Trainees

Current Trainees

Pre-doctoral                  Post-doctoral

Previous Trainees

Pre-doctoral                  Post-doctoral

 

Current Trainees

Pre-doctoral Trainees

Trainee Education Mentors
Scott Gaupensperger Scott Graupensperger M.A., Psychology; M.Ed., Kinesiology, Bowling Green State University Rob Turrisi
Bethany Bray
Anna Hochgraf Anna Hochgraf M.S., HDFS, Penn State Greg Fosco
Stephanie Lanza
Emily LaBraico Emily LoBraico B.A., Syracuse University Greg Fosco
Bethany Bray
Grace Mak Hio Wa Mak M.S.Sc., University of Macau

Greg Fosco
Stephanie Lanza
Michael Russell

Griselda Martinez Griselda Martinez M.A., General Experimental Psychology, California State University Mayra Bamaca
Zita Oravecz
Ashley Sanders Ashley Sanders M.S., Health and Exercise Science, Colorado State University David Conroy
Michael Russell
Natalia Van Doren Natalia Van Doren M.S., Psychology, Penn State Robert Roeser
Zita Oravecz
Roisin White Roisin White M.S., Trinity College Dublin

Lisa Gatzke-Kopp
Stephen Wilson
Nilam Ram

Mengya Xia Mengya Xia M.Ed., Penn State Greg Fosco
Bethany Bray

 

Post-doctoral Trainees

Trainee Education Mentors
Hannah Allen Hannah Allen
(2018-current)
Ph.D., University of Maryland Jennifer Maggs
Stephanie Lanza
Ashley Linden-Carmichael
John Felt John Felt
(2018-current)
Ph.D., UC Merced Michael Russell
Joshua Smyth
Ben Bayly Ben Bayly
(2017-current)
Ph.D., Washington State Sara Vasilenko
Karen Bierman
Jamie Gajos Jamie Gajos
(2017-current)
Ph.D., Florida State Michael Russell
Bo Cleveland
David Vanderbergh

 

Previous Trainees

Pre-doctoral Trainees

Trainee Education Mentors Current Position
Jessica Braymiller Jessica Braymiller
(2016-2018)
M.S., Penn State Steven Branstetter
Stephanie Lanza
Research Assistant, The Methodology Center
Eric Layland Eric Layland
(2016-2018)
M.S., Brigham Young Linda Caldwell
Nilam Ram
Research Assistant, The Methodology Center
Lindsay Potter Lindsay Potter
(2016-2018)
M.P.H., Drexel Josh Smyth
Stephanie Lanza
Postdoc Fellow, School of Medicine, University of Utah
Jonathan Reader Jonathan Reader
(2016-2018)
M.S., Penn State Jennie Noll
Kari Kugler
Research Assistant, Child Maltreatment Solutions Network, Health and Human Development
Nicole Roberts Nicole Roberts
(2016-2018)
M.S., University of Bath Diana Fishbein
Chuck Geier
Zita Oravecz
Graduate Assistant, HDFS
Mojdeh Motamedi Mojdeh Motamedi
(2015-2017)
M.S., Penn State Linda Caldwell
Damon Jones
Postdoctoral Fellow at University of California San Diego School of Medicine, Child and Adolescent Services Research Center (CASRC) in the Department of Psychology
Sarah Perzow Sarah Perzow
(2015-2017)
M.S., Penn State Martha Wadsworth
Bethany Bray
Graduate Student, Penn State
Emily Waterman Emily Waterman
(2015-2017)
M.S., Penn State Meg Small
Damon Jones
Post-Doctorate Researcher, Prevention Innovations Research Center, College of Liberal Arts, University of New Hampshire
Kamila Dvorakova Kamila Dvorakova
(2014-2016)
M.S., Columbia Mark Greenberg
Eric Loken
Graduate Student, HDFS, Penn State
Amanda Griffin Amanda Griffin
(2014-2016)
B.S., Virginia Tech Sy-Miin Chow
H. Harrington Cleveland
Postdoctoral Fellow, Prevention Science Institute, University of Oregon
David Lydon David Lydon
(2014-2016)
B.A., Trinity College Lisa Gatze-Kopp
Charles Geier
Nilam Ram
 
