Steven M. Brunwasser, Ph.D. Principal Investigator

Steve is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Psychology at Rowan University and an Adjunct Research Assistant Professor of Medicine at Vanderbilt University Medical Center. He received his doctoral degree in Psychology from the University of Michigan in 2012 and completed a T32 Postdoctoral Fellowship at Vanderbilt University.


Nicole Kelso, M.P.S. Clinical Psychology Doctoral Student

Nicole is a first year Clinical Psychology doctoral student in the PrevSci lab. She received a B.S. in Psychology from Virginia Polytechnic and State University and a M.P.S in Clinical Psychological Sciences from the University of Maryland College Park. Prior to joining the PrecSci lab, Nicole worked clinically as a psychometrician in Sinai Hospital in Baltimore. She also worked as a research assistant at the University of Maryland on a study analyzing patterns of activity in the brain related to anxious emotion and social interactions in teenagers and at Joint Base Andrews assisting with a study on domestic partner violence. Her current research interests are in preventing depression in health conditions and focussing on research that provides a direct implementation in the community.


Camila Mira Research Assistant

Camila Mira is a senior Psychology major at Rowan University pursuing her Bachelor’s degree. She is an international student from Brazil and joined our team in 2020 as a research assistant. This is her first experience in the psychology field and she is very enthusiastic to learn and help people through the the PrevSci Lab’s research initiatives.


Violet Terwilliger, A.A. Research Assistant

Violet is a third year Psychological Science student. Before attending Rowan University, she graduated from Rowan College of South Jersey as an Honors Graduate with an A.A. in Psychology. While attending RCSJ, Violet was a member of Phi Theta Kappa and received the President’s Award for Excellence in Psychology. She currently works as a Tutor Tech for RCSJ’s Academic Support Center and as an intern for the One Stop Career Center in Thorofare, NJ. Violet hopes to gain valuable research experience relating to youth depression and other equally vital topics.


Arianna Abulevsko Research Assistant

Arianna is a second year undergraduate student working to receive her B.A. in Psychology. She is interested in pursuing her Master’s in Child Psychology.