Katherine Tezanos

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. The focus of Katherine's research is on developing time-sensitive, idiographic models of suicide risk to better inform when and for whom we intervene on suicidal thoughts and behaviors. One vein of her research focuses on studying cognitive vulnerabilities for suicide, and another vein focuses on underrepresented racial and demographic groups at heightened risk for suicide. She conducts most of her research in adolescent populations during the heightened risk period following hospital discharge. Katherine is looking forward to deepening her understanding of the processes of trauma and stress and how these processes may confer risk for suicidal thoughts and behaviors during her time at Brown