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Graduate Student Research Grant Winners

Past winners of ABCT’s Graduate Student Research Grant. 

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Ryan J. Jacoby

Ryan J. Jacoby

2014

“A Translational Study of the Mechanisms of Exposure Therapy for Obsessions: Fear Tolerance vs. Habituation”

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Lauren Forrest

Lauren Forrest

2016

“Examining Objective Interoception as a Novel Prospective Predictor of Self-Injurious Behaviors”

Honorable mentions:

  • Casey May, “Reward Processing and Decision-Making in Posttraumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)” & Rebecca Cox, “Sleep Restriction and OC Symptoms: The Mediating Role of Inhibition”
Laurel D. Sarfan

Laurel D. Sarfan

2018

“Using the Approach Avoid Task: Testing the Relation Between Implicit and Explicit Experiential Avoidance and Social Anxiety Symptoms”

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Honorable mentions:

  • Daniel P. Moriarity, “Reward Processing and Decision-Making in Posttraumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)”
  • Rebecca Cox, “Sleep Restriction and OC Symptoms: The Mediating Role of Inhibition”
Kelsey Pritchard

Kelsey Pritchard

2020

“Interpersonal Emotion Regulation in Mood Disorders: Contextual, Biological, and Social Processes”

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Honorable mentions:

  • Christina L. Verzijl
Gabrielle Ilagan

Gabrielle Ilagan

2022

“Invalidation, Identity-Related Minority Stressors, and Borderline Personality Disorder Symptoms in the Flow of Daily Life”

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Honorable mentions:

  • Kiran Kaur, “Identifying the Role of Emotion Regulation Flexibility in the Association Between Acculturative Stress and Anxiety Symptomatology to Develop an Ecological Momentary Intervention”
Timothy Ritzert

Timothy Ritzert

2015

“Transforming Fear: The Impact of Brief Values-Based Interventions on Approach Behavior in a Spider-Fearful Sample”

Hannah Lawrence

Hannah Lawrence

2017

“Physiological and Affective Correlates of Visual and Verbal Rumination in Adolescence”

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Honorable mentions:

  • Amanda Sanchez, “Cultural, Attitudinal and Stress-Related Barriers to Engagement with Internet-Delivered Services in Traditionally Underserved Children”
Colin M. Bosma

Colin M. Bosma

2019

“Individual Differences and Ecological Validity of Emotion Regulation in Response to Sadness”

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Honorable mentions:

  • Shirley Wang, “Computational Modeling of Decision-Making Biases Associated with Restrictive Eating”
Quyen A. Do

Quyen A. Do

2021

“Intimate Partner Violence among Sexual Minorities in Consensual Non-Monogamous Relationships”

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Honorable mentions:

  • Kathryn Coniglio
Alexa Raudales

Alexa Raudales

2023

“Opioid Use and Acute Suicide Risk: The Real-Time Influence of Trauma Context”

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Honorable mentions:

  • Mallory Cannon, “Examination of Fear Extinction in Chronic Cannabis Use, Anxiety Disorders, and their Co-occurrence”

Featured Researcher

Alexa M. Raudales Alexa M. Raudales - Alexa M. Raudales, M.A. (she/her/hers) is a doctoral student at the University of Rhode Island and a member of Dr. Nicole H. Weiss’ STRESS Lab. She was the 2023 recipient of the ABCT Research Facilitation Committee’s Student Research Grant.
Ana Bridges Ana Bridges - Ana Bridges, PhD, is a Professor, Director of Clinical Training, and licensed psychologist whose research focuses on understanding and ameliorating factors that interfere with mental health help-seeking in historically marginalized and oppressed groups.
Evan J. White Evan J. White - Evan White, PhD, is an enrolled member of the Absentee Shawnee Tribe of Oklahoma. He belongs to the Shawnee Chapter of the Native American Church of Oklahoma and the Whiteoak Shawnee Ceremonial Grounds.
Gabrielle Ilagan Gabrielle Ilagan - We study whether daily fluctuations in invalidation are associated with fluctuations in BPD symptoms, and whether identity-related invalidation and self-validation may serve as a risk and protective factors, respectively, for Black and Latinx people with BPD symptoms.
Shannon Sauer-Zavala Shannon Sauer-Zavala - Shannon Sauer-Zavala is a co-developer of the Unified Protocol and is currently developing and testing a novel treatment for borderline personality disorder – BPD Compass.
Taylor A. Burke Taylor A. Burke - Dr. Taylor A. Burke is a clinical psychologist and Assistant Professor at Harvard Medical School. The primary aim of her research is to improve the prediction and prevention of self-injurious thoughts and behaviors (SITBs) among adolescents and young adults.

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