Graduate Students

 Nora Barnes-Horowitz

Nora is broadly interested in identifying shared factors of depression and anxiety that influence treatment response, as well as psychotherapeutic mechanisms of change. In turn, she hopes to use this knowledge to inform treatment selection and personalization approaches to more effectively treat these disorders.

Brett Davis

Brett wants to develop more precise, adaptive, and valid measures of symptoms relevant to depression and anxiety disorders. He, in turn, is interested in how these measures can help to select and personalize treatments to better serve individual needs.

Yuhan Cheng

Yuhan aspires to contribute to the studies of internalizing psychopathology, in particular anxiety and depressive disorders, and its treatment. He is specifically passionate about experimental research that provides translational models (e.g., fear conditioning and extinction) for understanding the fundamental features of emotional disorders and optimizing mechanistically-focused interventions. Adopting a multi-method approach, Yuhan aims to pursue his lines of scientific inquiry by assessing processes underlying both psychiatric health and disease across the self-report, behavioral, physiological, and neurobiological levels of analysis. 

Kristen Chu

Kristen is interested in examining how early experiences contribute to emotion regulation and processing across the lifespan, and how they can alter subsequent risk for depression and anxiety. She hopes to study mechanisms that underlie risk for and development of anxiety and depression as well as the translation of this work towards neuroscience-informed interventions addressing these disorders.

Kaylee Null

Kaylee is interested in individual differences in the neural, cognitive, and affective mechanisms underlying internalizing disorders. She is further interested in the impact of stress on emotion regulation and reward processing in depression and anxiety. She hopes such work may be used to inform novel, personalized treatment approaches.


Olivia Losiewicz

Olivia is interested in using intra-individual and temporal data (such as ecological momentary assessment) to better understand the mechanisms underlying anxiety and related disorders and treatment. She is also interested in how social interactions impact anxiety symptoms.


Allison Metts

Allison is interested in risk and resilience factors for depression and anxiety with the aim of improving prevention efforts and interventions for these disorders. Within this lens, she is specifically interested in how social factors affect one’s emotion regulation and how this together predicts symptoms and associated functional impairment.