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Doctoral Students

 
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Jean Quintero
4th YeaR Ph.D. Student

Jean Quintero is a Ph.D. student in the Clinical Psychology program at Teachers College, Columbia University. Broadly speaking, Jean’s clinical research interests revolve around the etiology, identification, and treatment of affective disorders, as well as the examination of the neural and psychophysiological correlates of emotion dysregulation in anxiety and depression.

 
 
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phillip spaeth
1st YeaR Ph.D. Student

Phillip Spaeth is a Ph.D. student in the Clinical Psychology program at Teachers College, Columbia University. Phillip graduated summa cum laude from the CUNY Baccalaureate for Unique and Interdisciplinary Studies, with a focus in psychology, philosophy, and Asian wisdom traditions, after a successful career in acting. His research interests include emotional reactivity, expressivity, and regulation; technology-delivered intervention; and using experience sampling methodology to investigate change across treatment.

 
 
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Michal Clayton
1st YeaR Ph.D. Student

Michal Clayton is a Ph.D. student in the Clinical Psychology program at Teachers College, Columbia University. After graduating from Brown University with a BA in psychology, Michal spent two years at the National Institute of Mental Health assisting in the development of an exposure-based cognitive behavioral therapy for childhood irritability. Michal is interested in investigating mechanisms of change in the treatment of mood and anxiety disorders, including the use of multiple methodologies (e.g. fMRI) to personalize behavioral interventions.

 

Research Assistants

 
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ERIN YOUNG is an Advanced Research Assistant in the READ Lab. She obtained her Bachelor's degree in Psychology from the University of North Carolina Wilmington with a minor in Anthropology. Erin is currently a master's student in the Clinical and Counseling Psychology Department at Teachers College. Her research interests include a focus on underserved populations, specifically Black Americans and the effects of the chronic anxiety and chronic exposure to trauma that this population experiences. Additionally, her interests include understanding the factors that impact treatment efficacy and treatment utilization in this population.

 
 
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GABRIELLA HAMLETT is an Advanced Research Assistant in the READ Lab and is currently a second-year master's student in the Clinical and Counseling Psychology department at Teachers College, Columbia University. She graduated with a BS in psychology with a minor in writing from the University of California, Davis. Gabriella is interested in examining the neurological and psychophysiological correlates of distress disorders utilizing multimodal neuroimaging tools such as fMRI, EEG, and EGG. Additionally, she is interested in understanding the interaction between sleep disturbances and emotion regulation among individuals with distress disorders.

 
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MAYA CITRON is an Advanced Research Assistant and a second-year MA student in the Clinical Psychology program. She holds BA degrees in both Psychology and Public Relations from the University of Southern California (USC). Maya's research interests are centered around the etiologies of generalized anxiety disorder and major depressive disorder and the ways in which these disorders change over time. She is also interested in the ways in which anxiety and depression play a role in the development of various eating disorders.

 
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JINU KIM graduated from the University of Georgia with a B.S. in Psychology with a Neuroscience concentration. He is currently in the process of obtaining his M.A. in Clinical Psychology at TC, Columbia University. He intends to pursue his PhD in Clinical Psychology. His research interests lies within anxiety and depression. Additionally, he is interested in the neural and psychophysiological correlates of emotion regulation and mindfulness.

 

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