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Project Coordinators + Research Assistants

Jeneen Bryant 

B.A. in Psychology and Cognitive Neuroscience, Temple University

Program Coordinator

Budget Manager

jeneen.bryant@temple.edu

Kristale Abdulla 

B.A., University at Albany, State University of New York

Kristale.abdulla@temple.edu

Kris joined the Mood and Cognition lab in the fall of 2021 as a research assistant. She received a B.A. in Psychology and Sociology from the University at Albany, SUNY. While in Albany, she worked under the mentorship of Dr. James Boswell in the Practice-Oriented Research Lab, conducting an honors thesis focusing on the interactions between technical and interpersonal factors in group therapy sessions, as part of a broader effort to study the implementation of a treatment protocol for eating disorders at the Renfrew Center. In the next few years, she hopes to learn more about her research interests, and to continue her studies at a PhD program for clinical psychology. In her free time, she enjoys cooking, reading, and hanging out with her cats.

Allyson Bisgay 

B.A. in Cognitive Neuroscience with a concentration in Personality & Individual Differences from Washington University in St. Louis

Project Coordinator

abisgay@temple.edu

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Arianna Cifone

B.A. in Psychology and Sociology, University at Albany, State University of New York

Research Assistant

Arianna.cifone@temple.edu

Arianna joined the Mood and Cognition lab as a Research Assistant in the Fall of 2021. Arianna received her BA in Psychology and Sociology from the University at Albany, State University of New York. Her honors thesis focused on racial disparities of undergraduate men regarding attitudes towards help-seeking and psychotherapy. Arianna worked under the mentorship of Dr. James Boswell and Adela Scharff, MA, in the Practice-Oriented Research Lab. After graduating, Arianna sought a research assistant position. Her research area interest is particularly with bipolar disorder, schizophrenia, and depression, as well as looking at racial disparities. In the next few years, she hopes to be a part of a doctoral program for clinical psychology. In her free time, Arianna enjoys hanging out with friends and family, watching movies, and trying new places to eat.

Carly Flaig

B.S. Psychology, B.A. English Writing – Nonfiction, University of Pittsburgh

Project Coordinator

carly.flaig@temple.edu

Carly joined the Mood and Cognition lab as the Project Coordinator in Fall 2021. She attended the University of Pittsburgh, where she received degrees in Psychology and English Writing. While a student at Pitt, she worked under the mentorship of Dr. Jennifer Steel in the Center for Excellence in Behavioral Medicine, studying biobehavioral oncology and anonymous organ donation. Her honors thesis focused on the role of adverse childhood experiences as a predictor of psychosocial and medical complications in cancer caregivers. Broadly, her research interests focus on mood disorders and stress, particularly the connection between stress and other aspects of wellness. She hopes to eventually pursue doctoral study in clinical psychology. In her free time, Carly enjoys yoga, watching movies, spending time with friends, and trying (and failing) to keep her new plants healthy.

Solomon Friedman

B.A. Psychology, McGill University

Research Assistant

Solomon.friedman@temple.edu

Solomon joined the Mood and Cognition Lab in the Fall of 2021 as a research assistant. He received a B.A. in Psychology from McGill University. During his time at McGill, Solomon worked in Dr. Kristy Robinson’s MILES Lab researching the motivational trajectories of undergraduate STEM students, as well as in Dr. Jake Burack’s MYST Lab, where he contributed to research on the mental health of First Nations youth and the attentional abilities of children with intellectual disabilities. He hopes to pursue doctoral studies in psychology within the next few years. In his free time, Solomon enjoys cooking, listening to music, practicing yoga, and the occasional puzzle. 

 

Jasmine Lam

M.S. in Psychology, University of Oregon

Research Associate
Database Manager
jasmine.lam@temple.edu