Faculty Taking Graduate Students for 2020-2021

  1. The APA-accredited scientist-practitioner Ph.D. program in clinical psychology at Central Michigan University anticipates admitting five students for the 2020-2021 academic year, one each to work with the following faculty: Sarah DomoffJames GerhartElizabeth MeadowsReid Skeel, and Nathan WeedAny questions may be directed to the chair of the admissions committee, Nathan Weed.
  2. Kristy Benoit Allen, University of Tennessee, Knoxville, Tennessee. Dr. Benoit Allen's lab website. University of Tennessee's Ph.D. Program - Clinical Psychology website. Interests: child anxiety, parenting, information processing biases, interventions
  3. Lorraine T. Benuto, University of Nevada, Reno, Reno, NV. Dr. Benuto's website. UNR's Clinical Psychology program website. Interests: Ethnic minority behavioral health, interpersonal violence, trauma, and Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder. She is currently director of the DICE Center; and of three clinical service programs: La Cliníca VIVA, THRIVE, and SIERRA Families. The programs are focused on providing behavioral health services to Spanish-speaking Latinx community members, victims of interpersonal violence, and children who are at risk of abuse (respectively).
  4. Sara Blaine, Ph.D., Auburn University, Auburn, AL. Dr. Blaine's website. Auburn Clinical Psychology Program website. Interests: how genes and neural networks influence the development of alcoholism under conditions of stress
  5. Rosanna Breaux, Ph.D., Virginia Tech, Blacksburg, VA. Dr. Breaux's websiteVirginia Tech Clinical Science PhD Program website and brochureInterests: social-emotional functioning of children and adolescents with ADHD, emotion regulation, parenting behaviors
  6.   Sara Bufferd, PhD, University of Louisville, Louisville, KY.Dr. Bufferd's websiteUniversity of Louisville's program websiteInterests: Assessment of psychopathology and temperament in young children; Individual, familial, and contextual correlates and predictors of child anxiety and mood dysregulation; Characterizing the spectrum of early-emerging internalizing behavior
  7. Nora Charles, University of Southern Mississippi, Hattiesburg, MS. Dr. Charles' lab website. USM's Clinical Psychology program website. Interests: Risky and externalizing behaviors in children, adolescents, and young adults; clinical assessment; dissemination and implementation of interventions

