George A. Bonanno, Ph.D. is a Professor of Clinical Psychology. He received his Ph.D. from Yale University in 1991. His research and scholarly interests have centered on the question of how human beings cope with loss, trauma and other forms of extreme adversity, with an emphasis on resilience and the salutary role of flexible coping and emotion regulatory processes. Professor Bonanno’s recent empirical and theoretical work has focused on defining and documenting adult resilience in the face of loss or potential traumatic events, and on identifying the range of psychological and contextual variables that predict both psychopathological and resilient outcomes. In 2019, he received lifetime achievement awards from both the Association for Psychological Science (APS) and the International Positive Psychology Association (IPPA). He is most recent book is The Other Side of Sadness: What the New Science of Bereavement Tells us about Life After Loss (Basic Books). Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Ann-Christin Haag is a postdoctoral researcher. She received her Ph.D. from the University of Zurich, Switzerland, investigating acute stress reactions in children after trauma. She conducted a study on the evaluation of an early intervention to prevent posttraumatic stress symptoms in accidently injured children and their parents at the University Children‘s Hospital Zurich.
Her research interests center on the adjustment of children, adolescents and parents in the aftermath of potentially traumatic events. Thereby, she is interested in mapping trajectories of dysfunction and resilience as well as studying their predictors. Further, her interests include the study of how regulatory flexibility is tied to the onset, severity, and persistence of posttraumatic outcomes in children and adolescents.
Charlotte is a sixth-year doctoral student in the Clinical Psychology Program. She received a B.A. in Psychology from Colorado College and a M.A. in Psychology in Education from Teachers College, Columbia, University. Her research interests focus on facilitating psychosocial adjustment following potential traumatic events through the study of emotion regulation, regulatory flexibility, and identification of factors that predict resilient outcomes.
Shuquan Chen is a fifth-year graduate student in the Clinical Psychology Ph.D. program. He is interested in cognitive and emotional processes underlying stress-related disorders. His current research examines emotion regulation flexibility in depression and anxiety and how culture shapes the function of emotional processes. He has an additional strong interest in leveraging computational psychiatry (e.g., machine learning) to conceptualize and predict long-term psychological dysfunction and resilience. Email: email@example.com; Twitter: @shuquan_chen
Roland Hart is a fourth-year student in the Clinical Psychology PhD program. He received his B.S. in Psychology and B.A. in Music from Drake University, and an M.A. in Psychology in Education from Teachers College, Columbia University. Roland’s primary research interests focus on studying the relationship between cognitive control, regulatory flexibility, and psychopathology among people experiencing major life transitions (e.g. veteran tranisition stress, adjustment following major medical events and diagnosis, etc.). Clinically, he is interested in neuropsychology and assessment.
Email: rph2119tc.columbia.edu; Reddit: u/VetFlex
Rohini is a fourth-year doctoral student in the Clinical Psychology Program. She received her B.A. in Neurobiology from Cornell University and a M.A. in Psychology in Education from Teachers College, Columbia University. Her research interests focus on exploring the emotion regulation and flexiblity in a family unit and the resulting impact on psychopathology and adjustment.
Email: firstname.lastname@example.org; instagram: @familyflexstudy
Xi Pan is a first-year graduate student in the Clinical Psychology Ph.D. program. She received her B.A. in Public Administration from Soochow University, Master's in Public Administration from Penn State University, and Master's in Social Work from Boston College. Her research interests include 1) Psychosocial adjustment and predictors of resilient outcomes following potentially traumatic events. She is particularly interested in mapping trajectories of dysfunction and resilience in the aftermath of suicide loss. 2) How regulatory flexibility links to posttraumatic outcomes by exploring the underlying cognitive and psychophysiological mechanisms. Email: email@example.com
Daniel Morton is a first-year graduate student in the Clinical Psychology PhD program. He received a B.S. in Economics and Supply Chain Management from Arizona State University. He also served 6 years in the U.S. Army as an Iraqi Arabic linguist. His research interests include the relationship of resilience and emotional flexibility with military suicide and depression.
Kai's farewell (8/11/17)
12/4/15. The lab celebrates Erica Diminich for successfully defending her dissertation research. Congratulations Erica!
11/5/15 Great night celebrating the launch of the TC Resilience Center for Veterans and Families at the Plaza Hotel, with (from left) Donor extraordinaire David O'Connor, NYC Commissioner Lauree Sutton, Dinelia Rosa (Director of Clinical Services), George, TC President Susan Fuhrman, and Lieuenant Colonel Joe Geraci (LTE lab member and Director of Military Relations)
10/26/15: Noodles with former LTE lab member and now regular collaborator (and rising star Professor at NYU), Issac Galatzer-Levy
11/10/14 Lab alums, Laura Goorin and Sumati Gupta
10/26/14 Lab happy hour. Cheers!
2013 Lab field trip (kind of) to the gave site of 17th Century Dutch Governor of New York (then New Amsterdam), Peter Stuyvesant at St. Marks-in-the-Bowery Church in the East Village