People

Director:

Jeffrey M. Spielbergjmsp@.udel.eduCV

Office: 307 McKinly Laboratory
Phone: 302.831.7078

Dr. Spielberg is Assistant Professor of Clinical Science in the Department of Psychological and Brain Sciences at the University of Delaware. Dr. Spielberg completed his doctoral work in Clinical Psychology at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, followed by a postdoctoral fellowship in the Institute for Personality and Social Research (IPSR) and the Institute for Human Development (IHD) at the University of California, Berkeley. Before coming to UDel, Dr. Spielberg was Associate Director of Neuroimaging Analysis Development in the Neuroimaging Research for Veterans Center at VA Boston.

 

 

Co-Investigators:

Naomi Sadeh – nsadeh@udel.edu

Dr. Sadeh is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Psychological and Brain Sciences at the University of Delaware. Her work tries to understands why people engage in risky, impulsive, and self-destructive behavior, with a special emphasis on elucidating how personality factors and sensitivity/ resiliency to life stress contributes to these harmful behaviors. She studies mental disorders in adulthood that are marked by severe self-regulation deficits (e.g., psychopathy, antisocial personality disorder, post-traumatic stress disorder, substance use disorders) and related public health problems (e.g., suicidal behavior, violence, substance use, criminal behavior). She collaborates with the lab on projects involving self-regulation. 

 

 

 

Graduate Students:

Melanie Matyimmatyi@psych.udel.edu

Melanie Matyi is a second year clinical graduate student in the CAD lab. Before coming to UDel, she received her B.S. in Neuroscience at the University of Pittsburgh. Her research focuses on understanding how affective systems interact with other regulatory systems (i.e., emotion X cognition interactions) with the goal of identifying the ways in which these interactions go awry in mental illness.

 

 

 

Hung-Wei “Bernie” Chen – hbchen@udel.edu

Bernie Chen is a first-year clinical graduate student in the CAD lab. Before coming to UDel, he received his B.S. in Psychology at Stony Brook University (SUNY). His research interests pertain to understanding disturbances in brain networks related to anxiety and depression, with foci on adolescence and peer relationships.

 

 

 

 

Lab Managers:

Leah Church recently graduated from Temple University where she received her B.A. in Psychology with a minor in Cognitive Neuroscience. She plans to attend graduate school to pursue a Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology. Her main research interests include internalizing disorders in children and adolescents as well as psychopathy and criminal behavior in adult populations

 

 

Samantha Rodriguez. Before working in the CAD Lab, Samantha received her B.S. in Neuroscience and B.A. in Sociology from UD. She plans on attending graduate school to pursue a career in research. She is interested in understanding possible neural networks relating decision-making, aggression, and callousness in violent offenders.

 

 

 

 

 

Undergraduate Students:

Emily Heilner is an undergraduate research assistant in the CAD lab. She is currently attending UD, majoring in Neuroscience.

 

 
 

 

 

 

Frequent Collaborators:

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