Outcomes

2016

Meghan Bathgate, Cognitive Psychology Program
Dissertation Title: Examining Motivational Shifts in Middle School: What Deepens Science Motivation and What Attenuates Its Decline 
Clinical Internship: n/a
Position: Postdoctoral Associate, Yale University, New Haven, CT
 
Regina Leckie, Cognitive Psychology Program
Dissertation Title: Examining Glucose Control and Working Memory as a Function of Age in Older Type 2 Diabetics: Results From the Look AHEAD Brain MRI Ancillary Study
Clinical Internship: n/a
Position: Postdoctoral Fellow, Carnegie Mellon University, Pittsburgh, PA
 
Nina Leezenbaum, Clinical Psychology Program
Dissertation Title: Posture Development and Vocal Production in Infants at Heightened Risk for Autism
Clinical Internship: TEACCH Autism,University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, NC
Position: Postdoctoral Fellow, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, NC
 
Darcy Mandell, Clinical Psychology Program
Dissertation Title: Autonomic Recovery and Habituation in Migraines
Clinical Internship: Edward Hines Jr. VA Hospital, Hines, IL
Position: Postdoctoral Fellow, Cleveland Clinic, Cleveland, OH
 
Kristina Swanenburg, Social Psychology Program
Dissertation Title: Reaction to Deviates and Conformers: The Effect of Regulatory Fit
Clinical Internship: n/a
Position: Researcher, Riot Games, Los Angeles, CA
 
Andrea Weinstein, Clinical-Biological and Health Psychology Program
Dissertation Title: Frontal-Striatal Functioning in Aging and Parkinson's Disease: The Role of Physical Activity
Clinical Internship: Veterans Affairs, San Francisco Medical Center, San Francisco, CA
Position: Assistant Professor, University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, PA
 

2015

A.J. Koury, Developmental Psychology Program
Dissertation Title: How Gender, Academic, and Behavioral Skills, and Cognitive Stimulation Relate to Summer Learning and to Each Other.
Clinical Internship: n/a
Position: Instructor, University of Pittsburgh Department of Psychology
 
Chelsea Eddington: Cognitive Psychology Program
Dissertation Title: Effects of within and cross-language ambiguity on learning and processing
Clinical Internship: n/a
Position: Visiting Lecturer, University of Pittsburgh Department of Psychology
 
Alba Tuninetti, Cognitive Psychology Program
Dissertation Title: Nonnative Phonetic Perception in Adult L2 Learners
Clinical Internship: n/a
Position: Postdoctoral Fellow, The MARCS Institute for Brain, Behaviour and Development, Sydney, Australia
 
Li-Yun Chang, Cognitive Psychology Program
Dissertation Title: Visual Orthographic Variation and Learning to Read Across Writing Systems
Clinical Internship: n/a
Position: Instructor, National Taiwan Normal University, Taiwan
 
Melissa Castle Heatly, Clinical-Developmental Psychology Program
Dissertation Title: Relationships and Engagement Across Elementary School: Mediating and Interactive Associations with Parents & Teachers
Clinical Internship: University of Maryland School of Medicine, Baltimore, MD
Position: Postdoctoral Fellowship, University of Rochester, NY
 
Amy Byrd, Clinical-Developmental Psychology Program
Dissertation Title: Reward and Punishment Processing in Subgroups of Youth with Conduct Problems: Characterization of the Neural Response and Implications for Intervention
Clinical Internship: University of Pittsburgh Medical Center, Department of Psychiatry, Pittsburgh, PA
Position: Postdoctoral fellowship, UPMC, Pittsburgh, PA
 
Tracy Smith, Biological and Health Psychology Program
Dissertation Title: Increasing Nicotine Cost and Decreasing Nicotine Dose are not Equivalent Manipulations.
Clinical Internship: n/a
Position: Postdoctoral Fellowship, University of Pittsburgh Cancer Institute, Pittsburgh, PA
 
Lauretta Brennan, Clinical-Developmental Psychology Program
Dissertation Title: The Development of Aggression from Ages 2 to 9.5 in a High Risk Sample of Males and Females: Similarities and Differences in Patterns, Predictors, and Outcomes
Clinical Internship: Kennedy Krieger Institute, Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, Baltimore, MD
Position: Postdoctoral Fellow, Kennedy Krieger Institute, Johns Hopkins School of Medicine, Baltimore, MD
 
