the research team


Director

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Christine B. Cha, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor
Counseling & Clinical Psychology Department
Teachers College, Columbia University
Curriculum Vitae

cbc2120@tc.columbia.edu


LAB MANAGER

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Olivia Pollak
B.S., Yale University

ohp2103@tc.columbia.edu


Graduate Students

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Eleonora Guzmán
B.S., University of Virginia
M.Phil., University of Cambridge

Eleonora is a third-year clinical psychology doctoral student.  Her research broadly pertains to youth mental health, with a special focus on suicide and an interest in socioeconomic and cultural barriers to care.   

emg2202@tc.columbia.edu

 

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Katherine Tezanos
B.A., Amherst College

Katherine is a second-year clinical psychology doctoral student.  Her research interests include (1) Examining risk factors for suicide using a developmental lens and (2) Measurement of suicidal thoughts and behaviors among adolescents.

kt2604@tc.columbia.edu

 

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Kelly Wilson
B.A., Eugene Lang College, The New School
M.A., Teachers College, Columbia University

Kelly is a first-year clinical psychology doctoral student. Her research is focused on how information processing biases may confer risk for suicidal thoughts and behaviors, both in adolescents and adults. 

kmw2205@tc.columbia.edu


research assistants
2017-2018

David Alejandro Lopez Molina,  B.S.
Ana Nunez, B.A.
Michael Pellicane, B.A.
Amber Petrozziello, B.A.
Melanie Rosen, B.A.
Anita Olivia Rich,  B.A.
Danielle Richardson, B.A.
Chloe Sherrill, M.A.
Charisse Tay, B.S.
Gabrielle Tolchin, M.A.
Taylor Walls, B.A.
Guanyu Wang, M.A.
Courtney Windram, M.A.
Vidal Yook, M.A.

Lindsay Abrahams, B.A.
Kerri-Anne Bell, B.A.
Woang Kee (John) Chai, B.A.
Emily Chassman, B.A.
Shou-En (Grace) Chen, B.S.
Kathleen Dillon, B.S.
Sara Fernandes, B.A. 
Ilana Gratch, B.A.
Gabrielle Gravely, B.A.
Seoho Hahm, M.A.
Gabriella Hamlett, B.S.
Treva Kennedy, B.A.
Dorin Levy,  B.F.A.
Danielle Llaneza, B.A.
Brianna Meddaoui, B.A.

 


Collaborators

Donald Robinaugh, Ph.D.
Department of Psychiatry, Massachusetts General Hospital

Randy P. Auerbach, Ph.D.
Department of Psychiatry, Harvard Medical School

Rory O'Connor, Ph.D. & Olivia Kirtley, Ph.D.
Institute of Health and Wellbeing, University of Glasgow

Anthony Spirito, Ph.D. & Richard Liu, Ph.D.
Department of Psychiatry, Warren Alpert Medical School of Brown University

Matthew K. Nock, Ph.D. and members of the Nock Lab
Department of Psychology, Harvard University

Jill M. Hooley, D.Phil.
Department of Psychology, Harvard University

Joseph Franklin, Ph.D. & Jessica Ribeiro, Ph.D.
Department of Psychology, Florida State University

Catherine (Cassie) Glenn, Ph.D.
Department of Clinical and Social Sciences in Psychology, University of Rochester

 


Lab Alumni

Christina McNeur Kiernan, M.A.
Subhashini Madhavan,  M.A.
Haley Marber, B.A.
Michael Osorio, B.A.
Olivia Peros, M.A.
Hamidah Abdul Rahman, M.A.
Dayanara Rosado, B.S.
Charlotte Ruhl
Liliana Varman, B.A.
Elizabeth Shea Ver Hoeve, M.A.
Xinyi Shen, B.E.
Charlotte Silk
Saige Stortz, B.A.
Priyata Thapa, M.A.
Nan Xu, B.A.
May Yuan, M.A.
Irene Zhang, M.A.

Laura Alba, M.A.
Natasha Basu, M.A.
Yoochai Cha, M.A.
Anna Chen, M.A.
Kay Colon-Motas, B.A.
Danielle Crabtree, B.A.
Catherine Crumb, M.A.
Katherine DiVasto, B.A.
Kayla Defazio, M.A.
Theresa Ebo, M.A.
Jannatun Ferdowsi, B.A.
Heeyewon Jeong, M.A.
Alana Jorgensen, M.A.
Raksha Kandlur, M.A.
Maria Kireeva, M.A.
Sowmya Kshtriya, M.A.
Jennifer Lee, M.A.
Danyang (Yang) Li
 

 

 LCDS, Fall 2017 - Spring 2018 Front Row (Left to Right)-Sara, Subbi, Irene, Christine, David, Ilana, Olivia P.; Second Row-Saige, Olivia R., Danielle L., Katherine T., Amber, Kerri, John; Third-ish Row-Courtney, Charlotte, Danielle R., Michael P., Guanyu; Back Row-Ana, Treva, Kate D., Liliana, May, Vidal, Kelly, Mike O. (Missing: Anna, Catherine, Christina, Dorin, Eleonora, Heeyewon, Gabby, Kayla, Natasha, Raksha, Seoho, Taylor, Yoochai). April 30, 2018. Photo credit: Dustin Saldarriaga

LCDS, Fall 2017 - Spring 2018
Front Row (Left to Right)-Sara, Subbi, Irene, Christine, David, Ilana, Olivia P.; Second Row-Saige, Olivia R., Danielle L., Katherine T., Amber, Kerri, John; Third-ish Row-Courtney, Charlotte, Danielle R., Michael P., Guanyu; Back Row-Ana, Treva, Kate D., Liliana, May, Vidal, Kelly, Mike O. (Missing: Anna, Catherine, Christina, Dorin, Eleonora, Heeyewon, Gabby, Kayla, Natasha, Raksha, Seoho, Taylor, Yoochai).
April 30, 2018. Photo credit: Dustin Saldarriaga

 LCDS, Fall 2016 - Spring 2017 Front Row (Left to Right)-Michael, Christina, John, Christine, Gabrielle, Vidal; Second Row-Laura, Theresa, Jennifer, Danielle, Catherine, Courtney; Third Row-Kayla, Liliana, Raksha, May, Yoochai, Anna; Back Row-Eleonora, Kelly, Nan, Katherine D., Katherine T., Saige (Missing: Alana, Charlotte, Dayanara, Natasha, Sowmya). May 1, 2017. Photo credit: Dustin Saldarriaga

LCDS, Fall 2016 - Spring 2017
Front Row (Left to Right)-Michael, Christina, John, Christine, Gabrielle, Vidal; Second Row-Laura, Theresa, Jennifer, Danielle, Catherine, Courtney; Third Row-Kayla, Liliana, Raksha, May, Yoochai, Anna; Back Row-Eleonora, Kelly, Nan, Katherine D., Katherine T., Saige (Missing: Alana, Charlotte, Dayanara, Natasha, Sowmya).
May 1, 2017. Photo credit: Dustin Saldarriaga

LCDS, Fall 2015 - Spring 2016
From Left to Right-Hamidah, Laura, Theresa, Christine, Katherine, Olivia, Priyata, Kayla, Elizabeth (Missing: Eleonora, Kelly, Alana, Jann).
May 9, 2016. Photo credit: Dustin Saldarriaga