Research assistants are active and integral members of the research team at the Anxiety Disorders Center. Most research assistants begin with either a bachelors or masters degree in psychology and are interested in pursuing graduate school for clinical or counseling psychology or social work.
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Current Research Assistants:

Laura B. Bragdon

Background: M.A. in Clinical Psychology from Columbia University, B.S. Psychology from Trinity College
Research Interests: Anxiety disorders, Cognitive-behavioral therapy, evidence-based treatments.
ADC Duties: Coordinator for the following studies:
- The Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation Research Program
- Effectiveness and Neuropsychological Predictors of Guided Self-Help for OCD
- Emotion Regulation Processes in the Anxiety Disorders
Future Goals: Clinical psychology doctoral program

Marla Genova

Background: M.A. Psychology; B.S. Psychology, Specialization in Research
Experience: Yale School of Medicine and University of Connecticut; Researcher for numerous studies investigating substance use and HIV prevention
Research Interests: Anxiety Disorders: Generalized Anxiety Disorder, Panic Disorder, Social Anxiety Disorder (Social Phobia)
ADC Duties: Coordinator for the following studies:
- Exposure, D-Cycloserine Enhancement, and Genetic Modulators in Panic Disorder
- Cognitive Remediation for Neuropsychological Impairment in Compulsive Hoarding
- Development of an Anxiety Sensitivity-Based Intervention for Substance Use and Anxiety Comorbidity