Past Postdoctoral fellows

Our past postdocs: a photo album

This is an archive of our psychology postdoctoral fellowship graduates. From 1994 to 2011, the photographs were scanned from group photos taken at their graduation ceremony. Unfortunately, for some years, the graduation photos are unavailable (never taken, lost, or whatever). In those cases, just the graduates and their year of graduation are listed.

Christopher Crew, PhD

Christopher Crew received his Ph.D. in Psychology from Columbia University where he focused on the application of cognitive models of selective attention and cognitive neuroscience models of learning and memory to understand the effects of high rejection sensitivity (RS; Downey and Feldman 1996) on attention, learning and memory in performance-evaluative testing environments. As a member of the EHP lab, he focused on the integration of his research on RS with Dr. Mendes research on emotion and health to 1) understand how sensitivity to race-based rejection (Race-RS) moderates physiological responses (e.g., Cardiovascular Reactivity) to performance-evaluative feedback from outgroup members, 2) to understand how these physiological responses may mediate links between Race-RS and achievement, and 3) to develop an implicit measure of chronic stress that not only functions an assessment tool but identifies avenues for intervention for improving health outcomes and well being for high RS-Race individuals.

Dr. Crew is now a Research Scientist in the diversity office at Pomona College in Clairemont, California.

Tomás (Tommy) Cabeza de Baca, PhD
Tommy Cabeza de Baca

Tomás (Tommy) Cabeza de Baca received his MS/Ph.D. in Family Studies and Human Development from the University of Arizona. His work specifically investigates how trade-offs in reproductive effort (i.e., mating vs. parenting) affect allocation of time and energy toward somatic maintenance and growth, and how these allocations impact physical and mental health over time. He is attempting to integrate evolutionary models, and especially life history theory, with more traditional approaches to stress-health. His research also examines the impact of parental effort on child social, behavioral and behavioral outcomes from an evolutionary-developmental and cross-cultural perspective — focusing on Latin American countries (e.g., Mexico, Costa Rica, Dominica, and USA Latinos). Specifically, he is interested in exploring the consequences of parenting on children’s life history strategies and in examining how culture and local ecology could influence both.

Jiyoung Park, PhD

Jiyoung Park
Jiyoung Park received her undergraduate and master’s education at Seoul National University, Korea, and completed her Ph.D. in Social Psychology at the University of Michigan. Two overarching goals drive her research: (1) to shed light on the basic psychological and physiological processes that facilitate health, resilience, and well-being, and (2) to explore how socio-cultural environments shape psychological processes and what neural mechanisms underlie these effects. Jiyoung examines these issues using an integrative approach that spans multiple levels of analysis, including social-cognitive, behavioral, and neural.

Dr. Park is now an Assistant Professor at the University of Massachusetts, Amherst.


Lahnna Catalino, PhD

Lahnna Catalino
Lahnna Catalino received her Ph.D. in Social Psychology at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. In one line of research, she studies the role of positive emotions and emotion regulation in the promotion of well-being and physical health. In another line of research, she investigates how emotion regulation operates in contexts of chronic stress, and ultimately affects biological outcomes associated with disease.




Lauren Human, PhD

Lauren Human
Lauren Human received her Ph.D. in Social and Personality Psychology from the University of British Columbia, where she examined how psychological and social functioning relate to perceptivity and expressivity in social interactions. Her current research is extending this line of work to examine how neurobiological processes both influence and become influenced by social interactions and perceptions.




Sara Waters, PhD

Sara Waters
Sara Waters received her Ph.D. in Human Development from the University of California, Davis where she studied the dyadic nature of emotion regulation socialization in mothers and young children as well as the influence of maternal socialization on children's emerging understanding of emotion regulation effectiveness. Her research during her time as postdoctoral fellow explored how physiological stress reactivity may be transmitted between mothers and their children, dyadic physiological linkage, and the individual characteristics that may affect these processes.

Dr. Waters is currently an Assistant Professor at Washington State University, Vancouver, Washington.


Melanie Thomas, MD; Michael Kraus, PhD (photos not available)

Left to Right (postdoctoral graduates in boldface text):
Kirstin Aschbacher, PhD; Nancy Adler, PhD (Director, Psychology & Medicine postdoctoral fellowship); Bulent Turan, PhD (not pictured)

Lisa Groesz, PhD; Nancy Adler, PhD; Yan Leykin, PhD

Nicole Maninger, PhD; George Slavich, PhD (photo not available)

Adam Carrico, PhD; Nancy Adler; Maria Bleil, PhD

Carrico-Bleil pic

Jana Haritatos, PhD; Nancy Adler, PhD; Sonya Brady, PhD; Amy Kiefer, PhD; Carrie Langner, PhD (not pictured)
Haritatos-Brady-Kiefer pic

Julianna Deardorff, PhD; Nancy Adler, PhD; Rajni Bantha, PhD

Shannon McCoy, PhD; Nancy Adler, PhD; Heather Burke, PhD

Lauren Barton, PhD; Nancy Adler, PhD; Wendy Mendes, PhD; Alana Snibbe, PhD (not pictured)

David Haley, PhD; Nancy Adler, PhD; Keith Harris, PhD

Patricia Moran, PhD; Elissa Epel, PhD; Nancy Adler, PhD; Emily Ozer, PhD

Christyn Dolbier, PhD; Nancy Adler, PhD; Mimi Le, PhD

Margaret Bridges, PhD; Nancy Adler, PhD; Don Operario, PhD

BACK ROW: Douglas Billings, PhD; Carmen Radecki, PhD; Laura Smart, PhD; Joan Ostrove, PhD
FRONT ROW: Elise Murowchick, PhD, Nancy Adler, PhD

Nancy Adler, PhD; Elizabeth Bachen, PhD; Susan Morris, PhD (1987 cohort PhD program); Joan Ostrove, PhD

Nancy Adler, PhD; Anne Moyer, PhD; Halle Brown, PhD

Lauri Pasch, PhD; Cynthia Rosengard, PhD; Annjanetter Alejano, PhD (photo not available)

Phil Moore, PhD; Crystal Park, PhD (photo not available)

Carol Whitlatch, PhD; Elizabeth Ozer, PhD; Sally Adams, PhD (photo not available)