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WELL Center Graduate Students

PhD Students



Claire Trainor

Claire Trainor
cmt389@drexel.edu

Claire Trainor is a doctoral student working under the mentorship of Stephanie Manasse, PhD and Adrienne Juarascio, PhD. She completed her BA in Psychology and English at DePaul University in 2018. After graduating, Claire worked as a research coordinator at the University of California, San Francisco Eating Disorders Program where she coordinated a treatment trial and the clinic's research program. Claire's research interests include novel treatment development, emotion-regulation mechanisms, and eating disorders in underrepresented populations.

Michael Berry

Michael Berry
mpb334@drexel.edu

Michael Berry is a first-year doctoral student under the mentorship of Evan Forman, PhD. He earned his Bachelor of Science in Psychology from Yale and then worked as a research assistant at Massachusetts General Hospital prior to coming to Drexel. His current focus is on developing adaptive and personalized interventions to facilitate health-related behavior change. In addition, he is interested in the use of acceptance-based strategies to curtail unhealthy eating and lifestyle behaviors.

Christine Call

Christine Call
cc3397@drexel.edu

Christine is a sixth year PhD student working under the mentorship of Meghan Butryn, PhD. She is currently completing her clinical internship at Western Psychiatric Institute and Clinic at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center. Prior to coming to Drexel, Christine received her Bachelor's degree in Psychology from Princeton University and then worked as a research coordinator at the Columbia Center for Eating Disorders at New York State Psychiatric Institute. Her research interests include identifying predictors of outcome in obesity and eating disorder interventions with the long-term goal of tailoring interventions to meet the needs of individuals who experience suboptimal outcomes in existing treatments. She is particularly interested in elucidating the role of weight history and physical activity in intervention outcomes.

Christina Chwyl

Christina Chwyl
cmc646@drexel.edu

Christina Chwyl is a first year doctoral student working under the mentorship of Dr. Evan Forman. Her current research interests focus on how day-to-day changes in emotions and social relationships affect health and wellbeing. Prior to joining Drexel University, Christina received her Bachelor's degree in Psychology from Stanford University, and then worked as a research coordinator at Portland Psychotherapy studying the interpersonal effects of emotions.

Kelsey Clark

Kelsey Clark
kelsey.clark@drexel.edu

Kelsey Clark is a third year doctoral student working under the mentorship of Adrienne Juarascio, PhD. After graduating from the University of Missouri with a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology, she worked as a laboratory coordinator at the University of Kansas Center for the Advancement of Research on Eating Behaviors. Kelsey's research interests are focused on improving treatment for eating disorders and understanding affective processes that maintain eating pathology. She is particularly interested in treatments that target emotion-related mechanisms, such as exposure therapy and acceptance-based interventions.

Nikki Crane

Nikki Crane
nvt24@drexel.edu

Nikki Crane is a first year doctoral student working under the mentorship of Meghan Butryn, PhD. She received her Bachelor’s degree in Psychology and Cognitive Science from the University of Virginia in 2014. After graduation, Nikki moved to Michigan where she worked as a research assistant at Wayne State University and also volunteered in the Food Addiction Science and Treatment Lab at the University of Michigan. Her research interests surround health-behavior decision making, including factors that impact engagement in physical activity, food choice and other weight maintenance behaviors. She is also interested in how aspects of our food environment influence weight management and the implications that has for public health.

Rebecca Crochiere

Rebecca Crochiere
rebecca.j.crochiere@drexel.edu

Rebecca Crochiere is a third year graduate student working under the mentorship of Evan Forman, PhD. She earned her Bachelor's degree in Psychology from Middlebury College in 2014. Prior to beginning graduate school, she worked as a research assistant at the Center for Technology and Behavioral Health at Dartmouth College. Her research interests include using advanced technologies, specifically passive sensor technology, and statistical techniques to model the relations between momentary risk factors and maladaptive eating behaviors.

Diane Dallal

Diane Dallal
diane.dallal@drexel.edu

Diane Dallal is a third year doctoral student working under the mentorship of Evan Forman, PhD. After receiving her Bachelor of Arts in Psychology from the University of California, Los Angeles, she worked as a research coordinator at the UCLA Anxiety and Depression Research Center. Diane’s primary research interests are focused on developing and improving treatments for obesity and eating disorders. In particular, she is interested in the use of acceptance-based treatments to understand and intervene on cognitive and affective processes that maintain unhealthy eating.

