Liza Bourchtein, B.A. is a second-year graduate student in the doctoral program for clinical psychology at VCU working with Dr. Joshua Langberg. She received her B.A. in Psychology from Wesleyan University in 2010. Upon graduating, Liza spent a year at Tufts Medical Center working as an intervention coach on a study examining school-based computerized attention training for children with ADHD. She continued her work in ADHD at Queens College in New York City, where she was a project manager on two studies focusing on longitudinal outcomes of as well as treatments for this population. Liza's research interests include school-based interventions for children with attentional difficulties, as well as the influence of parental factors on the trajectories of their offspring. In her free time, Liza enjoys reading, exploring Richmond, and playing board games.
Melissa Dvorsky, M.S. is a fourth-year graduate student in the doctoral program for clinical psychology at VCU under the mentorship of Dr. Joshua Langberg. Melissa received her B.A. in Honors Psychology from Ohio University in 2010. Prior to coming to VCU she spent two years coordinating a large-scale randomized controlled trial examining interventions for high school students with social, emotional, and behavioral problems research study with at the University of South Carolina School Mental Health Team. Melissa’s research interests focus on the development and evaluation of effective assessment and treatment strategies for youth with Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD), particularly in the school setting. She is also interested in promotive and protective factors related to successful outcomes among adolescents with ADHD including youth, family and school characteristics. Melissa is currently working with Dr. Langberg as a graduate research assistant on the Homework and Organization Skills study for middle school students with ADHD. Aside from her academics, Melissa also enjoys spending time outdoors with her Golden Retriever, Picasso, running, painting, and exploring Richmond.
Laura Eddy, M.A. is a third-year graduate student in the doctoral program at Virginia Commonwealth University. Laura received her B.A. in Classics at the University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill and her M.A. in Clinical Psychology at Appalachian State University. Laura is interested in health-related outcomes in individuals diagnosed with ADHD as well as barriers to treatment, particularly for low-income populations. She is also interested in the testing and implementation of interventions for ADHD. Currently, Laura is working with Dr. Jones as the research coordinator on a project testing a brief motivational interviewing intervention for African-American caregivers of children with ADHD and with Dr. Langberg on an intervention study for college students with ADHD. In her free time, Laura enjoys playing kickball, reading and spending time outdoors with her dog.
Stephen Molitor, B.S. is a third-year graduate student in the doctoral program for clinical psychology at VCU under the mentorship of Dr. Langberg. Stephen received his B.S. in Psychology and Human Physiology from the University of Iowa in 2013. He has previously worked as part of a research team investigating ADHD in adult and child populations, as well as part of a team studying the cognitive development of young children. Stephen’s research interests are centered on the cognitive abilities of youth and adults with ADHD. He is also interested in how cognitive abilities of youth are assessed by psychologists, and how these abilities link with academic and social outcomes. He is currently working as a graduate research assistant on a project comparing the efficacy of an organization and planning skills intervention on the academic outcomes of adolescents with ADHD. Stephen is also an avid sports fan and enjoys spending time with his wife and dog outdoors.
Zoe Smith, B.A., is a first-year graduate student in the doctoral program for clinical psychology at VCU under the mentorship of Dr. Josh Langberg. Zoe received her B.A. in honors psychology from Kenyon College in 2015. She previously worked as a summer research assistant at the University of Cincinnati examining ADHD symptom dimensions and adolescents' driving behaviors, as well as worked as a recreational counselor at Camp STAR, a summer treatment program for children with ADHD and related behavioral problems. Zoe's research interests include school-based interventions for adolescents with ADHD, as well as the relationship between sleep problems and sluggish cognitive tempo in an ADHD population. She is currently working as a graduate research assistant on an academic skills and cognitive behavioral therapy intervention for college students with ADHD. In her free time Zoe likes to run, hike, play tennis and listen to podcasts.
Stephanie Wilson, B.A. is a first-year graduate student in the clinical psychology doctoral program at VCU under the mentorship of Dr. Heather Jones. Stephanie received her B.A. in psychology and Spanish from Temple University in 2013. After graduating, Stephanie spent two years as the project manager for a study exploring the biopsychological and sociocultural factors associated with the development of Intermittent Explosive Disorder in youth. Stephanie’s research interests include risk and resilience within minority youth populations. She is currently working with Dr. Heather Jones as a graduate research assistant on a study examining the parenting behaviors and beliefs of African American mothers and their children with and without ADHD. When she is not in class or doing research, Stephanie enjoys dining out, traveling, and visiting her family and friends.