Lab Members

Director – Anthony J. Rosellini, Ph.D.

Anthony-RoselliniDr. Rosellini is the director of the OPAD lab and a Research Assistant Professor in the Department of Psychological and Brain Sciences at Boston University. He received his Ph.D. in clinical psychology from Boston University and subsequently completed a post-doctoral fellowship in psychiatric epidemiology at Harvard Medical School. He returned to Boston University in 2017. The goal of his research is to use a combination of clinical psychological and epidemiological methods: (i) to identify and understand the emotional and environmental factors that influence the development and persistence of anxiety and mood disorders (e.g., personality; emotion regulation; childhood adversities); and (ii) to improve the assessment and classification of anxiety and mood disorders. Dr. Rosellini relies heavily on latent variable and machine learning statistical methods to answer research questions. His current work is supported by a NIMH Career Development Award and involves using machine learning methods to develop optimized prediction tools that identify individuals at risk of anxiety and mood disorder onset and chronicity (i.e., latent trajectories) .



Research Assistants and Volunteers

Grace N. Anderson, B.A. – Grace is a research coordinator within CARD. She graduated from Boston University in 2018 with a bachelor’s degree in psychology. During her time as an undergrad, she was a member of the Healthy Minds, Healthy Bodies Research Lab (HMHB). This lab conducted research dedicated to promoting physical health and well-being. Topics she participated in doing research on included: body image and weight regulation tactics; the effects of appearance messages on exercise attitudes and exercise behaviors; and academic stress and college student mental health. Currently, Grace is working to shift her research focus from social psychology to clinical psychology so she can applying to clinical psychology doctoral programs focusing on anxiety and mood disorders.


Julia Zagaroli – Julia is a senior in the Boston University College of Arts and Sciences double majoring in neuroscience and psychology. Her research interests include the impact of trauma on later life outcomes, and she is currently working on a poster project about trauma outcomes. She hopes to apply for a clinical psychology PhD in the next few years. 

Montiah Norton – Undergraduate volunteer



Sophia Sbi, B.S. – Clinical psychology graduate student @ Pacific University

Zhenya Knyazhanskaya, B.S. – Research assistant @ Brigham & Women’s Hospital Neuroimaging Laboratory

Siyu Liu, B.A. – Research assistant @ Mass General