Postdoctoral Researcher, Dani Bassett's Complex Systems Group, Department of Bioengineering, University of Pennsylvania
Brandon McDaniel Brandon McDaniel
(2014-2015)
B.S., Brigham Young Mark Feinberg
Sliwinski
Assistant Professor in Human Development and Family Science (HDFS) in the Department of Family and Consumer Sciences at Illinois State University
Rose Wesche Rose Wesche
(2014-2016)
B.A., Oberlin Scott Gest
Eva Lefkowitz
Rachel Smith
Postdoctoral Fellow, Center for AIDS Intervention Research, Medical College of Wisconsin
Tomorrow Wilson Tomorrow Wilson
(2014-2016)
M.S., West Virginia  Stephanie Lanza
Robert Turrisi
Postdoctoral Research Fellow in the Addiction Center, Department of Psychiatry, University of Michigan 
Phylicia Bediako Phylicia Bediako
(2013-2015)
B.S.P.H., U of North Carolina at Chapel Hill Rhonda BeLue
Donna Coffman
Postdoc NYU Center for Drug Use and HIV Research Behavioral Sciences Training in Drug Abuse Research 
Brea Burger Brea Burger
(2013-2014)
M.S., University of Rhode Island Pat Koch
Rachel Smith
Market Research Analyst, Apple
Megan Maas Megan Maas
(2013-2015)
B.A., California State-Sacramento Sara Vasilenko
Jennie Noll
Assistant Professor, HDFS, Michigan State University
Jiangxiu Zhou Jiangxiu Zhou
(2013-2015)
B.Med. Peking  Donna Coffman
John Graham
Statistician, GlaxoSmithKline
Katherine Bamberger Katherine  Hemady (Bamberger)
(2012-2014)
B.A., St. Mary's  Mark Greenberg
Nilam Ram
Research Scientist, Research & Evaluation Group at Public Health Management Corporation
Lauren Connoll Lauren Connell Bohlen
(2012-2014)
B.S., Penn State Linda Caldwell
John Graham
Assistant Professor, Department of Kinesiology, The University of Rhode Island
Jacqueline Cox Miller Jacqueline Cox Miller
(2012-2014)
B.S., Fordham Ed Smith
Linda Caldwell
Donna Coffman
Senior Research Scientist, Geospacial and Population Studies, University of New Mexico
David DuPuis David DuPuis
(2011-2013)
M.S., Penn State Lisa Gatze-Kopp
Nilam Ram
Data Scientist at HBO
Jason Scott Jason Scott
(2011-2013)
M.A.,University of Tennessee, Knoxville Linda Caldwell
John Graham
Assistant Professor, Dept. of Kinesiology, Recreation & Sports Studies, University of Tennessee
Elizabeth Weybright Elizabeth Weybright
(2011-2013)
M.S., Indiana  Linda Caldwell
Nilam Ram
Assistant Professor & Statewide Adolescent Extension
Specialist, Washington State University
Yao Zheng Yao Zheng
(2011-2013)
M.S., Penn State Bo Cleveland
Molenaar
Assistant Professor in the Faculty of Arts’ Department of Psychology at the University of Alberta
Stephanie Bradley Stephanie Bradley
(2010-2012)
M.S., Penn State Coatsworth
Rovine
Research Faculty, Penn State
Daniel "Max" Crowley Daniel Crowley
(2010-2012)
M.S., Penn State Mark Greenberg
Linda Collins
Assistant Professor of Human Development and Family Studies, Penn State University
Lauren Molloy Lauren Molloy Elreda
(2009-2011)
M.S., Penn State Scott Gest
Nilam Ram
Research Assistant Professor of Education, Curry School of Education and Human Development, University of Virginia
Deborah Temkin Deborah Temkin
(2009-2011)
M.A., Penn State Scott Gest
D. Wayne Osgood
Senior Program Area Director, Education Research, Child Trends
Beau Abar Beau Abar
(2008-2010)
M.S., Penn State Robert Turrisi
Eric Loken
Associate Professor, University of Rochester
Jochebed Gayles Jochebed Gayles
(2008-2010)
M.S., Penn State Coatsworth
Stephanie Lanza
Research and Evaluation Analyst, EPISCenter, Penn State
Mary Lai Rose Mary Lai Rose
(2008-2010)
M.S., Penn State Ed Smith
Linda Collins

Program Manager for the Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion, Office of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion, University of Michigan

Melissa Lippold Melissa Lippold
(2008-2010)
M.S., Penn State Mark Greenberg
Linda Collins
Assistant Professor, School of Social Work, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
Caitlin Abar Caitlin Abar
(2007-2009)
M.S., Penn State Robert Turrisi
Jennifer Maggs
Assistant Professor, The College at Brockport
Monique Faulk Monique Faulk
(2007-2009)
M.S., Penn State Coatsworth
Linda Caldwell
Student Counselor, University of Southern California
Hybrid High School
Jennifer Kam Jennifer Kam
(2007-2009)
M.S., Penn State Hecht
Miller-Day
Associate Professor, University of California, Santa Barbara
Amy Syvertson Amy Syvertsen
(2007-2008)
M.S., Penn State Mark Greenberg
Flanagan
Director, Applied Quantative Research & Senior Research
Scientist, Search Institute
Anita Younker Anita Younker
(2007-2008)
M.S., Penn State

Linda Caldwell
Ed Smith

Left academia
Lori Palen Lori Palen
(2006-2008)
M.S., Penn State Ed Smith
Linda Caldwell
Research Associate, Research Triangle Institute
(RTI) International
Melissa Tibbits Melissa Tibbits
(2006-2008)
M.S., Penn State Linda Caldwell
Ed Smith
Associate Professor, University of Nebraska Medical Center
Bethany Bray Bethany Bray
(2005-2007)
M.S., Penn State Linda Collins
Ed Smith

