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Scientific Advisory Board


Jeffrey Jensen Arnett, PhD, Research Professor of Psychology, Clark University, http://jeffreyarnett.com

Mihaly Csikszentmihalyi, PhD, Distinguished Professor of Psychology and Management, Claremont Graduate University

Gerd Gigerenzer, PhD, Director Emeritus, Center for Adaptive Behavior and Cognition, and Harding Center for Risk Literacy, Max Planck Institute for Human Development, Berlin

Sigrid S. Glenn, PhD, Regents Professor Emeritus, University of North Texas

Steven C. Hayes, PhD, Foundation Professor, Department of Psychology, University of Nevada, Reno

Melbourne F. Hovell, PhD, MPH, Distinguished Professor of Public Health, Graduate School of Public Health, San Diego State University; Director, Center for Behavioral Epidemiology and Community Health

Kennon A. Lattal, PhD, Centennial Professor of Psychology, University of West Virginia

Lewis P. Lipsitt, PhD, Emeritus Professor of Psychology, Medical Science and Human Development, Brown University

Elizabeth Loftus, PhD, Distinguished Professor of Psychology and Social Behavior, University of California, Irvine

Stephen W. Porges, PhD, Distinguished University Scientist, Kinsey Institute, Indiana University Bloomington; Research Professor, Department of Psychiatry, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, http://stephenporges.com

J. E. R. Staddon, PhD, James B. Duke Distinguished Professor Emeritus of Psychology and Neuroscience, Duke University 

Bruce A. Thyer, PhD, LCSW, BCBA-D, Distinguished Research Professor, College of Social Work, Florida State University

Philip G. Zimbardo, PhD, Professor Emeritus of Psychology, Stanford University, http://zimbardo.com

 

Institutional Review Board


Daniel Moriarty, PhD, IRB Chair; Professor of Psychology, University of San Diego

Steven Cesare, PhD; Industrial Psychologist, The Harvest Group

Kenneth D. Keith, PhD; Professor Emeritus, Department of Psychological Sciences, University of San Diego

Annette Kujawski Taylor, PhD; Professor, Department of Psychological Sciences, University of San Diego

Rebekah Wanic, PhD; Lecturer, Department of Psychological Sciences, University of San Diego

 

Distinguished Research Fellows


P.Scott RICHARDS BW 162x194P. Scott Richards, PhD., retired in 2019 as professor of counseling psychology at Brigham Young University and is the Director of Research for the Center for Change in Orem, Utah. His research encompasses spirituality, eating disorders, online assessment, and mental health, and his many publications include authored and edited books published by the American Psychological Association. 

 

MARK RUNCO 162x194 BWMark A. Runco, PhD, Torrance Professor of Creative Studies, University of Georgia; Founder and Editor, Creativity Research Journal; co-editor, Encyclopedia of Creativity.

 

 

 

 

 

Research Psychologists


Teresa Buccheri, PhD
Beth Coke, PhD
Ayanna Cummings, PhD, MBA
Harris L. Friedman, PhD
Gerald S. Graham, PsyD, MBA
Victor N. Karandashev, PhD
Sébastien Montel, PhD
N. Bruce Walton, PhD, MBA
Brooke Wilken, PhD
Ping Zheng, MD, PhD

Research Associates


Jeana Arter-Passy, MA
Victoria S. Brown, MA
Joseph Dorri, MA
Josh Klein, MPS
Cathryn L. Leff, LMFT
Holly Stead, MSc
Michelle Voillot, MC
Hongyu (Olivia) Wang, MS

Staff



Michelle Voillot 162x197Michelle Voillot, M.C., Assistant Director. Michelle is a tech savvy psychology graduate. While completing her master’s degree in counseling psychology, she taught information technology and management of information systems at the University of Alberta. Additionally, she worked in private practice providing counseling services to adults and teens. Since relocating to San Diego, Michelle has been passionate about research and is currently researching online manipulation with Dr. Robert Epstein. In her spare time, Michelle enjoys volunteering for the Women’s Resource Center providing advocacy services for victims of sexual assault. She hopes to pursue a doctoral degree in clinical psychology.

  

SANDI SHANER BW 162x205Sandi Shaner, Director of Development. Sandi has a lengthy background in business development and nonprofit fundraising. She earned a degree in psychology from San Diego State University, and will be pursuing graduate studies in the Fall of 2021. She is a contributor to the Best Selling book, "the Rise," by Greg S. Reid, and is a working musician. Her journey to find answers related to the health and well being of her special needs daughter and led her to a path of research and service. Her goal at AIBRT is to connect the vision of our research with those who are willing to give support.

 

EPSTEIN-headshot w mike-cropped-BW-163x194Robert Epstein, PhD, Senior Research Psychologist. Epstein is a research scientist and media professional, as well as the author of 15 books and more than 300 articles on psychology-related topics, including empirical studies in Science, Nature, Psychological Science, and The Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences. A PhD of Harvard University under B. F. Skinner, Dr. Epstein is the former editor-in-chief of Psychology Today and is the founder and Director Emeritus of the Cambridge Center for Behavioral Studies. He has also hosted several national radio programs, most recently "Psyched!" on Sirius/XM between 2005 and 2008. Follow him on Twitter by clicking here: @DrREpstein. His c.v. can be downloaded here (PDF). For further information, visit https://drrobertepstein.com.

