Dr. Cheavens plans to review applications and admit a student to start in Autumn 2022.
MAPS lab is starting off the 2021-2022 academic year by welcoming three new graduate students into the lab! Welcome Claudia, Tori, and Dorian! Take a look below to get to know these all-stars!
Claudia joined the MAPS lab in 2021 after completing her undergraduate degree at Howard University. Preceding graduate school, Claudia completed a National Institutes of Health post-baccalaureate research education program (NIH PREP) fellowship at Indiana University Purdue University at Indianapolis, where she studied ethnic identity, negative affect, substance use, and borderline personality disorder (BPD) traits. She also trained as a co-facilitator of a brief Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT) intervention for adolescents. Claudia is interested in studying interpersonal relationships in individuals with BPD and treatments for BPD, notably DBT. You can contact Claudia at email@example.com.
Dorian joined the MAPS lab in 2021 shortly after completing his undergraduate degree at Brigham Young University, where he majored in psychology and minored in statistics. He is particularly interested in the research surrounding the etiology, implications, measurement, and treatment of BPD (a la DBT), along with other Cluster-B personality disorders. Moreover, he is also interested in psychopathology generally, particularly refining the treatments surrounding these disorders. Contact Dorian at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Tori joined the MAPS lab in 2021. She completed her undergraduate degree at Duke University with a major in Psychology and a minor in Global Health. During undergrad, Tori worked in both clinical and developmental psychology labs, studying emotion regulation, social perception, and borderline personality disorder as well as empathy and prosocial behavior in preschool children. After graduation, she worked with Integrative Mental Health at the Durham Veterans Affairs Medical Center studying and evaluating clinical care at the intersection of spirituality and mental health, particularly those concerning experiences of moral injury. Tori is primarily interested in interpersonal relationships and identity as they relate to borderline personality disorder and incorporating elements of human flourishing (validation, hope, values) into clinical interventions. Contact Tori at email@example.com.
MAPS lab is so excited to welcome these three bright students!