2017-18 Consortium Student Achievements


Monica Allen (Class of 2021)

APA Convention Division 56 (Trauma Psychology) Poster Award, August 2018

Marcelle Friedman (Class of 2020)

Research Abstract Award, International Association for Yoga Therapy 2018 Symposium on Yoga Research (SYR), August 2018

Natasha Gadinsky (Class of 2019)

Dissertation Research Grant Award, PGSP/PAU Campus Research Board, May 2018

Amanda Hilberg (Class of 2019)

Award for Excellence, Outstanding Research Accomplishment Team/Academia- awarded in part to Suicide Prevention Research Laboratory, Military Suicide Research Consortium, October 2018



Monica Allen (Class of 2021)

Kimerling, R., Allen, M., & Duncan, L. (2018). Chromosomes to social contexts: Sex and gender differences in PTSD. Current Psychiatry Reports, 20(12), 114.

Allen, M., Kimerling, R., & Gaska, K. (2018, November). Capturing the intersections of trauma and social vulnerability among women veterans. Poster session presented at the 34th Annual International Society for Traumatic Stress Studies Annual Meeting, Washington, D.C.

Santiago Allende (Class of 2022)

Allende, S., Anandan, A., Lauche, R., & Cramer, H. (2018). Effect of yoga on chronic non-specific neck pain: An unconditional growth model. Complementary therapies in medicine, 40, 237-242.

Kalpa Bhattacharjee (Class of 2022)

Tormala, T.T. & Bhattacharjee, K. (2018, October). Cultural humility and structural competency: A sociocultural perspective on individual psychology. Paper presented at the Society for the Teaching of Psychology annual conference, Phoenix, AZ.

Bryna Cooper (Class of 2021)

Duncan, L. E., Cooper, B. N., & Hanyang, S. (2018) Robust findings from 25 years of PTSD genetics research. Current Psychiatry Reports, 20, 115. https://doi.org/10.1007/s11920-018-0980-1

Marcelle Friedman (Class of 2020)

Schulz-Heik, R. J., Fahimi, A., Friedman, M., Durazzo, T. C., & Bayley, P. J. (in press). Evaluation of adding the CANTAB computerized neuropsychological assessment battery to a traditional battery in a tertiary care center for Veterans. Applied Neuropsychology: Adult.

Friedman, M. A., Holley, S. R., & Bloch, L. (2018, May). Dyadic Coping Mediates the Association between Mindfulness and Relationship Satisfaction. Poster session presented at the 30th APS Annual Convention, San Francisco, CA.

Jiayi Lin (Class of 2019)

Gallahue, C., Lin, J., Wu, J., Shah, D., Wu, V., and Hansen, C. (2018, October). A Review of Culturally Adapted Evidence Based Practices: Considerations for Working with a Native Hawaiian Population.  Poster presented at the annual convention of the Hawaii Psychological Association, Honolulu, HI

Emily Livermore (Class of 2020)

Livermore, E.E., Ball, T.M., Haug, N.A., & Williams, L.M. (2018, August). Readiness to Change among Participants with Depression and Anxiety in an Online CBT Program. Poster presented at the American Psychological Association (APA), San Francisco, CA.

Lianne Salcido (Class of 2019)

Adler, S., Fowler, N., Robinson, A. H., Salcido, L., Darcy, A., Toyama, H., & Safer, D. L. (2018). Correlates of dietary adherence and maladaptive eating patterns following Roux-en-Y bariatric surgery. Obesity surgery, 28(4), 1130-1135.

Shelby Scott Lazarow (Class of 2019)

Nazlie Faridi, Shelby S. Lazarow, Ariela Karasov, Craig Forte, Kim Bullock, Juliana Lockman, John J.Barry, Sepideh N. Bajestan. (2018, March)Clinician Perceptions of Functional Neurological Symptom Disorder (FND): Outcome of a Cost-Effective Training Module. Poster presented at American Neuropsychiatric Association Annual Meeting, Boston, Massachusetts.

Szeftel, R., Coleman, S., Hakak, R., Pataki, C., Naqvi, S., Sulman-Smith, H., Scott, S.(2017, October).Reducing psychotropic medications in patients with severe developmental disabilities through telepsychiatry consultation.Poster to be presented at World Psychiatric Association 17thWorld Congress of Psychiatry, Berlin, Germany.

Michelle Sullivan (Class of 2019)

"Predicting Expectations of Non-Monogamy in Long-Term Romantic Relationships. Poster Presentation at The International Association of Marriage and Family Counselors (IAMFC).  February 2019

Kelsey Vaca (Class of 2020)

Loi, E. C., Vaca, K. E. C., Ashland, M. D., Marchman, V. A., Fernald, A., & Feldman, H. M. (2017). Quality of caregiver-child play interactions with toddlers born preterm and full term: Antecedents and outcome. Early Human Development, 115, 110-117.

Lindsay Wakayama (Class of 2019)

Wakayama, L., Safer, D.L., Bohon, C., Kent, J., & Robinson, A. (2019, March). Examining the Preliminary Effectiveness, Credibility, Feasibility, and Acceptability of Counter Attitudinal Therapy Among College Women. Poster session presented at the International Conference on Eating Disorders, New York, NY.

Wakayama, L., Namath, K., Adler, S, & Safer D.L. (in press). Replication of dietary adherence as a predictor of suboptimal weight-loss outcomes in post-bariatric patients. Surgery for Obesity and Related Diseases.



Natasha Gadinsky (Class of 2019)

Spoke at TEDxCoconut Grove in February 2014 on "Connections." The presentation highlighted respect, nonjudgment, and vulnerability as instrumental to connecting with others, as informed by her work as a Care Coordinator for low-income, HIV+ individuals in New York City.


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