Lab Members

WELCOME TO OUR ZOO

We call ourselves “The Zoo” because we all have animal onesies. This started a few years ago when some of the graduate students realized just how comfortable they are. Now, each of us has a onesie and we are each a different animal.

We have been known to wear them around to lab trips, dinner, and around town (haha). However, there is also a special tradition related to these animals. Whenever a PhD student graduates, we go on a outing/event that the graduating student chooses. The only requirement is that we all wear our animal onesies where we go. In summer of 2018 we jumped out of a plane together, but other times we have done events like miniature golf, car racing, and beaching. It remains to be seen what will happen each year!

Skydiving! L to R: Sharky, Lemur, Elephant, Peacock, Penguin, Chipmunk


 

CURRENT STUDENTS

Sophie Smit is a 5th year PhD student in the UBC Clinical Psychology program. She is interested in parent-child interactions and parenting interventions for families of children with ADHD. Her dissertation examines interventions to support parents of children with ADHD.

Vivian Qi is a 1st year PhD student in the UBC Clinical Psychology program. She is interested in the role of culture and how it relates to children’s social-emotional adjustment. Her MA thesis examined cross-racial versus same-racial friendships in children, over the course of a school year.

Animals on a trip to Whistler!

 

Caroline Miller is a 1st year PhD student in the UBC Clinical Psychology program. She is interested in comorbidities in ADHD (such as ASD) and patterns of association with social skills.

Vasia Karasavva is a 2nd year MA student in the UBC Clinical Psychology program. She is studying online social interactions (particularly aggressive/negative ones) and is interested in interventions for cyberbullying.

lab jeopardy (psych GRE review)

lab jeopardy (psych GRE review)

Adri Khalis is on clinical internship. He is interested in social interactions of youth in the digital world, such as online or through modern video games. He is also intrigued by the potential for online interventions to teach social skills. Adri’s research examines the correspondence between online and face-to-face social functioning, and the role of psychopathology such as ADHD in these patterns.

In addition, I have a team of tireless, multi-talented, wonderful, and fun research assistants, without whom this work would be entirely impossible. I am grateful for their presence and impact!


miss these guys

University of Virginia lab – miss these guys

GRADUATE STUDENT LAB ALUMNI

Allison Jack, PhD (2012 University of Virginia; co-supervised with James Morris) is an assistant professor of psychology at George Mason University.

David Szwedo, PhD (2012 University of Virginia; co-supervised with Joseph Allen) is an associate professor of psychology at James Madison University. We continue to collaborate on research regarding adolescents’ peer interactions in the digital world.

Matthew Lerner, PhD (2013 University of Virginia) is an associate professor of psychology at SUNY Stony Brook. His research focuses the mechanisms through which social competency interventions work, and how to improve these types of interventions.

Marissa Swaim Griggs, PhD (2013 University of Virginia) is a clinical psychologist at Sloan Academics, and adjunct faculty in at Salem College.

Christina Emeh, PhD (2014 University of Virginia) is a clinical psychologist at the Woodhull Medical and Mental Health Center.

Meg Reuland, PhD (2015 University of Virginia; co-supervised with Bethany Teachman) is a clinical psychologist at Rogers Behavioral Health.

Mary Jia, PhD (2019 University of British Columbia) is a clinical psychologist at Resilience Psychological Services. 

Kristen Hudec, PhD (former postdoctoral fellow) is a research coordinator for the e-Mental Health Project at University of British Columbia.

Jennifer Na, PhD (2021 University of British Columbia) is a clinical psychologist at VanPsych.