Postdoctoral Fellow & Ph.D Students
Michael Mullarkey, Ph.D.
Michael (he/him/his) completed a BA/MA in Clinical Psychology at American University and then worked as a research assistant at the University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill’s Medical School. He earned his PhD in Clinical Psychology at University of Texas at Austin and completed his predoctoral psychology internship at Stony Brook University. His current projects are focused on translating symptom-level findings into scalable, targeted interventions for psychopathology.
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Mallory Dobias, B.S.
Mallory (she/her/hers) is a second-year Clinical Psychology Ph.D. student at Stony Brook University. She graduated from the University of Texas at Austin with a B.S. in Psychology. Her primary research interests include evaluating and improving the treatment of internalizing symptoms in youth, particularly symptoms of self-injury and suicidality. She plans to (1) identify at-risk youth who are less likely to access traditional mental health treatments, (2) develop brief, scalable interventions, and (3) implement these interventions within accessible community settings.
Jenna Sung, B.A.
Jenna (she/her/hers) is a second-year Clinical Psychology Ph.D. student at Stony Brook University. Jenna graduated from Emory University with a B.A. in Psychology and a minor in Educational Studies. Her primary research goal is to increase access to mental health treatment by testing and disseminating accessible, scalable interventions that can address multiple level barriers to care. Jenna also aims to maximize the impact of this research by engaging with policy level work.
Isaac Ahuvia, B.A.
Isaac (he/him/his) is a first-year Clinical Psychology Ph.D. student at Stony Brook University. Isaac graduated from the University of Michigan with a B.A. in Sociology in 2016. Since that time, he has worked at Northwestern University's Feinberg School of Medicine and the University of Chicago Poverty Lab. He is interested in the relationship between individuals' beliefs about mental health and their mental health outcomes, and hopes to identify interventions that leverage mindsets to improve mental health in accessible, scalable ways.
Riley McDanal, B.A.
Riley (she/her/hers) is a first-year Clinical Psychology Ph.D. student at Stony Brook University. She graduated from UC Berkeley with a B.A. in Psychology, where she studied idiographic mental health data. Riley is interested in potential data-driven changes in the classification and treatment of mental health problems. Her current research interests include HiTOP, transdiagnostic interventions, and possible connections between the two. Riley is also a student in Dr. Nick Eaton's lab and is co-mentored by Drs. Schleider and Eaton.
Jenny Shen, M.A.
Jenny (she/her/hers; they/them/theirs) is a second-year Clinical Psychology Ph.D. student at Stony Brook University. They graduated from the University of Toronto with a B.S. in Psychology and received an M.A. in Clinical Psychology at Teachers College, Columbia University. Jenny's research interests include (1) elucidating the impact of minority stress on mental health disparities among gender and sexual minorities, racial and ethnic minorities, and their intersections; (2) ameliorating the effects of such minority stressors through accessible, transdiagnostic interventions; and (3) identifying potential implications for policy. Jenny is also a student in Dr. Nick Eaton's lab and is co-mentored by Drs. Schleider and Eaton.
Dr. Schleider will be reviewing applications for new clinical psychology Ph.D. students for the 2021-2022 academic year. More information about Stony Brook University's clinical psychology doctoral program is available here, and more information about applying to join the Lab for Scalable Mental Health as a Ph.D. student is available here.
Aijia (she/her/hers) graduated from Stony Brook University in 2020 with a major in Psychology and a minor in Japanese Studies. She currently volunteers as a Crisis Counselor at a local crisis hotline and also leads the Psychology Peer Mentoring Program at Stony Brook University. Aijia embraces a great passion in supporting adolescents and young adults with mental illnesses and therefore led to a dual interest in both counseling and research. Her main research interests include (1) key elements of successful short-term interventions; (2) family education and awareness as a part of interventions. In the future, Aijia plans to pursue a Ph.D. in clinical psychology.