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Research Lab Groups

Most students who pursue study in one of our PhD graduate programs belong to one of the following lab groups under the direction of a full-time faculty member:

Dr. Peggy Andover
Program: PhD in Clinical Psychology
Mood and Behavior Lab
We focus our research on developing a better understanding of self-injurious behaviors, including non-suicidal self-injury (NSSI) and attempted suicide, in adults and young adults... (more)

Dr. Rachel Annunziato
Program: PhD In Clinical Psychology
Pediatric Psychology & Health Behaviors
Our research program focuses on behavioral medicine among diverse patients across the lifespan. The overarching goal of this work is to improve health behaviors and quality of life by developing patient-friendly, culturally-sensitive interventions with strong translational capabilities... (more)

Dr. Celia B. Fisher
Program: Ethics
Human Development and Social Justice
Our research is at the intersection of developmental science and social justice. We apply developmental theory and research methods, as well as contemporary research ethics frameworks, to examine... (more)

Dr. Lindsay Till Hoyt
Program: PhD in Applied Developmental Psychology
The Youth Development, Diversity, and Disparities (3D) Lab
In the 3D Lab, we apply theory and methods from multiple perspectives to study complex developmental processes, diverse social experiences, and health disparities across adolescence and young adulthood.

Dr. Dean Mckay
Program: PhD in Clinical Psychology
Compulsive, Obsessive, and Anxiety Program (C.O.A.P.)
We examine factors related to the onset, maintenance, and treatment of obsessive-compulsive disorder, anxiety disorders, and related conditions...(more)

Dr. Andrew Rasmussen
Program: PhD in Clinical Psychology
Culture, Migration, and Community
Culture, Migration, and Community (CMC) is a research group dedicated to understanding how migration experiences, cultural factors and communities impact immigrants’, refugees’, and other underrepresented groups' wellbeing... (more)

Dr. Barry Rosenfeld
Program: PhD in Clinical Psychology
Psychology-Law Research Lab
At the core of our research is the application of psychology to a range of legal issues, including violence risk assessment, cross-cultural forensic assessment, and the treatment of... (more)

Dr. Amy Roy
Program: PhD in Clinical Psychology
Pediatric Emotion Regulation Lab (P.E.R.L.)
We primarily focus on the neurocognitive mechanisms underlying children's heightened emotional responses and the difficulties regulating their negative emotions. We also study generalized anxiety disorder (GAD) in children and adolescents, and, specifically, cognitive aspects such as intolerance of uncertainty and impairments in decision making... (more)

Dr. Karen L. Siedlecki
Program: PhD in Applied Developmental Psychology
The Fordham Memory and Aging Lab
The Fordham Memory and Aging Lab examines different aspects of cognition and health across the adult lifespan. Our research focuses on the structure of memory and differences between verbal and visual-spatial memory, individual differences in autobiographical memory, as well as age-related...(more)

Dr. Tiffany Yip
Program: PhD in Applied Developmental Psychology
Youth Development in Diverse Contexts
We examine the influence of various daily life experiences on developmental outcomes for youth and adolescents. We aim to understand the role of identity development, stress, and diverse contextual factors in determining psycho-social and academic trajectories for minority youth... (more)

Dr. Molly Zimmerman
Program: PhD in Clinical Psychology
Zimmerman Clinical Neuropsychology Laboratory
We seek to understand brain-behavior relationships using clinical neuropsychological theory and methods. The application of these tools serves to enhance our knowledge of the cognitive contributors... (more)