Amelia Aldao, Ph.D.
Research interests: Emotion regulation in mental disorders, particulalry anxiety and depression.
Editorships: Associate Editor of Journal of Psychopathology & Behavioral Assessment Cognition & Emotion
Editorial Boards: Cognition & Emotion, Cognitive Therapy & Research, Journal of Clinical Child & Adolescent Psychology, Journal of Youth & Adolescence, Psychological Bulletin.
Internship: New York Presbyterian Hospital / Weill Cornell Medical School (2011-2012). Licensed in Ohio.
Graduate school: Yale University (2012).
Graduate research: Regulation of Emotions in Anxiety Disorders (READ) lab (PI: Douglas Mennin, Ph.D), Yale Cognition & Depression Program (PI: Susan Nolen-Hoeksema, Ph.D).
Undergrad institution: University of Pennsylvania (2006), Bachelor of Arts in Psychology (summa cum laude). Phi Beta Kappa.
Hails from: Buenos Aires, Argentina.
Hobbies: Playing tennis, strenght training, learning languages, travelling.
Summary of Publications:
Research interests: Interpersonal emotion regulation, psychophysiology, sex differences in psychiatric disorders.
Post-bac information: Brigham and Women's Hospital, Clinical Neuroscience Lab for Gender Differences in the Brain (PIs: Jill Goldstein, Ph.D. and Laura Holsen, Ph.D.).
Undergrad institution: University of Chicago (2011), Bachelor of Arts in Psychology.
Undergrad research: University of Chicago Hospitals, Adult Eating and Weight Disorders Program (PI: Eunice Chen, Ph.D.).
Hails from: Sullivan's Island, South Carolina.
Hobbies: Running, marathoning, Netflix, snacking.
Plans for the future: Conducting exciting, impactful research on psychopathology. Learning how to drive a manual transmission car.
Fun Fact: I grew up on an island and have a preternatural sense of direction (these are almost certainly unrelated).
Research interests: Mechanisms involved in the maintenance and etiology of anxiety and mood disorders. Psychophysiology.
Publications: Google Scholar Citations
Post-bac information: Hunter College CUNY, Regulation of Emotion in Anxiety and Depression Lab (PI: Douglas Mennin, Ph.D.) & Emotion Regulation Lab (PI: Tracy Dennis, Ph.D.).
Undergrad institution: Simmons College (2011), Bachelor of Arts in Psychology, Minor in Art.
Undergrad research: Simmons College Personality and Psychophysiology Lab: Boston, MA (PI: Greg Feldman, Ph.D.) and Massachusetts General Hospital, Department of Psychiatry (PI: Helen Riess, M.D.).
Hails from: Lexington, MA.
Hobbies: Millinery, photography.
Plans for the future: Research in an academic setting. Learning to use as many psychophysiology science toys as possible.
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Research interests: Emotion regulation and the onset, course, and maintenance of depression and anxiety disorders, psychophysiology, comorbid psychopathology.
Post-bac information: Virginia Tech Carilion Research Institute, Human Neuroimaging Laboratory (PIs: Pearl Chiu, Ph.D., Brooks King-Casas, Ph.D.).
Undergrad institution: The Pennsylvania State University (2012), Bachelor of Science in Psychology.
Undergrad research: Penn State Personality Psychology Laboratory (PI: Aaron Pincus, Ph.D.).
Hails from: Kinnelon, New Jersey.
Hobbies: Cooking, movies, playing fetch with my golden retriever Sasha, fantasy football, sports (sorry Buckeye nation…my allegiance will always be with Penn State).
Plans for the future: Conducting research on emotion regulation that will enhance our understanding and treatment of mood and anxiety disorders. I also hope to travel as much as I can.
Fun Fact: The rapper Missy Elliot lives in my hometown. I used to go trick-or-treating at her house on Halloween. Her body guards gave out awesome candy.
Research interests: Emotion regulation in the context of psychopathology, positive emotions, LGBT mental health.