  8. Jonathan S. Comer, Ph.D.Florida International University, Miami, FL. Dr. Comer's websiteFIU Clinical Science PhD Program website. Interests: children’s mental health, child and adolescent anxiety disorders, technology-based treatments
  9. Chris Conway, PhD, Fordham University, Bronx, NY. Dr. Conway's websiteFordham Clinical Psychology PhD Program WebsiteInterests: emotional disorders, personality disorders, stress and stress reactivity, ecological momentary assessment
  10. Matthew Jarrett, Ph.D., University of Alabama, Department of Psychology, Tuscaloosa, AL. Dr. Jarrett's websiteUniversity of Alabama Clinical Psychology program websiteInterests: developmental psychopathology, particularly in the areas of attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), anxiety disorders, and related domains such as sluggish cognitive tempo (SCT). Dr. Jarrett's current research explores the interface of neuropsychological functioning and co-occurring symptomatology in children, adolescents, and emerging adults with ADHD.
  11. Dean McKay, Fordham University, Bronx, NY. Dr. McKay's lab websiteFordham's Clinical Psychology program website. Interests: anxiety disorders; obsessive-compulsive disorder; disgust in psychopathology; misophonia (selective sound sensitivity).
  12. Mariann Weierich, PhD, University of Nevada, Reno, Reno, NV. Dr. Weierich's Lab websiteUniversity of Nevada's Clinical Psychology ProgramInterests: Neurobiological and behavioral mechanisms underlying normative stress states and stress-related disorders, including PTSD. The lab takes a clinical/cognitive/affective neuroscience approach that integrates basic behavioral tasks, fMRI, and neuroendocrine assay in the service of clinically-relevant questions.
  13. Candice Alfano, PhD, University of Houston, Houston, TX. Dr. Alfano's lab websiteUniversity of Houston's Clinical Psychology Program websiteInterests: childhood anxiety, sleep and sleep disorders, behavioral interventions, emotion dysregulation, developmental risk
  14. Joye Anestis, Ph.D., University of Southern MississippiHattiesburg, MS. Dr. Anestis' website. USM's Clinical Psychology program website. Interests: externalizing personality/psychopathology; mental health treatment outcomes; personality assessment.
  15. Sophia Choukas-Bradley, University of PittsburghPittsburgh, PA. Dr. Choukas-Bradley's website Pitt's Clinical Psychology program website. Interests: interpersonal and sociocultural influences on adolescent development and mental health, with an emphasis on gender, sexuality, social media use, body image, and LGBTQ+ youth
  16. Lea Dougherty, Ph.D., University of Maryland, College Park, MD. Dr. Dougherty's websiteUniversity of Maryland's Clinical Psychology program websiteInterests: developmental psychopathology; youth internalizing problems and mood dsyregulation/irritability; stress and brain development; pathophysiology of youth mood problems.
  17. Kari M Eddington, PhD, University of North Carolina at Greensboro, Greensboro NC. Dr. Eddington's lab website. UNC Greensboro Clinical Psychology program website. Interests: cognitive, affective, and motivational processes in depression and how different types of therapy can help people recover. Current projects include a longitudinal study of depressive anhedonia and a study on dissemination and implementation of a brief structured intervention by community health workers in underserved populations.
  18. Jean Forney, Ohio University, Athens, Ohio. Dr. Forney's lab websiteOhio University's program website. Interests: Risk and maintenance factors for eating disorders across psychological, social, and physiological domains. Methods include social network analysis, test meals, and neuroendocrine assessments
  19. Brandon Gibb, Ph.D, Binghamton University (SUNY), Binghamton, NY. Dr. Gibb's research labSUNY Binghamton's Clinical Psychology program websiteInterests: Risk for depression across the lifespan, information processing biases, markers of risk across multiple units of analysis (EEG/ERP, eye tracking, psychophysiology, environment, development)
  20. Phil Kendall, Temple University, Philadelphia, PA. Dr. Kendall's lab websiteTemple University Clinical Psychology websiteInterests: assessment, treatment, and basic study of anxiety in youth.
  21. Daniel Klein, PhD, Stony Brook University, Stony Brook, NY.Dr. Klein's website. Stony Brook's PhD program in Clinical Psychology's website. Interests: Antecedents and pathways to depressive and anxiety disorders from early childhood to emerging adulthood.
  22. Emily Kroska, University of IowaIowa City, Iowa. Dr. Kroska's website. University of Iowa's Clinical Science program website. Interests: Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT) intervention research with at-risk and diverse samples; long-term adverse outcomes associated with trauma – both adverse and resilient outcomes; modifiable mechanisms in the relation between trauma and adverse outcomes; psychosocial variables that impact physical health and health behaviors; applications of mobile and internet interventions; dissemination of effective interventions.
  23. David Langer, Ph.D., ABPP, Suffolk University, Boston, MA. Dr. Langer's lab website. Suffolk University Clinical Psychology Program Website. Interests: Improving youth mental health through the study of psychosocial treatment approaches, with an emphasis on personalizing treatment through shared decision-making with caregivers and youth.
  24. Rob Latzman, Georgia State University, Atlanta, GA.  Dr. Latzman's lab websiteGeorgia State University's Clinical Psychology program website. Interests - Personality and Psychopathology, Clinical Neuroscience, Nonhuman primate models of personality and psychopathology, (Dis)inhibitory and regulatory processes, Developmental psychopathology
  25. Keyne Law, Seattle Pacific UniversitySeattle, WA Dr. Law's lab website. Seattle Pacific University program website. Interests: processes and systems that contribute to suicidal behavior. 

