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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
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(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

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

Staff

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Angela Santee, B.A.
Lab Manager

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

Graduate Students

Prof. Glenn may be accepting applications for graduate students for the 2018-2019 academic year. Visit this page to learn more. For more information about the clinical psychology program at the University of Rochester and to learn more about our application process, visit the department webpage.

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

Erika is a first 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

Email: jkearns@ur.rochester.edu

Jackie is a second 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 first 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-injurious thoughts and behaviors. Additionally, he is interested broadly in examining changes in cognitive, emotional, and social development during late childhood and early adolescence that may confer risk for or protect against the onset of self-injurious thoughts and behaviors.

Research Assistants

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Brittany Bernstein

Brittany is a senior at the University of Rochester, where she is majoring in psychology and minoring in studio arts. After finishing her undergraduate degree, she plans to go to graduate school for counseling and establish her own private practice in the future. In her free time, she enjoys painting, photography, and yoga.

Anne Boatman

Anne is a sophomore at the University of Rochester, where she is planning to double major in Brain and Cognitive Science and Linguistics. She is interesting in brain development and its effects on personality and behavior. In her free time, she enjoys reading, spending time with friends, and participating in the on-campus theater troupe, TOOP.

Naomi Boxman

Naomi is a sophomore at the University of Rochester, where she is double-majoring in Brain and Cognitive Sciences and American Sign Language with a minor in Psychology. She is captivated by human interaction and personality development. In her free time, she enjoys reading, songwriting, participating in the on-campus theatre troupe, TOOP and working as props master for the University's Theatre program.

Emily Dudek

Emily is a junior at the University of Rochester, where she is majoring in Brain and Cognitive Sciences. She is most interested in brain development and adolescent suicide risk. In her free time she enjoys staying active through sports, backpacking, and other activities. 

Emily Kumpf

Emily is a junior at the University of Rochester and is studying health policy, psychology, and Spanish. She plans to pursue an MPH or joint MPH/MSW with the hope of going into mental health policy. In her free time, she enjoys volunteering at Bivona Child Advocacy center, running, playing soccer, and leading Students Helping Honduras.

Alyssa Pigott

Alyssa is a senior at the University of Rochester, where she is majoring in neuroscience and double-minoring in American Sign Language and psychology. She hopes to pursue an MD or PhD with a focus in neuropsychology upon completion of her undergraduate studies. In her free time, she enjoys running, painting and leading her sisterhood, Sigma Delta Tau.

Devin Robinson

Devin is a junior at the University of Rochester, where she is double majoring in psychology and molecular genetics. She is interested in abnormal psychology and how biology plays a role in mental illness. In her free time, she enjoys sketching, playing her flute, and spending time with friends. 

Hannah Wadsworth

Hannah is a junior at the University of Rochester and is studying psychology. She is interested in abnormal psychology. She is also a member of University of Rochester Women's Soccer program, and enjoys staying active and outdoors in her free time.

Jenny Yau

Jenny is a sophomore at the University of Rochester and plans on double majoring in biochemistry and brain and cognitive sciences with a pre-med track. She is interested in adolescent psychology and human development. She volunteers at Strong Memorial Hospital and enjoys reading and watching movies in her free time.

Collaborators

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

Adam Miller, Ph.D.
Postdoctoral Fellow in Psychology
University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

Alex Millner, Ph.D.
Postdoctoral Fellow in Psychology
Harvard University

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

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

Leah Somerville, Ph.D.
Associate Professor of Psychology
Harvard University

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

TalkLife

Randy Auerbach, Ph.D., ABPP
Assistant Professor of Psychiatry, Harvard Medical School
Center for Depression, Anxiety and Stress Research

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
Doctoral Candidate & Reid Hoffman Fellow
Massachusetts Institute of Technology

Katie Insel
Graduate Student
Harvard University

Evan Kleiman, Ph.D.
Research Associate in Psychology
Harvard University

Lab Alumni

Emily Butcher, B.A.
Grant Coordinator, Division of Psychiatry
Massachusetts General Hospital - Charlestown

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

Megan Lyons, B.A.
Gero-Psych Specialist at Strong Memorial Hospital
University of Rochester Medical Center

Christine Otto, B.A., B.S.
Independent Game Designer for IRIS