Lab Members

Leadership

Bio Profile

Tami Sullivan

Principal Investigator

Associate Professor of Psychiatry

Director, Family Violence Research and Programs

Biography

Dr. Sullivan’s program of research centers on individual- and system-level factors that affect the mental and physical health of women victims of intimate partner violence (IPV). At the individual level, she conducts risk and protective factor research and is particularly interested in applying micro-longitudinal designs such as experience sampling methods and conducting research that informs the development of interventions to be implemented in community settings. Specifically, Dr. Sullivan...

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Members

Bio Profile

Clinesha Johnson

Research Assistant & Facilitator

Biography

Ms. Johnson is a 3rd-year graduate student at the University of Hartford’s Graduate Institute of Professional Psychology where she is pursuing a Psy.D in clinical psychology. In 2012, she received her Master’s of Education in Clinical Mental Health Counseling from Springfield College. During that time, she interned at The Center for Human Development, a juvenile justice facility where she engaged adolescent’s in individual and DBT-based group therapies. Currently, she is a research assistant in...

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Enna Khondkaryan

Research Assistant

Biography

Enna is a research assistant in Dr. Sullivan’s area of Family Violence Programs and Research, particularly on a grant funded by the national Institute of Justice which focuses on protection orders and their effects on victims and their children. She is also a co-facilitator for the Family Violence Education Program, a court-mandated, psycho-educational program for first-time domestic violence offenders. In May 2012, Enna completed her Masters of Social Work from Columbia University in New York...

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Tara McPartland

Research Associate II

Biography

Tara is a Research Associate in the Department of Psychiatry and serves as the Project Manager for several of Dr. Sullivan’s studies. Tara has Master’s Degree in Social Work and Public Health from the University of Washington. She has over twelve years of experience in both clinical interviewing and project management and coordination in Women’s Health Research. Her prior research was focused on Sexually Transmitted Infections (STIs), Cardiovascular Disease and Substance Use in women. For the...

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Courtney Peasant

Postdoctoral Fellow in Epidemiology

Biography

Courtney Peasant earned her Ph.D. in clinical psychology at The University of Memphis. She completed her pre-doctoral internship at the Duke University Medical Center with a concentration in health psychology. Currently, she is a NIMH T-32 funded postdoctoral fellow at the Center for Interdisciplinary Research on AIDS at the Yale School of Public Health. Dr. Peasant's program of research investigates how the syndemic of trauma (i.e., intimate partner violence, sexual assault), psychopathology...

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Carolina Price

Research Assistant

Biography

Carolina is a Research Assistant and is currently working towards her Master’s in Public Administration at the University of Connecticut with a concentration in Public Policy and Nonprofit Management. She obtained her Bachelor of Science degree in Psychology from the University of Valley Forge in 2008. Prior to coming to Yale, Carolina spent three years working as a Counselor Advocate and Transitional Housing Program Manager at the Domestic Violence Center of Chester County, outside of...

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Nicole Weiss

Postdoctoral Fellow in Psychiatry

Biography

Dr. Nicole H. Weiss earned her Ph.D. in clinical psychology from Jackson State University, where she worked under the mentorship of Dr.’s Matthew T. Tull and Kim L. Gratz. She completed her pre-doctoral internship at the University of Mississippi Medical Center (UMMC)/G.V. (Sonny) Montgomery VAMC. Currently, she is a NIDA-funded T32 post-doctoral fellow in Substance Abuse Prevention Research at Yale University School of Medicine. Dr. Weiss’ program of research focuses on the role of emotion...

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Collaborators

Leslie Cappezone

Family Violence Education Program Coordinator

Tiara Willie

Predoctoral Fellow