Current Fellows of the Training Program

Current Fellows of the Training Program

Since its inception in 1987, 166 Fellows have completed one or more years of post-doctoral training in our program.

Michael Bernstein received his Ph.D. in Behavioral Science from the University of Rhode Island in 2017.  He is interested in the etiology and prevention of alcohol/drug use, as well as harnessing expectancy or placebo effects to treat Substance Use Disorder.

Ryan Carpenter received his Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology from the University of Missouri, 2018. He is interested in using ecological momentary assessment to examine novel indices of substance use, as well as the mutually reinforcing relationship of aversive stimuli and substance use in everyday life.

Kimberly Goodyear Chavanne received her Ph.D. in Neuroscience from George Mason University in 2016.  Her interests are in researching the overlapping neural mechanisms involved with obesity-related factors and alcohol dependence.

Noah Emery received his Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology from the University of South Dakota in 2018.  His work focuses on the use of advanced mobile technology to examine how key state and trait level variables lead to systematic changes in the development, progression, maintenance, and ultimately treatment of substance use disorders.

Rachel Gunn received her Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology from Indiana University in 2017.  She is investigating the role of executive working memory capacity in alcohol use disorders and comorbid externalizing psychopathology among young adults.

Sarah Helseth received her Ph.D. in Clinical Science in Child and Adolescent Psychology from Florida International University in 2017.  She is examining strategies by which to increase access to and utilization of effective mental health services, particularly among underserved and at-risk youth and their families.

Lidia Meshesha received a Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology from the University of Memphis in 2018.  Her research interests include investigating behavioral economic theory based supplemental interventions to improve alcohol and drug use treatment outcomes

Lauren Micalizzi received her Ph.D. in Psychology from Boston University in 2016. She is exploring the etiology and developmental consequences of substance use in vulnerable populations, particularly self-regulation problems as markers for problematic behavioral trajectories.

Robert Rosales received his Ph.D. in Social Work from Boston College in 2018.  His research concentrates on 1) ethnoracial behavioral health outcomes and 2) the impact of policy on ethnoracial minorities’ access to behavioral health care

Kelli Scott received her Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology Indiana University- Bloomington in 2018. Her work focuses on approaches to training clinicians in evidence based practices and maximizing the success of community implementation efforts through tailoring interventions to organization contexts.

Natasha Sokol received her Sc.D. in Social Epidemiology from Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health in 2018. She is a social epidemiologist whose research identifies the processes that contribute to inequities in drug use, treatment, and consequences throughout the life course and intergenerationally

Alexander Sokolovsky received his Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology from the University of Illinois at Chicago in 2017. He is investigating motivational influences on youth and young adult substance use and their effects on longitudinal substance use outcomes.