Research Team








Lab Director, Principal Investigator

Bonita London, PhD 
Associate Professor of Psychology 
Director, Psychology MA Program
PhD (2006)  Columbia University
email: bonita.london@stonybrook.edu

Dr. London’s research aims to identify and explore the psychosocial and institutional mechanisms associated with social identity threat, and the consequences of threat for academic achievement and psychosocial well-being of historically marginalized groups (on the basis of gender, race, ideology and sexual orientation). Utilizing longitudinal, social-cognitive experimental, and survey methodology, Dr. London’s research lab takes a multi-method approach to studying social identity processes. Dr. London has developed and tested psychosocial models of threat and engagement among women and ethnic minority group members in Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM), business, leadership and law fields. 

Dr. London works with institutional stake-holders, faculty and staff to promote institutional inclusive excellence.

Jamie MacDonald, PhD

Postdoctoral Associate

email: jamie.macdonald@stonybrook.edu

Miriam Sarwana
5th year PhD Student, Social/Health
email: Miriam.sarwana@stonybrook.edu

Miriam’s work aims to understand how individuals of different race and gender identity intersections cope with and are resilient to social identity threat, in the context of STEM (Science, Engineering, Mathematics, and Tech) fields and intergroup/ interpersonal interactions.

 

Elizabeth Inman
2nd year PhD Student, Social/Health
email: elizabeth.inman@stonybrook.edu

Liz’s research interests include intimate partner violence, specifically its psychosocial determinants and health-related outcomes, as well as concealable stigmatized identities (e.g. sexual violence survivorship) and their relationship to well-being.

Daniel Kim
PhD Student, Technology and Society
email: daniel.k.kim@stonybrook.edu

 

 

 

 

Chelsie Burchett
1st Year PhD Student, Social/Health

 

 

 

 

Rosa Bermejo
1st Year PhD Student, Social/Health

 

 

 

 

Boyoung Park
MA Student, Social/Health
May 2019: MA degree awarded

Boyoung’s research explores how society affects the identity, perception, and judgment of individuals from marginalized groups. She is particularly interested in identity threat among women in STEM fields, and interventions to address threat.

Michelle Severo
1st year MA Student, Social/Health
May 2019: MA degree awarded

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Jennifer Nicoloro

PhD Student (2019), Social/Health

My research interests include stress and coping in the context of reproductive health, chronic illness, and rare diseases such as Mastocytosis. I am also interested in the role the patient-provider relationship plays in buffering the effects of stress.

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Psychology Honors Student

Ramya Kumar
Stony Brook Undergraduate
Psychology Honors Program

Ramya is currently a junior studying psychology and biology at Stony Brook University. She is interested in researching how the implicit theories of intelligence impact one’s ability to academically and socially persevere in STEMs (Science, technology, engineering, and mathematics) education.

 

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Lab Graduate Student Alum

Roxanne Moadel-Attie, PhD (U.S. Census Bureau)

Nina Maung-Gaona, PhD (Assoc. Vice President for Research, Stony Brook University)

Christina Dyar, PhD (Research Assistant Professor, Northwestern University)

Jiyun (Liz) Shin, PhD (Associate Director, IRB – Binghamton University)

Lisa Rosenthal,  PhD (Assistant Professor, Pace University)

Sheana Ahlqvist, PhD (Host, Innovation for All Podcast)

Angel Gonzalez, PhD (Program Manager, Center for Inclusive Education , Stony Brook)

Kiana Glanton, MA (Former Lab Manager, SBU Alum)