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

Olivia is the Lab Manager in the Laboratory for Clinical and Developmental Studies. Broadly, she is interested in applying cognitive-emotional models to explain the mechanisms underlying suicidal and self-injurious behaviors.

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 third-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 using ecological momentary assessment.

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
2018-2019

Treva Kennedy, B.A.
Brianna Meddaoui, B.A.
Ana Nunez, B.A.
Michael Pellicane, M.A.
Melanie Rosen, B.A.
Anita Olivia Rich,  M.A.
Emma Sbarge, B.A.
Anika Sigel, B.A.
Beryl Torthe, B.A.
Taylor Walls, M.A.
Vidal Yook, M.A.

Lindsay Abrahams, B.A.
Kerri-Anne Bell, M.A.
Woang Kee (John) Chai, B.A.
Shou-En (Grace) Chen, B.S.
Sara Fernandes, B.A. 
Ilana Gratch, B.A.
Gabrielle Gravely, B.A.
Seoho Hahm, M.A.
Gabriella Hamlett, B.S.
Heeyewon Jeong, M.A.
Kseniya Katsman, M.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

Danielle Llaneza, M.A.
Haley Marber, B.A.
David Alejandro Lopez Molina,  M.A.
Michael Osorio, B.A.
Olivia Peros, M.A.
Amber Petrozziello, B.A.
Hamidah Abdul Rahman, M.A.
Danielle Richardson, M.A.
Dayanara Rosado, B.S.
Charlotte Ruhl
Chloe Sherrill, M.A.
Liliana Varman, B.A.
Elizabeth Shea Ver Hoeve, M.A.
Xinyi Shen, B.E.
Charlotte Silk
Saige Stortz, M.A.
Priyata Thapa, M.A.
Gabrielle Tolchin, M.A.
Guanyu Wang, M.A.
Courtney Windram, 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.
Emily Chassman, M.A.
Anna Chen, M.A.
Kay Colon-Motas, B.A.
Danielle Crabtree, B.A.
Catherine Crumb, M.A.
Renata de Assis, M.A.
Kathleen Dillon, B.S.
Katherine DiVasto, B.A.
Kayla Defazio, M.A.
Theresa Ebo, M.A.
Jannatun Ferdowsi, B.A.
Alana Jorgensen, M.A.
Raksha Kandlur, M.A.
Maria Kireeva, M.A.
Sowmya Kshtriya, M.A.
Jennifer Lee, M.A.
Dorin Levy,  B.F.A.
Danyang (Yang) Li
Christina McNeur Kiernan, M.A.
Subhashini Madhavan,  M.A. 

LCDS, Fall 2018 - Spring 2019 Front Row (Left to Right)-David, Sara, Emma, Christine, Brianna, Gabi H.; Second Row-Olivia P., Ilana, Treva, Melanie, Anika, Lindsay; Fourth Row-Michael, Seoho, Grace, Kerri (Missing: Ana, Beryl, Danielle, Emily, Eleonora, Gabby G., Heeyewon, John, Katherine, Kathleen, Kelly, Olivia R., Renata, Taylor). May 6, 2019. Photo credit: Dustin Saldarriaga

LCDS, Fall 2018 - Spring 2019
Front Row (Left to Right)-David, Sara, Emma, Christine, Brianna, Gabi H.; Second Row-Olivia P., Ilana, Treva, Melanie, Anika, Lindsay; Fourth Row-Michael, Seoho, Grace, Kerri (Missing: Ana, Beryl, Danielle, Emily, Eleonora, Gabby G., Heeyewon, John, Katherine, Kathleen, Kelly, Olivia R., Renata, Taylor).
May 6, 2019. 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 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