Mia Grossman graduated from Duke University in 2023 with a B.S. in Neuroscience and minors in Chemistry and Political Science. At Duke, she performed 3 years of neuroscience research on lemurs under the guidance of Dr. Christine Drea. Through her work in the Drea Lab, she graduated with distinction in neuroscience, completing a thesis on the neuroanatomical and neuroendocrine underpinnings of female social dominance. She also worked as a research assistant in the Derbyshire chemistry lab studying novel aspects of malaria parasite biology with the hopes of identifying draggable targets. Mia is broadly interested in neuropsychiatric and neurodevelopment disorders, and the application of neuroscience and neurobiology to psychiatric treatment for diseases including OCD. Mia currently works with Dr. Daniel Geller on studies of pediatric OCD and Tourette’s Syndrome. After MGH, Mia plans to attend medical school and pursue a career in neurology.
Clinical Research Coordinators
Jasmine Williams is a 2022 graduate of the University of Maryland. While there she pursued a
Bachelors of Science in Psychology with a Minor in Human Development. She worked as a RA
at the Maryland Psychotherapy Clinic and Research Lab (MPCRL) with Dr. Clara Hill where she
worked on an independent study investigating the usage of open and closed questions during
therapy. During the Summer of 2020, Jasmine was selected as a BSOS SRI research scholar by
Assistant Dean Dr. Kim Kickerson. She also worked as an RA at UMD’s Cognition and
Development Lab under Dr. Richard Prather and Dr. Hailey Gibbs. Her research interests include
depression interventions, anxiety and depression comorbidity, and resilience. Jasmine is
extremely excited to be working at CORD, and wants to become a clinical psychologist when
Simay Inci Ipek graduated from the University of Pennsylvania with a B.A. in Neuroscience and Psychology. At UPenn, she worked with Dr. Melissa Hunt on testing the acceptability and efficacy of a self-help mobile app for Irritable Bowel Syndrome patients called Zemedy. This mobile app delivered Cognitive Behavioral Therapy to IBS patients and was compared to an educational and relaxation training control app designed by the research team. She also worked in Dr. Ayelet Ruscio’s Anxiety and Depression lab to investigate the behavioral manifestations of the comorbidity of Major Depressive Disorder and Generalized Anxiety Disorder. At MGH, Simay wishes to improve her research skills and knowledge on anxiety and mood disorders. After MGH, Simay hopes to attend a Ph.D. program in the field of Clinical Psychology.
Rachel Quist graduated from Dartmouth College in 2022 with a B.A. in Psychology and English. At Dartmouth, she worked as a research assistant under the supervision of Nicholas Jacobson, PhD, where she contributed to research on digital phenotyping for depression and the development and training of a generative AI mental health chatbot. At CORD, Rachel works under the supervision of Jennifer Greenberg, PsyD and contributes to her work on OCD and related disorders as well as research on improving mental health in children and adolescents. Rachel plans to pursue a PhD in clinical psychology and a research-focused career. Her research interests include the development and implementation of scalable mental health solutions, especially those that can impact children, adolescents, and underserved communities.
Peyton Miyares graduated from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill with a B.A. in Psychology and minors in Spanish and Health and Society. At Carolina, she conducted a senior honors thesis on adversity and resilience among LGBTQIA+ young adults, as well as assisted on studies in Dr. Jonathan Abramowitz’s Anxiety and Stress Lab. Outside the lab, Peyton gained experience in clinical settings volunteering at the UNC Neurosciences Hospital and working for a psychology outpatient clinic. She was also involved in gender-based violence prevention work and received an award for her advocacy efforts on campus. Peyton’s overall interests are making research and care accessible to underserved populations, such as the LGBTQIA+ and LatinX communities. After MGH, Peyton plans to pursue a doctorate in clinical psychology and potentially work abroad.