Postdoctoral Fellows: 2016-2017

Lauren Connell, PhD completed a doctoral degree in biobehavioral health from the Pennsylvania State University. Her research interests are in developing and evaluating interventions for physical activity promotion. Her research fellowship is funded by a T32 grant from the National Institutes of Health.

Samantha Farris, PhD completed a doctoral degree in clinical psychology from the University of Houston. Her research focuses on the mechanistic processes underlying anxiety and behavioral risk factors for cardiovascular disease (e.g., smoking, physical inactivity). Her research fellowship is funded on a T32 grant from the National Institutes of Health.

Carly Goldstein, PhD completed a doctoral degree in clinical psychology from Kent State University. Her research interests are in cardiovascular disease, diabetes, and obesity, as well as developing technology interventions to improve health. Her research fellowship is funded on a T32 grant from the National Institutes of Health. 

Meaghan McCallum, PhD completed her doctoral degree in clinical psychology at Emory University. Her research interests are in perinatal depression and suicidality. Her research fellowship is investigator-funded.

Marie Aline Sillice, PhD completed her doctoral degree from the University of Rhode Island. Her research interests are in health promotion (e.g., physical activity, healthy eating, smoking cessation, behavioral sleep medicine) and chronic disease prevention. Her research fellowship is funded on a T32 grant from the National Institutes of Health. 

Chrystal Vergara-Lopez, PhD completed her doctoral degree in clinical psychology from the University at Buffalo. Her research interests are in substance use and depression. Her research fellowship is funded through a supplement grant from the National Institute on Drug Abuse.