Previous Lab Members
Jamilah Silver: I graduated from Northwestern University with majors in Human Development & Psychological Services and Psychology. My research and clinical interests include adolescent mood disorders and the effect of psychopathology and treatment on family relationships. As a summer research assistant in the Mood Brain & Development Lab, I continued developing my interests by investigating the trajectories and behavioral/neural correlates of Major Depressive Disorder (MDD) in adolescents. I am currently attending Stony Brook for a PhD in Clinical Psychology.
Christine Wei: I was a post-baccalaureate IRTA fellow in MBDU. I graduated from the University of Virginia with a BA in Psychology, where I completed my honors thesis in the Social Cognition and Behavior Lab under Dr. Sophie Trawalter on the role of racial and gender disparities related to student experiences of belonging and safety, specifically feelings of safety on campus and attitudes toward the presence of campus police officers. I plan to pursue a career possibly in psychiatry.
Katy Chang: I was a post-baccalaureate IRTA Fellow. I graduated in the class of 2018 from Washington University in St. Louis with a major in Philosophy-Neuroscience-Psychology. During my undergraduate career, I completed independent research in the BRAINlab under the guidance of Dr. Ryan Bogdan on the mediatory role of inflammation on the link between lifetime stressful life experiences and physical health outcomes in later life. I also completed an honors thesis with Dr. Alan Lambert on the role of threat in shifting political attitudes. I am interested in addressing psychiatric health disparities, as well as researching the effects of marginalization and stressful life experiences on health outcomes.