Lab Members

CARE Lab Members

Current Graduate Students

kathy lin

Kathy Lin, BA;

My research interests consist of examining body image within a cultural context, looking at how body image may be impacted by cultural influences and perceptions. As an Asian American, I am especially curious as to how cultural beliefs, values, and parenting styles may play a role in body image in women and men in Asian cultures. As for teaching and clinical interests, I have had experience parallel to teaching in my undergraduate career (was a tutor) and have enjoyed such experiences. I would like to try to experience teaching a course myself and in the future, supervise others in a clinical setting. I would like to become competent working with both children and adults. Through previous volunteer experience, I have enjoyed working with both types of populations and so I hope to learn skills concerning these two populations clinically. Also, I would like to be adept in different disorders or clinically impairing experiences relevant to each population.

Anjie Jain 2016

Angie Jain, MA

My primary research interest broadly pertains to the roles of emotion concepts and implicit bias in psychopathology and its treatment using a cross-cultural framework. Given the complexity of these constructs, I am interested in utilizing mixed-methods (particularly behavioral, neurophysiological and naturalistic assessments; EMA). My secondary interest involves the adaptation and evaluation of Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT) in an attempt to identify constructs that either facilitate or complicate the course of treatment.

Pankhuri Aggarwal 2017

Pankhuri Aggarwal, MA

I am interested in studying the constructs of happiness and well-being across culture. I am also intrigued by how the professional identity of a clinician/clinical trainee might impact the expression and subsequent management of their emotions. My clinical interests are centered on depression and anxiety disorders. Currently, I am investigating the perspectives of clinicians on the usefulness of diagnostic markers (primarily developed for the western population) in the diagnosis and treatment of depression in the Indian context.

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McKenna Freeman

My clinical and research interests are focused on children, adolescents, and families from racially/ethnically diverse groups, with particular interest in Latinx populations. Broadly, I am interested in the impact of culture on psychopathology within these groups. More specifically, I am interested in racial/ethnic socialization within families and the impact of stressors such as discrimination. I also have an interest in investigating the cultural values that serve as protective factors for these groups.


Nikhil Singh 2020

Nikhil Singh, BA

My clinical and research interests are centered on youth and families from minoritized backgrounds. More specifically, I am interested in studying the cultural contexts of suicidality among Asian/Asian American youth and the implications of these contexts for youth suicide interventions. Concurrently, I have a growing research interest in using implementation science strategies to increase the adoption and sustainment of evidence-based practices in low-resourced domestic and international settings. I am thrilled to explore my interests at Miami University.

Current Undergraduate Students

  • Andrew Martinez
  • Bethany Ekeh
  • Caitlin Kissel
  • Jacob David
  • Kevin McGovern
  • Mallory Overberg
  • Sadie Hartzell
  • Shannon Seabolt
  • Sravanthi Vanga

Undergraduate student research

Undergraduate students in our lab participate in ongoing research projects and pursue their own projects in the form of a departmental honors thesis, or through Miami University awards such as the Dean’s Scholar Award, Doctoral-Undergraduate Opportunities Scholarship, and Undergraduate Summer Scholar Award. Students typically present their honors thesis at national conferences, and many of these honors theses are published in peer-reviewed journals. If you are interested in participating in our research lab, please complete CARE Lab undergraduate research assistant application.