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Depression Research and Treatment Program

Department of Psychology

John E. Roberts, Ph.D., Director
Park Hall, Buffalo, NY 14260-4110, USA
Phone: (716) 645-0184; Email: robertsj@buffalo.edu

Current Personnel

John E. Roberts, Ph.D., Director
B.S. Psychology, University of Massachusetts at Amherst (1986)
Ph.D. Psychology, University of Pittsburgh (1994)
Dr. Roberts received his Ph.D. from the University of Pittsburgh in 1994 after completing his clinical internship at the University of Chicago Medical School. He is currently an associate professor of clinical psychology at the University at Buffalo. Dr. Roberts serves as an associate editor for Cognition & Emotion, is a past associate editor of Cognitive Therapy and Research, and is on the editorial boards of Personality and Individual Differences, Cognitive Therapy and Research, and AIDS Patient Care and STDs. He teaches the Adult Treatments course to doctoral students in clinical psychology, provides clinical supervision in the clinical program's practicum sequence, and frequently teaches an undergraduate course in Mood Disorders.
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Yoonhee Kyung, M.A.
B.A. Psychology, Seoul National University
M.A. Clinical Psychology, Seoul National University
Current doctoral student
Yoonhee is interested in investigating how particular ways of thinking, feeling, and remembering personal events relate to vulnerability for depression. In particular, she is interested in topics such as rumination, concrete processing, emotional experience, and autobiographical memory. She hopes that research on these topics will help further clarify principles of adaptive functioning in relation to depression.

Daniel Moritz
B.A. Psychology, The University of Arizona
Current doctoral student
Daniel is interested in investigating social-interpersonal phenomena as both risk factors and consequences of depression. His recent research has examined the relationship between depression and social phenomena such as mental illness stigma, as well as examining how depression may influence interpersonal perception and meta-perception. He hopes to build upon this research with the aim of developing a widely-deliverable public health intervention designed to reduce depression stigma.

Meghan Bauer
B.A. Psychology, The University at Buffalo
Current masters student
Meghan is interested in the mechanisms underlying depression, particularly the role depressive rumination plays in impairment. Her current research focuses on the effect of ruminative processing mode (i.e., abstract/evaluative and concrete/experiential thinking styles) on different types of executive functioning.

Eve Rosenfeld
B.A. Psychology, Boston University
Current doctoral student
Eve is a first year doctoral student of clinical psychology. During her undergraduate education she completed an honors thesis at Dr. David Barlow's Transdiagnostic Treatment Lab at the Center for Anxiety Related Disorders. She is interested in rumination, which she views as a transdiagnostic process, and its role in the onset and maintenance of depression. She is particularly interested in the natural course of ruminative episodes, as well as the potential use of smartphone technologies in the treatment of depression for individuals with high trait rumination.

Doctoral Student Alumni

Kathryn Bottonari, Ph.D., Section Chief of the Substance Abuse Treatment Center, Ralph H. Johnson VA Medical Center, Charleston, South Carolina

Christine Calmes, Ph.D., Staff Psychologist, Baltimore VA Medical Center

Andrea Chronis-Tuscano, Ph.D., Professor, Department of Psychology, University of Maryland

Jeffrey Ciesla, Ph.D., Associate Professor, Department of Psychology, Kent State University

David Direnfeld, Ph.D., Director of Centre for Cognitive Behaviour Therapy, Toronto

Stephanie Gamble, Ph.D., Assistant Professor, Department of Psychiatry, University of Rochester Medical Center

Todd Kashdan, Ph.D., Professor, Department of Psychology, George Mason University

Morgen Kelly, Ph.D., Psychologist, VA Pittsburgh Healthcare System

James Prisciandaro, Assistant Professor, Medical University of South Carolina

Anne Shapiro, Ph.D., Practicing Psychologist, Maryland

Paula Yanes-Lukin, Ph.D., Postdoctoral fellow, New York State Psychiatric Institute

Chrystal Vergara-Lopez, Ph.D., Post-doctoral Fellow, Brown University

Past Visiting Scholars

Gonzalo Hervas, Ph.D., Visiting doctoral student from University of Madrid, Spain (5/02 - 8/02)

Shouxin Li, Ph.D., Visiting faculty from Shandong Normal University, Jinan, China (8/08 - 1/09)