Predoctoral Trainees

 No Photo Name: Chris Fong
Education: Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology, Anticipated 2025, SDSU/UCSD Joint Doctoral Program
M.A. in Psychology, 2018, SDSU; B.S. in Science Psychology, 2009, UCSD
Mentor: Andrea Spadoni
Research Interest: Neural correlates of craving and treatment outcomes in alcohol use disorders and PTSD.
 No Photo 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: Margie Hernandez Mejia
Education: Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology, Anticipated 2024, SDSU/UCSD Joint Doctoral Program
M.A. in Psychology, 2014, B.A. in Psychology, 2010, University of North Carolina Wilmington
Mentor: Joanna Jacobus and Susan Tapert
Research Interest: Family history of alcohol use disorder and risk-related decision making in adolescents.
 No Photo Name: Maulika Kohli
Education: Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology, Anticipated 2024, SDSU/UCSD Joint Doctoral Program
B.A. in Psychology, 2016, University of Minnesota
Mentor: David Moore
Research Interest: Impact of alcohol use on neurocognitive and psychosocial outcomes in people living with HIV.

Postdoctoral Trainees

Name: Laika Aguinaldo
Education: Ph.D. in Social Work, 2017, Norfolk State University
Mentors: Joanna Jacobus and Susan Tapert
Research Interest: Influence of alcohol and marijuana on adolescent suicidality.
Name: Ruth Klaming
Education: Ph.D. in Psychology, 2019, Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam
Mentors: Andrea Spadoni and Sonya Norman
Research Interest: Impact of co-morbid alcohol use disorder and posttraumatic stress disorder on brain structure and function.
Name: Connor McCabe
Education: Ph.D. in Child Clinical Psychology, 2019, University of Washington
Mentors: Tamara Wall and Susan Tapert
Research Interest: Understanding the development of self-regulation and the cultural and contextual factors which shape its association with substance use and disorder; advancing quantitative methods central to the study of addictive behaviors.
Name: Natasha Wade
Education:
Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology, 2018 University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee
Mentors:
Susan Tapert and Joanna Jacobus (Previously Kara Bagot)
Research Interest: 
Impact of alcohol and cannabis use during adolescence on brain-behavior relationships, and factors that may moderate these effects (e.g., gender, potency, psychiatric symptoms).