  26. Matthew D. Lerner, PhD, Stony Brook University, Stony Brook, NY. Dr. Lerner's lab websiteStony Brook's PhD program in Clinical Psychology's websiteInterests: Nature of peer relations and social competency deficits that emerge in childhood and adolescence; Novel and evidence-based social skills interventions for youth with ASD; Perceptual, neural, cognitive, affective, and behavioral underpinnings of social dysfunction
  27. Erika Manczak, Ph.D., University of Denver, Department of Psychology, Denver, CO. Dr. Manczak's lab website. University of Denver's program's website. Interests: depressive symptoms in children, adolescents, and their parents; inflammation and immune functioning; interpersonal relationships; biological embedding of experiences; the contribution of social and physical environments to mental health risk
  28. Christina McDonnell, PhD, Virginia Tech, Blacksburg, VA. Dr. McDonnell's websiteVirginia Tech Clinical Science PhD Program website and brochure. Interests: autism spectrum disorders and developmental risk, childhood maltreatment and trauma, parent-child interactions and emotion socialization, and disseminating CBT to underserved populations
  29. Cliff McKinney, Mississippi State University, Starkville, MS. Dr. McKinney's website.  Mississippi State Unviersity's Clinical Psychology program website.Interests: Parenting, parent psychopathology, oppositional defiant problems, gender differences, and young adult outcomes.
  30. Brady D. Nelson, PhD, Stony Brook University, Stony Brook, NY. Dr. Nelson's website and lab websiteStony Brook Clinical Psychology PhD Program WebsiteInterests: Affective neuroscience and psychophysiology; Cognitive, emotional, and motivational mechanisms of anxiety disorders and depression
  31. Molly Nikolas, PhD, University of Iowa, Iowa City, IA. Dr. Nikolas' lab websiteUniversity of Iowa's Clinical Science Program websiteInterests: Our lab examines the genetic, cognitive, and emotional factors influencing ADHD and comorbid psychopathology and their interplay with contextual risk and protective factors across development. We have projects that focus on early developmental risk, including pre/perinatal risk as well as projects that examine transitions throughout adolescence and early adulthood.
  32. Isaac Petersen, University of Iowa, Iowa City, IA. Dr. Petersen' lab website. University of Iowa's Clinical Science Program website. Interests: Clinical child psychology, developmental psychopathology, externalizing behavior problems, self-regulation, school readiness, developmental cognitive neuroscience
  33. Joseph Raiker, PhD, Florida International University, Miami, FL. Dr. Raiker's lab website. FIU's Clinical Science in Child and Adolescent Psychology program's website. Interests: assessment and treatment of ADHD, cognition, executive functioning
  34. Elizabeth Raposa, PhD, Fordham University, Bronx, NY. Dr. Raposa's websiteFordham University PhD in Clinical Psychology websiteInterests: Early life stress; Developmental Psychopathology; Mental health disparities; Community-based interventions
  35. Erin Reilly, Ph.D., Hofstra University, Hempstead, NY. Dr. Reilly's lab websiteHofstra University's program websiteInterests: Shared features of eating disorders and anxiety disorders (e.g., repetitive negative thinking; intolerance of uncertainty); behavioral treatments for eating disorders; promotion of best practices for evidence-based treatment in "real-life" settings and best practices in research methods in the field of eating disorders
  36. Shannon Sauer-Zavala, Ph.D., University of Kentucky, Lexington, KY. Dr. Sauer-Zavala lab website. University of Kentucky, Lexington Department Website. Interests: Developing and testing mechanism-informed transdiagnostic treatments for emotional disorders, developing evidence-based decision rules for personalizing the delivery of therapy skills, increasing accessibility to high quality mental health care
  37. Kasey Stanton, PhD, Virginia Tech, Blacksburg, VA. Dr. Stanton's websiteVirginia Tech Clinical Science PhD Program website and brochure. Interests: Personality and mood assessment, transdiagnostic research frameworks and psychopathology classification, externalizing and bipolar spectrum disorders, and research methods and replicability
  38. Bethany Teachman, University of VA, Charlottesville, VA. Dr. Teachman's website. UVA's Clinical Psychology program's websiteInterests: Our lab investigates cognitive processes that contribute to the development and maintenance of anxiety disorders and other forms of emotion dysregulation.
  39. Eva Telzer, PhD and Mitch Prinstein , PhD, University of North Caroline at Chapel Hill. Dr. Telzer's lab websiteUNC Chapel Hill's Clinical Psychology  Program Website. Interests: adolescent brain development, social relationships, health risk behaviors, and teen technology/social media use within an emerging center on technology and adolescent brain development.
  40. Kiara Timpano, PhD, Unviersity of Miami, Miami, FL. Dr. Timpano's lab websiteUniversity of Miami's Clinical Psychology Doctoral Program websiteInterests: vulnerability for anxiety and OC spectrum disorders, transdiagnostic risk factors across affective and cognitive domains, decision making deficits
  41. Sarah Victor, Texas Tech University, Lubbock, TX. Dr. Victor's websiteTexas Tech's Clinical Psychology program websiteInterests: Research focused on non-suicidal self-injury and suicide in daily life (using EMA and ambulatory physio assessment) in adolescents and young adults

  42. Sylia Wilson, PhD, University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, Minnesota. Dr. Wilison's websiteUniversity of Minnesota's Psychology PhD website. Interests: Alcohol and brain development, assessment and evaluation, developmental neuroscience, early childhood, executive function, families and parenting, genetics and epigenetics, high-risk populations, infant and early childhood mental health, social and emotional development, stress and maltreatment, vulnerable populations.

  43. E. Samuel Winer, Mississippi State University, Mississippi State, Mississippi. Dr. Winer's lab website. Mississippi State University's Clinical Psychology program website. Interests: Reward devaluation theory; emotional information processing by depressed and anxious persons; anhedonia; psychological crisis and suicide; network theory and analysis

  44. Aidan Wright, PhD, University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, PA.Dr. Wright's lab website. Pitt's Clinical Psychology program websiteInterests - Interface between personality and psychopathology, quantitative models of psychopathology, ecological momentary assessment, passive sensing, quantitative methods, narcissism



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