Andrew is a first-year graduate student in the CCSL. He graduated from Tufts University in 2014 where he completed a thesis under Dr. Heather Urry examining attentional and cognitive mechanisms implicated in anxiety. Following graduation, Andrew worked as a research coordinator for two years at the Center for Anxiety and Traumatic Stress Disorders at Massachusetts General Hospital under Dr. Naomi Simon. At the center, he coordinated a multi-site randomized controlled trial examining treatments for post 9/11 veterans with PTSD. Andrew is interested in affective mechanisms that contribute to alcohol and substance use, with a particular focus on emotion regulation and anxiety. He hopes to conduct longitudinal research to begin to understand temporal relationships between emotion regulation difficulties and how breakdowns in emotion regulation lead some people to turn to alcohol and other substances.
Andrew is currently a graduate student in Dr. Michael J. Zvolensky’s lab at University of Houston.