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Degree Program - MHS

Rebecca AkinsRebecca Akins

Year entered: 2018

Previous Degrees:
Lehigh Carbon Community College: Associate of Science in Psychology
Penn State University – Schuylkill: Bachelor of Science in Administration of Justice, Bachelor of Arts in Psychology

Advisor: Jeanine M. Parisi, PhD (academic)

Research Interests: My main research interests involve domestic violence and juvenile delinquency. I hope to work in violence prevention to mitigate the way the cycle of violence perpetuates.

Email: rakins2@jhmi.edu

Amber BaileyAmber Bailey

Year entered: 2018

Previous Degree: B.S, Psychology, Manhattan College, 2015

Advisor: Jeanine M. Parisi, PhD (academic)

Research Interests: Cognitive development in children with pediatric brain trauma; analyzing strategies for reducing post-injury cognitive deficits.

Email: abaile37@jhu.edu

Daniela BarrioDaniela Barrio

Year entered: 2018

Previous Degree: B.A. Johns Hopkins University, Public Health Studies and Psychological Brain Sciences, 2018

Advisor: Jeanine M. Parisi, PhD (academic)

Research Interests: Minority mental health and mental health crisis intervention

Email: dbarrio3@jhu.edu

Lindsey CohenLindsey Cohen

Year entered: 2018

Previous Degree: BA; Psychology, and Public Health; Johns Hopkins University, 2018

Advisor: Jeanine M. Parisi, PhD (academic)

Research Interests: Sexual violence in the college setting and in the military.

Email: lcohen26@jhu.edu; lindsey.cohen1995@gmail.com

Deepika R. DokuruDeepika Dokura

Year entered: 2018

Previous Degrees: B.S. Genetics and B.A Psychology, University of California, Davis, 2015

Advisor: Jeanine M. Parisi, PhD (academic)

Research Interests: Interested in studying the genetic epidemiology of neurodevelopmental diseases and mood disorders.

Email: ddokuru1@jhu.edu

Bridget GottliebBridget Gottleib

Year entered: 2018

Previous Degree: B.A. in Behavioral Biology and in Public Health, Johns Hopkins University, 2018

Advisor: Jeanine M. Parisi, PhD (academic)

Research Interests: Causes of Autism Spectrum Disorder and access to services and treatment for ASD and other developmental disabilities.

Email: bgottli1@jhu.edu

Stephanie GriepStephanie Griep

Year entered: 2018

Previous Degree: BA, Biological Sciences; University of Southern California, 2016

Advisor: Jeanine M. Parisi, PhD (academic)

Research Interests: Genetic epidemiology of mood disorders

Email: sgriep1@jhmi.edu

Pria Nusrat IslamPria Nusrat Islam

Year entered: 2018

Previous Degree: B.S. City College of New York, Psychology w/ concentration in Neuroscience, 2017

Advisor: Jeanine M. Parisi, PhD (academic)

Research Interests: Attitudes towards mental illness in Muslim communities; Comorbidity of Narcolepsy and Depression; Effects of psilocybin/psychedelics on long term mental health; Biochemical mechanisms of psychotic disorders; Effects of enteric nervous system on mental health.

Email: nislam7@jhu.edu

Kalie JeanKalie Jean

Year entered: 2018

Previous Degree: B.S. Psychology (Behavioral & Cognitive Neuroscience); Minor: Health disparities in Society, University of Florida, 2018

Advisor: Jeanine M. Parisi, PhD (academic)

Research Interests: Mental health in underdeveloped countries, mental health policy with an emphasis on patients who are criminalized, and effective training for families & friends of mental health patients.

Email: kjean3@jhmi.edu

Michelle M. KimMichelle Kim

Year entered: 2018

Previous Degree: BA, Public Health; Johns Hopkins University; 2018

Advisor: Jeanine M. Parisi, PhD (academic)

Email: mkim155@jhu.edu

Dana LeeDana Lee

Year entered: 2018

Previous Degree: B.S. Psychology, Carnegie Mellon University, 2016

Advisor: Jeanine M. Parisi, PhD (academic)

Research Interests: Preventive interventions and methodology research on mental illnesses.

Email: dlee229@jhu.edu

Zehan Li (Leo)Zehan Li

Year entered: 2018

Previous Degree: BS, Experimental Psychology, Purdue University, 2018

Advisor: Jeanine M. Parisi, PhD (academic); Possible thesis mentor: Judith Bass, Johannes Thrul

Research Interests: Improving global mental health services in low and middle-income countries utilizing big data and mhealth technology.

Email: zli130@jhu.edu

Chichun LinChichun Lin

Year entered: 2018

Previous Degrees:
B.A., Applied Mathematics, Fu Jen Catholic University, 2009
M.A., Counseling Psychology, East China Normal University, 2013
M.A., Marital and Family Therapy, Alliant International University, 2016
Psy.D,. Marital and Family Therapy, Alliant International University, 2018

Advisor: Jeanine M. Parisi, PhD (academic)

Research Interests: To date, I have published five peer-reviewed journal articles (four as the sole author and one as second author), including three articles, which are focused on gay males’ bear cultures, cyber community, and relational patterns, and remaining two, which are focused on college and graduate students’ experiences in group psychotherapy and online mental health service. Currently, I am dedicated to the LGBT health, immigrant health, and mental health disparities.

