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YDDC Meet the Lab

 
YDDC lab members in a group photo on Fordham campus
 

Tiffany YipDr. Tiffany Yip

Principal Investigator

Tiffany Yip, Ph.D. is a Professor of Psychology at Fordham Principal InvestigatorUniversity. She received her undergraduate degree in Psychology at Cornell University, earned her MA and PhD in Psychology at NYU, and completed a NIMH and NSF-funded postdoctoral fellowship in the Psychology Department at the University of Michigan. Her research on ethnic identity, discrimination, and sleep among minority adolescents and young adults has been published in American Psychologist, Child Development, Developmental Psychology, and Personality and Social Psychology Bulletin. Dr. Yip currently serves as an Associate Editor for Child Development and the Asian American Journal of Psychology. Dr. Yip is a Fellow of the American Psychological Association, Division 7 (Developmental Psychology) and Division 45 (Society for the Psychological Study of Culture, Ethnicity and Race) and her research has been funded by NICHD, NIMHD, NIMH, and NSF.
 
 

Mingjun XieMingjun Xie

Post-doctoral Fellow
Curriculum Vitae

 
Mingjun Xie is a postdoctoral fellow in the Department of Psychology at Fordham University. She receives her Ph.D. in Human Development and Family Studies from Michigan State University. Her research interests include the influence of ecological contexts (family, peers, and school) on psychosocial development during adolescence, especially among adolescents and young adults of immigrant backgrounds. Currently, she is focusing on the short-term and long-term effects of everyday discrimination experiences on sleep among ethnic minority adolescents.
 
 

Ye FengYe Feng

Graduate Research Assistant

Ye Feng is currently a fourth-year Ph.D. student in Psychometrics and Quantitative Psychology program at Fordham University. She received her MA in Educational Psychology at the University of Texas, Austin. Her research interests involve the development of new methods for latent variable models, including structural equation modeling and item response theory to personality and educational outcomes measures.

 

Pak See IpPak See Ip

Graduate Research Assistant
Curriculum Vitae

Pak See Ip is currently a second-year PhD student in the Applied Developmental Psychology program at Fordham University. She received her BA in Psychology and BS in Human Development at the University of California, Davis. Her research interests include ethnic/racial identity (ERI) development during adolescence and young adulthood and the roles of family factors and school/neighborhood contexts in ERI development.

 

 

Jill FowleJill Fowle

Graduate Research Assistant
Curriculum Vitae

Jill Fowle is currently a first year PhD student in the Applied Developmental Psychology program at Fordham University. She received her BA in Biopsychology, Cognition and Neuroscience at the University of Michigan. She is interested in investigating the biopsychosocial underpinnings of discrimination stress and its effects on health outcomes throughout adolescence and young adulthood among racial/ethnic minority populations.

 

Shelbie SpearShelbie Spear

Graduate Research Assistant

Shelbie Spear is a first year student in the Clinical Research Methods Master’s Program at Fordham University. She is primarily interested in the intersection of factors that contribute to clinical, developmental, and social outcomes for adolescent refugees and immigrants.

 

Milou HaskinMilou Haskin

Lab Manager
Curriculum Vitae

Milou Haskin is currently the Project Coordinator for the Youth Development in Diverse Contexts lab.  She graduated from Fordham University with a BS in Psychology and minor in Theology. She first joined the lab as an undergraduate research assistant in 2017. Her research interests include ethnic/racial identity, the impact of discrimination on developmental outcomes, and mindfulness-based interventions. Inspired by her own experiences, she hopes that findings from these areas of research will contribute to efforts to empower individuals and communities. She aims to enroll in a Counseling Psychology doctoral program to pursue her research interests further.

 

Shubarna AkhterShubarna Akhter

Research Assistant
Curriculum Vitae

Shubarna Akhter is a senior at Fordham University, double majoring in Psychology and Biological Sciences and minoring in Bioethics. She is an advocate for combating poor physical and mental health outcomes in her home community of the Bronx. Her research interests involve health psychology, stress and sleep in adolescents, and health disparities. She is currently working on her senior honors thesis which examines mental health service use in South Asian young adults. Shubarna is expected to graduate in the spring of 2020 and plans to pursue a career as a child psychiatrist.

