Emily Cohodes is a doctoral candidate in Clinical Psychology at Yale University, where she works in the Clinical Affective Neuroscience and Development Lab (CANDLab) under the mentorship of Dr. Dylan Gee. Throughout graduate school, Emily has also worked with children and families as a clinician at the Yale Child Study Center. Prior to pursuing her doctoral studies, she received a B.A. in Psychology from Stanford University and worked as a research coordinator at the UCSF Child Trauma Research Program (CTRP) at San Francisco General Hospital under the mentorship of Dr. Alicia Lieberman and Dr. Nicki Bush. At CTRP, Emily was involved in coordinating studies examining the efficacy of Child-Parent Psychotherapy and the impacts of early childhood adversity on executive function development and biomarkers of stress. Emily was previously a National Science Foundation Graduate Fellow, and her work has been supported by the American Psychological Foundation, American Association of University Women, Philanthropic Educational Organization, Society for Research in Child Development, American Psychological Association, Academy of Psychological Clinical Science, and the Society for Clinical Child and Adolescent Psychology. Emily’s broad program of research harnesses a multidimensional approach to examine how early-life stress exposure affects brain development and mental health. Her latest work lies at the intersection of clinical interviewing, neuroimaging, and machine learning-based approaches and aims to isolate specific features of stress exposure (e.g., chronicity, type, caregiver involvement) that may affect how stress exposure “gets under the skin” to affect brain and behavioral development at specific developmental periods across the lifespan, with important implications for both policy and clinical practice.
2021 Sandra G. Wiener Student Investigator Award Winner: Mariann A. Howland, M.A. (she/her/hers), Doctoral Student | Developmental Psychopathology and Clinical Science, National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellow, University of Minnesota Institute of Child Development
2020 Sandra G. Wiener Student Investigator Award Winner: Denise M. Werchan, Dept. of Cognitive, Linguistic, and Psychological Sciences, Brown University
2019 Sandra G. Wiener Student Investigator Award Winner: Raha Hassan, Department of Psychology, Neuroscience & Behaviour, McMasters University
2018 Sandra G. Wiener Student Investigator Award Winner: Michelle VanTieghem, Columbia University, New York, United States
2017 Sandra G. Wiener Student Investigator Award Winner: Kristie L. Poole, McMaster University