Former NIMH Trainees

Michael Sun, M.A. 

Predoctoral Trainee 2016-2017

Mr. Sun is a fourth-year graduate student in the Clinical Psychology program at UCLA and is now funded by an F31 National Research Service Award Fellowship. His primary research interests involve examining the impact of culture on individual differences in emotion regulation and the mechanisms of emotion regulation strategies like emotional suppression. 


Chloe Boyle, M.A.

Predoctoral Trainee 2013-2015

Ms. Boyle will be receiving her Ph.D. in Health Psychology from UCLA in June 2018. She is studying the influence of stress and inflammation on reward processing to better understand mechanisms underlying depression.


Lauren Hanover Harris, Ph.D.

Predoctoral Trainee 2013-2015

Dr. Harris is a Postdoctoral Fellow at the West Los Angeles V.A. She is interested in exploring how chronic and acute stress impact physical and psychological health. 


Sunny Bai, Ph.D., M.P.H.

Predoctoral Trainee 2013-2015

Dr. Bai is a Postdoctoral Fellow and Clinical Instructor at the Semel Institute for Neuroscience and Human Behavior at UCLA. Her research focuses on how physiological and emotional regulation processes mediate the associations between parenting behaviors and child psychopathology and risk for substance use. 


 

Kate Kuhlman, Ph.D.

Postdoctoral Trainee 2014-2015 & 2016-2017

Dr. Kuhlman is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Psychology and Social Behavior at the University of California, Irvine, and at the UCLA Cousins Center for Psychoneuroimmunology. She studies the impact of childhood experiences, such as childhood abuse and parenting styles, on physical and mental health across the lifespan.


Brett Marroquín, Ph.D.

Postdoctoral Trainee 2014-2015

Dr. Marroquín is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Psychology at Loyola Marymount University. His research examines interpersonal influences on emotion, emotion regulation, and cognitive processing in healthy functioning and mood disorders, particularly within the context of intimate relationships.


Ben Tabak, Ph.D.

Postdoctoral Trainee 2011-2014

Dr. Tabak is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Psychology at Southern Methodist University. My research examines neurobiological and psychological factors that influence social processes (e.g., social cognition, prosocial behavior, interpersonal stress) and mental health.


Eynav Accortt, Ph.D.

Postdoctoral Trainee 2012-2014

Dr. Accortt is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center. Her research focuses on mood and anxiety disorders during the female reproductive life course and in response to chronic illness. 


Alyssa Cheadle, Ph.D., M.T.S.

Predoctoral Trainee 2012-2014

Dr. Cheadle is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Psychology at Hope College.  Her research interests focus on understanding how and why religiousness and spirituality are associated with mental and physical health.


Elizabeth Raposa, Ph.D.

Predoctoral Trainee 2011-2013

Dr. Raposa is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Psychological Sciences at the College of William and Mary. She investigates how early life stressors influence trajectories of development, with a particular focus on biological (e.g., inflammation, HPA axis functioning) and social (e.g., peer selection, social stress reactivity) processes that are implicated in risk for physical and mental health problems


Andrea N. Niles, M.A.

Andrea Niles, Ph.D.

Predoctoral Trainee 2011-2013

Dr. Niles is a Postdoctoral Advanced Women’s Health Fellow at the University of California, San Francisco and San Francisco V.A. Medical Center. During her T32 training,  Dr. Niles was interested in the relationship between anxiety disorders on physical health and whether treatments for anxiety disorders can have beneficial effects on physical functioning.