Dr. Fox earned her B.S. in cognitive studies and psychology from Vanderbilt University in 2011. She then pursued a graduate degree in clinical psychology at Harvard University under the mentorship of Dr. Jill Hooley. She is currently an assistant professor in the Department of Psychology at the University of Denver. 


Lab Director: Kathryn Fox, Ph.D.


Nehal recently graduated from Case Western Reserve University with a B.A. in Psychology and Cognitive Science along with minors in Childhood Studies, Biology, and Chemistry. Her research interests broadly include the causes and treatment of child and adolescent psychopathology, particularly in relation to structural systems and trauma/adverse experiences. In her free time, she works as a Crisis Counselor through Crisis Text Line, and she enjoys reading, hiking, and spending time with her loved ones.

Lab Manager: Nehal Methi


Alex is a second-year PhD student in the clinical psychology program at DU. After receiving a B.S. in psychology from the University of Washington in 2018, they spent two years as a research coordinator in the National Institute of Child Health and Human Development through the NIH Postbaccalaureate Intramural Research Training Award program. Alex's specific research interests include risk and protective factors for self-injurious thoughts and behaviors among LGBTQ+ young people, and they are passionate about expanding access to affirming, evidence-based mental health care. In their free time, Alex enjoys distance running, video games, playing Dungeons & Dragons, and spending time with their cat, Pepper.


Graduate Student: Alex Rubin

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Post-Baccalaureate: Alexsandria Robinson-Feliciano

Alexsandria is an alumni of the University of Denver, receiving her M.A. in Counseling Psychology in 2021. She earned a B.A. from Texas State University, majoring in Psychology. Broadly, her research interest center around cultural systems and how they influence individual ideas and behaviors. In her spare time, Alexsandria enjoys playing with her dog Echo, traveling, and engaging in happy hour.


Lily is a fourth-year undergraduate student majoring in Psychology with a concentration in Cognitive Neuroscience along with minors in Biology and Computer Science. She is interested in the way pain is processed and recognized in individuals, especially in adolescents and POC. 

Research Assistant:
Lily Notebloom

Research Assistant:
Shemar Magee

Shemar is currently a Junior is a double major in psychology and creative writing. He is a resident assistant and peer mentor as well and is interested in studying topics revolving around mental health. Magee hopes to work to break the stigma regarding mental health and to become a therapist and help other people of color with their mental health struggles. 


Research Assistant:
Madlin Decker

Madlin is a third year undergraduate majoring in psychology with a concentration in cognitive neuroscience with minors in biology and criminology. She’s interested in how and why people think the way they do and what factors contribute to that. Her goal is to be able to work with kids and young adults who don’t have the resources to get the help they need. She really enjoys spending time with her friends, exercising, and playing with her dog.


Lab Dog:

Maggie joined Dr. Hooley's Clinical Research Lab in 2014. She worked diligently in William James Hall nearly every day, scouring the halls for treats and pets. She graduated in 2019 and she's now an integral member of the Fox Lab.

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Post-Doctorate: Allison Blair

Allison is a social psychologist who received her PhD from York University in Toronto. She studies the social etiology of physical and mental health outcomes among stigmatized group members. She is particularly interested in how racial identity and the experience of stigma interact to produce beliefs, strategies, and behaviors that impact the well-being of the targets of stigma. As a Black Canadian with Jamaican roots she is aware of how racial and cultural contexts influence racial identity. She had the opportunity to examine this as part of her dissertation research. She was awarded an Organization of American States Research Fellowship to conduct research on racial identity and implicit racial attitudes in both Canada and Jamaica. This work is representative of her commitment to enriching the knowledge base that the Black diaspora can draw upon to strengthen their understanding of themselves. Her long-term goal is to develop a research program that can be used to inform interventions that maximize mental and physical health, resilience, social justice orientation, self-sufficiency, and a sense of belonging among stigmatized group members. In her leisure time, her biggest joy is the laughter and light in the eyes of her nieces and nephews. As an IRISE post doc at the University of Denver, Allison will be conducting research examining racial biases in psychological care recommendations.


Annie is a second-year student in the psychology master's program at DU. She recently graduated with her B.S. in psychology from DU with minors in chemistry and criminology. Her research interests include the causes and treatment of adolescent psychopathology, specifically suicidality, non-suicidal self-injury, and eating pathology, as well as LGBTQ+ mental health disparities. Outside of school, Annie is a freelance artist, enjoys swimming, and works as a barista.

Graduate Student: Annie Hart

Meredith Lemons is a senior at the University of Denver, majoring in Psychology and minoring in Leadership. She is passionate about helping individuals with their mental health and plans to go to graduate school to become a therapist. She is interested in the intersection of social identities and mental health. Meredith is working on her senior honors thesis centering around LGBTQ+ individuals who grew up in religious contexts. She is from central Pennsylvania and loves to listen to podcasts, bake/cook, and spend time with friends, family and her dogs.


Research Assistant:
Meredith Lemons


Sophie is a third-year undergraduate student with a major in Psychology and Communication studies. She is from Boulder, Colorado and interested in following her passion of working with individuals. She plans to go to graduate school for Industrial Organization or Clinical Psychology. 

Research Assistant:
Sophie Fairmont

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Research Assistant:
Olivia Lokman

Olivia is a senior at the University of Denver, majoring in both Psychology and Sociology. She is from Los Angeles, California, but she has recently moved to central Pennsylvania. She would like to work in child psychology, as she loves working with children as well as psychology. She enjoys going out with her friends to explore the city, watch movies, and listen to music.


Research Assistant:
Dani Weaver

Dani is a third-year undergraduate student majoring in Psychology with a concentration in Cognitive Neuroscience and minors in Biology and Studio Art. She is interested in how stereotypes often influence the way individuals perceive their environment and interact with others. In her spare time, Dani enjoys snowboarding, hiking, and photography. 

Lab Dog:

Moose is the youngest member of the Fox Lab. He joined the lab late fall of 2020 to help bring hope in a time of darkness. He has turned into quite the goofball, and is getting used to his new home in Frontier Hall.

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