Accepting students for the 2022 Admissions Cycle
       
    • Jonathan M. Lassiter, Ph.D.
      • Health inequities among racial and sexual minorities; religion/spirituality-health mechanisms; intersectionality; Black/Afrocentric psychology
      • CV
      • SPIRiT Lab Website
       
    • Bethany Raiff, Ph.D.
      • Applied behavior analysis; technology-based interventions; smoking cessation; contingency management.
      • CV
      • HABIT Lab Website
      • Accepting students for the 2022 Admissions Cycle
    • Christina Simmons, Ph.D.
      • Applied behavior analysis; severe behavior; autism spectrum disorder; behavioral assessment and treatment; social validity; caregiver training

      • CV
      • SAFE Behavior Lab Website
      • Accepting students for the 2022 Admissions Cycle
    • Michelle Ennis Soreth, Ph.D.
      • Experimental analysis of behavior; applied behavior analysis, treatment of developmental and behavior disorders, parent training, verbal behavior.
      • CV

Affiliated Faculty

  • MaryLouise Kerwin, Ph.D.
    • Research interest is in evaluating the effect of behavioral interventions for a variety of issues/problems including pediatric feeding disorders, autism, and drug addiction, especially for mothers. (Not currently accepting students)
    • CV
  • Joanna Petrides, Psy.D
    • Focused on understanding of psychiatric disorders, how they present in a medical setting, and how to treat such disorders, as well as, ways in which to improve holistic care of patients through improved interpersonal interactions. (Not currently accepting students)
    • CV
  • Lisa Farkas, Psy.D.
    • Clinical interests are in the areas of treating emerging adults with depression and anxiety,  and in treating children and families affected by neurodevelopmental disorders. 
    • (Not currently accepting students)
    • CV
  • Melanie Freedman, Ph.D.
    • Specializes in conducting comprehensive evaluations for family court matters and parent, child, and adolescent diagnostic evaluations. (Not currently accepting students)
    • CV
  • Cori E. McMahon, Psy.D.
    • Clinical focus is in the management of chronic disease (cancer, HIV) in general and in women's issues, sexuality and sexual dysfunction, and in end-of-life specifically. (Not currently accepting students)
    • CV
  • David J Libon, Ph.D.
    • Focus is on developing new measures to operationally- define known areas of neurocognitive disability that are associated with Alzheimer’s disease/ vascular dementia spectrum dementia and mild cognitive impairment. (Not currently accepting students)
    • CV

Staff

  • Mrs. Sherri Vega, Assistant to the Director of Clinical Psychology
  • Ms. Brenda Harkins, Department Secretary
  • Mr. Dan Dantinne, Assistant to the Department Head

Graduate Students

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