I am currently a doctoral candidate in Clinical Psychology at Syracuse University working in the Developmental Psychopathology Clinical Research Center under the supervision of Kevin M. Antshel, PhD. Broadly speaking, my dissertation research focuses on improving our understanding of the diagnostic assessment process for ADHD across the lifespan and unearthing the correlates and determinants of positive outcomes for ADHD.
I am also interested in examining innate and environmental influences (e.g., social status, personality, parent stress, environmental toxicants) on ADHD symptoms. To this end, I am currently working as a research assistant and data manager for the NIH-funded Syracuse Lead Study, lead by Brooks Gump, PhD.
Previously, I honed my experimental psychology skills by working in the labs of Craig K. Ewart, PhD at Syracuse University and Nicolas Rohleder, PhD at Brandeis University, where I explored relationships between SES and health. My master's thesis examined the role of childhood social environmental stress in predicting current sympathetic reactivity to a stress interview in college students and my senior honors thesis examined the effects of social status on acute stress-induced inflammation.