Lab Coordinators

Amy Gong

I am a post-baccalaureate student preparing for a graduate program in Clinical Psychology. Previously, I received a B.A. in Psychology from Rutgers University, New Brunswick. During my time working in the ABUSA Lab as an undergraduate, I completed a senior honors thesis investigating the roles of depression and childhood emotional abuse, as well as physiological indices of emotion regulation, on cognitive empathy. This work reflects my interest in studying emotion regulation in those with mood disorders, previous trauma, and substance use disorders. My current position in the ABUSA Lab has allowed me to continue examining this unique population, while also gaining a wide variety of skills relevant to both clinical work and research.

Mivi Joseph

I am a post-baccalaureate student preparing for a doctoral program in Clinical Psychology. I received a B.S. from New York University, where I double majored in Applied Psychology and Spanish Language and Literature. My post-baccalaureate employment was at a New York based private psychology practice that specializes in the assessment and treatment of children and adolescents with anxiety, mood, and disruptive behavior disorders. My recent work in clinical populations has led me to pursue a position in clinical research to gain more experience. Previously, my research has been focused on internalizing and externalizing disorders in children and adolescents. I am excited to expand my interest in anxiety-related research to include substance use and older populations.

Affective and Biological Underpinnings of Substance Use and Anxiety (ABUSA) Lab | Fax: 732-445-0036


Department of Psychology | Rutgers | The State University of New Jersey | Phone: 848-445-2272