I am a PhD candidate in clinical psychology with a secondary in computational science and engineering at Harvard University. I work with Matt Nock and have been funded by the NIMH F31/NRSA Predoctoral Fellowship and the NSF Graduate Research Fellowship Program. My research examines why people engage in behaviors that are harmful to themselves, including eating disorder behaviors, nonsuicidal self-injury, and suicide. I use a wide range of methods to study these problems, including laboratory-based behavioral experiments, real-time monitoring, and large-scale longitudinal studies. I am particularly interested in using mathematical and computational modeling to formalize theories in psychopathology.
I value diversity, inclusion, and belonging, and am committed to promoting these values in research, academia, clinical practice, and beyond. I believe that increasing representation of people from marginalized and historically disadvantaged backgrounds is critical for conducting ethical, comprehensive, and innovative clinical science research.
Ph.D. in Clinical Science, expected 2023
A.M. in Clinical Science, 2019
B.A. in Psychology (statistics minor), 2017
The College of New Jersey
The amazing people I’m lucky to work with!
If you are a student interested in getting involved with research, please get in touch.
Harvard University | Fall 2022
I am currently serving as a teaching fellow/project mentor for AC 297r with Weiwei Pan. I am mentoring teams of 4 - 5 Master’s students in data science or computational science applying machine learning, computational, and engineering methods to solve a complex real-world problem.
Pittsburgh Summer Methodology Series | August 8 - 11, 2022
Through the Pittsburgh Summer Methodology Series, Jeffrey Girard and I teach a course that provides a hands-on introduction to machine learning methods for social and behavioral scientists. Opportunities for methodological consulting are also provided. For more information, please visit the Pitt Summer Methods website.
Pittsburgh Summer Methodology Series | August 1 - 2, 2022
Through the Pittsburgh Summer Methodology Series, Kathryn Fox and I teach a foundational course providing for researchers interested in studying suicidal and nonsuicidal thoughts and behaviors in youth and adults. Opportunities for consulting are also provided. For more information, please visit the Pitt Summer Methods website.
Massachusetts General Hospital | Spring 2021; Summer 2021
I have previously taught workshops providing an introduction to R for researchers with prior data analysis experience in other statistical software programs (e.g., SPSS), but no prior experience in R. All materials, including slides and R code, are available on my github.
Harvard University | Fall 2019
I have previously served as a teaching fellow for PSY 1900 with Patrick Mair. I taught two lab sections per week and covered the following topics in R: descriptive statistics, data visualization, correlation, regression, ANOVA, and effect sizes.