Postdoctoral Program Participants

Current Postdoctoral Associates

Liana S.E. Hone, PhD

Postdoctoral Fellow

Clinical, Social, and Evolutionary Psychology

Phone: (716) 887-2242

Email: lhone@buffalo.edu

Nichole M. Sell, PhD

Postdoctoral Fellow

Social Psychology

Phone: (716) 887-2240

Email: nmsell@buffalo.edu

Mauricio Suárez, PhD

Postdoctoral Fellow

Pharmacology and Toxicology

Phone: (716) 887-6828

Email: msuarez@buffalo.edu

Michelle J. Zaso, PhD

Postdoctoral Fellow

Clinical Psychology

Phone: (716) 887-2488

Email: mjzaso@buffalo.edu

Previous Postdoctoral Program Participants

Gina M. Bellavia, PhD, is Assistant Director of College Access Programming, Graduate School of Education, UB.

Amy L. Brown, PhD, is Associate Professor and Department Head in the Department of Psychology of the University of Louisiana at Lafayette.

Whitney C. Brown, PhD, currently works as a Research Scientist at CRIA.

Amy M. Buddie, PhD, is the Director of the Office of Undergraduate Research and Professor of Psychology at Kennesaw State University in Georgia

Felipa T. Chavez, PhD, is now with the Department of Psychology at the Florida Institute of Technology in Melbourne, Florida.

Cory C. Crane, PhD, is Assistant Professor with the Department of Biomedical Sciences at Rochester Institute of Technology and a Behavioral Health Psychologist at Canandaigua Veteran Affairs Medical Center..

Ronda L. Dearing, PhD, is Senior Director of Research and Evaluation for Brené Brown Education and Research Group.

Jaye L. Derrick, PhD, is Associate Professor and Director, Social Processes Lab, in the Social Psychology Department at the University of Houston.

Jennifer Fillo, PhD, is now a Research Assistant Professor at the University at Buffalo.

Brent Finger, PhD, is is Associate Professor of Psychology in the Psychology Department at Montana State University at Billings.

Carlos G. Finlay, PhD, is currently working as a Clinical Psychologist for the Miami VA Healthcare System.

Amy M. Gancarz, PhD, is Associate Professor with the Department of Psychology, California State University, Bakersfield.

Stephanie Godleski, PhD, is now an Assistant Professor of Psychology at the Rochester Institute of Technology.

Vivian M. Gonzalez, PhD, is an Professor at the University of Alaska Anchorage’s Department of Psychology.

Kerry Grohman, PhD, is a Clinical Neuropsychologist with the VA-Western New York Healthcare System.

Amy Hequembourg, PhD, is Associate Professor in the University at Buffalo’s School of Nursing.

Kimberly Kamper-DeMarco, PhD, is now an Assistant Professor in the Department of Psychology at Buffalo State College.

Audrey A. Klein, PhD, MBA, is the Senior Clinical Director, SUD and OUD at Pear Therapeutics, Inc.  

Cathy Lau-Barraco, PhD, is Associate Progessor with the Psychology Department at Old Dominion University in Norfolk, Virginia.

Ash Levitt, PhD, now works in private industry.

Natasha Mendoza, MSW, PhD, is Director, Center for Applied Behavioral Health Policy at Watts College of Public Service & Community Solutions and Associate Professor in the School of Social Work at Arizona State University.

Daniel Popoola, PhD, is now affiliated with UB’s Jacobs School of Medicine as a medical student working toward his medical degree.

Mark A. Prince, PhD, is Assistant Professor in the Department of Psychology and Associate Director of Addiction Counseling at Colorado State University.

Brady A. Reynolds, PhD, is now an Associate Professor in the Department of Behavioral Science at the University of Kentucky College of Medicine.

James Rice, PhD, is now a Postdoctoral Scholar in the Department of Biological Chemistry and Pharmacology at The Ohio State University.

Samara L. Rice, PhD, is Assistant Professor in the Department of Psychology at the State University of New York at Oswego.

Robert C. Schlauch, PhD, is now an Assistant Professor in the Department of Psychology at the University of South Florida.

Julie A. Schumacher, PhD, is Professor and Vice Chair of Education, Department of Psychiatry and Human Behavior, University of Mississippi Medical Center.

Monica C. Skewes, PhD, is Associate Professor in the Department of Psychology at Montana State University.

Jonathan Trinidad, PhD, is now an Assistant Professor in the Department of Sociology at the Point Loma Nazarene University in San Diego, California.

Ken Wakabayashi, PhD,  is now an Assistant Professor in the Department of Psychology at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln.

Jamie J. Winters, PhD, is associate chief, mental health and Chief Psychologist VA Ann Arbor and Clinical Assistant Professor in the Department of Psychology at the University of Michigan.