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Youth Risk and Resilience Lab
184 Meliora Hall, Box 270266
Rochester, NY 14627

Email: glennlab@rochester.edu
Phone: (585) 276-7886

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Library Rd
Rochester, NY, 14611
United States

(585) 276 7886

People

Lab Director

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Catherine (Cassie) Glenn, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor of Psychology, University of Rochester
Assistant Professor of Psychiatry, University of Rochester Medical Center
Research Preceptor, T32 Postdoctoral Training in Suicide Prevention Research
Center for the Study and Prevention of Suicide Youth Suicide Research Consortium

Email: catherine.glenn@rochester.edu
Phone: (585) 276-7887
Fax: (585) 273-1100

Staff

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John (Kai) Kellerman, B.A.
Lab Manager

Email: john.kellerman@rochester.edu
Phone: (585) 276-7886

Graduate Students

If you are interested in joining the lab as a graduate student, please visit this page to learn more.

Erika Esposito
Graduate Student, Department of Clinical and Social Sciences in Psychology

Erika is a second-year graduate student in the clinical psychology program. Her primary research interests focus on unpacking the complex etiology of suicidal behaviors, specifically by further investigating the mechanisms catalyzing the transition from suicidal thoughts to actions among adolescents. Additionally, she is interested in improving objective measures of risk assessment and evidence based treatments for high-risk adolescents. 

Jaclyn (Jackie) Kearns
Graduate Student, Department of Clinical and Social Sciences in Psychology

Jackie is a third-year graduate student in the clinical psychology program. Her primary research interests focus on attentional engagement and processing of suicide-related information and how these processes may indicate individuals' move from suicidal thoughts to suicidal behavior. In addition, she is interested in how sleep disturbance and nonsuicidal self-injury confer risk for suicide attempts.

Andrew (Drew) Porter
Graduate Student, Department of Clinical and Social Sciences in Psychology

Drew is a second-year graduate student in the clinical psychology program. His primary research interests focus on the role of self-critical cognition in the development and continuation of self-destructive thoughts and behaviors (SDTBs). His secondary interests focus on clarifying the shared and distinct mechanisms underlying comorbid forms of SDTBs (e.g., disordered eating, substance abuse, nonsuicidal self-injury, suicidal thoughts and behaviors) and how each of these clinical outcomes confers risk for the others. In addition, he is interested in the role of cognitive, emotional, and social development in the etiology of SDTBs in adolescence and in applying advanced data analytic methods for use in suicide and self-injury research.

Research Assistants

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Anne Boatman

Anne is a senior at the University of Rochester, where she is majoring in Brain and Cognitive Sciences with minors in Clinical Psychology and Bioethics. After graduation she hopes to pursue developmental neuropsychology. In her free time she enjoys reading and participating in theater on campus. 

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Damin Paik

Damin is a junior majoring in Brain and Cognitive Sciences and minoring in Spanish and Clinical Psychology. She is interested in the brain development of mental disorders. In her free time she enjoys reading and playing sports. 

 

Sarah Pursell

Sarah is a senior at the University of Rochester, where she is double-majoring in Psychology and Brain & Cognitive Sciences; additionally, she works in the Psychiatric Emergency Department at Strong Memorial with adults and adolescents. Sarah is passionate about being an advocate for mental health on campus and educating the college community about prevention and intervention. She hopes to work in PTSD and suicide risk research with veterans after graduating the U of R.

 

Jessica Robbins

Jessica is a senior at the University of Rochester, where she is majoring in Psychology and Political Science with a minor in French. After graduating she plans to pursue a career in either clinical psychology or mental health policy. In her free time, Jess enjoys participating in She’s the First, dancing, and baking

Collaborators

David Klonsky, Ph.D.
Professor of Psychology
University of British Columbia

Adam Miller, Ph.D.
Research Assistant Professor of Psychology
University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

Alex Millner, Ph.D.
Research Associate Professor of Psychology                                        Harvard University

Matthew Nock, Ph.D.
Professor of Psychology                                                                       
Harvard University

Wilfred Pigeon, Ph.D.
Associate Professor of Psychiatry
University of Rochester Medical Center     

Mitch Prinstein, Ph.D.
Professor of Psychology and Neuroscience
University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

Leah Somerville, Ph.D.
Professor of Psychology
and Katie Insel
Graduate Student
Harvard University

Peter Wyman, Ph.D.
Professor of Psychiatry
University of Rochester Medical Center

Center for the Study and Prevention of Suicide
University of Rochester Medical Center

 

Linda Alpert-Gillis, Ph.D.
Professor of Psychiatry, Pediatrics, and Clinical Nursing
University of Rochester Medical Center

Courtney Bagge, Ph.D.
Associate Professor of Psychiatry
University of Mississippi Medical Center

Terry Blumenthal, Ph.D.
Professor of Psychology
Wake Forest University

Christine Cha, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor of Psychology
Columbia University

Karthik Dinakar and TalkLife
Doctoral Candidate & Reid Hoffman Fellow
Massachusetts Institute of Technology

Chris Homan, Ph.D.                                                              Associate Professor of Computer Science                              Rochester Institute of Technology

Evan Kleiman, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor of Psychology
Rutgers, the State University of New Jersey

Andrew Littlefield, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor of Psychology
Texas Tech University

Megan Lytle, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor of Psychiatry
University of Rochester Medical Center

Lab Alumni

Emily Kumpf, B.A.
Community Residence Counselor
McLean Hospital, Simches Division of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry

Megan Lyons, B.A.
Graduate Student
Saint John Fisher College, Mental Health Counseling Program
Study Coordinator
Information Processing Lab, University of Rochester

Annabelle Mournet, B.A.
Intramural Research Training Award Fellow
Office of the Clinical Director, National Institute of Mental Health

J. J. Otto, B.A., B.S.
Field Research Coordinator
Pearson Clinical Assessment Group

Devin Robinson, B.A., B.S.

Angela Santee, B.A.
Graduate Student
Department of Clinical & Social Sciences in Psychology
University of Rochester

Brittany Bernstein, B.A.
Graduate Student
New York University, Counseling for Mental Health and Wellness

Emily Butcher, B.A.
Law Student
Northeastern University

Dickson Butera, B.A.
Relationship Coordinator
Bridge2Rwanda Scholars Program

Catarina Carosa, B.A.
Research Assistant for Project FLIGHT
Mt. Hope Family Center

Barbara Dioguardi Lopez, B.A.
Graduate Student
Boston University School of Social Work
Project Coordinator
Early Connections/Conexiones Tempranas Project

Emily Dudek
Lab Manager
Social Cognition and Psychopathology Lab, University of Rochester

Elizabeth Finer, B.A.
Clinical Research Coordinator
Veteran’s Administration Medical Center