people

Current lab members

Principal Investigator

Jennifer C. Britton, Ph.D.Jennifer C. Britton, Ph.D.
Dr. Jennifer Britton directs the BRAIN Group at the University of Miami. She is an Assistant Professor in the Child Division of the Department of Psychology. She completed her Ph.D. in Neuroscience at the University of Michigan in 2005, and has conducted neuroimaging research at Massachusetts General Hospital, McLean Hospital, and the National Institute of Mental Health.
Dr. Britton's research focuses on understanding the intersection between anxiety, development and treatment. See the "Research" tab for more information about Dr. Britton's ongoing projects.

Graduate Students

Travis EvansTravis Evans, M.S.
Travis Evans is an adult clinical psychology doctoral student. Broadly, he is interested in understanding how implicit processes (e.g. automatic attention deployment) and explicit processes (e.g. effortful decision-making) interactively contribute to reward and threat processing across anxiety disorders. For his master's thesis, he examined how the time-course of physiological threat responses is disrupted in social anxiety. His dissertation aims to characterize the neural circuitry underlying implicit approach and avoidance responses to social cues and how this circuitry contributes to social behaviors in daily life. When he's not revolutionizing the field or saving lives, he enjoys spending time on the beach with his wife and long walks with his faithful canine companion.
Danielle DellarcoDanielle Dellarco, B.A.
Danielle Dellarco is a graduate student in the Developmental Psychology program at the University of Miami. She received her undergraduate degree in psychology from Colby College. Before coming to Miami, she worked with Dr. BJ Casey at the Sackler Institute for Developmental Psychobiology. There, she studied the role of emotional and non-emotional contexts on cognitive control across a developmental sample. She plans to continue researching the impact of emotion on social and cognitive processes, while gaining skills in neuroimaging techniques. Outside of the lab, she can often be found running, biking, or listening to music.
Raychel FeldmanRaychel Feldman, B.S.
Raychel Feldman is a graduate student in the Mental Health Counseling program at the University of Miami. She received her undergraduate degree in psychology from Florida State University. Prior to moving across the state, she worked with Dr. Paul Conway studying morality and decision making within different forms of attachment styles. She also studied expertise and performance through Dr. K. Anders Ericsson’s Lab. Both labs influenced her to want to continue her education to pursue research in human behaviors. When she’s not in the lab reading cool articles, she can be found at the beach, listening to music, or going for a run.

Undergraduate research assistants

Sirisha GaddipatiSirisha Gaddipati '18
Sirisha Gaddipati is a sophomore majoring in Neuroscience, with minors in Chemistry and Public Health.  She enjoys reading, watching movies, and cooking with her family.
Talytha CamposTalytha Campos '18
Talytha Campos is majoring in Neuroscience and minoring in Chemistry, Philosophy and Sociology. She's also an active member of Counseling Outreach Peer Education (COPE). She enjoys traveling, painting, and spending time with animals, especially her toy poodle, Lady.
Angela MoonAngela Moon '18
Angela Moon is a neuroscience major on the pre-med track. In her free time, she loves to go the gym, watch Netflix, and online shop. On campus, she is a member of Phi Delta Epsilon medical fraternity and Alpha Delta Pi sorority. She is also a Love Your Melon campus ambassador. She loves learning about people and psychology classes are her favorite!
Sujatha RamanSujatha Raman '18
Sujatha Raman is a junior majoring in Neuroscience, with minors in Chemistry, Art History, and Sociology. She currently volunteers at the Ronald McDonald House in Miami and The Valley Hospital in New Jersey. She hopes to attend medical school after graduation. In her free time, she enjoys reading, playing the piano, and going to the beach.
Annelise PotterAnnelise Potter '18
Annelise Potter is majoring in Neuroscience, with minors in Chemistry and Spanish. After graduation she hopes to attend graduate school to study Behavioral Neuroscience. On campus, she is president of the Celtic Canes Irish Dance group and is a member of the Chi Omega women's fraternity. In her free time she enjoys yoga, dancing, attending music festivals, and spending time outdoors.
Christina RocchiniChristina Rocchini '19
Christina Rocchini is majoring in Psychology with a minors in Biology and Medical Humanities. She hopes to one day attend graduate school for Clinical Psychology after completing her undergraduate degree. On campus, she is Vice President of Psi Chi, the psychology honors society, and is a member of the Miami Motion dance team and the Alpha Delta Pi sorority. Christina works off campus in the Miami community as a Pure Barre instructor. In her free time, she loves to workout, spend time with friends and family, and explore the city of Miami.
Mariah HambyMariah Hamby '20
Mariah Hamby is a sophomore majoring in Neuroscience with minors in Chemistry and Spanish. She is an active member in Alpha Epsilon Delta Pre-Med Honor Society and Cru as well as a Resident Assistant on campus. Upon graduation, she plans to attend medical school and pursue a neurology specialty. She enjoys being both a participant and spectator of Visual and Performing arts.
Siriveena Rosa NandamSiriveena Rosa Nandam '20
Siriveena Rosa Nandam is a sophomore majoring in Psychology and minoring in Chemistry and Art History. In her free time, she enjoys spending time with friends, traveling, and writing.
Violet SullivanViolet Sullivan '20
Violet Sullivan is a third year undergraduate at the University of Miami. Violet is majoring in psychology and minoring in biology and hopes to study abnormal psychology in graduate school after finishing her B.A. Violet is in the Chi Omega fraternity and Alpha Lambda Delta honor society. In her free time, Violet enjoys going to the movies, swimming in the ocean, and bonding with her sisters Lily and Rose.
University of MiamiDepartment of PsychologyBRAIN Group