I am a clinical psychologist studying the relationships between mindfulness, rumination, impulsivity, and social interactions
in the context of borderline personality disorder (BPD) and substance use and abuse.
I am particularly interested in how anger rumination
may function to exacerbate negative affect and outcomes
within BPD, and using neuroimaging to explore these questions
in adolescents and adults.
I also conduct research on mindfulness assessment, with a
focus on innovative methods utilizing multidimensional
self-report assessments and developing task-based alternatives.
In particular, I am interested in the qualitative aspects of
mindfulness (such as nonjudgmental orientation to experience)
and how nonjudging may moderate the impact of present-centered awareness on a variety of outcomes.