Alumni

Alumni Information

**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 McGeady.***

Name Mentor Area Year Current Position
Marisa Putnam Calvert Joint 2019 Research Associate at MEF Associates
Kevin Carriere Moghaddam Joint 2019 Post-doctoral James Marshall Public Policy Fellowship from the Society for the Psychological Study of Social Issues
Christina Padilla Ryan Joint 2019
Society for Research in Child Development State Policy Postdoctoral Fellow
Kruti Vekaria Marsh LCN 2019 Senior Research Scientist at Imagining Human
Charles Lynch Vaidya LCN 2018 Postdoctoral Associate in Neuroscience in the Brain and Mind Research Institute at Weill Cornell Medicine
Alaina Pearce Vaidya LCN 2017 Postdoctoral fellowship in the Department of Nutritional Sciences at the Pennsylvania State University
Erika Fountain Woolard HDPP 2017 Assistant Professor of Psychology at the University of Maryland Baltimore County
Elise Cardinale Marsh LCN 2017 Postdoctoral fellow in the Development & Affective Neuroscience Section at the National Institute of Mental Health
Kristin Brethel-Haurwitz Marsh LCN 2016 Postdoctoral fellow in the Kable Lab at the University of Pennsylvania
Nicole Senft Chentsova-Dutton Joint 2016 Postdoctoral position in the Karmanos Cancer Institute’s Population Studies & Disparities Research Program at Wayne State University
Anna Markowitz Ryan Joint 2016 Assistant Professor in Department of Education at the University of California, Los Angeles
Laura Zimmermann Barr HDPP 2016 Education Researcher at SRI International’s Center for Learning and Development
Zachary Warren Moghaddam Joint 2016 Director for Policy and Research, The Asia Foundation, Kabul, Afghanistan
Elisabeth McClure Chentsova-Dutton HDPP 2015 Research Specialist at The LEGO Foundation
Chelsea Stillman Howard LCN 2015 Postdoctoral position in the Brain Aging & Cognitive Health Laboratory at the University of Pittsburgh
Melissa Richards Calvert Joint 2015 Postdoctoral Fellow in the Child and Family Research Section at the Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute of Child Health and Child Development
Eun-Soo Choi Chentsova-Dutton HDPP 2014 Assistant Professor at Korea University
Sarah Vidal Woolard Joint 2014 Senior Study Director, Child Welfare and Justice, Westat
Cristina Novoa Moghaddam Joint 2014 Early Childhood Researcher at SRI International
Katherine Gamble Howard LCN 2014 National Research Council Post-Doctoral Fellow with Army Research Lab at Aberdeen Proving Ground
Eric Murphy Vaidya LCN 2013 Program Officer in Division of Translational Research at the National Institute of Mental Health
Natalie Brito Barr HDPP 2013 Assistant Professor of Applied Psychology at NYU Steinhardt
Anna Mikulak Phillips LCN 2012 Scientific Communications Editor (National Institute of Mental Health) at Kelly Service
Beth Meloy Phillips Joint 2012 Senior Research and Policy Analyst, Co-Leader Early Childhood Education Team, Learning Policy Institute, Palo Alto, CA.
Jessica Petok (Simon) Howard LCN 2011 Assistant Professor of Psychology at Saint Olaf College
Amanda Staiano (Exner) Calvert Joint 2010 Assistant 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 Oskvig Phillips LCN 2010 Scientific Review Officer, Biobehavioral & Behavioral Processes (BBBP) IRG, Center for Scientific Review, NIH
Melanie Stollstorff Vaidya LCN 2010 Assistant Professor of Psychology at Florida International University
Beth Zack Barr HDPP 2010 Outreach Specialist for the Institute for Learning & Brain Sciences at The University of Washington
Alexis Lauricella Calvert Joint 2010 Assistant Professor and director of the Technology in Early Childhood Center at the Erikson Institute
Hayley Cleary Woolard Joint 2010 Assistant Professor of Criminal Justice in the L. Douglas Wilder School of Government and Public Affairs at Virginia Commonwealth University
Ilana Bennett Howard LCN 2009 Assistant Professor of Psychology at the University of California, Riverside
Amy Lowenstein Phillips Joint 2009 Project Director in Department of Psychology at Fordham University
Naomi Lee Moghaddam HDPP 2009 Associate Researcher at WIDA Consortium Research, Wisconsin Center for Education Research, University of Wisconsin-Madison
Nancy Crowell Phillips HDPP 2009 Adjunct Associate Professor in Department of Human Science at Georgetown University
Kelly Barnes Vaidya LCN 2008 Adjunct Instructor of Psychology at San Jacinto College
Sam Harvell Woolard Joint 2008 Principal Policy Associate with the Justice Policy Center at the Urban Institute