Michael Dunbar, Clinical-Health Psychology Program
Dissertation Title: Nicotine Dependence and Laboratory Cue-Induced Cigarette Craving
Clinical Internship: University of Washington, Seattle
Position: Associate Behavioral Scientist, RAND Corporation, Pittsburgh, PA
 
Sarah Dermody, Clinical-Health Psychology Program
Dissertation Title: The Impact of Smoking Very Low Nicotine Content Cigarettes on Alcohol Use
Clinical Internship: University of Toronto
Position: Postdoctoral Fellow, Center for Addiction and Mental Health, Toronto
 
Carolyn Gibson, Clinical-Health Psychology Program
Dissertation Title: Vasomotor Symptoms and Negative Affect: An Ambulatory Assessment of Midlife Women
Clinical Internship: Veteran's Administration Hospital, Puget Sound, Seattle, Washington
Position: Advanced Fellow in Women's Mental Health Research, San Francisco VAMC, University of California, San Francisco
 
Brandi Hawk, Clinical-Developmental Psychology Program
Dissertation Title: The Effect of Pre-institutional Family vs. No Family and Different Institutional Experiences on the Deelopment of Residential Infants and Toddlers
Clinical Internship: University of California, Davis
Position: Postdoctoral Fellow, CAARE Center, University of California, Davis
 
Catharine Fairbairn, Clinical-Health Psychology Program
Dissertation Title: Personality Differences in Subjective Effects of Alcohol: A Dynamic Examination of the Pathways Explaining Alcohol-related Reward 
Clinical Internship: VA Ann Arbor Healthcare System, Michigan
Position: Assistant Professor of Psychology (Tenure Track), University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, Illinois
 
Johana Rosas, Clinical-Developmental Psychology Program
Dissertation Title: Social-Emotional Adjustment of Post-Institutionalized Children from 12 to 36 Months of Age
Clinical Internship: California State University, Northridge, CA
Position:
 
Megan Julian, Clinical-Developmental Psychology Program
Dissertation Title: The Development of Children Adopted Following a Social-Emotional Intervention in an Institution
Clinical Internship: Yale Child Study Center, Yale University, New Haven, Connecticut
Position: Postdoctoral Fellow, Yale Child Study Center, Yale University, New Haven, Connecticut
 
J. Elizabeth Richey, Cognitive Psychology Program
Dissertation Title: Impact of Self-explanation and Analogical Comparison Support on Learning Processes, Motivation, Metacognition, and Transfer
Clinical Internship: n/a
Position: Assistant Professor, Department of Educational Psychology, Miami University, Ohio
 

2014

Portia Miller - Developmental Psychology
Dissertation Title: Urbanicity, Income, and Academic and Behavioral Functioning in Early Childhood
Position: Postdoctoral Fellow, University of Pittsburgh
 
Kira Alexander, Social Psychology Program
Dissertation Title: Self-Affirmation: A Regulatory Fit Analysis
Position: Senior Evaluation Specialist, Camber Corporation, Orlando, FL
 
Man-Yu Li, Individualized Program
Dissertation Title: The College Prime Time: Development of Students'  Community Involvement Interests Using the Place Attachment Theory
Position: n/a
 
Joel Chan, Cognitive-Neuroscience Psychology Program
Dissertation Title: The Impact of Sources of Inspiration on the Genesis of Innovative Ideas
Position: Postdoctoral Fellow, Carnegie Mellon University, Pittsburgh, PA
 
Stephanie Davis, Clinical-Developmental Psychology Program
Dissertation Title: Distinguishing Between Pediatric Anxiety and Depression: The Experience of Emotion and Emotion Regulation
Clinical Internship:
Position: Postdoctoral Fellow, Brown University, Providence, RI
 
Sarah Hannigen - Clinical-Developmental Psychology Program
Dissertation Title: The Production and Perception of Facial Expressions by Infants at High-Risk for an Autism Spectrum Disorder
Clinical Internship: Allegheny General Hospital
Position: Postdoctoral Fellow, Allegheny General Hospital, Pittsburgh, PA
 
Lindsay Harris, Cognitive Psychology Program
Dissertation Title: The Role Of Lexical Stress in Written Word Identification
Clinical Internship: n/a
Position: Assistant Professor, Northern Illinois University, DeKalb, IL
 