 

Brian Meredith-headshot-BW-163x194Brian Meredith, Managing Director. Meredith came to AIBRT after a much-honored advertising agency career spanning three continents. He is a former Vice President of Benton & Bowles, New York; a founding member and Director of the International Creative Team at McCann-Erickson, New York; and was Executive Vice President of the Philadelphia office of Earle Palmer Brown. He has held key positions at J. Walter Thompson and McCann-Erickson in Sydney, Australia, and at both L.P.E. and Garland-Compton in his home town of London, England. Please note: On Thanksgiving Day, 2017, Brian passed away from complications related to the sudden onset of pneumonia. We will miss him greatly.

 

Recent and current interns: Jessica Aceret, University of California San Diego; Savannah Aries, University of California Los Angeles; Emma Arroyo, University of Southern California; Vatche Bahudian, University of California San Diego; Sebastian Barajas, St. John's College; Sara Bock, Point Loma Nazarene University; Maria Bordyug, University of California San Diego; Rebecca Carter, Grinnell University; Ya-Han Chen, University of California San Diego; Yijing Chen, Rice University; Philip Cheung, University of California Irvine; Khadizhat Dakaeva, University of California Los Angeles; Miki Ding, University of California Berkeley; Matea Djokic, University of California San Diego; Aurora Dolorfino, Point Loma Nazarene University; Megan Drew, Missouri State University; Nicole Edmonds, University of California San Diego; Jenelle Epstein, Mira Costa College; Wendy Gao, University of Chicago; Anna Ginther, University of California Berkeley; Ciara Giordani, University of California Santa Barbara; Sofia Godoy, University of California San Diego; Kelly Grebbien, California Baptist University; Megan Elan Ho, Scripps College; Yuxiang Hou, University of Southern California; Connan Houser, University of Richmond; Yunyi Huang, University of California San Diego; Justin Huynh, University of California San Diego; Timothy Hwang, University of California San Diego; Seojin Hyun, University of California San Diego; Samiya Ijaz, University of California Riverside; Arriell Jackson, Point Loma Nazarene University; Hannah Kim, University of California San Diego; Jane Kim, Loyola Marymount University; Moonjung Kim, University of California San Diego; Gina Kirkish, University of California San Diego; Jordan Krikorian, University of California San Diego; Arnaud Laprais, University of California Santa Barbara; Megan Lao, University of California San Diego; Christopher Le, University of California Irvine; Natalie Le, University of California San Diego; Lee R. Lee, University of California San Diego; Vivian Lee, University of California Santa Cruz; Lauren N. Lewark, University of California San Diego; Mhairi London, University of California San Diego; Michael Lothringer, California Polytechnic University, San Luis Obispo; Jeremy Martinez, Point Loma Nazarene University; Martha Martinez, University of California San Diego; Megan McNamara, University of San Diego; Paul McKinney, University of California San Diego; Miyako McLaughlin, University of California Los Angeles; Xiaowen Mei, University of California San Diego; Jonathan Mejia, University of California San Diego; Roger Mohr, University of California San Diego; Christine Mourani, Columbia University; Priyanka Nanayakkara, University of California Los Angeles; Patricia Natalie, University of California Los Angeles; Agelique Nguyen, San Diego State University; Emily Olson, Wellesley College; Mayuri Pandit, Loma Linda University; Daniel Hyun Gyu Park,University of California Santa Cruz; Lauren Peirson, University of California San Diego; Adam Peng, University of California San Diego; Victoria Phan, University of California San Diego; Camille Reid, University of the South Pacific; Haley Rubin, Emory University; Lucy Ryall, Loyola University; Alyssa Salcedo, California Baptist University; Zoë Scandalis, University of Southern California; Marie Sckocheva, University of California San Diego;  Sandi Shaner, San Diego State University; Rachel Smith, Chapman University; Chelsea Song, University of California Berkeley; Holly Stead, King's College London; Kendyl Stewart, University of Southern California; Dayna Stout, University of California Berkeley; Cong Sun, University of California San Diego; Xin Tong, University of California San Diego; Felix Tran, University of California San Diego; Rachel Uda, University of California San Diego; Tyler Vasconcellos, University of California San Diego; Rebecca Vered, California State University, San Marcos; Sanika Walimbe, University of California San Diego; Ruixiao Wang, University of California Los Angeles; Makena Westbrook, University of California Santa Cruz; Ivy Wong, University of California San Diego; Wi Wu, University of California San Diego; Vanessa Zankich, University of California San Diego; Hanwen Zhang, University of California San Diego


Recent and current research assistants: Prateek Bonsal; Katherine Huynh, University of California San Diego; Santiago Palacios, University of California San Diego; Vishaarad Sharan

 

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