Participating Lab Members
Fabiana Araujo: Fabiana is an advanced Clinical Psychology Ph.D. student at the Illinois Institute of Technology, working under Dr. Michael Young. She completed her undergraduate degree in psychology in Brazil. At Northwestern University’s SADLAB, Fabiana is an extern and is assisting with recruitment for the Women over the Lifespan (WOL) study. In addition to her graduate studies, she is the psychotherapist of the Division of Endocrinology, John H. Stroger Jr. Hospital. Her research interests include women’s health and behavioral management of diabetes. In November 2011, she will present two posters at the Association for Behavioral and Cognitive Therapy (ABCT) addressing the impact that gender and socioeconomic discrepancies have on engagement in health-promoting behaviors.
Angel Mehta Buchanan: Angel is a third-year clinical psychology Ph.D. student at Northwestern University and the Research Coordinator of two fMRI studies under the direction of Dr. Jackie Gollan. She completed her undergraduate degree at Washington University in St. Louis where she interned in Dr. Brian Carpenter’s Clinical Geropsychology Lab. After college, Angel became a Research Assistant in Dr. Randy Buckner’s Cognitive Neuroscience lab at Harvard University. Angel completed her first practicum at Stone Mental Health Center at Northwestern Memorial Hospital and is currently completing her second practicum at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago Counseling Center. Her Master’s Thesis focuses on investigating the extent to which connectivity in the Default Network during resting state is associated with clinical characteristics of Major Depressive Disorder in women.
Allison Clarke: Allison is a second-year clinical psychology Ph.D. student at Northwestern University working under the direction of Dr. Mark Reinecke. Allison is a research assistant in Dr. Gollan’s lab. She completed her undergraduate degree at Duke University where she majored in Psychology with a concentration in Neuroscience. After graduation, she worked for 3 years as a clinical research coordinator in the Pediatric Psychopharmacology Department at Massachusetts General Hospital. There, she was mentored by Dr. Thomas Spencer and Dr. Jamie Micco. Her research interests include developmental psychopathology and treatment of child and adolescent depression. Allison’s poster entitled, “Exploratory factor analysis of the CDRS-R with depressed adolescents”, was recently accepted for the upcoming conference of the American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry.
Megan Connolly: Megan is a first year clinical psychology Ph.D. student at Northwestern University working under the direction of Dr. Jackie Gollan. Megan grew up in Louisville, KY until moving to North Carolina where she attended college at Wake Forest University. After undergrad, she spent two years as a research assistant at the National Institutes of Health in a lab that focused on pediatric bipolar disorder and mood dysregulation. Her research interests focus on understanding how attention biases impact emotional disorders.
Kallio Hunnicutt-Ferguson: Kallio is a fourth year clinical psychology Ph.D. candidate at Northwestern University working under the direction of Dr. Jackie Gollan. She completed her undergraduate degree at the University of Georgia where she majored in Child and Family Development and Psychology. In addition to completing her first year of practicum in the adult track at the Psychiatric Rehabilitation Clinic at Northwestern Memorial Hospital, Kallio successfully defended her Master’s Thesis entitled “Sudden Gains in Behavioral Activation Treatment for Major Depression.” Her research focuses on investigating motivational and emotional substrates of symptom change during treatment. She is currently completing her third practicum at University of Chicago Medical Center and working on her dissertation.
Lindsey Sankin: Lindsey is a second-year clinical psychology Ph.D. student at Northwestern University working under the direction of Dr. Jackie Gollan. She completed her undergraduate degree at the University of Pennsylvania where she majored in Psychology and Hispanic Studies. After college, Lindsey worked for two years in Dr. Daniel Pine’s lab, the Section on Development and Affective Neuroscience at the National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH). During that time, she focused on affective processing and physiological reactivity in panic disorder, as well as attentional biases in children with generalized anxiety disorder, social phobia, and separation anxiety disorder. Lindsey is now exploring these three avenues of research in the study of major depressive disorder.