Dr. Colombo's research interests are in the developmental cognitive neuroscience of attention and learning, with a special focus on early individual differences in these areas and how they relate to the typical and atypical development of cognitive and intellectual function.
Dr. Cushing's research is concerned with the promotion and maintenance of behaviors that advance the physical and psychological health and wellbeing of children and youths.
Ph.D., University of Pittsburgh
Research Areas: Clinical Psychology. I study how emotions are expressed through verbal and nonverbal behavior, as well as how interpersonal communication is infuluenced by individual differences (e.g., personality and mental health) and social factors (e.g., culture and context). This work is deeply interdisciplinary and draws insights and tools from various areas of social science, computer science, statistics, and medicine. Current research projects focus on identifying patterns of expressive behavior related to depression, PTSD, and psychosis.
**Accepting graduate student(s) for Fall 2021 admission**
Dr. Follmer Greenhoot's research focuses on cognitive development and learning. More specifically, how children and adults come to remember both good and bad experiences in their lives; how to help students achieve a high level of success in learning in higher education.
Dr. Omar Gudiño's research focuses on risk and resilience in minority youths exposed to violence and racial / ethnic disparities in mental health service use and delivery.
Ph.D., 1995, Duke University
Dr. Ilardi's research focuses on the etiology and treatment of depression. Over the past decade his clinical research team has worked to develop the Therapeutic Lifestyle Change (TLC) treatment protocol based on several modifiable lifestyle factors (e.g., physical activity, omega-3 intake, light exposure, social connection) with demonstrated antidepressent benefit.
Dr. Mosconi's research examines sensorimotor and brain development in children with Autism Spectrum and related neurodevelopmental disorders including Fragile X Syndrome.
Dr. Steele serves as the Director of the Clinical Child Psychology Program. His research is concerned with the promotion of physical and mental health in children and youth.