Personnel

LABORATORY DIRECTOR

Sherryl Goodman, PhD

Curriculum Vitae
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Email: psysg@emory.edu

Sherryl Goodman

Dr. Goodman received her B.A. with honors in Psychology from Connecticut College in 1972 (Magna Cum Laude). She completed her Ph.D. in Psychology (Clinical; APA-approved) at University of Waterloo in 1978. Her clinical training included: Summer Intern at New York University Medical Center, Bellevue Psychiatric Hospital, New York in 1973; Summer Intern at Oxford Mental Health Center, Woodstock, Ontario in 1974; Student staff member for the Psychology Clinic, University of Waterloo, Ontario from 1974 to 1976; and Psychology Intern at Duke University Medical Center in Durham, North Carolina from 1976 to 1977. Dr. Goodman joined the faculty in the Department of Psychology at Emory University in 1977. She is a licensed practicing psychologist in the State of Georgia. She is currently a Samuel Candler Dobbs Professor of Psychology at Emory University.

GRADUATE STUDENTS

Katherine Cullum

Email: katherine.alexandra.cullum@emory.edu

Katherine Cullum

Katie is a fifth year PhD student in the Clinical Psychology program at Emory. She graduated from the University of Texas in 2013 with a B.A. in Psychology. Prior to coming to Emory, she worked as Project Coordinator for Dr. David Yeager and Lab Manager for Dr. Cristine Legare at UT Austin. Her research interests center on better understanding the early cognitive, biological, and social processes driving the development of depression. By studying these vulnerabilities to depression, she hopes to help develop more effective prevention programs.

Meeka Maier

Email: meeka.s.maier@emory.edu

Meeka Halperin

Meeka is a fourth year doctoral student in the Clinical Psychology program at Emory University. She graduated from Williams College in 2012 with a B.A. in Psychology. Subsequently, she worked as a Research Assistant at the Nurture Science Program at Columbia University Medical Center where she examined depression and anxiety symptoms in mothers of preterm infants during their NICU stays and post-discharge. Meeka is interested in examining the risk factors and progression of perinatal depression, as well as early predictors of infant developmental outcomes. She also hopes to explore potential interventions that may optimize developmental outcomes of children of depressed mothers.

Hannah Simon

Email: hannah.simon@emory.edu

Hannah Simon

Hannah is a fourth year PhD student in the Clinical Psychology program at Emory. She graduated from Vanderbilt University in 2012 with a B.A. in Psychology, History, and Jewish studies. Prior to coming to Emory, she was a research assistant for Dr. Bruce Compas in the Vanderbilt Stress and Coping lab, and was an IRTA Fellow working with Dr. Marc Bornstein in the Child and Family Research Section of the National Institute of Child and Human Development (NICHD). Her research on the effects of maternal depression on child development focuses on the analysis of women's narrative of parenting while depressed, and children's perceptions of their mother's depression.

Blaire Pingeton

Email: blaire.caroline.pingeton@emory.edu

Blaire pic for website

Blaire Pingeton is a second year PhD student in the CAMEL lab. She graduated from New York University in 2013 with a degree in music. Upon graduating, Blaire enrolled in the Columbia University psychology postbac program and began working with Dr. Catherine Monk at Columbia University Medical Center. In Dr. Monk’s lab Blaire coordinated three studies, each using a wide array of methodologies to examine the perinatal origins of disrupted development. Blaire’s research interests include continuing to focus on perinatal psychobiology, and how prenatal maternal behavior, socioeconomic status, and fetal/maternal physiology influences child development.

RESEARCH STAFF

Jessie Vissicchio, Research Interviewer & Lab Coordinator

Email: jvissic@emory.edu 

Jessie

Jessie graduated from Emory University in 2018 with a B.A. in Psychology and a B.S. in Neuroscience and Behavioral Biology. She began working with the Goodman Lab in 2016 as an undergraduate research assistant. During her time in the lab, she received the SIRE grant in 2016 to study maternal valdiation and invalidation toward daughter's at risk for Borderline Personality Disorder, and she completed her honors thesis with Highest Honors studying mother-infant affect synchrony and infant frontal EEG asymmetry.

UNDERGRADUATE RESEARCH ASSISTANTS

Reilly Allison

Reilly Allison

Reilly is a senior double majoring in Psychology and English. 

Sylvia Huang

Sylvia is a senior psychology major. She is on the mom gaze coding team, supervised by Meeka and is also the lab's honors student.

Lauren Johnson

Lauren is a student at Georgia State majoring in psychology. She will be working with Katie on the PA study for the summer!

Alyssa Kim

Alyssa Kin

Alyssa K. joined the CAMEL lab in the Fall 2016 semester as a SIRE scholar. She is on the mom gaze coding team, under the supervision of Meeka.

Shivani Mehta

Shivani is a junior psychology major. She works under the supervision of Meeka as an infant gaze coder.

Grace Steinwurtzel

Grace is a junior in the lab. She works under the supervision of Meeka as an infant gaze coder.

Alyssa Van Arsdale

Alyssa V. is a senior in the lab. She works under the supervision of Meeka as an infant gaze coder.

Gillian Veralli

Gillian is a senior psychology and economics double major. She works under the supervision of Meeka as an mom gaze coder.

Kyla Wickens

Kyla is a senior in the CAMEL lab. She is on the mom gaze coding team, supervised by Meeka.

LAB PHOTOS

  • Spring 2018

    Spring 2018

  • Child Coding team Fall 2016

    Child Coding team Fall 2016

  • Rachel Brenner's honors defense Spring 2018

    Rachel Brenner's honors defense Spring 2018

  • 2016 Honors Students

    2016 Honors Students

  • Andy's Honors Thesis

    Andy's Honors Thesis

  • Mimi's Honors Thesis
  • Dr. Goodman and lab staff members

    Dr. Goodman and lab staff members

  • Hannah's master's thesis poster

    Hannah's master's thesis poster

  • Dr. Goodman and Meeka with her master's thesis poster

    Dr. Goodman and Meeka with her master's thesis poster