Psychology Department Faculty Achievements
Lindsay Hoyt was awarded a grant through Faculty-Led Initiatives at Fordham to co-lead the project "Youth-Led Participatory Action Research." This collaborative endeavor will examine youth's school climate and allyship for LGBTQ+ students and launch a new LGBTQ+ Network of support for local youth.
Elizabeth Raposa was awarded funding to lead the project "Addressing Mental Health Needs in the Bronx with Third-Wave Cognitive Behavioral Therapies" through Faculty-Led Initiatives at Fordham. Dr. Raposa and her team will establish a collaboration between the Department of Psychology and one or more community organizations serving Bronx residents (including Fordham Community Mental Health Clinic) to address unmet mental health needs, including common issues like depression, anxiety, and substance use.
Shellae Versey was awarded a grant (through Faculty-Led Initiatives at Fordham) to co-lead a Community Innovation Lab (CIL), which will examine large-scale policy and community-led initiatives to address the effects of climate change on urban food systems.
Andrew Rasmussen was awarded a grant from Fordham University Office of Research and the Center for Community Engaged Learning to work with the community-based organization Union Fouta in a project to address cardiovascular health among Fulani West African immigrant families.
Celia Fisher was awarded a grant from the Greenwall Foundation as Co-Principal Investigator, entitled "Who should be treated? The ethical challenges of administering opioid agonist treatment (OAT) for people who inject drugs during COVID-19". Dr. Fisher also served as a member of the Data Safety Monitoring Board for the NIDA Healing Communities Study and on two NIH HIV/AIDS scientific review panels.
David Budescu served as the editor of the APA journal DECISION and became a Jefferson Science Fellow at USAID. Dr. Budesco also delivered a Distinguished Lecture titled "Harnessing the Wisdom of Crowds: Lessons about Judgmental Forecasting" at the National Academy of Sciences.
Dean McKay co-edited Springer's Handbook of Child and Adolescent Anxiety Disorders and published several book chapters in different books, including the book he edited and in Pseudoscience in Therapy. Dr. McKay was also awarded a grant by the National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH) to work as a site PI on the project entitled "Trans-Ancestry Genomic Analysis of Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder" and served as a consultant on a grant also funded by NIMH.
Harold Takooshian was awarded the Frances Mullen Award for Distinguished Contributions to International Psychology and co-edited two books: Global Mental, Spiritual, and Social Health and Global Health: Trends and Issues.
Heining Cham was awarded the 2023 Anne Anastasi Distinguished Early Career Contributions Award, which recognizes scholars who made outstanding contributions to quantitative research methods. Dr. Cham also became a fellow of the American Psychological Association Division 5 (Quantitative and Qualitative Methods).
Joshua Brown was an invited panelist at the 6th Annual Social and Emotional Learning Symposium, a premier social and emotional learning conference for NYC-area organizations and the national SEL community at large. Dr. Brown's panel was titled "All Learning is Social and Emotional: Integrating SEL & Academics."
Keith Cruise received funding under a competitive grant awarded to the University of Connecticut Health Center to continue his work as the Co-Director of the Center for Trauma Recovery and Juvenile Justice (CTRJJ). The Center brings together national leaders working with adolescents and families with justice system involvement, with the goal of informing a national framework for trauma-informed services to youth and families. Dr. Cruise was also awarded a grant to work as a Co-Principal Investigator at the Mother Cabrini Health Foundation to enhance clinical mental health services to adolescents and families residing in the Bronx.
Lindsay Hoyt was awarded a grant from the National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute to work as a Co-Principal Investigator on The 3E Study: Economic and Educational Contributors to Emerging Adults’ Cardiometabolic Health.
Molly Zimmerman was awarded a grant from the National Institutes of Health to work as a Co-Principal Investigator on the project Heading and Soccer: Understanding Cognitive Risks, Benefits, and Potential Mediating Role of White Matter.
Monica Rivera Mindt served as a Content Expert at the Minnesota 2022 Conference to Update Education and Training Guidelines in Clinical Neuropsychology as a member of the Equity, Justice, and Inclusion Work Group. Dr. Mindt also delivered two keynote addresses: "On Making Neuroimaging Studies More Equitable, Inclusive, & Relevant" (at the Annual Human Amyloid Imaging Conference, in Miami) and "Dementia Research & Care: Increasing Access for Historically Disadvantaged Populations" (at the South Texas Alzheimer’s Conference). Dr. Mindt was also awarded new grants for several different projects, including Biomarker Evaluation in Young Onset Dementia from Diverse Populations (BEYONDD) and The Health & Aging Brain Study – Health Disparities (HABS-HD) (both funded by NIH/NIA).
Selin Gülgöz presented her research on gender development, gender cognition, and gender markers in children and youth at five different conferences, including three international conferences in Belgium, Ireland, and Canada. Dr. Gülgöz was also invited to speak about diversity statements at Princeton University's Department of Psychology.
Shellae Versey was awarded the Teaching Race Across the Curriculum (TRAC) Grant (a part of Fordham's DEI initiative) to promote the colloquium series and a reading group titled "Intersectionality in Psychology: Cultivating Space for Critical Praxis." Dr. Versey also published chapters in two different books: Beyond WEIRD: Psychobiography in Times of Transcultural and Transdisciplinary Perspectives and A Research Agenda for Digital Geographies.