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Department of Psychology Welcomes New Faculty

Larissa Gaias

Larissa Gaias, Ph.D.

Larissa Gaias' research examines how school contexts can better support the development of students who have been historically marginalized, particularly youth of color and youth affected by violence. She focuses on integrating an equity lens into the development, implementation, and evaluation of school-based social-emotional, behavioral, and mental health interventions to reduce pervasive racial/ethnic disparities in educational outcomes. Please see Asst. Prof. Gaias’ Faculty Bio page for more information. 
Samantha Miadich

Samantha Miadich, Ph.D.

Through use of novel methodologies, advanced statistical modeling, and objective assessment, Samantha Miadich's program of research focuses on pediatric health psychology, specifically examining prevalent chronic conditions (e.g., asthma, sleep problems) from risk and resilience frameworks to delineate targets of intervention to improve child and adolescent outcomes. Please see Asst. Prof. Miadich’s Faculty Bio page for more information. 
Jiabin Shen

Jiabin Shen, Ph.D.

Jiabin Shen’s research is theory-driven and focuses on technology-assisted injury prevention and rehabilitation for children, adolescents, and young adults. His research utilizes cutting-edge technology, such as virtual augmented reality and functional near-infrared spectroscopy (fNIRS). Please see Asst. Prof. Shen’s Faculty Bio page for more information.