Laboratory Graduates

*updated August 2020

Alisha Alleyne, Ph.D. Formerly a postdoctoral fellow in the lab, Alisha is now a Product Research Manager for Instagram in New York City.

Sarah Kate Bearman, Ph.D. A former postdoctoral fellow in the lab, Sarah Kate is now an Assistant Professor in the Department of Educational Psychology at the University of Texas at Austin. There, she leads the LEAP Lab and is also a Faculty Fellow at the Center for Health and Social Policy. More information here 

Francis Anthony Bonadio, Ph.D. A former postdoctoral fellow in our lab, Tony is now a Research Assistant Professor at the University of Maryland School of Social Work and a research faculty member at The Institute for Innovation and Implementation. More information here

Dan Cheron, Ph.D. A former postdoctoral fellow in the lab, Dan is now Director of Training and Implementation and Chief Psychologist at Judge Baker Children's Center, an affiliate of Harvard Medical School. More information here

Brian Chu, Ph.D. Formerly a postdoctoral fellow with Dr. Weisz at UCLA, Brian is an Associate Professor at Rutgers University, where he is the Program Chair of the Department of Clinical Psychology and the Director of the Youth Anxiety and Depression Clinic. He recently received the coveted Klingenstein Third Generation Foundation Young Investigator Award for his research on behavioral activation and exposure for middle school students. More information here

Jennifer Connor-Smith, Ph.D. A former postdoctoral fellow in the lab, Jennifer is now a freelance science writer and curriculum developer in Oregon. More information here

Dikla Eckshtain, Ph.D. A former postdoctoral fellow in the lab, Dikla is now an Assistant Professor in the Department of Psychiatry at Massachusetts General Hospital and at Harvard Medical School. More information here

Geri R. Donenberg, Ph.D. Geri earned her Master's and Doctorate in Psychology at UCLA, where she was mentored by Dr. Weisz. She is currently a Professor in the Department of Psychiatry at the University of Illinois at Chicago. More information here

Sarah E. Francis, Ph.D. Sarah completed her postdoctoral fellowship with Dr. Weisz at Judge Baker Children's Center. Currently, she is an Associate Professor of Psychology and the Director of Clinical Training at the University of Toledo, where she heads the Child Anxiety and Stress LabMore information here

Joe Albert Garcia, Ph.D. Joe was a graduate student with Dr. Weisz at UCLA. He is now Associate Professor of Human Services at California State University, Fullerton. More information here

Elana B. Gordis, Ph.D. Formerly a postdoctoral fellow in the lab at UCLA, Elana is now an Associate Professor and the Director of Clinical Training in the Department of Psychology at the University at Albany, SUNY. More information here

Douglas Granger, Ph.D. Previously a postdoctoral fellow at UCLA, Doug is now the Chancellor’s Professor of Psychological Science and Director of the Institute for Interdisciplinary Salivary Bioscience Research at the University of California, Irvine. More information here

Susan S. Han, Ph.D. Susan was a graduate student of Dr. Weisz at UCLA. Presently, she is a Senior Research Associate with the Center for Psychotherapy Research and Policy in the Institute for Public Policy Studies at Vanderbilt University.

Sherelle Harmon, Ph.D. A recent postdoctoral fellow in the Lab for Youth Mental Health and CARES Project Director, Sherelle is now a postdoctoral associate and clinical director of the Child and Adolescent Mood and Anxiety Treatment Program at the University of Miami. More information here

Kristin M. Hawley, Ph.D. A former graduate student in Dr. Weisz's lab at UCLA, Kristin is currently an Associate Professor in the Department of Psychological Sciences at the University of Missouri. More information here

Jenny Herren, Ph.D. A former lab director and postdoctoral fellow, Jenny is now a Clinical Assistant Professor of Psychiatry and Human Behavior at Brown University and a Staff Psychologist at the Pediatric Anxiety Research ClinicMore information here

Jacqueline Hersh, Ph.D. Formerly a project director for the Weisz Lab and postdoctoral fellow at Harvard, Jackie is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Psychology at Appalachian State University and Director of the Appalachian State University Psychology ClinicMore information here

