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Current Trainees

Pre-doctoral Trainees

Trainee Education Mentors
Anna Hochgraf M.S., HDFS, Penn State Greg Fosco
Stephanie Lanza
Kyler Knapp B.S., HDFS, Central Michigan University H. Harrington (Bo) Cleveland
Timothy Brick
Griselda Martinez M.A., General Experimental Psychology, California State University Mayra Ba’maca
Zita Oravecz
Devin McCauley B.A., Psychology, University of Connecticut Greg Fosco
Stephanie Lanza
Alyssa Abrams M.Ed., Psychology, Penn State Jennifer Frank
Ashley Linden-Carmichael
Ashley Sanders M.S., Health and Exercise Science, Colorado State University David Conroy
Michael Russell
Constanza Silva M.S., Biobehavioral Health, Penn State Helen Kamens
Steve Branstetter
Jillian Strayhorn B.A., Psychology, Cornell University Linda Collins
David Vanness
Natalia Van Doren M.S., Psychology, Penn State Robert Roeser
Zita Oravecz

 

Post-doctoral Trainees

Trainee Education Mentors
Renee Cloutier
(2019-current)
Ph.D., University of North Texas, Experimental Psychology Stephanie Lanza
Ashley Linden-Carmichael
Hannah Allen
(2018-current)
Ph.D., University of Maryland, Behavioral and Community Health Jennifer Maggs
Stephanie Lanza
Ashley Linden-Carmichael
John Felt
(2018-current)
Ph.D., UC Merced, Psychological Sciences Michael Russell
Joshua Smyth
Emily Simpson
(2019-current)
Ph.D., University of Connecticut, Human Development and Family Studies, Concentration: Health and Wellbeing Greg Fosco
Daniel Cooper
(2019-current)
Ph.D., University of Minnesota, Family Social Science – Couple and Family Therapy Mayra Bamaca and Damon Jones

 

