Neha Rao, B.A.
Neha completed her B.A. in Psychology at Rutgers University and is currently pursuing a Masters in Applied Psychology at Rutgers. Her research interests include studying different types of treatments for mood and anxiety disorders in women and children and the bi-directional relationship between mental health and the environment in a workplace. She plans to pursue a Ph.D. in industrial-organizational psychology. The REHAB lab has been her first experience in a research laboratory and she looks forward to gaining more experience and knowledge that will help her in her future education and career.
Keliang (Colin) Li, B.A.
Keliang (Colin) received his B.A. in Psychology (Honors) from University at Buffalo, SUNY. Before joining the REHAB Lab, he worked with Dr. Michael Poulin and Dr. Lora Park from University at Buffalo, where he gained proficiency in utilizing Electrocardiography (ECG) and Impedance Cardiography (ICG), as well as measuring arterial blood pressure. His honors thesis examined the influence of different goal intentions on invisibility-based stigmatization. His research interests include psychological experiences of marginalized groups and how social factors such as stigma affect health functioning and outcomes. At the REHAB Lab, Colin primarily supports our Biofeedback Puff Topography research study.
Tonai Crockett, B.A.
Tonai is a recent graduate of Rutgers University School of Arts and Sciences, where she majored in Psychology with a minor in Dance. She is interested in the impact of chronic stress and anxiety disorders on women and children's health. Before joining the REHAB Lab, she served as a Research Assistant for the Interactive Virtual Training Lab for Early Career Teachers at Rutgers, as well as a Scholar for the Institute for Research on Women. Her goal is to pursue a joint M.D. and Ph.D. post graduation, but is currently enjoying gaining more research experience and knowledge about women's psychological health at the REHAB Lab!
Georgia is a senior at the SAS Honors College and Douglass Residential College pursuing a major in Psychology and minors in Biology and Health Administration. She previously worked as an RA in the Aston-Jones Lab investigating depression and anxiety during opiod withdrawal and is currently passionate about studying the relationship between mental and physical health, including exercise interventions to lessen symptoms of depression and anxiety. Her goal is to pursue a career in the field of mental health as a psychiatric nurse or a drug and alcohol counselor.
Alexandra Peterson, B.S.
Alex completed her B.S. in Psychology at Northeastern University, where she conducted research on expressive writing and cognitive psychology. Currently, Alex is a rising second year Master's student in the Applied Psychology program at GSAPP. She plans to pursue a Ph.D. in Clinical and Health Psychology with the goal of working in an integrative healthcare setting, where she hopes to better serve individuals with chronic illness from a mental healthcare perspective.
Megan Heye, B.A.
Megan earned her B.A in Psychology, with a specialization in biopsychology from The College of New Jersey. Her primary research goal is looking at substance use across the lifespan narrowing in on major life events and how these life events impacted the rates of substance use disorder. During her undergraduate career, Megan was the lab manager for the Emotion Lab at the College of New Jersey. She worked on a project looking at the effects of microaggressions on anxiety and depression levels within the LGBTQ+ community, as well as the effect of exercise on state anxiety levels and emotion regulation. She intends to pursue a PhD in Clinical Neuropsychology and hopes to work with patients suffering from dementia or traumatic brain injuries finding best treatment outcomes.
Shanzeh is a sophomore in the School of Arts and Sciences, majoring in Biological Sciences and minoring in Biological Sciences and minoring in Public Health. She is interested in studying depression and anxiety disorders from both biochemical and psychological perspectives. Since joining the REHAB Lab, she has also grown fascinated by the relationships between mental health and physical activity. As she explores career paths, she hopes to advocate for mental and physical wellness in underrepresented communities. This is Shanzeh’s first time working in a research laboratory, and she is looking forward to gaining experiences that will help her pursue her academic and professional goals.