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Graduate Student Accomplishments


Clara Johnson received a three-year, $140,256 NRSA Training grant from the NIH National Institute of Mental Health. The award title: Attending to the “Whole” Child in Mental Health Care: Utilizing a Partnership Approach to Address Social Risk Factors Alongside an Evidence-based Psychotherapy. The study goal is to develop strategies to address and mitigate social risk factors alongside evidence-based psychotherapies using decolonizing methodologies. Clara is mentored by Shannon Dorsey. 

Liying Wang won a travel fellowship from the Department of Global Health. The Department of Global Health awarded fifteen international travel fellowships to support the projects and research of graduate students and medical residents at UW for the next academic year. For more information:

Michele Smith received a two-year, $93,504 NRSA Training grant from the NIH National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism. Michele’s mentor is Kevin King. Award title: Do Experiences of Early Adversity Differentially Contribute to Dynamic Fluctuations in Dysregulated Drinking Through Their Effects on Behavioral and Emotional Dysregulation? The study will use ecological momentary assessment in order to capture daily fluctuations in emotion and behavior dysregulation and drinking behavior.


Noah Triplett & colleagues received the Society for Implementation Research Collaboration award for their presentation "Implementation facilitation to maximize acceptability, feasibility, and usability of mobile phone supervision in Kenya: Results from a pilot study." 

Lauren Smith received a three-year, $140,256 NRSA Training grant from the NIH National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism. Lauren’s mentor is William George. The award title: A Field Study Examining the Effects of Alcohol, Bar Environment & Beliefs on Sexual Misperception, a Precursor to Sexual Aggression. The study aims to provide a comprehensive evaluation of the effects of alcohol and Confluence Model constructs on sexual misperception and directly assess this interaction through an alcohol myopia framework.


Noah Triplett received the 2022 Future Directions Launch Award at the Journal of Cinical Child and Adolescent Psychology Forum. 




Noah Triplett, Clara Johnson, Grace Woodard (U Miami), Julie Nguyen, Rashed AlRasheed, Frank Song, Sophia Stoddard, Jules Mugisha, Kristen Sievert and Professor Shannon Dorsey published a paper in Implementation Science Communications about stakeholder engagement to inform evidence-based treatment implementation for children's mental health. Paper: Stakeholder engagement to inform evidence-based treatment implementation for children’s mental health: a scoping review


Liying Wang and Professor Jane Simoni, along with colleagues from Florida State University, Northwestern University, University of Mississippi and the Shanghai Municipal Center for Disease Control and Prevention have a new article published in Transgender Health. Paper: 
Health Service Utilization and Its Associations with Depression and Sexual Risk Behaviors Among Transgender Women in Shanghai, China


Neil Gleason and colleagues were published in The Journal of Sex Research. Paper: "Experiences of Online Racialized Sexual Discrimination among Sexual and Gender Minorities in the United States: Online Survey Data from Keeping It LITE"


Liying Wang and colleagues were published in the journal of Australian Critical Care. Paper: "'It turned my life updside down': Parents' emotional experience of the transition with their preterm infant from birth to discharge Home--a qualitative study"





Summer 2022 

Kara Dastrup

Malakya Mottarella

Caitlin Stavish 


Fall 2022

Clara Johnson 

Dannielle Whiley 

Kirstyn Smith-LeCavalier

Sameen Boparai 

Gabby Gauthier

Rebecca Schachtman 

Rachel Song

Emma PeConga

Kate Conroy




Summer 2022

Trent DesChamps (Clinical Psychology; Chair: Wendy Stone) 

Outcomes among caregivers of toddlers with ASD concernsfollowing implementation of Screen-Refer-Treat, a novelservice delivery model for early ASD detection and intervention


Lily Durwood (Clinical Psychology; Chair: Kristina Olson) 

Understanding Childhood Social Transitions in Gender Diverse Youth


Madison Feil (Clinical Psychology; Chair: Kevin King) 

Psychometric Properties of State Emotion Appraisal and Real-Time Associations with Emotion Regulation


Max Andrew Halvorson (Clinical Psychology; Chair: Kevin King) 

Characterizing the Role of Avoidant Coping in theDevelopment of Drinking to Cope with Negative Emotions


Kevin Kuehn (Clinical Psychology; Chair: Kevin King) 

Using Bayesian mixed-effects models to predict youth self-injurious thoughts in intensive longitudinal data


Prerna Martin (Clinical Psychology; Chair: Shannon Dorsey) 

Impact of an Implementation Facilitation Strategy to ImproveTask-Shifted CBT across Education and Health Sectors inKenya: A Mixed Methods Study


Megan Ramaiya (Clinical Psychology; Chair: Jane Simoni) 

Predicting lay provider competency in addressing suicidalbehavior in Nepal


Adam Smiley (Social and Personality; Chairs: Cheryl Kaiser and Sapna Cheryan) 

Politics that divide and ties that bind: Family, friends, andneighbors in a polarized era



Fall 2022 

Jessica Glazier (Developmental Psychology; Chair: Kristina Olson)

Inclusive gender cognition: Exploring gender categorization with diverse gender identities


Suzanne Lewis (Behavioral Neuroscience; Chair: David Gire) 

Representation of Plume Dynamics by Mitral and Tufted Cells in the First Relay of Mouse Olfactory Processing


Rebecca Esquinazi (Cognition and Perception; Chair: Ione Fine) 

Visual Cortical Plasticity and the Implications for Sight Restoration Technologies


Kelly Chang (Cognition and Perception; Chair: Geoff Boynton) 

Estimation of population receptive fields in human sensory cortices


Corbin Johnson (Animal Behavior; Chair: Noah Snyder-Mackler)

Immunogenomic and behavioral consequences of diet and social stress in nonhuman primates (Macaca fascicularis)


Kevan Kidder (Behavioral Neuroscience; Chair: Sheri Mizumori) 

Impacts of the Medial Prefrontal Cortex and Hippocampus in Decision-Making