Graduate Students

Babeva, Kalina

Email: babeva@usc.edu

Advisor: Gerald Davison

Research Interests: Adolescence; dysfunctional personality traits; NSSI; suicidality

Burgess, Claire

Email: cmburges@usc.edu

Advisor: Steven Lopez

Research Interests: Communication in peer and intimate relationships; family systems; the etiology of abuse

Chithambo, Taona

Email: chithamb@usc.edu

Advisor: Stanley Huey

Research Interests: Culture and mental health; eating disorders; obesity, substance use

Corner, Geoffrey

Email: gcorner@usc.edu

Advisors: Gayla Margolin & Darby Saxbe

Research Interests: Romantic relationships; coping with health-related adversity; bereavement and loss; meaning and existential issues

Del Piero, Larissa

Email: ldelpier@usc.edu

Advisor: Gayla Margolin

Research Interests: Early adversity; biological reactivity, cognition; resilience    

Durbin, Kelly

Email: kadurbin@usc.edu

Advisor: Bob Knight

Research Interests: Aging; emotion; cognition; attention and memory; stress   

Garcia Cardona, Laura

Email: lgarciac@usc.edu

Advisor: Steven Lopez

Research Interests: Health disparities; culture and mental health; intervention and prevention programs; cultural neuroscience

Gillespie, Marie

Email: sabbagh@usc.edu

Advisor: Stanley Huey

Research Interests: Evidence-based interventions for juvenile delinquents and at-risk youth; Multisystemic Therapy; juvenile justice policy; forensic program evaluations

Han, Sohyun

Email: sohyun.han@usc.edu

Advisor: Gayla Margolin

Research Interests: Child adversity; risky relationships; vocal and physiological reactivity; resilience

 

Ho, Jean Kay

Email: jeanho@usc.edu

Advisor: Dan Nation

Research Interests: Neurovascular pathways to neurodegeneration in cognitive impairment and dementia; normal aging; neuropsychological assessment

Hsu, Kean

Email: keanjhsu@gmail.com

Advisor: Gerald Davison

Research Interests: Depression; memory; attention; ATSS; treatment mechanisms; rumination

Hummer, Justin

Email: jhummer@usc.edu

Advisor: Gerald Davison

Research Interests: Health-risk behaviors; prevention and brief intervention; social influence processes; articulated thoughts in simulated situations

Iturralde, Esti

Email: iturrald@usc.edu

Advisor: Gayla Margolin

Research Interests: Emotion regulation; adolescent development; family violence; trauma

Jang, Jung

Email: jungyjan@usc.edu

Advisor: Margaret Gatz

Research Interests: Emotion; aging; neuropsychiatric symptoms of dementia; neuroimaging

Jones, Eduardo

Email: eduardoj@usc.edu

Advisor: Stanley Huey

Research Interests: Cultural competency in clinical care; mindfulness-based practices (DBT, MBRP); effectiveness of EBP's with ethnic minorities and cultural adaptations of EBP's

Juang, Christine

Email: juangc@usc.edu

Advisor: Bob Knight

Research Interests: Aging; caregiving; wisdom; emotions; culture                  


 
Kellerman, Ilana

Email: ikellerm@usc.edu

Advisor: Gayla Margolin

Research Interests: Child psychopathology; parent-child relations; risk and resilience; electronic aggression; family legal issues

Khoddam, Rubin

Email: khoddam@usc.edu

Advisor: Carol Prescott

Research Interests: Alcoholism; substance use; genetic and enviromental influences; comorbidities; etiology

 
Kim, Jean

Email: jeanmkim@usc.edu

Advisor: Steven Lopez

Research Interests: Culture and mental health; help-seeking; mHealth

Lewine, Gabrielle

Email: lewine@usc.edu

Advisor: Stanley Huey

Research Interests: Interventions targeting antisocial behavior; dissonance-based interventions; forensic psychology; prisoner re-entry programs

Luo, Tana

Email: tanaluo@usc.edu

Advisor: David Schwartz

Research Interests: Peer relationships; social development; friendships; child and adolescent

Lyden, Hannah

Email: lyden@usc.edu

Advisor: Darby Saxbe

Research Interests: Neurological development related to early attachment and parenting relationships; development of the parental brain

Mali, Luiza Vianna

Email: lvianna@usc.edu

Advisor: David Schwartz

Research Interests: Peer relationships; social rejection; developmental disorders; academic achievement; culture

Martins, Bruna

Email: bruna.martins@usc.edu

Advisor: Margaret Gatz & Mara Mather

Research Interests: Emotion-cognition in later life; geriatric depression; fmri and DTI techniques

Miller, Kelly

Email: kfmiller@usc.edu

Advisor: Gayla Margolin

Research Interests: Family and couple relationships; attachment; emotion regulation; psychophysiology   

Newell, Jeffery

Email: janewell@usc.edu

Advisor: Steven Lopez

Research Interests: Technology-based mental health interventions; low cost/nonpharmacological treatments; reducing mental health disparities

Rodriguez, Aubrey

Email: aubreyro@usc.edu

Advisor: Gayla Margolin

Research Interests: Marriage; physiology; adaptation to stress; family systems 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Rodriguez, Carlos

Email: rodrigca@usc.edu

Advisor: Margaret Gatz

Research Interests: Dementia assessment; diverse populations; health literacy

 

 

 

 

Singh, Kulwinder

Email: kulwinds@usc.edu

Advisor: Michael Dawson & Bob Knight

Research Interests: Psychosocial aspects related to development and progression of cardiovascular disease

Smith, Caitlin

Email: caitlias@usc.edu

Advisor: Stanley Huey

Research Interests: Community-based interventions for hard-to-treat juvenile offenders, including gang-affiliated youth and emancipated foster youth

Stoycos, Sarah

Email: stoycos@usc.edu

Advisor: Darby Saxbe

Research Interests: Neural and hormonal coregulation in couples transitioning to parenthood; oxytocin; attachment; empathy

 
Taylor-Ford, Megan

Email: taylorfo@usc.edu

Advisor: Beth Meyerowitz

Research Interests: Cancer; quality of life; comorbidities; aging; health; psychosocial issues in health

Tilley, Jacqueline

Email: mannhual@usc.edu

Advisor: Jo Ann Farver & Stanley Huey

Research Interests: Culture and psychopathology; immigrant mental health; stress and coping; culturally adapted interventions

Timmons, Addie

Email: adelatim@usc.edu

Advisor: Gayla Margolin

Research Interests: Couple dynamics; parent-child conflict; coregulation; psychophisiology; intensive longitudinal data analysis; ecological momentary assessment

Vargas, Sylvanna

Email: sylvannv@usc.edu

Advisor: Steven Lopez

Research Interests: Culture and mental health; cultural competence and culturally adapted interventions; Latino mental health; perceptions of mental illness and treatment; engagement; help-seeking; First Episode Psychosis; depression and anxiety

Yew, Belinda

Email: belinday@usc.edu

Advisor: Dan Nation

Research Interests: Cerebrovascular aging; Alzheimer's disease; healthy aging 

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