Dr. Hyde is interested in understanding psychopathology and personality, particularly child psychopathology and antisocial behaviors, from a developmental psychopathology standpoint. His research focuses on mechanisms linking early risk to adolescent antisocial behavior, interactions between these risk factors, and subgrouping approaches to identify youth that have similar developmental trajectories. In particular, Dr. Hyde is interested in the role of cognitions, empathy (and callous/unemotional traits), genes (using candidate genes), and neural processes (using fMRI) as they are affected by and interact with harsh environments (e.g., rejecting parenting, dangerous neighborhoods) to increase risk for psychopathology.
Dr. Hyde’s recent program of research has been merging neurogenetics techniques that aim to understand genetic and molecular contributions to neural reactivity with longitudinal developmental studies of at risk children in order to inform our understanding of the development of antisocial behavior, psychopathy, and psychopathology across the lifespan. Thus, he is interested in the role of the environment and biology as they interact overtime to shape behavior.
Dr. Hyde graduated with a B.A. from Williams College where he majored in Psychology and Religion and graduated with a Ph.D. from the University of Pittsburgh. At Pitt, Dr. Hyde was in the joint clinical and developmental psychology program and also completed a concentration in cognitive neuroscience from the Center for Neural Basis of Cognition (CNBC, a joint Pitt-Carnegie Mellon University program). Dr. Hyde worked with mentors Daniel S. Shaw and Ahmad R. Hariri during his Ph.D. at Pitt. He also notes Susan B. Campbell and Stephen B. Manuck as major research influences during his graduate studies. Dr. Hyde did his clinical internship at Western Psychiatric Institute and Clinics/University of Pittsburgh Medical Center. He enjoys running the MiND Lab and feels fortunate to work with so many wonderful people in the lab. In his spare time, Dr. Hyde likes playing soccer and running, as well as traveling.
Melissa Peckins is a Postdoctoral Research Fellow in Developmental Psychology. She received her doctorate in Biobehavioral Health from The Pennsylvania State University with a focus on the biopsychosocial consequences of early life stress across development and developmental methodology. Her research utilizes a multi-level, interdisciplinary approach to study how contextual factors such as child maltreatment and violence exposure impact the endocrine response to stress, health, and behavior from childhood to early adulthood. She is currently on a training grant to study the role of neural processes in the association between context, functioning of the stress response system, and behavior.
Dr. Waller is a Postdoctoral Research Fellow who joined Michigan in 2013 after receiving her doctorate from the University of Oxford. She has an MA in Experimental Psychology and MSc in Evidence-Based Social Intervention, also from the University of Oxford. Her research interests focus on examining behavioral and personality precursors of psychopathy and antisocial behavior from a developmental psychopathology perspective. Specifically, her work focuses on examining how children’s early environmental risk (including parental harshness and low levels of warmth) is related to the development of callous unemotional (CU) traits and the emergence of conduct problems in later childhood and adolescence. Within this, she focuses on issues related to the conceptualization and measurement of CU traits in children, as well as related constructs such as empathy and early conscience deficits. She is also interested in how the study of CU traits and empathy deficits can be incorporated into a neurogenetics framework to inform models of antisocial behavior development and preventative interventions. Dr. Waller is currently on a T32 Fellowship in the Addiction Center of Department of Psychiatry at the University of Michigan, where she is integrating models of early externalizing psychopathology with risk for problematic substance and alcohol use across development.
Toni graduated from the University of Pittsburgh in 2015 with a BS in Psychology with an Administration of Justice minor. She is interested in understanding the development of conduct problems and antisocial behaviors in children and adolescents, specifically those involved in the justice system. She hopes to combine her psychology and criminal justice interests in the future to pursue a Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology with a forensic psychology focus. As lab manager, she is responsible for coordinating and running the MTwiNS study, as well as, management and supervision of daily lab activities. Outside of work she enjoys doing pilates, trying out new Pinterest recipies, and watching Netflix.
Rachel is a first year graduate student in the Clinical Science PhD program. Rachel received a BS in Psychology from Duke University in 2014, with an additional major in Biology. After graduating, she managed Elizabeth Brannon’s cognitive development lab at Duke (now Penn) and studied how infants and children learn about numbers and math. Rachel is interested in the pathways through which differences in socioeconomic status affect the development of executive function, particularly inhibitory control. In her free time, Rachel enjoys riding horses, hanging out with her two golden retrievers, and going to Lions games.
Isaiah is a second year graduate student in the Clinical Science PhD Program. After graduating from Wesleyan University in 2013 with a BA in Psychology, he spent two years working as a Research Assistant under James Blair at the NIMH’s Section on Affective Cognitive Neuroscience. Isaiah is interested in how early adverse experiences such as exposure to violence and parental maltreatment shape children’s attitudes about aggression. In his free time, Isaiah enjoys traveling, using his mom’s HBO GO subscription, and checking out fun dance parties in Detroit.
