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PROF. NIALL BOLGER, Ph.D. - COLLEGE LIFE STUDY PRINCIPAL INVESTIGATOR




PROF. PATRICK SHROUT, Ph.D. - COLLEGE LIFE STUDY PRINCIPAL INVESTIGATOR


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MARIE CHESANIUK B.A., M.A. - COLUMBIA RESEARCH ASSISTANT
Marie Chesaniuk graduated with a BA in English from Adelphi University and an MA in Humanities from the University of Chicago.  She is currently working as a research assistant on the College Life Study in the Couples Lab.  She edits an anti-violence and tolerance blog called The Guy’s Guide to Feminism, which is syndicated on anti-violence web resource XY, and webmasters Teachers College’s Clinical Psychology Department’s Lab Website.  She is interested in comorbidity and trauma and plans to enter a Ph.D. program in clinical psychology.

Ali
ALI HARRINGTON, POST-BACC Candidate- COLUMBIA RESEARCH ASSISTANT
Ali Harrington graduated with a BFA in Painting and a minor in Psychology from Washington University in St. Louis.  She is currently a research assistant in the Couples Lab and working on the College Life Study (CLS).  Ali plans to go to graduate school for Clinical Psychology.

GRACE JACKSON, M.A. Candidate - STUDY COORDINATOR
Grace graduated with dual Bachelor degrees in Communication and Psychology from the University of Southern California. She is now at New York University studying for her Master’s degree in Psychology. She coordinates the research efforts between the New York University and Columbia University Couples Labs for the College Life Study, assistant teaches statistics at NYU and collaborates with Mt Sinai Medical Center on her own research. Her research focuses on how perceptions of dyadic social support influence relationship satisfaction in imbalanced relationships (i.e. those involving chronic illness/disease). She plans to enter a Ph.D. program in the upcoming years in social psychology, quantitative psychology or a combination of the two. 

Anne
ANNE KAY- NYU RESEARCH ASSISTANT


SEAN LANE, Ph.D. Candidate - NYU GRADUATE RESEARCH ASSISTANT






Vin
VINCENT MORELLO- NYU RESEARCH ASSISTANT


JILL NEUMAN, B.A. - COLUMBIA RESEARCH ASSISTANT
Jill Neuman graduated with a BA in psychology from The George Washington University.  She is currently a research assistant in the Couples Lab, working on the College Life Study (CLS).  The CLS is a longitudinal study seeking to develop a theoretical understanding of the attenuation effect on assessment of illness processes in the case of alcohol use, abuse, and dependence.  Previous research experience has focused on coping with stress and job loss, as well as adolescents' school and life experiences from cultural diverse backgrounds.  Jill plans to go to graduate school for clinical psychology.



KENZIE SNYDER, B.A. - COLUMBIA LAB MANAGER
Kenzie Snyder graduated with a BA in psychology from Mount Holyoke College. She is currently working as a research assistant in the Couples Lab, focusing on how depression and physical activity co-vary in children and adolescents. An additional interest, is how relationships affect the way individuals cope with stress, anxiety, or trauma. Previous research experience has focused on trauma and posttraumatic stress disorder, as well as animal behavior. Kenzie ultimately plans to enter a Ph.D. program in clinical psychology.


TURU (GERTRAUD) STADLER, Ph.D - CO-INVESTIGATOR
Turu received her diploma in Psychology from University of Eichstatt, Germany. She completed her Ph.D. at University of Hamburg, Germany. She is currently a Postdoc working with Prof. Niall Bolger.
Her overarching research question is how people change their behavior and how they maintain behavior change in the long run. She is interested in theories of behavior change, self-regulation, motivation, volition, and the influence of social relations. Naturally this goes along with her interest in the measurement of behavior with diaries and physiological indicators as well as the analysis of longitudinal data.


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GIZEM SURENKOK ULUTAN, M.A. Candidate – NYU RESEARCH ASSISTANT 

Gizem graduated with B.A degrees in Psychology and Political Science from Bogazici University, Turkey. She completed her MBA program in Koc University, Turkey. She is now an M.A student in the General Psychology program at NYU. She also works as a research assistant at Couples Lab, focusing on College Life Study. Her main interests are interpersonal relationships and personality theories. Her previous research was on the relationship between the self discrepancy and the consumption behavior. Gizem plans to enter a Ph.D program in social and personality psychology.