Alumni and Placements

Uniformed Services University

Lab Alumni

Lab Alumni

Graduate Students

Jeffery Martin

Jeffery Martin, Ph.D., Maj, USAF

Graduate Student, 2006-2011
Dissertation: A Cluster Analysis Typology of Suicide in the United States Air Force
Current Position: Chief, Psychological Applications, 22 Special Tactics Squadron, Washington

 

Shannon Branlund

Shannon Branlund, Ph.D., Maj, USAF

Graduate Student, 2005-2012
Dissertation: Deployment and Psychological Correlates of Suicide-Related Ideation and Behaviors for a Sample of U.S. Airmen and Marines
Current Position: Mental Health Flight Commander, 325th Medical Operations Squadron, Tyndall Air Force Base, Florida

Brianna George

Brianne George, Ph.D., Maj, USAF

Graduate Student, 2008-2014
Dissertation: An Examination of Gender Differences, Clinical Characteristics, and Risk Indicators for Suicide among Service Members Hospitalized for Suicide Ideation versus Suicide Attempts
Current Position: Chief, Mental Health, Installation Suicide Prevention Program Manager

 

Kristen Kouchanski

Kristen Kochanski-Ruscio, Ph.D., LT, USN

Graduate Student, 2009-2014
Dissertation: A Prospective Comparative Study to Examine the Association among Suicide Attempt Status, Psychiatric Factors, and the Wish to Die/Wish to Live
Current Position: Navy Psychologist

Graham Sterling

Graham Sterling, Ph.D., LT, USN

Graduate Student, 2009-2014
Dissertation: Psychometric Properties and Factor Structure of the Male Gender Role Stressor Inventory
Current Position: Navy Psychologist; Research Psychologist, USUHS, Maryland

Marcus VanSickle

Marcus VanSickle, Ph.D., LT, USN

Graduate Student, 2011-2016
Dissertation: Development and Psychometric Evaluation of the Military Suicide Attitudes Questionnaire (MSAQ)
Current Position: Navy Psychologist, Fort Belvoir Community Hospital, Virginia

 

Postdoctoral Fellows 

Daniel Cox

Daniel Cox, Ph.D.

Postdoctoral Fellow, 2009-2011
Current Position: Assistant Professor, Department of Educational and Counseling Psychology and Special Education, The University of British Columbia

 

Farrah Greene-Palmer

Farrah Greene-Palmer, Ph.D.

Postdoctoral Fellow, 2009-2011
Current Position: Assistant Professor, Medical Ethics and Medical Psychology, Medical University of the Americas, Nevis, West Indies

 

Rachael A. Lunt

Rachael A. Lunt, Ph.D.

Postdoctoral Fellow, 2010-2011; Psychologist 2011-2012
Current Position: Registered Psychologist, Vancouver CBT Centre

 

Christina Schendel

Christina Schendel, Ph.D.

Postdoctoral Fellow, 2010-2011; Psychologist 2011-2012
Current Position: Psychologist, Booz Allen Hamilton

 

John Dennis

John Dennis, Ph.D.

Postdoctoral Fellow and Clinical Coordinator, 2011-2012
Current Position: Clinical Psychologist, Capital Institute for Cognitive Therapy

 

Patricia Spangler

Patricia Spangler, Ph.D.

Postdoctoral Fellow, 2011-2013
Current Position: Research Assistant Professor, Center for the Study of Traumatic Stress, Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences

 

Kasaan Holmes

Kasaan Holmes, Ph.D.

Postdoctoral Fellow, 2012-2013
Current Position: Psychologist, The Wake Kendall Group

 

Lauren Matthews

Lauren Matthews, PsyD

Research Associate / Postdoctoral Fellow, 2012-2013
Current Status: Psychologist, Woodbridge Therapy Group, Pivotal Psychological Services, LLC

 

Jaime Carreno

Jaime Carreno, Ph.D.

Postdoctoral Fellow, 2011-2013; Psychologist 2013-2014
Current Status: Captain, United States Army; Research Psychologist

 

Laura Neely

Laura Neely, Ph.D.

Postdoctoral Fellow, 2011-2013; Psychologist 2013-2016
Current Status: Research Personnel Psychologist, Defense Suicide Prevention Office

 

Research Personnel

Kathryn Lou, Ph.D.
Lab Position: Research Assistant, 2006-2010
Current Status: Clinical Psychology Resident, ReMed

Victoria Franz, Ph.D.
Lab Position: Research Assistant, 2006-2007
Current Status: Psychologist, Wilmington VA Medical Center

Melinda Moore, Ph.D.
Lab Position: Research Assistant, 2007-2009
Current Status: Assistant Professor, Eastern Kentucky University

Kristen Kochanski, Ph.D.
Lab Position: Laboratory Manager, 2008-2009
Current Status: Navy Psychologist

Elisabeth Carlin, Ph.D.
Lab Position: Research Assistant, 2007-2012
Current Status: Psychologist, Washington DC VA Medical Center

MK Yeargin, M.A.
Lab Position: Research Assistant, 2008-2010
Current Status: Go Challenge Co-Founder, http://www.gointeractivechallenge.com/home/

Edwin Szeto, B.S.
Lab Position: Laboratory Manager, 2010-2011
Current Status: Ph.D. Candidate in Medical Psychology, Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences

Kathryn DeYoung, M.A.
Lab Position: Research Assistant, 2010-2013
Current Status: Executive Officer, Consortium for Health and Military Performance, Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences

Lauren Testa, MPH
Lab Position: Laboratory Manager, 2011-2012
Current Status: Consultant, The Lewin Group

Joanna Zuercher, B.A.
Lab Position: Research Assistant, 2011-2012
Current Status: Ph.D. Candidate in Experimental Psychology, University of Arkansas

Katherine Brazaitis, Ph.D.
Lab Position: Research Assistant, 2011-2012
Current Status: Psychologist

Rene Lento, Ph.D.
Lab Position: Research Assistant, 2011-2012
Current Status: Psychologist

Heather Rodney, M.S.
Lab Position: Research Assistant, 2011-2012
Current Status: Social and Behavioral Sciences Research Analyst, Maryland

Cara Blevins, B.A.
Lab Position: Research Assistant, 2011-2013
Current Status: Ph.D. Candidate in Health Psychology, University of North Carolina, Charlotte

Joseph Grammer, B.A., B.S.
Lab Position: Research Assistant, 2011-2013
Current Status: Writer, http://josephgrammer.com/

Kari Koss, M.A.
Lab Position: Research Assistant, 2012-2015
Current Status: Research Associate, East Carolina University

Christina Yang, B.S.
Lab Position: Research Assistant, 2012-2015
Current Status: Program Specialist, Henry Jackson Foundation

Kathryn Holloway, Ph.D.
Lab Position: Research Assistant, 2013-2014
Current Status: Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology, Alliant International University

Kacie Armstrong
Lab Position: Research Assistant, 2014
Current Status: Ph.D. Candidate in Psychology, Cornell University

Gerard Markham, B.A.
Lab Position: Research Assistant, 2014
Current Status: Quantitative Research Assistant at Urban Institute

Victoria Colborn, B.S.
Lab Position: Research Assistant, 2014-2016
Current Status: Ph.D. Candidate in Clinical Psychology, Catholic University

Kathleen Caffery, B.A.
Lab Position: Research Assistant, 2014-2016
Current Status: Master's in Social Work Candidate, University of Pennsylvania