Previous Trainees

Pre-doctoral Trainees

Trainee Education Mentors Current Position
Scott Graupensperger
(2018-2019)
M.A., Psychology; M.Ed., Kinesiology, Bowling Green State University Rob Turrisi
Damon Jones
NRSA F31 Pre-doctoral Fellow, Penn State
Emily LoBraico
(2017-2019)
B.A., Syracuse University Greg Fosco
Bethany Bray
Graduate Assistant, HDFS, Penn State
Hio Wa Mak
(2017-2019)
M.S.Sc., University of Macau Greg Fosco
Stephanie Lanza
Michael Russell
Postdoctoral Scholar, Dornsife
Center for Self-Report Science, University of Southern California
Roisin White
(2017-2019)
M.S., Trinity College Dublin Lisa Gatzke-Kopp
Stephen Wilson
Nilam Ram
Graduate Student, Child Brain
Development lab, HDFS, Penn State
Mengya Xia
(2016-2018)
M.Ed., Penn State Greg Fosco
Bethany Bray
Assistant Professor,Psychology, University of Alabama
Jessica Braymiller
(2016-2018)
M.S., Penn State Steven Branstetter
Stephanie Lanza
Postdoctoral Fellow, University of Southern California
Eric Layland
(2016-2018)
M.S., Brigham Young Linda Caldwell
Nilam Ram
Research Assistant, The Methodology Center
Lindsay Potter
(2016-2018)
M.P.H., Drexel Josh Smyth
Stephanie Lanza
Postdoc Fellow, School of Medicine, University of Utah
Jonathan Reader
(2016-2018)
M.S., Penn State Jennie Noll
Kari Kugler
Research Assistant, Child Maltreatment Solutions Network, Health and Human Development
Nicole Roberts
(2016-2018)
M.S., University of Bath Diana Fishbein
Chuck Geier
Zita Oravecz
Graduate Assistant, HDFS
Mojdeh Motamedi
(2015-2017)
M.S., Penn State Linda Caldwell
Damon Jones
Postdoctoral Fellow at University of California San Diego School of Medicine, Child and Adolescent Services Research Center (CASRC) in the Department of Psychology
Sarah Perzow
(2015-2017)
M.S., Penn State Martha Wadsworth
Bethany Bray
Postdoctoral Fellow, Psychology, The university of Denver
Emily Waterman
(2015-2017)
M.S., Penn State Meg Small
Damon Jones
Post-Doctorate Researcher, Prevention Innovations Research Center, College of Liberal Arts, University of New Hampshire
Kamila Dvorakova
(2014-2016)
M.S., Columbia Mark Greenberg
Eric Loken
Graduate Student, HDFS, Penn State
Amanda Griffin
(2014-2016)
B.S., Virginia Tech Sy-Miin Chow
H. Harrington (Bo) Cleveland
Postdoctoral Fellow, Prevention Science Institute, University of Oregon
David Lydon
(2014-2016)
B.A., Trinity College Lisa Gatze-Kopp
Charles Geier
Nilam Ram
Postdoctoral Researcher, Dani Bassett’s Complex Systems Group, Department of Bioengineering, University of Pennsylvania
Brandon McDaniel
(2014-2015)
B.S., Brigham Young Mark Feinberg
Martin Sliwinski
Assistant Professor in Human Development and Family Science (HDFS) in the Department of Family and Consumer Sciences at Illinois State University
Rose Wesche
(2014-2016)
B.A., Oberlin Scott Gest
Eva Lefkowitz
Rachel Smith
Postdoctoral Fellow, Center for AIDS Intervention Research, Medical College of Wisconsin
Tomorrow Wilson
(2014-2016)
M.S., West Virginia Stephanie Lanza
Robert Turrisi
Postdoctoral Research Fellow in the Addiction Center, Department of Psychiatry, University of Michigan
Phylicia Bediako
(2013-2015)
B.S.P.H., U of North Carolina at Chapel Hill Rhonda BeLue
Donna Coffman
Postdoc NYU Center for Drug Use and HIV Research Behavioral Sciences Training in Drug Abuse Research
Brea Burger
(2013-2014)
M.S., University of Rhode Island Pat Koch
Rachel Smith
Market Research Analyst, Apple
Megan Maas
(2013-2015)
B.A., California State-Sacramento Sara Vasilenko
Jennie Noll
Assistant Professor, HDFS, Michigan State University
Jiangxiu Zhou
(2013-2015)
B.Med. Peking Donna Coffman
John Graham
Statistician, GlaxoSmithKline
Katherine  Hemady (Bamberger)
(2012-2014)
B.A., St. Mary’s Mark Greenberg
Nilam Ram
Research Scientist, Research & Evaluation Group at Public Health Management Corporation
Lauren Connell Bohlen
(2012-2014)
B.S., Penn State Linda Caldwell
John Graham
Assistant Professor, Department of Kinesiology, The University of Rhode Island
Jacqueline Cox Miller
(2012-2014)
B.S., Fordham Ed Smith
Linda Caldwell
Donna Coffman
Senior Research Scientist, Geospacial and Population Studies, University of New Mexico
David DuPuis
(2011-2013)
M.S., Penn State Lisa Gatze-Kopp
Nilam Ram
Data Scientist at HBO
Jason Scott
(2011-2013)
M.A.,University of Tennessee, Knoxville Linda Caldwell
John Graham
Assistant Professor, Dept. of Kinesiology, Recreation & Sports Studies, University of Tennessee
Elizabeth Weybright
(2011-2013)
M.S., Indiana Linda Caldwell
Nilam Ram
Assistant Professor & Statewide Adolescent Extension
Specialist, Washington State University
Yao Zheng
(2011-2013)
M.S., Penn State H. Harrington (Bo) Cleveland
Peter Molenaar
Assistant Professor in the Faculty of Arts’ Department of Psychology at the University of Alberta
Stephanie Bradley
(2010-2012)
M.S., Penn State Doug Coatsworth
Michael Rovine
Research Faculty, Penn State
Daniel (Max) Crowley
(2010-2012)
M.S., Penn State Mark Greenberg
Linda Collins
Assistant Professor of Human Development and Family Studies, Penn State University
Lauren Molloy Elreda
(2009-2011)
M.S., Penn State Scott Gest
Nilam Ram
Research Assistant Professor of Education, Curry School of Education and Human Development, University of Virginia
Deborah Temkin
(2009-2011)
M.A., Penn State Scott Gest
D. Wayne Osgood
Senior Program Area Director, Education Research, Child Trends
Beau Abar
(2008-2010)
M.S., Penn State Robert Turrisi
Eric Loken
Associate Professor, University of Rochester
Jochebed Gayles
(2008-2010)
M.S., Penn State Doug Coatsworth
Stephanie Lanza
Research and Evaluation Analyst, EPISCenter, Penn State
Mary Lai Rose
(2008-2010)
M.S., Penn State Ed Smith
Linda Collins
Program Manager for the Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion, Office of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion, University of Michigan
Melissa Lippold
(2008-2010)
M.S., Penn State Mark Greenberg
Linda Collins
Assistant Professor, School of Social Work, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
Caitlin Abar
(2007-2009)
M.S., Penn State Robert Turrisi
Jennifer Maggs
Assistant Professor, The College at Brockport
Monique Faulk
(2007-2009)
M.S., Penn State Doug Coatsworth
Linda Caldwell
Student Counselor, University of Southern California
Hybrid High School
Jennifer Kam
(2007-2009)
M.S., Penn State Michael Hecht
Miller-Day
Associate Professor, University of California, Santa Barbara
Amy Syvertsen
(2007-2008)
M.S., Penn State Mark Greenberg
Flanagan
Director, Applied Quantative Research & Senior Research
Scientist, Search Institute
Anita Younker
(2007-2008)
M.S., Penn State Linda Caldwell
Ed Smith
Left academia
Lori Palen
(2006-2008)
M.S., Penn State Ed Smith
Linda Caldwell
Research Associate, Research Triangle Institute
(RTI) International
Melissa Tibbits
(2006-2008)
M.S., Penn State Linda Caldwell
Ed Smith
Associate Professor, University of Nebraska Medical Center
Bethany Bray
(2005-2007)
M.S., Penn State Linda Collins
Ed Smith
Associate Director for Scientific Outreach, Center for Dissemination and Implementation Science, University of Illinois at Chicago
Larissa Duncan
(2005-2007)
M.S., Penn State Mark Greenberg
Doug Coatsworth
Elizabeth C. Davies Chair in Child & Family WellBeing and Associate Professor of Human Development and Family Studies in the School of Human Ecology at the University of Wisconsin-Madison
Megan Patrick
(2005-2007)
M.S., Penn State Jennifer Maggs
Ed Smith
Research Professor, Institute for Translational Research in Children’s Mental Health & Institute of Child Development, University of Minnesota
Brittany Rhoades Cooper
(2005-2007)
M.S., Penn State Mark Greenberg
Stephanie Lanza
Associate Professor, Washington State University
Kelly Rulison
(2005-2007)
M.S., Penn State Scott Gest
Eric Loken
Associate Professor, Director of Graduate Studies, Department of Public Health Education, University of North Carolina at Greensboro

