People, Present and Past



(More Lab Pictures at Bottom)


Lab Director

E. David Klonsky, PhD, Professor
Department of Psychology, University of British Columbia


Graduate Students

Boaz Saffer, Clinical Internship
Research Interests: suicide, including executive functioning, impulsivity, neurocognitive deficits; Three-Step Theory of suicide

Tianyou Qiu, 5th year
Research Interests: suicide, decision-making, phenomenology of suicide

Arezoo Shahnaz, 3rd year
Research Interests: suicide, perfectionism, eating disorders

Mikayla Pachkowski, 2nd year
Research Interests: suicide, including assessment, coping, and dissociation

Titania Dixon-Luinenburg, Incoming 2020
Research Interests: suicide, ecological momentary assessment


Graduate Students Emeritus

Catherine (Cassie) R. Glenn, PhD
Current Position: Assistant Professor, Old Dominion University

Anna Weinberg, PhD
Current Position: Assistant Professor, McGill University

Alexis May, PhD
Current Position: Assistant Professor, Wesleyan University

Sarah Victor, PhD
Current Position: Assistant Professor, Texas Tech University

Anita Hibbert, PhD
Current Position: Postdoctoral Fellow, St. Joseph's Healthcare Hamilton



Undergraduate and Post-Baccalaureate Research Assistants

At any given time the lab is home to between 10 and 30 undergraduate and post-baccalaureate students serving as research assistants, directed studies students, honours students, and volunteers.


Selected Undergraduate Lab Members Emeritus

Maggie Schluter
Next Position: Clinical Psychology Graduate Student, University of Calgary

Robin Richardson
Next Position: Clinical Psychology Graduate Student, University of British Columbia

Sumeet Mutti
Next Position: Cognitive Psychology Graduate Student, University of British Columbia

Amy Ho
Next Position: Health Psychology Graduate Student, University of British Columbia

Marina Le
Next Position: Clinical/Forensic Psychology Graduate Student, University of British Columbia-Okanagan

Naiomi Neufeld
Current Position: Corrections Officer

Kathryn Lalonde
Next Position: Behavioural Neuroscience Graduate Student, University of British Columbia

Brittany Speed
Next Position: Clinical Psychology Graduate Student (Advisor: Greg Hajcak Proudfit), Stony Brook University

Carol Chu
Next Position: Clinical Psychology Graduate Student (Advisor: Thomas Joiner), Florida State University

Lynne Lieberman
Next Position: Intramural Research Training Award, National Institutes of Health, Section on Neurobiology of Fear and Anxiety

Saad Khan
Next Position: Medical Resident, Psychiatry, Tufts University, Boston, MA

Jennifer O'Loughlin
Next Position: Medical Student, The Commonwealth Medical College (MD earned May 2015)

Kristina Budhram
Next Position: Counselor, YAI/NIPD (National Institute for People with Disabilities)

Alyssa DiPadova
Next Position: Project Director, NDP Group, (earned MA in Industrial/Organizational Psychology, Hofstra University, 2011)

Alexandra Columbus
Next Position: Editor, Advances in Psychology Research, Nova Publishers

Philip Yeung
Next Position: Research Coordinator, Columbia University Medical Center

Josh Cooper
Next Position: Doctoral Student, Behavioral Analysis, Queens College, NY.

Brittany Audley
Next Position: Medical Student, Temple University School of Medicine

Jared Kean McIntyre
Next Position: Clinical/Forensic Psychology Graduate Student, John Jay University, deceased October 2009.


High-School Students Emeritus

Stephanie Shea
Next Position: undergraduate at Cornell University




Collaborators Past and Present

Alexis May, Wesleyan University

Brian D'Onofrio, Indiana University

Katie Dhingra, Leeds Beckett University

Craig Bryan, Ohio State University

Kim O'Brien, Simmons

Laurence Claes, Catholic University of Leuven

Greg Hajcak, Florida State University

Nancy Heath, McGill University

Stephen Lewis, University of Guelph

Jennifer Muehlenkamp, University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire

Barry Walsh, The Bridge of Central Massachusetts

Jason Washburn, Northwestern University, Alexian Brothers


More Pictures!



1st Biweekly Grad Lab Happy Hour of the 2020 Pandemic



First Lab Meeting of 2018!



Meeting Kevin Hines!


Outside the psych building


Lab Laser Tag!



Lab Lunch



Lab Trivia Night!



Lab outing to an Escape Room!