Post-bac information: University of Miami, Bridging Research on Anxiety, Innovations, and Neuroscience (BRAIN) Group (PI: Jennifer Britton, Ph.D.), & Child and Adolescent Mood and Anxiety Treatment (CAMAT) Program (PI: Jill Ehrenreich-May, Ph.D.).
Undergrad institution: Yale University (2012), Bachelor of Arts in Psychology & History of Science, History of Medicine.
Undergrad research: Yale Depression and Cognition Program (PI: Susan Nolen-Hoeksema, Ph.D.).
Hails from: Auckland, New Zealand.
Hobbies: Pottery, reading, taking photos of my cat.
Plans for the future: Clinician, researcher, professor, and master potter.
Fun Fact: I was a reporter and editor for my college daily newspaper. And, (because I know you're wondering): Yes, I have seen Flight of the Conchords. No, I am not a hobbit.
Research interests: Emotion regulation as it relates to the diagnosis and treatment of anxiety disorders (particularly OCD) and body dysmorphic disorder.
Post-bac information: Massachusetts General Hospital, OCD & Related Disorders Program (PI: Sabine Wilhelm, Ph.D.).
Undergrad institution: Boston University (2011), Bachelor of Arts in Psychology.
Undergrad research: Boston University, Center for Anxiety and Related Disorders (PI: Stefan Hofmann, Ph.D.).
Hails from: Chicago.
Hobbies: Yoga, biking, hiking, and music.
Plans for the future: Professor, researcher, and practicing clinician in an academic or hospital setting.
Fun Fact: I'm a certified yoga instructor.
Affiliated Graduate Students
(student at Yale University)
Research interests: Individual differences in the experience of stigmatization, emotion regulation/coping, attitudes toward people with disabilities
Graduate institution: Yale University, Ph.D. candidate in Social Psychology
Graduate research: Intergroup Relations lab (PI: Jack Dovidio, Ph.D.)
Undergrad institution: Rice University (2009), Bachelor of Arts in Psychology and Statistics
Undergrad research: Diversity and Discrimination Lab (PI: Mikki Hebl, Ph.D.)
Hails from: Taipei, Taiwan
Hobbies: Reading, listening to music
Fun fact: I grew up on an island but don’t know how to swim at all!
Lauren Bylsma, Ph.D. (University of Pittsburgh). Website
Tara Chaplin, Ph.D. (George Mason University). Website
Andres De Los Reyes Ph.D. (University of Maryland). Website
Katie Dixon-Gordon, Ph.D. (University of Mississippi School of Medicine). Website
David Fresco Ph.D. (Kent State University). Website
James Gross Ph.D. (Stanford University). Website
Lori Hilt Ph.D. (Lawrence University). Website
Robert Leahy, Ph.D. (American Institute for Cogntive Therapy). Website
Kate McLaughlin Ph.D. (University of Washington). Website
Douglas Mennin, Ph.D. (Hunter College, City University of New York). Website
Blair Wisco Ph.D. (University of North Carolina - Greensboro). Website
Current Research Assistants
PAS LAb Graduates & Their Careers
Amanda Adams: Post-baccalaureate research assistant at U. of Pittsburgh
Kelly Angle: Graduate student in the Clinical Mental Health Counseling program at John Carroll University
Keith Burns: Medical student at U. of Toledo
Jason Feinberg: Post-baccalaureate at Ohio State Medical Center
Emily Fragapane: Graduate student in the School Psychology program at the University of Dayton
Annette Mankus: Graduate student in the Clinical Psychology program at the U. of Washington in St. Louis. Website
Jennifer Merz: Behavioral intervention aide at Nationwide Children’s Center for Autism Spectrum Disorders
Kelsey Moran: Graduate student in the Clinical Psychology PsyD program at Wright State University
Briana Smoot: Graduate student in the Masters of Social Work program at Miami-Wright State
Daniel Stevens: Graduate student in the Masters of Business Administration program at OSU
Braden Stevenson: Law student at OSU