 

Post-doctoral Trainees

Trainee Education Mentors Current Position
Ben Bayly
(2017-2019)
Ph.D., Washington State Sara Vasilenko
Karen Bierman
Assistant Professor of Family Studies, Child and Youth Development, Agricultural Economics, Sociology and Education, Penn State
Jamie Gajos
(2017-2019)
Ph.D., Florida State Michael Russell
H. Harrington (Bo) Cleveland
David Vanderbergh
Assistant Professor, Human Development and Family Studies, University of Alabama
Yuen Wai Hung
(2017-2018)
Ph.D., Johns Hopkins University Max Crowley
Michael Russell
Postdoc, Wilfred Laurier University in Waterloo, Canada
Bridget Weymouth
(2016-2018)
Ph.D., University of North Carolina Greg Fosco
Bethany Bray
Assistant Professor of Human Development and Family Studies, University of Alabama
Peter Rivera
(2016-2017)
Ph.D., Florida State Jennie Noll
Bethany Bray
Assistant Professor, Director of Internships, Seattle Pacific University
Katelyn Guastaferro
(2016-2017)
Ph.D., Georgia State Jennie Noll
Linda Collins
Assistant Research Professor, The Methodology Center, Penn State
Megan Schuler
(2014-2015)
Ph.D., Johns Hopkins Donna Coffman
Bethany Bray
Stephanie Lanza
Ed Smith
Associate Policy Researcher, RAND Corporation
Pedro Wolf
(2014-2015)
Ph.D., University of Arizona H. Harrington (Bo) Cleveland
Runze Li
Research Facilitation Laboratory, Army Analytics Group
Melissa Boone Brown
(2013-2015)
Ph.D., Columbia David Almeida
Stephanie Lanza
Microsoft, Redmond, WA
Rebecca Evans-Polce
(2013-2016)
Ph.D., Johns Hopkins Jennifer Maggs
Stephanie Lanza
Assistant Research Scientist, Department of Health Behavior and Biological Sciences, University of Michigan School of Nursing
Michael Russell
(2013-2015)
Ph.D., University of California-Irvine Stephanie Lanza
Jennifer Maggs
Josh Smyth
Assistant Professor, Biobehavioral Health, Penn State
Anne Fairlie
(2012-2014)
Ph.D., University of Rhode Island Stephanie Lanza
Jennifer Maggs
Acting Assistant Professor in the Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences at the University of Washington
Angela Henneberger
(2012-2014)
Ph.D., University of Virginia Scott Gest
Donna Coffman
Research Assistant Professor, School of Social Work,
University of Maryland
Keri Jowers
(2011-2013)
Ph.D., Johns Hopkins Stephanie Lanza
Mark Greenberg
Research Statistician, Maryland State Department of Education
Sara Vasilenko
(2011-2013)
Ph.D., Penn State Stephanie Lanza
Ed Smith
Assistant Professor, Department of Human Development and Family Science, Syracuse University
Suellen Hopfer
(2009-2011)
Ph.D., Penn State Stephanie Lanza
Michael Hecht
Assistant Professor, University of California-Irvine
Heather Wadlinger
(2009-2011)
Ph.D., Brandeis Lisa Gatze-Kopp
Nilam Ram
VP, Research & Strategy, Merit
Jacqueline Wiersma
(2008-2010)
Ph.D., University of Texas Tech Jennifer Maggs
H. Harrington (Bo) Cleveland
Associate Professor, School of Human Environmental Sciences, University of Arkansas
Chakema Carmack
(2007-2010)
Ph.D., Wichita State Emilie Smith
Rhonda BeLue
Assistant Professor, University of Houston
Michael Cleveland
(2005-2008)
Ph.D., Iowa State Mark Greenberg
Linda Collins
Associate Professor, Human Development, Washington State University
Donna Coffman
(2005-2008)
Ph.D., University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill Schafer
Edward Smith
Assistant Professor, College of Public Health, Temple University
Robert Petrin
(2005-2008)
Ph.D., University of Chicago Farmer
Schafer
Senior Vice President, Ipsos Public Affairs