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ABCT’s Spotlight on a Researcher seeks to enhance understanding of the process of research involvement among ABCT members by sharing the perspectives of established researchers. Our Spotlight highlights the diversity of research being conducted by ABCT members by including perspectives across varied backgrounds, settings, paradigms, and populations. If you’d like to nominate yourself or a colleague to be our Featured Researcher, click here to access our ABCT Spotlight on a Research Nomination.
Anu Asnaani - Anu Asnaani, Ph.D., is an Assistant Professor and licensed psychologist who has established the Treatment Mechanisms, Community Empowerment, and Technology Innovations laboratory in the Department of Psychology at the University of Utah in Salt Lake City, UT.
Sara Becker - Dr. Becker is a clinical researcher and licensed clinical psychologist dedicated to improving the quality and utilization of behavioral treatments for individuals with substance use disorders.
Colin Bosma - Every year, ABCT's Research Facilitation committee awards a Graduate Student Research Grant to provide financial support for a student whose research shows great innovation, creativity, and broader significance.
Jenna Carl - My role is VP of Clinical Development & Medical Affairs at Big Health, a developer of digital therapeutics for mental health.
Christine Cha - Christine Cha is an Associate Professor (effective Fall 2021) in the Clinical Psychology Program at Teachers College, Columbia University, where she directs the Laboratory for Clinical and Developmental Studies (LCDS). Her research program aims to refine our understanding of suicide and self-injury among youth.
Quyen A. Do - Quyen A. Do, M.Ed., is a doctoral student at the University of Texas at San Antonio and a member of Dr. Shelby Scott's Promoting Resilience in DiversE (PRIDE) Family Studies Lab
Omar Gudiño - Gudiño directs the Services for At-Risk Youth & Families (SAYF) Lab, which conducts research on patterns of risk and resilience in ethnic minority youth exposed to trauma; the development and dissemination of evidence-based treatments for maltreated youth; and ethnic disparities in unmet need for mental health services
Shawn Jones - I actually have the "Pre-med" convert narrative to my career as a psychologist, so I did not have my first research experience until the summer of my junior year in undergrad.
Katharina Kircanski - I conduct research as a federal employee in the NIMH Intramural Research Program.
Anna Lau - Dr. Anna Lau is Professor of Psychology and Asian-American Studies at UCLA.
Hannah Levy - Hannah Levy is a staff psychologist at the Anxiety Disorders Center at the Institute of Living/Hartford Hospital in Hartford, Connecticut.
Kelsey Pritchard - Pritchard's dissertation, “Interpersonal Emotion Regulation in Mood Disorders: Contextual, Biological, and Social Processes,” is a series of projects aimed to advance our understanding of intra- and interpersonal emotion regulation by examining biological and behavioral processes as mechanisms in affective change, emotional disorder risk, and negative interpersonal outcomes.
Keith Renshaw - Starting up a research lab and an independent program of research can feel daunting!
Laurel Sarfan - Laurel is a fifth-year clinical psychology Ph.D. student at Miami University, where she is mentored by Dr. Elise Clerkin.
Ken Weingardt - Given this year's conference theme Cognitive Behavioral Science, Treatment, and Technology, we are excited to present for this inaugural feature a researcher who has spent his career evaluating and promoting technology-based enhancements for mental health.