Research Coordinators

Brooke Cullen, Lab Manager

Assistant to Michelle G. Craske

Research Coordinator: VR-RT Study

Office: 310-825-5614


Brooke is the lab manager at the ADRC. She graduated from UCLA with a B.A. in Psychology in 2020. Prior to working for the ADRC as staff, she was a Research Assistant in the lab, as well as a Peer in the STAND program at UCLA. Brooke’s primary research interest is understanding the sustaining mechanisms and optimal treatment targets for anxiety disorders. She is specifically interested in targeting behavioral avoidance and cognitive biases in populations with social anxiety.


Julian Ruiz, Research Coordinator



Research Coordinator: OptEx Study

Office: 310-825-4983


Julian joined the ADRC as a research assistant during his undergraduate studies in 2017, and graduated from UCLA in June 2019 with a B.A. in Psychology. Julian is currently coordinating the Reaching Independence Through Successful Employment (RISE) study, while also engaging in psychophysiological data processing for other ADRC research studies. His primary research interests involve psychopathology within adolescent populations, with a focus on the etiology and development of anxiety disorders.

Shawn Wang, Research Coordinator

Research Coordinator: TAD Study, DecNef Study

Office: 310-825-4983


Shawn joined the ADRC as a study coordinator after graduating with a B.A. in Psychology and a minor in Cognitive Science from UCLA in 2021. He is currently coordinating the TAD study at the UCLA ADRC. Shawn’s research interests lie with the intersection of clinical and health psychology, particularly in the relationship between mood/anxiety disorders and substance abuse as well as the role that stress plays in the mutual maintenance between the two.