Meet the Team
Dr. Lindsey Cohen, Project Director
Dr. Erin Tully, Experiential Site Coordinator
Dr. Kevin Swartout, Project Evaluation Coordinator
Hannah Bogoian is a third-year student in the Clinical-Neuropsychology PhD program. Her research interests include healthy aging, depression, frailty, health disparities, and exercise both as an intervention for depression in late life and as a way to improve health outcomes for older adults.
Claudia Delbasso is a third-year student in the Clinical-Community Psychology PhD Program. Her research interests include positive youth development and program evaluation, with a focus on understanding how individual and contextual factors inform developmental processes and mental health among Latinx immigrants and other historically marginalized populations.
Donovan Ellis is a third-year student in the Clinical-General Psychology PhD program. His research interests can be found at the intersection of anxiety pathology/treatment efficacy, multicultural competencies, and the integration of novel digital technologies for improving treatment access for diverse and underrepresented communities.
Jensi Gise is a fourth-year student in the Clinical-General Psychology PhD program. She is broadly interested in pediatric and child psychology. She is interested in resilience, particularly in youth who experience adversity.
Hannah Joseph is a fourth-year student in the Clinical-Community Psychology PhD program. Hannah’s research interests include positive youth development, adolescent mental health, and violence prevention.
Ciera Lewis is a fifth-year student in the Clinical-Community Psychology PhD program. She graduated from the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee with a Bachelors in Psychology and a minor in Childhood and Adolescent Studies. Ciera’s research explores the utility of culturally specific constructs like Black racial identity and racial socialization as resilience factors in promoting psychological well-being among African American emerging adults. She is also interested in improving recruitment, engagement, and retention of African Americans in research and mental health services. During her free time, Ciera enjoys hiking, napping, and creating art.
Jessica Miller is a fifth-year student in the Clinical-Community Psychology PhD program. Her research is in the area of refugee and immigrant health. She primarily uses qualitative methods to explore how sociocultural context influences health outcomes. For example, she recently explored the role of community resilience in Iraqi refugee adaptation, the effect of intersecting contextual factors on the sexual health of refugee youth, and the impact of immigration policy changes on Latinx families’ well-being.
Tony Molloy is a fifth-year student in the Clinical-General Psychology PhD program. His central research interest is to improve the design and implementation of technology-based mental health services delivered via internet and smartphone. I hope to conduct research on community interest in these programs and factors that influence uptake, attrition, and engagement with them. I am also interested in cognitive mechanisms of anxiety disorders and using fMRI to examine motivational processing in anxiety disorders.
Michelle Rattinger is a fifth-year student in the Clinical-Neuropsychology PhD program. She is broadly interested in cognitive and social elements that contribute to differential experiences of anxiety. Recently, her work has explored the ways in which additional facial features, such as race signifiers, may interact with emotional expression to convey threat in those with varying levels of intergroup anxiety.
Rachel Weinstock is a sixth-year student in the Clinical-General Psychology PhD program. Her research focuses on parenting factors associated with the development of anxiety in children. She is also interested in stigma related to children’s mental health problems and their treatment.
Amanda Draheim is a sixth-year student in the Clinical-General Psychology PhD program. Her program of research emphasizes mechanisms of the development, maintenance, and treatment of anxiety and depression.
Jena Michel is a second-year student in the Clinical-General Psychology PhD program. Her research aims to understand factors that protect against the development of internalizing symptoms from childhood to emerging adulthood, with a sensitivity to relationships (e.g., parent-child, peer) and culture/context.