Christine Walther, Developmental Psychology Program
Dissertation Title: Post-High School Education Trajectories, Adult Role Transitions, and Maturing Out of Heavy Alcohol Use
Clinical Internship: n/a
Position: Assistant Professor, University of Houston, Clear Lake, TX
 
Diana Whalen, Clinical-Developmental Psychology Program
Dissertation Title: The Role of Maternal Invalidation in the Development of BPD Symptoms in Adolescent Girls
Clinical Internship: University of Mississippi
Position: Postdoctoral Research Associate, Washington University
 

2013

Katherine Belendiuk, Clinical Developmental Psychology Program
Dissertation Title: Peer Socialization to Binge Drinking in Early Adulthood: Effects of Impulsity, Delinquency and Childhood ADHD
Clinical Internship: University of Colorado, Denver
Position: Post Doctoral Researcher, University of Colorado, Denver
 
Daniel Belenky, Cognitive Psychology Program
Dissertation Title: The Effect of Achievement Goals on Self-Explanation and Transfer: Investigating the Role of Motivation on Learning
Clinical Internship: n/a
Position: Postdoctoral Fellowship, Carnegie Mellon University
 
Jessica Brand, Clinical-Developmental Psychology Program
Dissertation Title: Developmental Genetic Aspects of Schizophrenia Neuregulin-1, and Cognition
Clinical Internship: VA Hospital, Portland, Oregon
Position: Postdoctoral Fellowship, VA Puget Sound Healthcare System, Seattle, WA
 
Victoria Egizio, Clinical-Health Psychology Program
Dissertation Title: The Relationship Between the default Mode Resting State Neural Network, Respiratory Sinus Arrhythmia, and Self-Focused Cognition: An Empirical Analysis
Clinical Internship: Edward Hines, Jr. VA Hospital, Chicago, IL
Position: Postdoctoral Fellowship, University of Wisconsin Hospital and Clinics
 
Jessica Levenson, Clinical-Health Psychology Program
Dissertation Title: What is the Effect of Social Rhythm Disrupting Events on Mood in Individuals with Bipolar Disorder?
Clinical Internship: University of Wisconsin, Madison
Position: Postdoctoral Scholar, University of Pittsburgh Medical Center, Department of Psychiatry
 
Aimee Midei, Clinical-Health Psychology Program
Dissertation Title: Exploring the Relationship between Childhood Interpersonal Violence, Cortisol Stress Response, and Stress Eating
Clinical Internship: Michael E. DeBakey VA Medical Center, Houston, TX
Position: Postdoctoral Fellow, Veteran's Administration Hospital, Houston, TX
 
Karen Muñoz, Clinical Psychology Program
Dissertation Title: Neurodevelopmental correlates and predictors of alcohol use and abuse in early adulthood
Clinical Internship: New York-Presbyterian Hospital, Columbia University Medical Center, New York, NY
Position: Postdoctoral Fellowship, American Institute for Cognitive Therapy, New York, NY
 
Sarah Ordaz, Clinical-Developmental Psychology Program
Dissertation Title: Characterizing Developmental Growth and Individual Differences in Brain Systems Supporting Inhibitory Control: A Longitudinal fMRI Study
Clinical Internship: Stanford University, California
Position: Postdoctoral Fellowship, Stanford University, California
 
Margarita Svetlova, Developmental Psychology Program
Dissertation Title: Development of Fairness Understanding in Preschoolers
Clinical Internship: n/a
Position: Postdoctoral Fellowship, Max Planck Institute for Evolutionary Anthropology, Leipzig, Germany
 
Maggie Sweitzer, Clinical-Health Psychology Program
Dissertation Title: Processing of Smoking and Monetary Rewards among Chronic Smokers: Characterization of Neural Response, Moderation by Abstinence, and Association with Smoking Outcomes
Clinical Internship: Duke University Medical Center
Position: Clinical Associate, Duke University Medical Center, Department of Psychiatry, Durham, NC
 
Polina Vanyukov, Cognitive Psychology Program
Dissertation Title: Cognitive control of eye movements in reading and visual search: Evidence from frequency-based effects
Clinical Internship: n/a
Position: Postdoctoral Fellowship, University of Pittsburgh
 
Destiny Miller, Biological and Health Psychology Program
Dissertation Title: Top-down modulation and memory deficits: Neural enhancement in the context of aging
Clinical Internship: n/a
Position: Research Coordinator, Psychology Softwate Tools, Sharpsburg, PA