EMP Lab Graduate Students
Allison is a fifth year working with Eddie Selby and Teresa Leyro. She is interested in the role of cognitive-affective vulnerabilities in the maintenance of substance use. Allison also hopes to extend her research into work on treatment development and dissemination for substance use and co-occuring disorders. Prior to graduate school, Allison received her B.A. in Psychology and Neuroscience from Boston University. As an undergraduate, she worked in the Translational Research Program with Dr. Michael Otto. Following graduation, she worked as a research assistant in the General Medicine Research Unit at Butler Hospital with Dr. Michael Stein. In both settings she worked on research examining risk factors for anxiety disorders, depression, and substance use in individuals receiving medication-assisted treatment for opioid dependence as well as for individuals living with HIV.
Kathryn Coniglio is a second year student in the EmP lab. Broadly, Kathryn’s research focuses on eating disorders, and specifically the factors that give his e to compulsive exercise. She is also interested in emotion dysregulation, including positive emotion dysregulation. Prior to Rutgers, Kathryn earned a BA in clinical psychology from Tufts University, and worked as the clinical research coordinator for the Eating Disorders Clinical and Research Program at Massachusetts General Hospital. Kathryn also currently serves as the co-chair of the Early Career SIG in the Academy for Eating Disorders.
Affiliated Graduate Students
Cindy Chang (she/her) is a clinical psychology doctoral student in the Graduate School of Applied and Professional Psychology at Rutgers University. Her research and clinical interests focus on sexual and gender minority mental health, risk factors for suicidality, and mechanisms of change in transdiagnostic treatments. Her ultimate goal is to translate this research into developing and adapting interventions to improve mental health and prevent suicide in underserved populations.