The IMPACT Lab studies environmental and biological influences on the development and trajectory of bipolar spectrum disorders. Topics of particular interest include subclinical presentations of mood disorders in youth, the factors that predict the trajectory of mood symptoms over time, and using technology to overcome limitations in psychological science and to disseminate evidence-based care to those under served by traditional mental health services.
Core Lab Members
Anna VAN METER, Ph.D.
Anna received her Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. She is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry at the NYU Grossman School of Medicine. She is also an adjunct Associate Professor at The Feinstein Institutes for Medical Research and the Zucker School of Medicine at Hofstra/Northwell.
Aubrey BORGEN, Ph.D.
Aubrey received her Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology at Central Michigan University and completed her clinical internship at the University of Louisville School of Medicine. She has conducted research on media/technology use in youth, and how caregivers can mitigate negative impacts of technology. She is a postdoctoral fellow in the IMPACT Lab.
Rena FERRARA, B.S.
Rena received her B.S. in Business Administration from the Ohio State University and recently completed the Columbia University Psychology Post-Baccalaueate Program. She has contributed to research on child development and is interested in how smartphone use is associated with adolescent mental health. She is a research coordinator for the IMPACT Lab.
Lara PRIZGINT, M.S.Ed
Lara received her M.S.Ed in Clinical Mental Health Counseling from St. John’s University. She is a licensed Mental Health Counselor in New York State. She is a Clinical Research Coordinator in the Psychiatric Neuro Center of The Zucker Hillside Hospital at Northwell Health and a part-time Clinical Research Coordinator for NYU Langone Health.
Chunlin is a junior at Barnard College pursuing a bachelor’s degree in Psychology and East Asian Studies. She is interested in how sociocultural factors shape adolescent mental health. She is a volunteer research assistant for the IMPACT Lab.
Cristina D'ANNA, B.F.A
Cristina received her B.F.A. from New York University. She has contributed to research on neurodevelopmental and language-based learning disorders in children. She is the Psychology Training Program Coordinator at NYU Langone Health and a volunteer research assistant for the IMPACT Lab.
Anni LIU, B.A.
Anni received her B.A. in Psychology from New York University. She has contributed to research on race and culture in children and adolescent psychiatry, and organizational skills training in children with ADHD. She is an intake coordinator at NYU Langone Health and a volunteer research assistant for the IMPACT Lab.
Elizabeth MULVIHILL, B.S.
Elizabeth received her B.S. in Applied Psychology from New York University. She has contributed to research on language development and therapeutic alliance in adolescents. She is a volunteer research assistant for the IMPACT Lab.
IMPACT Lab Emeritus
Neha AGRAWAL, Psy.D.
Neha graduated in 2019 after completing her internship at Cambridge Health Associates.
Michelle CHU, Psy.D.
Michelle graduated in 2018 after completing her internship at Columbia University Medical Center.
Jun Min KOAY, Psy.D.
Jun Min graduated in 2021 after completing his his clinical internship at the University of Miami.
Stephanie LEMOR, Psy.D.
Stephanie graduated in 2016 after completing her internship in the counseling center at Pace University.
Eleanor TRIPP, Psy.D.
Ellie graduated from Wright State University in 2020 after completing her internship at UT-Knoxville.
Ellen ANDERSON, B.S.
Ellen received her B.S. in Child Psychology from the University of Minnesota. She is currently a doctoral student at the University of South Dakota.
Lara FRIEDRICH, Psy.D.
Lara graduated in 2016 after completing her internship at Bronx Psychiatric Center.
Patricia LEE, Psy.D.
Melissa ROED, Psy.D.
Melissa graduated in 2019 after completing her internship at the Veterans Affairs New Jersey Health System.
Charlotte UTSCHIG, B.S. Charlotte is currently completing her Master's in Social Work at NYU and working as an Intake Coordinator at the Child Study Center.
Eliana BAUMAN, M.A.
Eliana graduated from Stern College for Women. She is a doctoral student in clinical psychology at Fairleigh Dickinson University.
Liat GORELICK, B.A.
Liat received her B.A. in neuroscience and psychology from Queens College. She is currently a doctoral student at Farleigh Dickinson University.
Yana LECHTMAN, Psy.D.
Yana graduated in 2019 after completing her internship at Mainmonides Medical Center.
Miranda ROSENBERG, Psy.D.
Miranda graduated in 2020 after completing her internship at Mt. Sinai Department of Psychiatry/Neuropsychology.
Shira WEIN, B.A.
Shira received her B.A. in psychology with a concentration in neuroscience from Stern College for Women. She is currently a doctoral student at Long Island University.
Lauren YANG, M.A.
Lauren is currently completing her clinical internship at San Jose State University Counseling and Psychological Services.