Emily Kenyon, B.A.
Emily is a first-year doctoral student in the Clinical Psychology PhD program. She grew up in Monmouth, Oregon and earned her B.A. in psychology at Columbia University in 2016. As an undergraduate, Emily was a research fellow in the Lab of Intergroup Relations and the Social Mind. Most recently, she was a research coordinator under Dr. Steven Dobscha in the Center to Improve Veteran Involvement in Care (VA Portland Health Care System), where her continued interest in preventive approaches toward mental and behavioral health care was shaped by the team’s focus on health promotion and lethal means safety interventions for Veterans at risk for suicide. In addition to mechanisms underlying psychopathology, she is interested in understanding biopsychosocial factors that influence self-regulation, goal-oriented behaviors, and resilience across the lifespan. She is excited to have joined the TRAC Lab to improve health risk behaviors among adolescents (e.g. substance use) and the quality of developmentally appropriate interventions for this age group.