Research Team

Huynh-Nhu (Mimi) Le, Ph.D.

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Graduate Students:


Sammy Dhaliwal

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Melissa Julian

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Melissa Julian is a third-year doctoral student in the Clinical Psychology Ph.D. program at GWU. She graduated from UCLA with a Bachelor of Arts in 2014. After graduating, she worked as a study coordinator and lab assistant in the Stress Processes in Pregnancy lab in the Health Psychology area at UCLA. Melissa's research focuses on factors that contribute to resilience in the context of perinatal mood and anxiety disorders. She also has clinical and research interests in acceptance and mindfulness-based interventions in perinatal and other medical populations.

Kantoniony Rabemananjara 

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Kanto is a second-year doctoral student in the Clinical psychology program at GWU. She is originally from Madagascar and she finished her undergraduate degree in Psychology at Georgetown University. After graduating, she did a 2-year post-bac Research Assistant Position at the Bradley Research Center affiliate of Brown University, and recently obtained her master's degree in Psychological Science with a focus in Children, Families, and Cultures at The Catholic University of America. At GWU, she's mainly involve din global mental health research, with a focus on perinatal mothers and young children at risk for mental health problems in sub-Saharan Africa. She hopes to help develop and enhance the cultural adaptation of evidence-based preventative interventions for mental health problems (depression, trauma, stress) during the perinatal period among underserved populations in developing countries. 

Research Assistants:

Prabhleen Aneja

Yaadira Brown

Aaron Buzek

Colleen Considine

Talia Feldman-Schwartz

Olukemi Green 

Kyra Inston

Isabel Nair

Varsha Parthasarathy

Diana Sankar

Dhanusha Subramani