Predoctoral Trainees

Name: Joe Happer
Education: Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology, Anticipated 2023, SDSU/UCSD Joint Doctoral Program
B.A. in Psychology, 2011, San Diego State University
Mentor: Ksenija Marinkovic
Research Interest: Using multimodal imaging to investigate the effects of alcohol on the underlying neural correlates of cognition.
Name: April C. May
Education: Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology, Anticipated 2022, SDSU/UCSD Joint Doctoral Program
M.A. in Psychology, 2016, San Diego State University
B.A. in Psychology and Philosophy, 2009, University of San Diego
Mentor: Susan Tapert
Research Interest: The impact of alcohol and substance use on adolescent neurodevelopment.
Name: Robert Lyons
Education: Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology, Anticipated 2022, SDSU/UCSD Joint Doctoral Program
B.S. in Psychology, 2011, Seattle University
Mentor: Sonya Norman
Research Interest: Behavioral treatment development and outcome research in co-occurring alcohol use disorders and PTSD.
Name: Rowan Saloner
Education: Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology, Anticipated 2022, SDSU/UCSD Joint Doctoral Program
B.S. in Neurobiology, Physiology and Behavior, 2013, University of California, Davis
Mentor: Mariana Cherner
Research Interest: Neurobehavioral outcomes associated with co-occurring alcohol and methamphetamine use in the context of HIV infection.

Postdoctoral Trainees

Name: Kelly E. Courtney
Education: Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology, 2016, University of California, Los Angeles
M.A. in Psychology, 2009, San Diego State University
B.A. in Psychology, 2006, California State University, Long Beach
Mentors: Susan Tapert and Marc Schuckit
Research Interest: Neurobiological correlates of alcohol and substance use disorders. In particular, identification of functional patterns of brain activity which subserve subjective responses to alcohol and drugs.
Name: M. Alejandra Infante
Education: Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology, 2016, SDSU/UCSD Joint Doctoral Program
B.S. in Psychology, 2008, UC San Diego
Mentor: Jay Giedd
Research Interest: My research interests involve the application of different neuroimaging techniques, as well as neuropsychological and behavioral measures to better understand the impact of alcohol and other substances on brain-behavior relationships throughout the lifespan.