Fellows and Residents

An explicit aim of the STAR Initiative is to provide formal and informal training opportunities for future stress, trauma, and resilience scientists including research training opportunities spanning biological, psychosocial, and technological considerations for psychology and psychiatry residents and post-doctoral fellows. Trainees affiliated with the STAR Initiative participate in monthly Adversity and Trauma Research Group meetings that provide opportunities for peer and mentored review of scholarly work, including manuscripts for publication and grant proposals. Affiliated trainees also have opportunities to receive formal and informal mentoring from affiliated faculty who are not their primary mentor, with the goal of enriching the training experience and promoting exposure to diverse perspectives.

  • Clinical Psychology Resident

    Prachi H. Bhuptani, MA, is a clinical psychology resident at the Warren Alpert Medical School of Brown University. She is a doctoral candidate in the Clinical Psychology program at Miami University.  Her research focuses on the investigation of ecological factors and processes underlying experiences of stigma following sexual victimization among women.

  • STAR T32 Postdoctoral Fellow

    Shaquanna Brown, PhD, earned her doctorate in Clinical Child Psychology from the University of Kansas. Dr. Brown's research interests lie at the intersection between childhood trauma and pediatric neuropsychology. She is particularly interested in examining the impact of child maltreatment on brain development and how those changes influence risk for substance use. Dr.

  • Psychiatry Resident, R25 Research Training Program

    Teresa Daniels, MD, is a Child and Adolescent Psychiatry Fellow at the Warren Alpert Medical School of Brown University. She earned her MD and MS in Anatomy and Neurobiology from Virginia Commonwealth University and completed her residency in Psychiatry, including an R25-funded research training program, at Brown University.

  • Psychiatry Resident, R25 Research Training Program

    Dr. Fukuda earned his M.D. / Ph.D. via the MSTP combined degree program from Loma Linda University. The major focus of his Ph.D. was investigating the role of astrocyte network proteins on edema formation in neurovascular trauma under the mentorship of Dr. Jerome Badaut. Dr.

  • T32 Postdoctoral Research Fellow

    Lindsay Huffhines, PhD, is an NICHD-funded F32 postdoctoral research fellow at the Alpert Medical School of Brown University. Her research examines biopsychosocial mechanisms underlying pathways from early childhood trauma to the development of mental and physical health conditions. She works closely with Drs. Stephanie Parade, Ronald Seifer, and Audrey Tyrka.

  • T32 Postdoctoral Fellow

    Nancy Jao, PhD, received her doctoral degree in clinical psychology with an emphasis in behavioral medicine/health psychology from Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine. Dr. Jao completed her clinical psychology internship at the Warren Alpert Medical School of Brown University.

  • F32 postdoctoral research fellow

    Deanna Kaplan, PhD, is an NHLBI-funded F32 postdoctoral research fellow at the Brown University School of Public Health and the Alpert Medical School of Brown University. Dr. Kaplan’s research integrates a variety of wearable ambulatory assessment methods to examine health-relevant processes outside of the lab, as people go about their typical daily lives.

  • Postdoctoral Fellow in Traumatic Stress

    Soyeong Kim, PhD is a post-doctoral research fellow at the Warren Alpert Medical School of Brown university. Dr. Kim completed her pre-doctoral internship at Johns Hopkins University and received her doctorate in counseling psychology from the University of Akron.

  • Clinical Psychology Resident

    Sharon Lee is a clinical psychology resident at the Warren Alpert Medical School of Brown University, working with Dr.

  • T32 Postdoctoral Fellow

    Crosby A. Modrowski is an NIMH-funded postdoctoral fellow at the Alpert Medical School of Brown University and Rhode Island Hospital. She is currently working with Dr. Chris Houck and is funded through the Child and Adolescent Biobehavioral/HIV T32 of Rhode Island Hospital under the direction of Dr. Larry Brown.

  • Psychiatry Resident, R25 Research Training Program

    Dr. Olsen received her BS in psychology and MD through a combined program at Stony Brook University and is currently completing her psychiatry residency at Brown University.

  • STAR T32 Postdoctoral Fellow

    Brie M Reid, PhD, is a STAR T32-funded postdoctoral fellow at the Alpert Medical School of Brown University. She earned her PhD in Developmental Psychology from the University of Minnesota's Institute of Child Development, with a doctoral minor in Epidemiology from the University of Minnesota School of Public Health. Dr.

  • Clinical Psychology Resident

    Katherine M. Tezanos, MS, is a clinical psychology resident at the Warren Alpert Medical School of Brown University working under the research mentorship of Dr. Nicole Nugent. She is a doctoral candidate in the Clinical Psychology program at Teachers College, Columbia University and earned her BA in psychology at Amherst College.

  • HIV T32 Postdoctoral Fellow

    LG Ward received a PhD in Clinical Psychology at the University of Massachusetts, Boston and a BS in Psychology from the College of Charleston. Dr. Ward completed clinical internship at Warren Alpert Medical School of Brown University. She is currently a postdoctoral research fellow working with Dr.