Lab Director, Associate Professor of Psychology
I received my A.B. in Psychology and Spanish from Duke University in 2001. I then attended graduate school at the University of Colorado at Boulder, completing my M.A. in 2004 and Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology in 2008. After completing a predoctoral internship in adult clinical psychology at Brown University, I received specialized training as a postdoctoral fellow in mood disorders and perinatal mental health at Brown University and Butler Hospital. I joined the faculty of Colby College in Fall 2010.
My primary line of research focuses on the interplay of personality and stress on the course of depression, particularly during emerging adulthood (ages 18 – 29). I also have expanded this to a second line of research examining interpersonally-relevant emotion regulation skills in nonclinical samples. Overall, my work identifies particular behaviors and skills deficits that may disrupt interpersonal relationships, increase negative affect, and lead to the onset of depression. I aim for this research to inform future, interpersonally-based depression prevention efforts.
Recent Research Assistants
Maggie Hall ’20
SJ Sahagun ’20
Sonia Tremblay ’20