Elena Schiavone B.A.

Elena is a Clinical Research Assistant at the Pediatric Anxiety Research Center (PARC). She started working at PARC in June 2018 after receiving her B.A. in Psychology from the University of Pennsylvania.

 

Her research interests include identifying mediators and moderators of effective treatment for youth with anxiety and obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD), increasing implementation of evidence-based care, and addressing barriers to mental health treatment to minimize disparities.

 

After her time at PARC, Elena plans to pursue a Ph.D. in clinical psychology. Elena grew up in New Jersey, and in her free time enjoys hiking national parks, hosting game nights, and cooking for her family and friends.

Maddi is a clinical research assistant at the Pediatric Anxiety Research Center (PARC). She joined PARC in June 2018 after working with children with anxiety, OCD, and mood dysregulation.  She graduated from Fairfield University with a B.A. in Psychology.

Her research interests include effective treatment for anxiety disorders and PTSD, risk and resilience factors in children, and the effects of childhood trauma.  After her time at Bradley Hospital, Maddi plans to pursue a Ph.D. in clinical psychology. Maddi grew up in Rhode Island and enjoys going to the beach and spending time with friends and family.

Maddi Gervasio B.A.
Rebecca Mirhashem B.A.

Rebecca Mirhashem is a current clinical research assistant at the Pediatric Anxiety Research Center (PARC). She joined PARC in June 2018 after graduating from the University of Vermont with a B.S. in Psychology.

 

Rebecca’s research interests lie primarily in understanding family factors that affect treatment outcomes for family-focused treatment for children and adolescents with anxiety-related disorders. She is also interested in how to increase the accessibility of effective treatments in community settings through dissemination and implementation efforts.

 

Rebecca plans to pursue a Ph.D. in clinical psychology after her time at PARC. Rebecca enjoys hiking, snowboarding, and cooking with friends in her free time.

Briana Paulo M.A.

Briana Paulo is a clinical research assistant at the Pediatric Anxiety Research Center (PARC). She began working at PARC in June 2018 after receiving her M.A. in Psychology Research from the University of Massachusetts Dartmouth in 2017. She completed her undergraduate B.A. from the University of Rhode Island in psychology and sociology, with a minor in Thanatology.

 

Her clinical experience includes working with children of a wide range of social, behavioral, and emotional difficulties. She has worked in a variety of settings, including inpatient, outpatient, short-term residential, and schools.  Her research interests include child and adolescent anxiety, maladaptive coping mechanisms, and trauma.  On a personal level, she loves to listen to music, sing, and occasionally doing archery!

Lauren Edwards B.A.

Lauren Edwards is currently a clinical research assistant at the Pediatric Anxiety Research Center (PARC). She joined PARC in June 2019 after graduating from Indiana University with a B.A. in Psychology and minors in Counseling and Law and Public Policy.

 

Her research interests include anxiety and trauma in children, adolescents, and young adults. More specifically she is interested in developing prevention strategies and implementing interventions while working with families in order to help their children long-term.

 

Lauren plans on pursuing a Ph.D. in clinical psychology after her time at PARC. Lauren grew up in Colorado and enjoys listening to music, singing, photography, hiking, and spending time with family and friends in her free time.

Erin Mamaril B.S.

Erin Mamaril is a Clinical Research Assistant at the Pediatric Anxiety Research Center (PARC). She joined PARC in June 2019 after graduating from the University of Arizona with a B.S. in Neuroscience and Cognitive Science and Psychology and a minor in Public Health.

Her research interests include dissemination of evidence-based treatments into community mental health settings, increasing access to mental health services, and the neural mechanisms of change underlying anxiety treatment.

After her time at PARC, Erin plans to pursue a Ph.D. in clinical psychology. Erin grew up in sunny Arizona and enjoys playing guitar, cozying up with a good book, and drinking lots of tea.

Anna Charlton B.A.

Anna Charlton is a clinical research assistant at the Pediatric Anxiety Research Center (PARC). She joined PARC in June 2019 after graduating from Virginia Tech with a B.S. in Psychology and Human Development and a minor in Leadership and Social Change.

 

Her research interests broadly encompass treatment for anxiety disorders and OCD, including identifying mediators and moderators of effective treatment and augmenting exposure therapy by various clinical presentations.

 

After her time at PARC, Anna plans to pursue a Ph.D. in clinical psychology. Anna grew up in Virginia and enjoys playing piano, reading true-crime books, and spending time with friends and family.

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