Research Program Coordinator

In May of 2018, I graduated from Mount Holyoke College (in South Hadley, Massachusetts) with a BA in Experimental Psychology and a minor in English. I joined the BMRL shortly after that, and I have been working here as a research coordinator ever since. In my time at the lab so far, I have been primarily working on the Knee Osteoarthritis study under Dr. Claudia Campbell. During my undergraduate career, I had the opportunity to dive into and gain a lot of research experience, from interning at Dr. Wendy Berry Mendes’ Emotional, Health, and Psychophysiology Lab at UCSF, to completing an honors research project and thesis in my senior year entitled “International Student Experiences: Examining Acculturative Stress, Depression, Academic Success, Belonging, & Authenticity”.  Throughout my research experiences, I have come to learn that I am very interested in the intersection between psychology and/or mental health and physical health, and their impact on other health outcomes (and vice versa). I am also interested in and have spent some time exploring the limited, but growing, focus on intersectionality and diversity, and how they may play into, affect, and develop the growing fields of psychology and/or psychiatry. I think that historically psychological research has focused on limited populations of people, be it by socioeconomic class, race, gender, ability, country of origin, sexual orientation, etc., and so I am interested in the work being done, and in also personally working to expand psychological research to reflect the experiences of and better provide culturally appropriate and effective interventions to all. In the near future, I am planning to go back to school to get a Master’s degree or PhD geared towards clinical work because, while I would like to continue to delve more into research, I would also like to more directly apply it to helping people individually and in their day-to-day lives.

Click on the links below to learn about Deborah's current projects

Knee Osteoarthritis Research Study

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Phone Number: 410-550-7912