Hailey is a first year graduate student in the Clinical Science PhD program. Hailey graduated from the University of Michigan in 2014 with a B.A. in Psychology. After graduating, she worked as a project coordinator for the Adolescent Wellbeing and Brain Development Study with Dr. Hyde, Dr. Christopher Monk, and Dr. Colter Mitchell, examining how poverty-related stressors affect brain structure and function, as well as behavioral outcomes. Hailey is interested in studying heterogeneity within the externalizing spectrum, including environmental precursors and neural correlates of psychopathic traits, via multi-modal neuroimaging techniques (e.g., connectivity and task-related brain activity) to distinguish between dimensions of antisocial behavior. During her free time Hailey enjoys baking, trying bizarre foods, and fostering kittens.
Laura is a fourth year graduate student in the Clinical Psychology PhD program. Laura received her BA in Psychology with a minor in Neurobiology from Harvard University in 2011. Laura is interested in the neural correlates of antisocial behavior with a specific interest in psychopathy. She is currently working on a project that investigates how subtypes of antisocial behavior may be associated with neurobiological differences in the anticipation and consumption of rewards. A former div 1 swimmer in college, she loves swimming, and also enjoys cooking and baking for friends.
Arianna is a fourth year graduate student in the Developmental Psychology PhD program. She received her BA in Psychology from UCLA in 2010, after which she worked at UC Berkeley and UCSF researching ADHD and childhood trauma, respectively. At the University of Michigan, Arianna’s work examines biopsychosocial models of psychopathology, with a focus on the interplay between parenting, corticolimbic function, and genome-wide genetic liability.
Tyler is a fourth year graduate student in the Developmental Psychology PhD program working under Christopher Monk, PhD. Tyler received her BS in Neuroscience with a minor in Chemistry and a certificate in Conceptual Foundations of Medicine from the University of Pittsburgh in 2013. Tyler is interested in the neurobiological mechanisms involved in the relationship between early-life stress and child and adolescent psychopathology. In her free time, Tyler enjoys cross stitching, skiing, and kayaking.
Ariana is a third year graduate student in Social Psychology working with Ethan Kross, PhD. She received her B.A. in Urban Studies with a concentration in Psychology from Columbia University in May 2011. After graduating, she taught at a KIPP School in New York City. She is interested in the development of self-control and emotion regulation, and their impact on individuals’ well-being and academic achievement. Ariana enjoys yoga, exploring Ann Arbor’s parks, and traveling.
Allie recently graduated from the University of Michigan with a BS in Psychology. In the future, she plans to pursue a Ph.D. in clinical psychology with a specific focus on the adolescent and child population. Her research interests include the effects of childhood stress on social interactions and how this influences the development of antisocial behavior and psychopathology. She is particularly interested in the impact of the stress associated with having a chronic illness or condition in childhood. In her free time, she enjoys biking, fishing, reading, and watching Netflix.
Danielle is a junior at the University of Michigan planning to major in Psychology with a minor in applied statistics. After undergrad she plans on pursuing her PhD and doing research regarding juvenile delinquency and rehabilitation as well as the genetic and environmental factors related to the causes of criminal activity. She hopes the MiND lab will help her understand the research process better and give her exciting knowledge into the world of Psychology. In her free time she enjoys cooking, singing, and pumpkin picking.
Emma is a senior double majoring in Psychology and Sociology. Her research interests include biopsychosoical models in developmental psychopathology as well as gene-environment interactions. After graduation, she plans to pursue a Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology. In her free time, Emma enjoys reading, running, figure skating, and spending time with her friends.
Anna is a senior majoring in Biopsychology, Cognition, and Neuroscience. Her research interests include the effects of parental psychopathology on child development, childhood trauma, risk and resilience, and the efficacy of treatments designed for children and families. After graduating, she plans on pursuing a PhD in clinical psychology and using research to inform her practices as a child psychologist. In her free time, she enjoys napping, watching crime shows, and going to sporting events.
Meghan is a junior majoring in Psychology and minoring in Crime and Justice. She is interested in the intersection of psychology and the criminal justice system, the development of antisocial behavior, and psychopathy. After graduation, Meghan plans on pursuing a Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology with a focus on forensic psychology. In her free time, she enjoys reading, writing, and binge-watching TV shows on Netflix.
Jenna is a junior majoring in Psychology and minoring in Crime and Justice. Her research interests include the intersection between psychology and the criminal justice system, developmental psychopathology, and autism. After graduation, Jenna hopes to pursue a graduate degree in Psychology and find a way to apply her studies to the criminal justice system. In her free time, she is a co-chair of Impact Dance Company and enjoys petting her dog and watching The Office.
Isabel is a sophomore planning on double-majoring in Biopsychology, Cognition, and Neuroscience, as well as English. Isabel’s research interests include developmental psychopathology, externalizing disorders in children, and gene-environment interactions. After graduating, Isabel plans to pursue a Ph.D. In her free time, Isabel enjoys playing tennis, listening to music, reading, watching movies, and walking around Ann Arbor with friends.
