Postdoctoral Program Participants

Current Postdoctoral Associates

Whitney C. Brown, PhD

Postdoctoral Fellow

Clinical Psychology

Phone: (716) 887-2218

Email: wbrown@ria.buffalo.edu

Liana S.E. Hone, PhD

Postdoctoral Fellow

Clinical, Social, and Evolutionary Psychology

Phone: (716) 887-2242

Email: lhone@ria.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 a Project Support Specialist in the UB School of Nursing and also runs her own career coaching business.

Amy L. Brown, PhD, is now with the Department of Psychology of the University of Louisiana at Lafayette.

Amy M. Buddie, PhD, is the Associate Director for Graduate Student Support and Undergraduate Research and Creative Activity at Kennesaw State University in Georgia and is collaborating with CRIA’s Dr. Kathleen A. Parks on her study of women bar drinkers and risks for HIV.

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

Corey C. Crane, PhD, is now with the Department of Biomedical Sciences at Rochester Institute of Technology.

Ronda L. Dearing, PhD, is a Visiting Research Professor in the Graduate College of Social Work at the University of Houston.

Jaye L. Derrick, PhD, is now an Assistant Professor 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 now an Assistant Professor 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 an Assistant Professor with the Department of Psychology at 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 Associate Professor at the University of Alaska Anchorage’s Department of Clinical-Community Psychology.

Kerry Grohman, PhD, is now affiliated with the VA-Western New York Healthcare System.

Amy Hequembourg, PhD, has received a NIAAA-funded Mentored Research Scientist Career Development Award to study gender and sexual identity differences in alcohol use and victimization from a sexual minority stress perspective.

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 Executive Director of the Butler Center for Research at Hazelden Betty Ford’s headquarters in Center City, Minnesota. 

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

Ash Levitt, PhD, now works in private industry.

Natasha Mendoza, MSW, PhD, is now with the College of Public Programs at Arizona State University in Phoenix.

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 now an Assistant Professor at Coloradao State University in Fort Collins.

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

Samara L. Rice, PhD, is now working as a Data Manager/Statistician at RIA.

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 now the Director of the Clinical Psychology Internship Training Consortium at the University of Mississippi Medical Center.

Monica C. Skewes, PhD, is now an Assistant 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 now with the Substance Abuse Clinic, VA Ann Arbor Healthcare System, and the Department of Psychiatry, University of Michigan.