Christina Felonis

Christina Felonis
cf687@drexel.edu

Christina Felonis is a first year doctoral student working under the mentorship of Adrienne Juarascio, PhD. After receiving her Bachelor of Arts in Psychology and Theater from Bates College in 2017, she worked as the research coordinator for The Renfrew Center's network of eating disorder treatment facilities. Her research interests include elucidating affective and reward maintenance mechanisms in binge eating, and enhancing treatments for eating disorders through the use of technology.

Elizabeth Lampe

Elizabeth Lampe
ewl34@drexel.edu

Elizabeth Lampe is a doctoral student working under the mentorship of Stephanie Manasse, PhD. She earned her Bachelor's degree in Psychology and French from Bucknell University in 2018 and her Master's degree in Psychology from Drexel University in 2020. Prior to starting the PhD program at Drexel, Elizabeth worked under the supervision of Stephanie Manasse, PhD and Evan Forman, PhD on several funded clinical trials as a research coordinator and MS student. Her research interests include novel treatment development for eating disorders, particularly those targeting adolescents and athletes, and understanding affective processes maintaining binge eating and compensatory behaviors.

Mary Martinelli

Mary Martinelli
mary.katherine.martinelli@drexel.edu

Mary Martinelli is a third year doctoral student working under the mentorship of Meghan Butryn, PhD. She received her Bachelor’s degree in Psychology from University of Maryland in 2011 and her Master’s degree in Clinical Psychology from Towson University in 2013. Prior to starting at Drexel, she worked as a psychology associate and supervisor at the Center for Neurodevelopmental and Imaging Research at Kennedy Krieger Institute. Her research interests include technology-based interventions for obesity and eating disorders, and using novel assessment methods to understand how neuropsychological factors relate to health behavior.

Drexel WELL Center Research Coordinator Megan Michael

Megan Michael
mlm582@drexel.edu

Megan Michael is a doctoral student working under the mentorship of Adrienne Juarascio, PhD. She received her Bachelor's of Science in Psychology with a minor in Addiction and Recovery from the University of Alabama. After graduating, she worked as a research coordinator at the Drexel University WELL Center. Her research interests are primarily focused on co-occurring substance use disorders in individuals with eating disorders.

Drexel WELL Center Research Coordinator Emily Presseller

Emily Presseller
ekp55@drexel.edu

Emily Presseller is a doctoral student working under the mentorship of Adrienne Juarascio, PhD. She graduated in 2018 from Johns Hopkins University with a BA in Psychology and English. After graduating, she worked as a research coordinator at the Drexel University WELL Center. Emily’s research interests include illness trajectory, predictors of relapse and recovery, and evaluating treatment efficacy in eating disorder.

Olivia Wons

Olivia Wons
obw23@drexel.edu

Olivia Wons is a first year doctoral student working under the mentorship of Adrienne Juarascio, PhD. She received a Bachelor of Science in Psychology and Public Health from American University in 2017. Prior to starting at Drexel, Olivia spent two years working as a clinical research coordinator at Massachusetts General Hospital in the Eating Disorders and Clinical Research Program. Olivia’s research interests are focused on understanding the relationship between exercise and eating disorder pathology and studying eating disorders in athletes. She is particularly interested in exploring exercise motives in eating disorders and the overlapping mechanisms between anxiety, eating disorders, and exercise pathology.

MS Students



WELL Center Masters Student Olivia Clancy

Olivia Clancy
omc2723@drexel.edu

Olivia Clancy is a graduate student working under the joint mentorship of Adrienne Juarascio, PhD and Paakhi Srivastava, PhD. She graduated from New York University in 2020 with a Bachelor’s of Science in Applied Psychology and a concentration in Child and Adolescent Mental Health Studies. During her time at NYU, Olivia used machine learning analysis to better understand social media trends relating to anorexia nervosa. Her research interests include integrating technology into treatment and assessing treatment efficacy.

WELL Center Masters Student Sophie Abber

Sophie Abber
sra83@drexel.edu

Sophie Abber is a graduate student working under the mentorship of Evan Forman, PhD and Stephanie Manasse, PhD. She earned her Bachelor's degree in Behavioral Neuroscience and Anthropology with a minor in Chemistry from the University of San Diego in 2019. While at USD, Sophie worked on several projects related to the stigmatization of eating disorders and also conducted a grant-funded project on the contemporary relevance of the Salem Witch Trials. She is particularly interested in the neurobiology of anorexia nervosa and bulimia nervosa, and creating interventions to help individuals with treatment-resistant eating disorders