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Allison Borges

Allison is a fifth year working with Eddie Selby and Teresa Leyro. She is interested in the role of cognitive-affective vulnerabilities in the maintenance of substance use. Allison also hopes to extend her research into work on treatment development and dissemination for substance use and co-occuring disorders. Prior to graduate school, Allison received her B.A. in Psychology and Neuroscience from Boston University. As an undergraduate, she worked in the Translational Research Program with Dr. Michael Otto. Following graduation, she worked as a research assistant in the General Medicine Research Unit at Butler Hospital with Dr. Michael Stein. In both settings she worked on research examining risk factors for anxiety disorders, depression, and substance use in individuals receiving medication-assisted treatment for opioid dependence as well as for individuals living with HIV.

Kathryn Coniglio

Kathryn Coniglio is a third year student in the EmP lab. Broadly, Kathryn’s research focuses on eating disorders, and specifically the factors that give rise to compulsive exercise. She is also interested in emotion dysregulation, including positive emotion dysregulation. Prior to Rutgers, Kathryn earned a BA in clinical psychology from Tufts University, and worked as the clinical research coordinator for the Eating Disorders Clinical and Research Program at Massachusetts General Hospital. Kathryn also currently serves as the co-chair of the Early Career SIG in the Academy for Eating Disorders.

Joanne Kim

Joanne Kim is a second year clinical PhD student in the EmP lab. Her research interests focus on emotion regulation, non-suicidal self-injury, and suicide risk factors. Before coming to Rutgers, she received her B.A. in psychology from Dartmouth College and worked as a clinical research coordinator and lab manager for the Suicide Prevention Research Laboratory at the Stanford University School of Medicine.