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Director

Dr. Arielle Baskin-Sommers is a licensed clinical psychologist and Assistant Professor at Yale University. She received her Sc.B. from Brown University (2007), a Ph.D. from the University of Wisconsin-Madison (2013), and completed her pre-doctoral internship and fellowship at McLean Hospital/Harvard Medical School. Substantively, her research is concentrated on understanding individual differences in cognitive and affective processes as they relate to vulnerability for disinhibitory (impulsive, antisocial) psychopathology. Methodologically, she is interested in integrating a wide range of techniques and technologies to explore this issue. Overall, her professional career goals are based on a desire to develop both innovative theory and research in service of increasing the efficacy of clinical intervention for antisocial behaviors. 

Email: arielle.baskin-sommers@yale.edu 

Office: Kirtland 207 

Mailing: Yale University, P.O. Box 20820, New Haven, CT 06520

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Graduate Students

Grace Brennan received her B.S. in Psychology and German Studies from the College of William and Mary in 2012. Before joining the lab, she conducted neuroimaging research on alcohol use disorders at the National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism. She is interested in using multiple methodologies to identify the cognitive, affective, and neural mechanisms underlying substance misuse and aggression, and in translating research findings into mechanism-specific clinical interventions. She is particularly interested in examining the how emotion (e.g., negative affect) and contextual factors (e.g., community context) influence impulsivity and cognitive control, and by extension, disinhibited behavior.
 
 

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Allison Stuppy received her B.A. in Psychology from Stanford University in 2011. Before joining the Yale MoD lab, Allison gained clinical research experience implementing a post-deployment intervention for Army soldiers through the military medical school’s Center for the Study of Traumatic Stress.  More recently, she conducted clinical and lab-based work exploring intertemporal choice, impulsivity, and addiction, at the University of Maryland Center for Addictions, Personality, and Emotion Research in College Park.  Allison is interested in understanding the complex association between reward and cognitive processing and its implications for antisocial behavior. 

Email: allison.stuppy@yale.edu

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Scott Tillem received his B.A. from Case Western Reserve University in 2013 where he triple majored in Psychology, Cognitive Science, and Sociology.  Prior to pursuing his graduate studies at Yale, Scott worked as a research associate at the Lieber Institute for Brain Development, part of Johns Hopkins Medicine, where he analyzed fMRI data related to reward processing and social cognition. Scott’s primary research interests lie in understanding the neural underpinnings of psychopathy. He is interested in applying different analytic approaches to EEG and MRI data so as to develop a greater understanding of the neural networks contributing to the disinhibited behavior of psychopathic individuals. 
 
 

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Suzanne (Suzy) Estrada received her B.S. in Psychology and B.A. in Spanish from Yale University in 2016. Prior to her graduate studies, she worked at the MoD Lab as a post-baccalaureate research fellow and as an undergraduate and completed research using economic decision-making games to understand social decision-making in individuals who engage in antisocial behavior. Suzy is interested in examining basic mechanisms of learning and their implications for understanding antisocial behavior. 

Email: suzanne.estrada@yale.edu 

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Ariel Chang received her B.A. in Psychology from the University of Chicago in 2015. Prior to joining the MoD lab, she worked as a research fellow in the McPartland Lab utilizing EEG and eye tracking to study social cognition in individuals with autism spectrum disorder. She is interested in integrating multiple methodologies to investigate how arousal, attention, and emotion interact to affect disinhibited behaviors seen across disorders.

Email: ariel.chang@yale.edu

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Undergraduate RAs

 

Emil Beckford, Davenport/Murray  ’19 (emil.beckford@yale.edu)

Andrew del Vecchio, Davenport ‘19 (andrew.delvecchio@yale.edu)

Elizabeth Felix, Branford ‘19 (elizabeth.felix@yale.edu)

Katherine Hong, Pierson ‘19 (katherine.hong@yale.edu)

Erika Lopez, Branford ‘19 (erika.lopez@yale.edu)

Haley Mitchell-AdamsDavenport ‘18 (haley.mitchell-adams@yale.edu)

Luke NewellDavenport ‘19 (luke.newell@yale.edu)

Cole Rianda, Silliman ‘18 (cole.rianda@yale.edu)

Lab Alumni

 
 

John Barton, Yale ‘18

Laura BurstonYale ‘16

Hatice Nur Eken, Yale ‘17

Ari Fish, University of Pittsburg ‘14

Karelle FonteneauYale ‘16

Joshua Hayden, Yale ‘17

Loryn HelfmanYale ‘16

Dana Lee, Yale ‘17 

Samantha MarquezYale ‘18

Sophia MoralesYale ‘19

William MoranYale ‘15

Donald Rodriguez, Yale ‘15

Jonathan Ryan, Stony Brook

Rebecca Spaulding, Yale ‘16

Molly Williams, Yale ‘17