Lauren S. Hallion, Ph.D.
Dr. Hallion is Assistant Professor in the Department of Psychology at the University of Pittsburgh. Dr. Hallion joined the faculty at Pitt in 2016 after receiving a Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology from the University of Pennsylvania in 2014. She completed her predoctoral clinical psychology internship at Massachusetts General Hospital/Harvard Medical School in 2014 and her postdoctoral fellowship at the Anxiety Disorders Center at the Institute of Living in 2016.
Susan Kusmierski, B.A.
Susan graduated from the University of Connecticut with a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology with a concentration in Research and a minor in Neuroscience. She joined the Mechanisms of Anxiety Lab in 2016 as the lab manager. Susan is interested in how perseverative thought is maintained in various emotional disorders with a particular emphasis on GAD and PTSD.
Essang Akpan, B.S.
Essang Akpan graduated from Arizona State University with a Bachelor of Science degree in Biomedical Engineering. He joined the Mechanisms of Anxiety Lab in 2018 as a fMRI Data Analyst. He is interested in utilizing brain imaging techniques to better study neuropsychiatry and cognitive science.
Undergraduate Research Assistants
Naara is currently a senior at Syracuse University majoring in Biology with a minor in Psychology.
Justine is currently a clinical research assistant at Rhode Island Hospital/Brown Medical School in Providence, RI.
Morgan Pedersen graduated with a major in Psychology and minors in Administration of Justice and Sociology. She is will be attending John Jay College for her Master's in Forensic Psychology.