 

Jason DufourJason Dufour

Research Assistant
Curriculum Vitae

Jason Dufour is currently a senior majoring in psychology at Fordham College at Rose Hill. He is currently conducting his senior thesis under Dr. Yip's supervision, focusing on how sleep, social support, rumination and perceived stress influence the transition into college. He is interested in research on adverse childhood experiences and hopes to pursue a graduate degree in Clinical Child Psychology in the future.

 

Brittany PerezBrittany Perez

Research Assistant
Curriculum Vitae

Brittany Perez is currently a senior at Fordham University at Rose Hill, completing a double major in Psychology and Sociology. Brittany joined the lab in the fall of 2018. She is expected to graduate in the spring of 2020. She is interested in the areas of research related to adolescents, culture, academic performance, and health outcomes. She hopes that these areas of research can contribute to educating communities on the effects of cultural differences and health outcomes on adolescents. She aims to enroll in a Counseling Psychology program in the fall of 2021.

 

David RosenDavid Rosen

Research Assistant

David Rosen is currently a senior at Fordham University pursuing a double major in Psychology and Spanish Language & Literature. He is interested in LGBTQ+ mental health and the relationship between sexual identity development, cultural background, and mental health outcomes. He joined the YDDC lab to further develop his research skills, and because he wants to contribute to research that may have a positive impact on marginalized communities. In the future, David aspires to go to graduate school for counseling psychology, but is also interested in the field of public health.

 

Teresa TravnicekTeresa Travnicek

Research Assistant
Curriculum Vitae

Teresa Travnicek is a senior at Fordham University Lincoln Center pursuing a degree in Psychology and a minor in Art History on the Pre-Health track. She joined the lab as a research assistant in the fall of 2019 and is currently completing an honors thesis under the mentorship of Dr. Yip. She is interested in research related to sexual identity, substance use, and behavioral medicine and aims to expand her professional experience in these areas after graduation.

 

Isabella TomeiIsabella Tomei

Research Assistant


Isabella (Bella) Tomei is currently a junior at Fordham University at Rose Hill, completing a major in Psychology and a minor in Peace and Justice Studies. Bella joined the lab in the fall of 2019 and is expected to graduate in the spring of 2021. She is interested in research related to cultural identity and the way in which negative attitudes toward different ethnic groups are perpetuated in the United States. She joined the YDDC lab to further develop her research skills and to prepare for her upcoming senior thesis. Bella aims to pursue a Master's degree in Industrial-Organizational psychology.

 


 

 

Former Students

Ashley Weems
Project Manager at the Child Study Center at Rutgers University

Amada Hassan
Currently a New York University College Advisor at Global Learning Collaborative
New York, NY

Alexandra Ehrhardt
Graduate Research Assistant at Northwestern University and the University of Chicago

Amy Cheon, PhD
Assistant Professor at Myongji University

Yijie Wang, PhD
Assistant Professor at MSU

Michael Tynes
Currently Enrolled in A Master’s of Science in Computer Science at Fordham University
New York, New York

Meera Aladin
Currently enrolled in a Counseling Psychology (PhD) Program at Fordham University
New York, New York

Maya Delity
Currently enrolled in Bachelor’s of Science at Boston University, majoring in Psychology
Boston, Massachusetts

Xiaoxiao Dong
Currently enrolled in a Counseling Psychology (PhD) Program at Fordham University    
New York, New York 

Sara Bayless, PhD
Senior Researcher at OMNI Institute
Denver, Colorado

Margaret Dunbar
Middle School ESL/ ICT English Teacher at West End Secondary School
Bronx, New York

John-Paul Esoldi
Applying to Dental School
Englewood, New Jersey

Sheena Mirpuri, PhD

Sandra Donnay, PhD

Nana Ishikawa
Enrolled in PhD program in Applied Behavior Analysis at Columbia University Teachers College
New York, New York

Eryk Kropiwnicki
Graduated Fordham in May 2018 with B.S. in Biology
Southampton, New York

Kristina Kulkarni
Senior Research Analyst at Ipsos
New York, New York

Charles Ray
Enrolled in PsyD program in Clinical Psychology at Indiana University of Pennsylvania
Indiana, Pennsylvania

Bethany Regan
Upstate Medical University (expected graduation 2022)
Syracuse, New York

Brittney Yue
Currently enrolled in Bachelor’s of Science at Fordham University, majoring in Psychology
New York, New York