Current Environment:

Principal Investigator

Michelle Bosquet Enlow, PhD Michelle Bosquet Enlow, PhD

Dr. Bosquet Enlow, principal investigator of the BRL, is a developmental and clinical psychologist with specialized training in infant mental health (birth to age 5), the assessment and treatment of traumatic stress in children and adults, the development of child stress regulation, and the etiology and maintenance of anxiety. She received a B.A. in Psychology from Yale University (mentor Dr. Alice Carter) and a PhD from the Developmental Psychopathology and Clinical Science Program at the University of Minnesota (mentor Dr. Byron Egeland). She completed an internship in Clinical Psychology and a fellowship in Infant Mental Health at Louisiana State University Health Sciences Center (mentor Dr. Joy Osofsky) and an APA-accredited postdoctoral fellowship in Clinical Psychology through the Boston Consortium in Clinical Psychology (mentor Dr. Glenn Saxe). Dr. Bosquet Enlow is particularly interested in understanding how risk for mental health difficulties throughout life are established in early development. Ultimately, she aims to inform the design of interventions that support healthy development and prevent the occurrence of mental health problems, particularly in highly vulnerable populations.

Research Assistants

Marialuisa Cummins Marialuisa Cummins
Clinical Research Assistant II

Marialuisa received her BS in Psychology and Health with a concentration in Public Health; additionally, she minored in Sociology with a concentration in Health and Medicine as well as in Human Development and Family Studies from the University of Houston. She currently works as a bilingual Research Assistant for the ECHO Study. Her research interests include working with the Latinx population, including how cultural stigmas such as familism, stress, and their surroundings come to affect a child's development and outlook on mental and behavioral disorders. In the future, Marialuisa aspires to earn a PhD in Clinical Psychology to contribute to a growing knowledge of how cultural backgrounds affect a child's development into adulthood while also taking a clinical approach to hopefully help break down the stigmas surrounding mental health disorders within the Latinx community.

Daniella Ferranti Daniella Ferranti
Clinical Research Assistant II

Daniella received her BS in Psychology with a concentration in Applied Clinical Science from Quinnipiac University. Additionally, she received an MA in Psychology from Boston University and currently works as a Research Assistant for the ECHO Study. Daniella previously worked in child neurodevelopment research at Rhode Island Hospital. Her current research interests focus on understanding how various early childhood experiences, particularly parent-child relationships and interactions, impact child development and mental health. Ultimately, Daniella hopes to earn her PhD in Clinical Psychology to help contribute to the growing knowledge surrounding parenting styles, attachment, and the effect parenting and early life experiences have on child development.

Headshot of Ada Kamenetskiy, a woman with blond hair who is a research assistant in the biobehavioral lab. Adelia "Ada" Kamenetskiy
Clinical Research Specialist I

Ada received her BS in Psychology, with a minor in Neuroscience and Human Development, from the University of Maryland in 2021. As an undergraduate, she worked as an ABA therapist and has clinical experience with children affected by autism spectrum disorder. Ada joined the Emotion Project in the Laboratories of Cognitive Neuroscience in 2021 and is excited to continue working on the project extension within the BRL. Ada is particularly interested in researching how to improve clinical interventions for children with anxiety. Next year, Ada plans to attend Florida International University's Clinical Psychology PhD program to evaluate, advance, and disseminate the implementation of effective treatments and preventive measures for childhood anxiety.

Headshot of Mulligan-Kaitlin Kaitlin Mulligan
Clinical Research Assistant II

Kaitlin received her BA in Psychology, with minors in the Sociology of Health & Medicine and Quantitative Methods in the Social Sciences, from the University of Michigan in 2022. As an undergraduate, she worked as a Research Assistant on projects looking at race bias in ADHD and bias in the perception of children’s creative defiant-type behavior. She has clinical experience working with children through a program designed to target and improve executive functioning for children with learning differences using online games. Kaitlin is very excited to be a part of the Emotion Project extension within the BRL. She is very interested in neurodevelopmental disorders, specifically ADHD and other learning differences, and the development of psychopathology during childhood and adolescence. In the future, Kaitlin hopes to pursue a PhD in Clinical Psychology to work with children, conducting neuropsychological evaluations.

Asja Abron Asja Abron
Clinical Research Assistant I

Asja received her BS in Psychology and B.A. in Education for Human Development & Family Studies from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill in 2023. In her undergraduate career, Asja worked as a Research Assistant on projects focused on social and neural correlates of risk-taking among adolescents, the parenting practices of Black fathers, and non-suicidal self-injury among menstruating teenagers. Outside of research, Asja has experience working with adolescents through her work with students at an education non-profit that prepares first-generation and low-income students for college and careers. Asja joined the Emotion Project in the BRL in 2023. She hopes to pursue a Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology to further study the development of psychopathology in youth, particularly in marginalized communities.

Lab Alumni

Where did our lab alumni go next?

  • Cassandra Svelnys ‘19: Clinical psychology PhD program at University of Denver
  • Michaela (“Mickie”) Gusman ‘19: Clinical psychology PhD program at Arizona State University
  • Michelle Huezo Garcia ‘19: Epidemiology PhD program at Boston University
  • Brian Benitez '20: Doctor of Medicine program at Harvard Medical School
  • Helen Day '20: Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner program at Yale University
  • Linnea Joffe-Nelson ‘20: Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner program at MGH Institute of Health Professions
  • Finola Kane-Grade ‘20: PhD in Clinical and Developmental Psychology at the University of Minnesota
  • Abigail Bosse '21: Masters of Social Work program at Boston College
  • Molly Cunningham '21: Masters of Science in Nursing program at Rush University
  • Caroline Howell '21: Accelerated Bachelor of Science in Nursing program at Regis College
  • Lauren Steele ‘21: Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner program at Vanderbilt University
  • Anna Fasman ‘22:  MD at the University of Michigan
  • Juliana Mendonca '22: PsyD program at William James College
  • Anne Elizabeth Sidamon-Eristoff '22: MD-PhD program at Yale University
  • Jeb Taylor ‘22: JD at the University of Michigan
  • Maggie Modico ‘23: Clinical Psychology PhD program at Florida International University
  • Rosalia Rojas ‘23: PhD in Child Study and Human Development at Tufts University
  • Natalie Cayon ‘23: PsyD in Clinical Psychology at the University of Hartford
  • Sarah (Dickerman) Cimini ‘23: PhD in Clinical Psychology at George Washington University