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A Gould

Research Assistant 2, HSS


Since 2019, Mx. A Gould has worked as a Research Assistant 2 in the Psychiatry Department at Yale School of Medicine. They currently work under Dr. Meenakshi Alreja on the VA National Mental Health & Suicide Prevention Extension for Community Healthcare Outcomes (ECHO) Series. The ECHO team offers three monthly webinar series for primary care and mental healthcare providers on a variety of topics including Veteran mental health, suicide prevention, substance use disorder, and LGBTQ+ mental health.

Previously, in the Belief, Learning, & Memory Lab, Mx. Gould supported a study using neuroimaging (functional magnetic resonance imaging (fMRI) and magnetic resonance spectroscopy (MRS)), and electroencephalogram (EEG) to investigate how psychosis impacts prediction error & belief updating. In addition, while working in Dr. Zafra Cooper's lab, Mx. Gould worked on a project investigating the prevalence of eating disorders among new Veterans & associated risk factors.

Prior to Yale, Mx. Gould studied psychology and graduated with a BA from Wells College in 2016. Mx. Gould previously worked for the Uniformed Services University (USU) at Center for the Study of Traumatic Stress (CSTS). There, they gained experience working with multiple populations including Veterans, active duty service members, and military families.

Mx. Gould has worked with study participants who have Serious Mental Illnesses (SMI) including posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD), complicated grief disorder, schizophrenia, and eating disorders. Their research interests include suicidality, suicide prevention, and mental illness treatments. Mx. Gould is currently pursuing a MA in Clinical Mental Health Counseling at Southern CT University in the hopes of becoming a Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC) and providing counseling to LGBTQIA2+ clients.

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Education & Training

  • BA
    Wells College, Psychology (2016)