Associate Research Professor, Penn State
Associate Director, The Methodology Center
Associate Training Director, PAMT

Larissa Duncan Larissa Duncan
(2005-2007)
M.S., Penn State Mark Greenberg
Coatsworth
Elizabeth C. Davies Chair in Child & Family WellBeing and Associate Professor of Human Development and Family Studies in the School of Human Ecology at the University of Wisconsin-Madison 
Megan Patrick Megan Patrick
(2005-2007)
M.S., Penn State Jennifer Maggs
Ed Smith
Research Professor, Institute for Translational Research in Children’s Mental Health & Institute of Child Development, University of Minnesota
Brittany Rhoades Cooper

Brittany Rhoades Cooper
(2005-2007) 

M.S., Penn State Mark Greenberg
Stephanie Lanza
Associate Professor, Washington State University
Kelly Rulison Kelly Rulison
(2005-2007)
M.S., Penn State Scott Gest
Eric Loken
Associate Professor, Director of Graduate Studies, Department of Public Health Education, University of North Carolina at Greensboro

 

Post-doctoral Trainees

Trainee Education Mentors Current Position
Yuen Wai Hung Yuen Wai Hung
(2017-2018)

Ph.D., Johns Hopkins University

Max Crowley
Michael Russell
Postdoc, Wilfred Laurier University in Waterloo, Canada
Bridget Weymouth Bridget Weymouth
(2016-2018)
Ph.D., University of North Carolina Greg Foscoe
Bethany Bray
Assistant Professor of Human Development and Family Studies, University of Alabama
Peter Rivera Peter Rivera
(2016-2017)
Ph.D., Florida State

Jennie Noll
Bethany Bray

Assistant Professor, Director of Internships, Seattle Pacific University
Kate Guastaferro Katelyn Guastaferro
(2016-2017)
Ph.D., Georgia State Jennie Noll
Linda Collins
Assistant Research Professor, The Methodology Center, Penn State
Megan Schuler Megan Schuler
(2014-2015)
Ph.D., Johns Hopkins

Donna Coffman
Bethany Bray
Stephanie Lanza
Ed Smith

Associate Policy Researcher, RAND Corporation 
Pedro Wolf Pedro Wolf
(2014-2015)
Ph.D., University of Arizona

H. Harrington Cleveland
Runzi Li

Research Facilitation Laboratory, Army Analytics Group
Melissa Boone Brown Melissa Boone Brown
(2013-2015)
Ph.D., Columbia  David Almeida
Stephanie Lanza
Microsoft, Redmond, WA
Rebecca Evans Polce Rebecca Evans-Polce
(2013-2016)
Ph.D., Johns Hopkins Jennifer Maggs
Stephanie Lanza
Assistant Research Scientist, Department of Health Behavior and Biological Sciences, University of Michigan School of Nursing
Michael Russell Michael Russell
(2013-2015)
Ph.D., University of California-Irvine Stephanie Lanza
Jennifer Maggs
Josh Smyth
Assistant Professor, Biobehavioral Health, Penn State
Anne Fairlie Anne Fairlie
(2012-2014)
Ph.D., University of Rhode Island Stephanie Lanza
Jennifer Maggs
Acting Assistant Professor in the Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences at the University of Washington
Angela Henneberger Angela Henneberger
(2012-2014)
Ph.D., University of Virginia Scott Gest
Donna Coffman
Research Assistant Professor, School of Social Work,
University of Maryland
Keri Jowers Keri Jowers
(2011-2013)
Ph.D., Johns Hopkins Stephanie Lanza
Mark Greenberg
Research Statistician, Maryland State Department of Education
Sara Vasilenko Sara Vasilenko
(2011-2013) 
Ph.D., Penn State  Stephanie Lanza
Ed Smith
Assistant Professor, Department of Human Development and Family Science, Syracuse University
Suellen Hopfer Suellen Hopfer
(2009-2011)
Ph.D., Penn State Stephanie Lanza
Hecht
Assistant Professor, University of California-Irvine
Heather Wadlinger Heather Wadlinger
(2009-2011)
Ph.D., Brandeis Gatze-Kopp
Nilam Ram
VP, Research & Strategy, Merit
Jacqueline Wiersma Jacqueline Wiersma
(2008-2010)
Ph.D., University of Texas Tech Jennifer Maggs
H. Harrington Cleveland
Associate Professor, School of Human Environmental Sciences, University of Arkansas
Chakema Carmack Chakema Carmack
(2007-2010)
Ph.D., Wichita State Emilie Smith
Rhonda BeLue
Assistant Professor, University of Houston
Michael Cleveland Michael Cleveland
(2005-2008)
Ph.D., Iowa State Mark Greenberg
Linda Collins
Associate Professor, Human Development, Washington State University
Donna Coffman Donna Coffman
(2005-2008)
Ph.D., University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill Schafer
Edward Smith
Assistant Professor, College of Public Health, Temple University
Robert Petrin Robert Petrin
(2005-2008)
Ph.D., University of Chicago Farmer
Schafer
Senior Vice President, Ipsos Public Affairs