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Leonard Simms, PhD

Associate Professor of Psychology & Psychiatry; Lab Director

IMG_3487Research interests:  measurement of and theory related to personality and psychopathology; applied and basic psychological assessment; dimensional models of personality and psychopathology; item response theory applications to personality measurement; and computerized adaptive testing.

Email:  ljsimms@buffalo.edu

 

William Calabrese, MA

Doctoral Student

BillResearch interests:  classification and diagnosis of personality disorder; impact of personality dimensions on life functioning; methods to improve the effectiveness of PD assessment.

Email:  wrc3@buffalo.edu

 

 

Wern How Yam, MA

Doctoral Student


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Research interests:  structural differences in psychopathology related to depression, anxiety, and personality disorders; cross-cultural perspectives on psychopathology, such as cultural specific beliefs, values and stigma, and how they relate to etiology, diagnoses, and treatment.

Email:  whyam@buffalo.edu

 

Kerry Zelazny, MA

Doctoral Student

KerryResearch interests:  understanding the causal differences between resilient and pathological outcomes;  protective and risk factors from a personality theory perspective; predictive models of PTSD; theory and assessment of personality more broadly; psychometric properties of self-report measures.

Email: zelazny@buffalo.edu

 

Trevor Williams, BS

Doctoral Student

trevorResearch interests:  models of personality pathology; refining PD measurement; dynamic relations between personality traits; processes (e.g., if-then sequences) that characterize traits; application of advances in personality theory and assessment to clinical practice.

Email: tfwillia@buffalo.edu

 

Monica Rudick, MA

Doctoral Student on internship

Research interests:  Assessment and treatment of personality disorders.

 

Research Assistants:

    • Shontay Barnes
    • Pamela Escalenta
    • Chloe Evans
    • Sara Fries
    • Allie Recchia
    • Paul Schiffmacher
    • Nabeel Sheriff

 

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