Anya Ho, Ph.D. Previously a postdoctoral fellow at Judge Baker Children’s Center, Anya is an Assistant Clinical Professor at the University of California San Francisco and a member of the San Francisco Group for Evidence-Based PsychotherapyMore information here

Stanley Huey, Ph.D. Stan studied under Dr. Weisz while pursuing his doctoral degree at UCLA. Presently, he is an Associate Professor of Psychology and American Studies and Ethnicity at the University of Southern California. More information here

Amanda Jensen-Doss, Ph.D. Amanda was a graduate student with Dr. Weisz at UCLA. At present, she is an Associate Professor and the Director of the Child and Family Division in the Department of Psychology at the University of Miami. More information here

Sofie Kuppens, Ph.D. Previously a visiting postdoctoral researcher at our Harvard Lab, Sofie is the head of Research and Knowledge Transfer and a Visiting Professor at Katholieke Universiteit Leuven and Karel de Grote University in Belgium.

Michael Lambert, Ph.D. Michael was one of Dr. Weisz's graduate students at the University of North Carolina. He is currently a Professor in the School of Social Work at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. More information here

David Langer, Ph.D., ABPP. Formerly one of Dr. Weisz’s graduate students at UCLA and then a postdoctoral fellow in our Harvard Lab, David is now an Assistant Professor in the Department of Psychology at Suffolk University and a Research Associate Professor at Boston University. More information here

Anna S. Lau, Ph.D. Anna earned both her Master’s and Doctorate in Psychology at UCLA under Dr. Weisz’s tutelage. At present, she is a Professor in the Department of Psychology at UCLA and Vice Chair of Graduate Studies. More information here

Nancy Lau, Ph.D. Formerly a graduate student in our Harvard Lab, Nancy is an Acting Assistant Professor in the Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences at the University of Washington School of Medicine. More information here

Erica Lee, Ph.D. A former postdoctoral fellow in our lab, Erica is now an Instructor of Psychology in the Department of Psychiatry at Harvard Medical School and an Attending Psychologist at Boston Children’s Hospital. More information here

Heather MacPherson, Ph.D. Once a postdoctoral fellow in our Harvard Lab, Heather is now Assistant Professor of Psychiatry and Human Behavior at the Warren Alpert Medical School of Brown University and a Staff Psychologist at Bradley Hospital. More information here

Lauren Krumholz Marchette, Ph.D. A former postdoctoral fellow and project director in our Harvard Lab, Lauren is currently an Instructor in Psychology in the Department of Psychiatry at Harvard Medical School. She was the Co-Founder and Co-Director of the Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy Clinic at Cambridge Health Alliance. More information here

Carolyn A. McCarty, Ph.D. Cari was Dr. Weisz's graduate student at UCLA. She now works as a Research Associate Professor of the Departments of Pediatrics and Psychology at the University of Washington. More information here

Bryce D. McLeod, Ph.D. Bryce received his Master’s and Doctorate at UCLA as Dr. Weisz's student. He now is a Professor at Virginia Commonwealth University in the Department of Psychology and Associate Editor of the Journal of Clinical Child and Adolescent Psychology. More information here

Kristina L. Metz, Ph.D. Kristina was a postdoctoral fellow in the Weisz Lab and now serves as a Research Associate for the Bloomberg School of Public Health at Johns Hopkins University. More information here

Mei Yi Ng, Ph.D. Formerly a graduate student in our Harvard Lab, Mei Yi completed her postdoctoral fellowship at the University of California, San Francisco. Presently, she is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Psychology and Center for Children and Families at Florida International University. More information here

Antonio J. Polo, Ph.D. Antonio worked with Dr. Weisz at UCLA, Harvard, and Judge Baker Children’s Center as a postdoctoral fellow. He is now a Professor of Clinical Psychology at DePaul University. More information here

Maggi Price, Ph.D. A former postdoctoral fellow in our Harvard Lab and CARES Project Director, Maggi is now an Assistant Professor at the Boston College School of Social Work, where she leads the Affirm LabMore information here

Jacquelyn Raftery-Helmer, Ph.D. A postdoctoral fellow at Harvard, Jacquelyn is now an Assistant Professor in the Department of Psychology at Worcester State University.

