Lab Members

Current Graduate Students

Jennifer Steward, M.A., Clinical Doctoral Student (2011-Present).
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Research Interests: Psychological sequelae following traumatic experiences in adults, intimate partner violence, and sleep disturbances and their consequences.  Additionally, working with under-served populations, such as offenders and individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities.

Rachel Micol, M.A., Clinical Doctoral Student (2012-Present).
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Research Interests: Causes, correlates, and consequences of interpersonal violence and intervention related to such violence.  The impact of one’s status as a minority in response to- and recovery from traumatic experiences.  Treatment of PTSD and post-trauma sleep disturbances.

Trapt Website - JimJim Scholl, M.A., Clinical Doctoral Student (2013-Present).
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Research Interests: Sequelae of trauma and infectious disease in minority populations; the relationship between culture and cognitive and emotional responses to trauma.


AshleySAshley Clausen, M.A., Clinical Doctoral Student (2014-Present).

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Research Interests: Neurobiological and physiological aspects of, as well as comorbid physical health conditions associated with combat-related PTSD. Interventions targeted at improving somatic (e.g. increased basal heart rate) and psychic (e.g. affect and nightmares) symptoms of PTSD.


Chelsea Cogan, Clinical Doctoral Student (2015-Present).
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Research Interests: The dissemination and implementation of evidence based psychotherapies for PTSD and ways in which they can be modified to better treat residual symptoms following treatment. Additionally, examining how technology can aide in the dissemination and implementation of EBPs for PTSD.

jennyJenny Lee, Clinical Doctoral Student (2016-Present).
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Research Interests: Examining resiliency and recovery processes for individuals with posttraumatic stress disorder. Her goal is to work with trauma-exposed individuals and study the factors that influence symptom trajectories. She is also interested in studying treatment efficacy and outcomes for individuals impacted by trauma.

Current Undergraduate Student Members

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Sarah-Nicole Johnson, Senior
Sarah is majoring in psychology and minoring in mathematics.   Her research interests include the way traumatic experiences psychologically affect people and treatment. In the future, she would like to be a counseling psychologist for children who have been exposed, either directly or witnessing, abuse.

Ashley BaileyAshley Bailey, Junior
Ashley is majoring in Biology/Pre-Med. She is interested in how trauma changes the chemistry of the brain, and how these differences in chemistry affect the individual. Upon graduation, Ashley plans to attend medical school and pursue a degree in either Psychiatry or Neurology.

Hannah ColeHannah Cole, Junior
Hannah is majoring in Psychology and minoring in Women’s and Gender Studies. Her research interests include the perception and treatment of PTSD, especially in individuals affected by combat and sexual assault. Hannah plans to attend graduate school and eventually earn a Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology.

09-16-16-mariah-rubino-105Mariah Rubino, Junior
Mariah is majoring in Biochemistry/Pre-Med and minoring in Psychology. She is interested in the diagnosis and treatment of PTSD, especially in military members. She plans to attend medical school upon graduation and pursue a career in trauma surgery.

Savannah Phillips, Junior

Jessica LaPlant, Freshman


For undergraduates who are interested in joining our lab, please complete this application and submit to the lab manager, Chelsea Cogan, for consideration.