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.

Angelo DiBello received his Ph.D. in Social Psychology from the University of Houston in 2015.  His focus is on studying alcohol-related prevention and intervention among college students, cigarette and e-cigarette use, and the interplay between substance use and romantic relationships.

Kimberly Goodyear 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.

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.

Tim Janssen received his Ph.D. in Developmental Psychology from the University of Amsterdam, the Netherlands in 2015.  His research focuses on investigating the etiology of early substance use and its predictors in adolescents using longitudinal data.  

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.

Cara Murphy received her Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology from the University of Georgia in 2015.  Her research focuses on exploring the synergistic effects of maladaptive patterns of substance use and eating predominantly using a behavioral economic approach.

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.