Jessica Schleider, Ph.D. Formerly a graduate student in our Harvard Lab, Jessica is now an Assistant Professor in the Department of Psychology at Stony Brook University, where she leads the Lab for Scalable Mental HealthMore information here

Dorit Roer-Strier, Ph.D. A former student of Dr. Weisz at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, Dorit is currently a Professor at the Paul Baerwald School of Social Work and Social Welfare at The Hebrew University of Jerusalem. More information here

Gabriela M. Rodríguez, Ph.D. Formerly a postdoctoral fellow and project director in our Harvard Lab, Gabbi is now an Assistant Professor of Clinical Psychology at the Indiana University School of Medicine and an attending psychologist for the Riley Child & Adolescent Psychiatry ClinicMore information here

Christopher Rutt, Ph.D. Formerly a graduate student in our Harvard Lab, Christopher is currently the Director of Behavioral Sleep Services at Boston Child Study Center. More information here

Jane Simpson Gray, Ph.D. A prior postdoctoral fellow at Judge Baker Children’s Center, Jane is now Director of Clinical Training at the Texas Child Study Center as well as for the School and Counseling Psychology Doctoral Programs at the University of Texas Austin. She is also Clinical Assistant Professor in the Department of Educational Psychology and at Dell Medical School, both at the University of Texas at Austin. More information here

Michael Southam-Gerow, Ph.D. Formerly a postdoctoral fellow at UCLA, Michael is now a Professor in, and Chair of, the Department of Psychology at Virginia Commonwealth University. He is also an Associate Editor of the Journal of Consulting and Clinical Psychology and of Implementation Research and Practice. More information here

Kristel Thomassin, Ph.D. Formerly a postdoctoral fellow and project director in our Harvard Lab, Kristel is now an Assistant Professor in the Department of Psychology at University of Guelph. There, she directs The Emotional Development & Mental Health Lab. More information here

Christopher A. Thurber, Ph.D. Chris, a graduate student with Dr. Weisz at UCLA, is an educator, author, and the Associate Director of Counseling and Psychological Services at Phillips Exeter Academy. More information here

Ana Ugueto, Ph.D. A former lab director and postdoctoral fellow at Judge Baker Children’s Center, Ana is now Assistant Professor of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences for McGovern Medical School at the University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston. More information here

Alanna Updegraff, Ph.D. A former student of Dr. Weisz at UCLA, Alanna is now an Associate Professor and the Director of the Psychological Clinic in the Department of Psychology at Kent State University. More information here

Rachel Vaughn-Coaxum, Ph.D. Formerly a graduate student in our Harvard Lab, Rachel is now an Assistant Professor in the Department Psychiatry at the University of Pittsburgh. More information here

Bernadette Walter, Ph.D. Bernadette earned her Doctorate in Clinical Psychology at the University of North Carolina, where Dr. Weisz served as her mentor and dissertation chair. She is now a Professor in the Department of Psychological and Brain Sciences at the University of Louisville. More information here

V. Robin Weersing, Ph.D. Robin was a graduate student at UCLA under the mentorship of Dr. Weisz. Presently, she is a Professor for the Joint Doctoral Program in Clinical Psychology at San Diego State University and the University of California, San Diego. More information here

Bahr Weiss, Ph.D. A former graduate student mentored by Dr. Wesiz at the University of North Carolina, Bahr is currently Professor of Psychology and Human Development and the Director of Clinical Training at Vanderbilt University. He also is a Senior Fellow at the Vanderbilt Institute for Global Health and a Visiting Foreign Professor at Vietnam National University. More information here

Adam S. Weissman, Ph.D. Formerly a postdoctoral fellow at Judge Baker Children’s Center, Adam is the Founder & Executive Director of The Child & Family Institute, an interdisciplinary behavioral health program and training center specializing in evidence-based emotional and behavioral health treatments. More information here

Sarah W. Whitton, Ph.D. A postdoctoral fellow at Judge Baker Children’s Center, Sarah is now an Associate Professor of Psychology at the University of Cincinnati. More information here

May Yeh, Ph.D. May was mentored by Dr. Weisz while pursuing her doctorate at UCLA. Presently, she is an Associate Professor for the Joint Doctoral Program in Clinical Psychology at San Diego State University and the University of California, San Diego. More information here