Tristen Inagaki, PhD
Tristen is an assistant professor in the department of psychology at San Diego State University and a mentor in the SDSU-UCSD Joint Doctoral Program in Clinical Psychology. Before moving to San Diego, she was an assistant professor at the University of Pittsburgh in the Biological-Health and Social areas and received her PhD at UCLA.
Lauren is a graduate student at the University of Pittsburgh. Her research focuses on identifying protective social mechanisms, and to determine if they are adaptive and useful in mitigating the effects of social pain.
MA Graduate Student – to start Fall 2021
Alexis graduated from the University of Southern California with a major in psychology. She is interested in applying neuroscience and clinical research methods to understand identity formation and group oriented behaviors.
Kris graduated from the University of California, Los Angeles as a psychology major. His research interests center around taking an interdisciplinary approach to understand how social and political contexts affect our perception and emotional experience.
Current Research Assistants
Greta is a second-year undergraduate student. She is a psychology major and is interested in pursuing medicine in the future.
Kassandra is a fourth year undergraduate at SDSU with a major in psychology and a minor in counseling and social change. She is interested in going into clinical psychology in the future.
Nancy is a second-year undergraduate student. She is a psychology major with a minor in Sociology and is planning to pursue a Ph.D. in clinical psychology in the future.
Recent Lab Alumni
Solana Kenyon – graduate student in Psychology & Neuroscience at Maastricht University (Fall 2021)
Sareen Ali (honors student) – medical student at Northwestern’s Feinberg School of Medicine
Belen Best (honors student) – intern in Corporate Law at Ropes & Gray, LLP
James Germano – graduate student at SMU Guildhall for a Master of Interaction Technology in video game creation and design
Laura Hazlett – graduate student at University of California, Los Angeles
Laura Armfield-Perez – research assistant at New York University
Emily Simon – clinical research coordinator at the University of Pennsylvania
Yumeka Hirayama – Program Associate at Beyond Conflict
Emefa Akwayena – Cognitive Neuroscience at Carnegie Mellon University (Fall 2021)
Sabine Janssen – research coordinator at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center