Simon is a former undergraduate RA from Dr. Elias' SECD Lab. He submitted his paper, "Observing the Demographic Factors of Peer-Nominated Leaders in Urban Middle Schools" as part of the Cooper SURF program in Summer 2020. He was also able to publish this manuscript in the Rutgers Aresty Undergraduate Research Journal (link to article).
Simon graduated from Rutgers with a BA in Psychology and Cognitive Science in May 2022, and now is a Ph.D. student at the University of Virginia's School of Education and Human Development in their Clinical and School Psychology program.
Yufan Li, Cooper alumna 2020, 2021 graduate, now a doctoral student in Pharmacology, Rutgers.
Her project explored relationships among culture, emotional regulation, and autobiographical memory. We collected data in 2020 and 2021. In the picture, she is presenting a poster describing her research at the 2022 convention of the Eastern Psychological Association.
Anushka Sagar, Cooper alumna 2020, 2021 graduate, now employed as a Market Research Associate.
Her project explored student perceptions and attitudes about concussion. We collected data in 2020 and 2021. She presented her research at a virtual poster session at the 2021 convention of the Eastern Psychological Association. An extended report of the research has been submitted for publication.
Carlos Storck-Martinez, Cooper alumnus 2019, 2020 graduate, received an MSW from Rutgers School of Social Work, now employed as Executive Director of Operations at Family Empowerment Associates.
His project explored ERP responses to briefly presented images during encoding and recognition. We collected data in 2019 and Carlos' virtual poster was accepted for the 2021 convention of the Eastern Psychological Association.
Bushra is a third-year medical student at the American University of the Caribbean School of Medicine and is currently completing her clinical rotations in New York. She will apply for a psychiatry residency in the 2024 Match, and her career intentions are to become a child and adolescent psychiatrist. Her areas of interest include social determinants of health, accessibility to mental health services, and cultural sensitivity in psychiatric practices.
Her past work includes researching and conducting school-based mental health interventions for school districts in New Jersey, notably consulting for West Windsor-Plainsboro Regional School District. She was awarded the Cooper Research Fellowship in 2018, and her paper is titled “The Impact of Asian Status on the Relationship of Social-Emotional Competence and Mental Health in Early Adolescents.”
Amanda Autore, Cooper alumna 2016, 2017 graduate.
Her project involved an extensive literature review of ERP responses during encoding and recognition of visual images and words, and development of a stimulus set for later experiments.
Prior to joining, Emily earned her bachelor’s degree with honors in Psychology from Rutgers University in New Jersey. Following graduation, she earned her MS and her PhD in Psychology from the University of Michigan in the area of Personality and Social Contexts. After graduation, she completed a 2-year T32 Postdoctoral Research Fellowship in Cardiovascular Disease Epidemiology and Prevention at Northwestern University, Feinberg School of Medicine. Emily continued working at Northwestern University as a Research Assistant Professor in Preventive Medicine, funded through a National Institutes of Health (NIH) grant until February 2022. Throughout her research career, Emily’s research was focused on examining the intersection of individual’s marginalized identities & psychosocial factors, and how they impact well-being as well as inform disparities and equity.