Graduate Students

Andrew Teer, M.A.

5th year, Clinical Psychology Ph.D. Program

Drew Teer graduated from Yale University with a BA in Psychology in 2010, and has spent the last two years in Charleston, SC working on an R01 randomized control trial investigating a novel, concurrent treatment for comorbid PTSD and Substance Use Disorders. Drew is interested in the use of imaging both to shape existing treatments and to develop new therapies for internalizing disorders like depression and PTSD.

Amanda Arulpragasam, M.A.

4th year, Clinical Psychology Ph.D. Program

Amanda graduated from Duke University with a B.S. in Neuroscience and B.A. in Linguistics in 2012. She then spent 3 years working as a Clinical Research Coordinator within the Division of Neurotherapeutics at the Massachusetts General Hospital. There, she coordinated numerous studies and developed her knowledge of neuroimaging and neuromodulatory methods. Amanda is interested in using these techniques to understand the role neural circuits play in the etiology and maintenance of mental illness. She is also interested in applying imaging and neuromodulation to improve and create novel treatments for psychopathology.

Shabnam Hossein, Ph.D.

3rd year, Clinical Psychology Ph.D. Program

Shabnam graduated from University of Houston with a Ph.D. in Physics, after which she spent one year working as a volunteer research assistant at the Center for the Treatment and Study of Anxiety at the University of Pennsylvania. Her primary research interests lie in understanding the underlying cognitive mechanisms that maintain psychopathological symptoms especially present in anxiety and mood disorders. She is also interested in applying methods of network science, which has been shown to be successful in many other disciplines, to study psychopathology.

Victoria Lawlor, B.S.

1st year, Clinical Psychology Ph.D. Program

Victoria graduated from Northeastern University with a B.S. in Psychology and minor in Computer Science. Before joining the TReAD lab, she worked as a student intern and co-op research assistant at McLean Hospital, where she used EEG and computational modeling to investigate learning and memory processes in adults with depression. Victoria is interested in using neuroimaging and computational methods to probe dysfunctional value-based decision-making in depression and anxiety.