Email: Linqijun2010@gmail.com

Publications:

  1. Lin, C. (2018). Chinese college students’ experiences in the encounter group. International Journal of Group Psychotherapy, 68(2), 215–228, doi:10.1080/00207284.2017.1411763
  2. Moore, D. D., Lin, C., Kamboj, S., Tam, R., & Pasicel, L. (2018). MFT students recount experiences of attending phone and online Overeaters Anonymous meetings. Contemporary Family Therapy. doi:10.1007/s10591-018-9456-z
  3. Lin, C. (2016). The dominant value system of Chinese gay males in family, couple, and community relationships: A qualitative study. Journal of Family Psychotherapy, 27(4), 288–301. doi:10.1080/08975353.2016.1235434
  4. Lin, C. (2016). Reinforcing behaviors of Chinese gay male users on Facebook. Psychology of Popular Media Culture. doi:10.1037/ppm0000131
  5. Lin, C. (2014). Chinese gay bear men. Culture, Society and Masculinities, 6(2), 183–193. doi:10.3149/CSM.0602.183

Kayla Ma (QianHui)Kayla Ma

Year entered: 2018

Previous Degree: BA, Triple Major in Psychology, Public Health Studies, and Medicine, Science, and the Humanities; Johns Hopkins University, 2018

Research Interests: Child and adolescent mental health, especially help-seeking behaviors and coping mechanisms. My thesis project is a program evaluation of the current mental health peer support programs implemented in tertiary institutions in Singapore.

Email: qma8@jhu.edu

Priya NananPriya Nanan

Year entered: 2018

Previous Degree: B.A University of Maryland; Psychology, 2016

Advisor: Jeanine M. Parisi, PhD (academic)

Research Interests: Wide variety of interests but mostly in mental health related to physical health, nutrition, and the gut; mood disorders; mental health services in the military; mental health in children.

Email: pnanan1@jhmi.edu

Zui NaritaZui Narita

Year entered: 2018

Previous Degrees:
Ph.D. University of Yamanashi, Medical Science of Bioregulation, 2018
M.D. Kyoto University, Medicine, 2012

Advisor: Jeanine M. Parisi, PhD (academic)

Research Interests: Prevention of mental disorder and suicide.

Email: znarita1@jhmi.edu

Christie OkoyeChristie Okoye

Year entered: 2018

Previous Degree: BS, Neuroscience; Johns Hopkins University, 2018

Advisor: Jeanine M. Parisi, PhD (academic)

Research Interests: Functional neuroimaging of mental disorders especially within the aging population; neurophysiological basis of mental disorders.

Email: cokoye1@jhu.edu

Elise PlanchetElise Planchet

Year entered: 2018

Previous Degree: BA, Sociology (minor in business), The Ohio State University.

Advisor: Jeanine M. Parisi, PhD (academic)

Research Interests: Drug addiction and domestic violence patterns among those that are diagnosed with a mental illness.

Email: eplanch1@jhu.edu

Monica Rodriquez-FernandezMonica Rodriquez-Fernandez

Year entered: 2018

Previous Degree: B.A. Johns Hopkins University, Behavioral Biology, 2018

Advisor: Jeanine M. Parisi, PhD (academic)

Research Interests: Suicide and Depression, and Drug and Alcohol Dependence.

Email: Mrodri46@jhu.edu

Mythill SanikommuMythill Sanikommu

Year entered: 2018

Previous degree: B.A., Women and Gender Studies; Anthropology, Washington University in St. Louis, 2010

Advisor: Jeanine M. Parisi, PhD (academic)

Research Interests: Global mental health and policy; childhood trauma.

Email: msaniko1@jhu.edu

Eunice SongEunice Song

Year entered 2018

Previous degree: BA, Public Health and Psychology, Johns Hopkins University, 2018

Advisor: Jeanine M. Parisi, PhD (academic)

Email: esong8@jhu.edu

Maya ThakarMaya Thakar

Year entered: 2018

Previous Degree: BS, Biology; 2017; George Washington University

Advisor: Jeanine M. Parisi, PhD (academic)

Research Interests: Exploring the link between seizure-disorders and mental health disorders. Finding ways to improve the treatment of seizure-disorders in ways that also target the mental health aspect of these neurological conditions.

Email: mthakar4@jhmi.edu

Travis ThompsonTravis Thompson

Year entered: 2018

Previous Degree: BA in History, French Minor; The College of William and Mary, 2011

Advisor: Jeanine M. Parisi, PhD (academic)

Research Interests: Expanding access to mental health care in the U.S. and globally with a focus on boys’ early social influences and men’s mental health. My thesis project will explore the role of mental health services in ending intimate partner violence, sexual assault, and mass violence as well as the integration of mental health with primary care.

Email: tthomp85@jhu.edu

Andrew TrandaiAndrew Trandai

Year entered: 2018

Previous Degree: B.A., Biology specialization Neuroscience, University of Chicago, 2018

Advisor: Jeanine M. Parisi, PhD (academic)

Research Interests: Depression; suicide prevention; mental health policy.

Email: andrew.trandai@gmail.com