Director

Ellen W. Leen-Feldner, Ph.D.

Collaborators

Matthew T. Feldner, Ph.D.  

 

Graduate Students

Teah-Marie R. Bynion, M.A. 
4th year graduate student in Experimental Psychology

Teah-Marie’s work focuses on better understanding the emotional sequelea of exposure to interpersonal traumatic events. More specifically, she is interested in examining how peri- and post-traumatic emotional responding may play a role in subsequent disclosure among sexual assault survivors. She is currently conducting research studies that aim to better understand how individuals respond both emotionally and physiologically to third-party audio recorded narratives which involve an unwanted sexual experience. The overall purpose of her research is to better understand potential barriers to sexual assault disclosure that may exist among survivors.

Morgan Hill, M.A. 
4th year graduate student in Clinical Psychology

Morgan’s work focuses on understanding the unique interactions between psychopathy and other forms of psychopathology (e.g., anxiety, PTSD), with the goal of using this knowledge to refine the understanding of psychopathy in relation to relevant psycho-legal variables of interest (e.g., sexual violence, recidivism). She is currently conducting several research projects, including a study of characteristics of pre-adjudicated individuals charged with sexual offenses, an examination of the relation between psychopathic traits and exposure-based trauma outcomes, and a multi-method, laboratory-based study of boldness and fearless dominance and their relationships with the fearlessness aspect of psychopathy.

Rebecca Campbell, B.S. 
3rd year graduate student in Clinical Psychology

Becca is interested in the interplay of sleep and emotion regulation with the hopes to illuminate the roles of these mechanisms in mental health disorders such as anxiety and post-traumatic stress disorder. She is currently conducting a study on how sleep loss impacts avoidance behaviors using a multi-method approach involving self-report, behavioral measures, and EEG. She is also involved with an ongoing collection assessing bedtime procrastination, sleep beliefs, and anxiety in integrated behavioral healthcare settings.

Anna-Marie Nguyen, B.A. 
2nd year graduate student in Clinical Psychology

Anna’s research interests look at the intersection of trauma-related disorders, specifically PTSD and sleep. Currently, she is interested in looking at how we remember traumatic events, particularly after not sleeping. She’s also interested in looking at how sleep can modulate the risk of developing and maintaining PTSD especially in emergency department and medical settings.

Current Research Assistants

Riley Gournay
Elise Lindsay
Emily Bradford
Bella Platamone
Abi Vance
Catherine Padon
Mallory Mercer
Jordan Petry