Alumni

Alumni information
NameMentorAreaYearCurrent Position
Sylvia RusnakBarrLCN2020Senior Research Analyst, US Social Impact position in the Content Research Department at Sesame Workshop
Adam WeinbergerGreenLCN2020Joint postdoc position in Anjan Chatterjee’s lab at the University of Pennsylvania and the Georgetown Laboratory for Relational Cognition
Alyssa MikytuckWoolardJoint2020Postdoctoral Research Associate for the Social and Decision Analytics Division of the University of Virginia’s Biocomplexity Institute
Marisa PutnamCalvertJoint2019Research Associate at MEF Associates
Kevin CarriereMoghaddamJoint2019Assistant Professor of Psychology at Washington and Jefferson College
Christina PadillaRyanJoint2019Society for Research in Child Development State Policy Postdoctoral Fellow
Kruti VekariaMarshLCN2019Senior Research Scientist at Imagining Human
Charles LynchVaidyaLCN2018Postdoctoral Associate in Neuroscience in the Brain and Mind Research Institute at Weill Cornell Medicine
Alaina PearceVaidyaLCN2017Postdoctoral fellowship in the Department of Nutritional Sciences at the Pennsylvania State University
Erika FountainWoolardHDPP2017Assistant Professor of Psychology at the University of Maryland Baltimore County
Elise CardinaleMarshLCN2017Postdoctoral fellow in the Development & Affective Neuroscience Section at the National Institute of Mental Health
Kristin Brethel-HaurwitzMarshLCN2016Postdoctoral fellow in the Kable Lab at the University of Pennsylvania
Nicole SenftChentsova-DuttonJoint2016Postdoctoral position in the Karmanos Cancer Institute’s Population Studies & Disparities Research Program at Wayne State University
Anna MarkowitzRyanJoint2016Assistant Professor at the UCLA Graduate School of Education & Information Studies
Laura ZimmermannBarrHDPP2016Education Researcher at SRI International’s Center for Learning and Development
Zachary WarrenMoghaddamJoint2016Director for Policy and Research, The Asia Foundation, Kabul, Afghanistan
Elisabeth McClureChentsova-DuttonHDPP2015Research Specialist at The LEGO Foundation
Chelsea StillmanHowardLCN2015Postdoctoral position in the Brain Aging & Cognitive Health Laboratory at the University of Pittsburgh
Melissa RichardsCalvertJoint2015Postdoctoral Fellow in the Child and Family Research Section at the Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute of Child Health and Child Development
Eun-Soo ChoiChentsova-DuttonHDPP2014Assistant Professor at Korea University
Sarah VidalWoolardJoint2014Senior Study Director, Child Welfare and Justice, Westat
Cristina NovoaMoghaddamJoint2014Early Childhood Researcher at SRI International
Katherine GambleHowardLCN2014National Research Council Post-Doctoral Fellow with Army Research Lab at Aberdeen Proving Ground
Eric MurphyVaidyaLCN2013Program Officer in Division of Translational Research at the National Institute of Mental Health
Natalie BritoBarrHDPP2013Assistant Professor of Applied Psychology at NYU Steinhardt
Anna MikulakPhillipsLCN2012Scientific Communications Editor (National Institute of Mental Health) at Kelly Service
Beth MeloyPhillipsJoint2012Senior Research and Policy Analyst, Co-Leader Early Childhood Education Team, Learning Policy Institute, Palo Alto, CA.
Jessica Petok (Simon)HowardLCN2011Assistant Professor of Psychology at Saint Olaf College
Amanda Staiano (Exner)CalvertJoint2010Associate Professor at Pennington Biomedical Research Center; Director of Pediatric Obesity and Health Behavior Laboratory; Assistant Professor Adjunct in Department of Psychology at Louisiana State University 
Devon Brost OskvigPhillipsLCN2010Scientific Review Officer, Biobehavioral & Behavioral Processes (BBBP) IRG, Center for Scientific Review, NIH
Melanie StollstorffVaidyaLCN2010Assistant Professor of Psychology at Florida International University
Beth ZackBarrHDPP2010Outreach Specialist for the Institute for Learning & Brain Sciences at The University of Washington
Alexis LauricellaCalvertJoint2010Assistant Professor and director of the Technology in Early Childhood Center at the Erikson Institute
Hayley ClearyWoolardJoint2010Assistant Professor of Criminal Justice in the L. Douglas Wilder School of Government and Public Affairs at Virginia Commonwealth University
Ilana BennettHowardLCN2009Assistant Professor of Psychology at the University of California, Riverside
Amy LowensteinPhillipsJoint2009Project Director in Department of Psychology at Fordham University
Naomi LeeMoghaddamHDPP2009Associate Researcher at WIDA Consortium Research, Wisconsin Center for Education Research, University of Wisconsin-Madison
Nancy CrowellPhillipsHDPP2009Adjunct Associate Professor in Department of Human Science at Georgetown University
Kelly BarnesVaidyaLCN2008Adjunct Instructor of Psychology at San Jacinto College
Sam HarvellWoolardJoint2008Principal Policy Associate with the Justice Policy Center at the Urban Institute

**The “Joint” designation indicates the person earned a Master in Public Policy from the McCourt School in addition to a PhD in the HDPP concentration.**

***This information is current to the best of our knowledge. If you are an alumnus and would like to update your information, please email Molly Anderson.***