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Dr. Stefanie Mayer

Stefanie Mayer, Ph.D., is a clinical psychologist whose research focuses on the ways that stress – throughout the lifespan – can get “under the skin” and increase risk for disease. She has a particular interest in examining stress and stress during the early years of life as these can produce lifelong effects in in psychological and physical health, shaping responses to stress later in life.

Lindsey Fox

Lindsey Fox, B.A., is a Clinical Research Coordinator for the EMMA Study. She recently graduated from the California State University, East Bay with a B.A. in Sociology. She is passionate about research, understanding people, and discovering ways to improve overall well-being. In addition to her work on EMMA, Lindsey is also currently a Clinical Research Coordinator with the SEA Lab at UCSF.


Elnaz Ahmadi

Elnaz Ahmadi, B.S., is a Clinical Research Coordinator for the EMMA Study. She graduated from the University of California, Santa Barbara with a B.S. in Biopsychology. She is interested in studying integrative approaches to health and well-being, such as mindfulness and acceptance-based approaches, in the context of depression, anxiety, and coping with stress. Elnaz is planning on pursuing a Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology.

Chenoa Levy

Chenoa graduated with a B.A. in Psychology from UC Berkeley and is currently a Research Assistant for the EMMA Study. Before joining the lab, she worked in various clinical positions helping patients on the path to recovery. Chenoa aspires to pursue a medical degree and specialize in psychiatry and is passionate about improving the accessibility of mental health care.

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Cathy Wang

Cathy Wang is a Research Assistant for the EMMA Study. She is an undergraduate at the University of California, Berkeley studying Psychology and Data Science. She is particularly interested in clinical psychology and hopes to become a psychologist!

Deleree Schornack

Deleree Schornack is a Research Assistant for the EMMA Study. Deleree is pursuing a Bachelor’s degree in Cognitive Science from UC Berkeley. She is planning on attending medical school in the future. She is interested in learning more about improving quality of life outcomes through integrative approaches to health. 

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Heidi Jin

Heidi Jin is a Research Assistant for the EMMA Study. She is a current undergraduate student at University of California, Berkeley studying Molecular and Cell Biology and Legal Studies. Heidi is interested in biopsychology, specifically the impact of neurological abnormalities on behavior and mental health. She aspires to raise awareness of mental health among marginalized populations and help them gain access to proper healthcare services.

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