Lisa Starr, Ph.D.
Dr. Starr is an associate professor of clinical psychology at the University of Rochester and the director of the Starr Lab. Her research has been published in numerous prestigious peer-reviewed journals, and she also frequently authors book chapters and presents in professional presentations. She received her Ph.D. from Stony Brook University and completed additional predoctoral and postdoctoral training at the University of Illinois at Chicago Medical School and the University of California, Los Angeles. Her research has previously been funded by the National Institute of Mental Health, and she has received national awards from the American Psychological Association, the New York Academy of Sciences, and the Anxiety and Depression Association of America; she also was named a “Rising Star” by the Association for Psychological Science. Broadly, her research interests include internalizing disorder in adolescence and adulthood. In addition to directing her research lab, Dr. Starr teaches undergraduate and graduate courses at the University of Rochester.
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Angela Santee, Graduate Student
Angela is a doctoral student in the clinical psychology program at the University of Rochester (entering class of 2018). She graduated with high honors from Middlebury College in 2013, where she received her BA in psychology. Angela’s research explores the complex interplay of social, cognitive, and affective processes that impact well-being across the spectrum of psychological functioning. She is particularly interested in researching basic processes underlying the reciprocal relationship between breakdowns in interpersonal functioning and the development of internalizing symptoms. More information about Angela can be found here. Twitter @AngelaSantee
Katy Chang, Graduate Student
Katy Chang is a doctoral student in the clinical psychology program at the University of Rochester (entering class of 2020). She graduated summa cum laude from Washington University in St. Louis in 2018 with a major in Philosophy-Neuroscience-Psychology. She also completed a two-year post-baccalaureate research fellowship at the National Institute of Mental Health. Katy’s research focuses on the multi-level processes that underlie sexual and gender minority (SGM) mental health disparities. She is particularly interested in the influences of systemic, interpersonal, and cognitive processes on heightened risk for internalizing pathology among SGM adolescents. Katy received a Graduate Research Fellowship from the National Science Foundation to support her research on sexual minority youth. More information about Katy can be found here. Twitter @KaChangPsy
Gwyneth DeLap, Graduate Student
Gwyn is a doctoral student in the clinical psychology program at the University of Rochester (entering class of 2021). She earned her BA in psychology with cumulative honors from the University of Wisconsin-Madison in 2019. Following graduation, she completed a two year post-baccalaureate research fellowship at the National Institute of Mental Health. Gwyn is interested in examining emotion processes and how these processes and their developmental trajectories may differ for individuals with internalizing symptoms. She is particularly interested in leveraging basic emotion science to inform intervention and prevention programs, especially during critical developmental periods such as adolescence. Gwyn received a Graduate Research Fellowship from the National Science Foundation to support her graduate research. Twitter @GwynethDelap
Undergraduate Research Assistants
James Sheinbaum (Honors Student, 2022-2023)
Mingjing Huang (Honors Student, 2022-2023)