Elizabeth is a sophomore, majoring in Biopsychology, Cognition, and Neuroscience. Her research interests include developmental psychopathology, the effect of psychiatric medication on cognition, and the role of the HPA-axis in depression. After graduation, Elizabeth plans to pursue a Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology. In her free time, Elizabeth enjoys running, spending time with friends, playing with her dogs, reading, and finding new music on Spotify.
Ellie made her MiND Lab debut in the fall of 2014 when she was adopted by Dr. Hyde, his wife, and Muumi the cat. She enthusiastically performs her roles as cutest lab mascot, chief crumb patrol officer, and head of lab morale. Her current research interests include the finer arts of bladder control, the digestible properties of sticks, and an answer to the eternal question of “who’s a good girl?!”
Andrea graduated in 2017 with a B.S. in Neuroscience and Psychology. She completed an honors thesis under the mentorship of Dr. Hyde and Arianna Gard, a developmental psychology PhD candidate, entitled “Neighborhood effects on the brain: Impoverishment in early childhood predicts amygdala reactivity to ambiguous faces in young adulthood.” After graduation, Andrea moved to Baltimore, MD where she is working as an IRTA fellow at NIDA under Drs. Elliot Stein and Vaughn Steele. She is working on a research project that uses fMRI and clinical measures to assess the effectiveness of TMS as a chronic treatment for cocaine addiction. Andrea plans to pursue either a PhD in Clinical Psychology or an MD/PhD in the future.
Kelly graduated in April 2017 with an honors degree in Biopsychology, Cognition, and Neuroscience. Kelly completed her honors thesis with the MiND Lab, entitled: White Matter Tract Abnormalities and Links to Antisocial Behavior Among High-Risk Young Adult Males.” She will be moving to Athens, Georgia in July to start at University of Georgia’s Clinical Psychology PhD program. Under the mentorship of Dr. Ronald Blount, Kelly will be studying the effects of pediatric chronic illness on parents and children undergoing solid organ transplantation, and ways to improve outcomes for these children, including treatment adherence, medical communication, and transition to adult care.
Julia graduated in April 2017 with an honors degree in Psychology. She completed her honors thesis with Laura Murray and the MiND Lab entitled, “Associations Between Delay Discounting Performance and Reward-Related Neural Activity”. She will be moving to Washington D.C. in June to start work in the Section on Human Psychopharmacology at the National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism with Dr. Vijay Ramchandani. She will be studying the genetic and environmental risk factors influencing response to alcohol and creating paradigms to better study alcoholism in a lab setting in order to develop novel treatments
Anni was a member of the MiND lab from September 2016 to April 2017.
Martha served as the first MiND lab lab manager from the Spring of 2013 to the Fall of 2015.
Sophia was an undergraduate research assistant in the lab from January 2015 to April 2017.
Karina was an undergraduate research assistant through the UROP program from October 2016 to April 2017.
Abbey was a volunteer undergraduate research assistant from May 2016 to December 2016.
Claire was an undergraduate research assistant in the MiND lab from May 2015 to August 2016.
Mélanie was an undergraduate research assistant in the MiND lab from May 2014 to May 2016.
Tia was an undergraduate research assistnt from May 2015 to May 2016.
Hannah was an undergraduate research assistant and Honors student from September 2014 to December 2015.
Kepriah was an undergraduate research assistant in the MiND lab from September 2014 to September 2015.
John graduated in winter 2015 with a major in Biopsychology, Cognition, and Neuroscience and worked with the MiND Lab for a year and a half.
Lizzie was an undergraduate research assistant in the MiND lab from January 2015 to September 2015.
Ariana was an undergraduate research assistant in the MiND lab from January 2015 to December 2015.
Melanie was an undergraduate research assistant in the MiND lab from January 2015 to July 2015.
Julia was an undergraduate research assistant in the lab from January 2015 to December 2015.
Louisa worked with the MiND Lab for a semester during her sophomore year from January 2015 to May 2015.
Torrey joined the MiND Lab after his sophomore year for the summer and volunteered from May 2015 to July 2015.
Lawrence was a member of the MiND lab from 2014 to 2015 and recently graduated from the University of Michigan with a B.S. in Biopsychology, Cognition, and Neuroscience.
Meaghan was a member of the MiND lab during 2015 and graduated from the University of Michigan with a B.A. in Psychology and a History of Health and Medicine minor. She will continue pursuing her research interests at the University of Washington Autism Center, where she will be involved in genetics and neuroimaging research with children and adults with Autism Spectrum Disorder.
Bianca worked in the MiND lab during her junior year while dual majoring in Psychology and German at the University of Michigan.
Josh worked in the MiND lab during his junior year from September 2014 to December 2014 while majoring in BCN (Biopsychology, Cognition, and Neuroscience).
Katie worked in the MiND lab during her senior year in 2014, while majoring in Psychology with a minor in Crime and Justice at the University of Michigan.
Sarah worked as an undergraduate research assistant in the MiND lab during the fall 2013 and winter 2014 semesters after becoming a member of the Michigan Research Community at the start of her junior year. A psychology major, Sarah was also on the pre-vet track and is now pursuing her Veterinary degree at the University of Pennsylvania.