I am an Associate Professor in the Department of Psychology at Lafayette College in Easton, PA. I primarily teach courses related to psychopathology and applied/clinical psychology, although I also regularly teach our introductory course and a class on psychology and media. My research interests center broadly on the assessment and treatment of mood disorders and related concerns. I am particularly interested in cognitive and emotional processing in mood disorders, perinatal mental health (especially among new parents of multiples), and the development of psychosocial therapies and technology-assisted treatments to address depression, bipolar disorder, stress, and anxiety. I frequently use ecological momentary assessment and ecological momentary intervention paradigms in my work. In 2020, I was humbled to receive Lafayette’s Thomas Roy & Lura Forrest Jones Faculty Lecture Award for excellence in teaching & scholarship. During my 2022-2023 sabbatical, my research was focused on the development of perinatal mobile mental health support interventions; funded by a Fulbright US Scholar Award, I joined faculty at the University of Coimbra in Portugal to test the feasibility and acceptability of Be A Mom, a web-based intervention to prevent postpartum depression and promote positive mental health, in a sample of new mothers of multiples.
I received my BA in Psychology from Cornell University in 2001, and my MA and PhD in Clinical Psychology from American University in 2006 and 2009, respectively. I completed my predoctoral internship (2008-2009) and an NIMH T32 Postdoctoral Research Fellowship (2009-2012) at the Warren Alpert Medical School of Brown University. Following receipt of an NIMH K23 Career Development Award grant in 2012, I was appointed to the faculty at Brown as an Assistant Professor (Research). I moved to Pennsylvania in 2014 to join the faculty at Lafayette College. I am licensed as a clinical psychologist in the state of Pennsylvania, and I have provided clinical services in a broad range of settings in the District of Columbia, Virginia, Rhode Island, and Pennsylvania. Currently, I carry a small caseload of clients at a group practice in Bethlehem, PA.
On this site you will find more information about my research and teaching, as well as an overview of the Mood Processing and Treatment Lab, my work with students, and my professional collaborations and affiliations. Thank you for visiting. Please contact me with any questions or to obtain a current copy of my CV.
Updated: November 2023