Graduate Students

Danielle Cooper


Dr. Cooper received her Ph.D. in clinical psychology from Ohio University in 2019. She is currently a postdoctoral fellow at the Center for the Treatment and Study of Anxiety (CTSA) in the Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania. She received her B.A. from Bucknell University with a major in Psychology and a minor in Dance. She then received her M.A. at Boston University, worked as a clinical research coordinator at the Boston VA, and obtained her M.S. from Ohio University. Dr. Cooper completed her clinical internship at the Ann Arbor VA. Dr. Cooper specializes in the study and treatment of anxiety-related disorders.


Research Assistants

Olivia Farmer


Olivia Farmer is a senior with a major in psychology and minor in Biology. She is interested in mood and anxiety disorders and different ways in which these disorders can be diagnosed and treated. After graduation she is hoping to attend medical school in order to become a psychiatrist who can help others improve their mental health through biology. She is from Cleveland Ohio and enjoys spending time with family and friends, traveling and making soap and candles!

Emily DeMooy


Emily DeMooy is a senior at Ohio University. She is a Psychology Major, a Biological Sciences Minor, as well as working towards a certificate in Diversity Studies. Emily is particularly interested in the biological reactions in responses as well as the long-term psychology effects associated with mood and anxiety disorders. Emily’s academic goal is to attend medical school and eventually become a pediatric psychiatrist, with hopes to one day open free clinics in low SES communities. Emily has worked with Nationwide Children’s Hospital’s Autism Spectrum Disorders Center the last two summers at their summer camps and is excited to see what the future holds for her future career in working with children.

Mychaela Chapman


Mychaela Chapman is a senior here at Ohio University. She is majoring in Psychology and also obtaining a diversity studies certificate. She is interested in clinical psychology research and learning about psychopathology. Her overall professional goal is to become a clinical psychologist and do research. Outside of the lab, Mychaela enjoys being around her friends and family.

Tiffany Hart


Tiffany is a senior at Ohio University, majoring in psychology and business administration and minoring in philosophy and marketing. After graduating, she is planning on joining AmeriCorps to help serve communities that are in-need of a positive change. She also has aspirations to eventually move out west and pursue a Ph.D in counseling. Currently, her research interests include studying the relationship between mindfulness meditation and affective disorders and also the relationship between childhood emotional abuse and the development of psychological disorders. Tiffany is a research assistant in the FEAR lab where she is working on the BERP study and is also a research assistant in the CATS lab where she is helping conduct research on women’s interest in the STEM career field. In her free time, she enjoys riding her bike, going on hikes, and spending time with friends.

Hannah Rowe


Hannah is a senior psychology major at Ohio University, and this is her second year attending OU. Previously, Hannah received her Associates of Science degree at Bowling Green State University. After graduation in spring of 2020, Hannah plans to continue onto graduate school with the desire to become a Mental Health therapist. She is interested in researching mental health concerns primarily in adolescents such as anxiety, depression, suicidality, etc. Hannah volunteers at Appalachian Behavior Healthcare in Athens and spends her free time being an advocate and spreading awareness about mental health. Along with being very passionate about psychology, she is also very outgoing and enjoys meeting new people and loves listening to music.

Brittany Hawthorne


Brittany is a junior and is majoring in both psychology and French. Her research interests include sports psychology specifically focusing on athletes. She hopes to pursue a Ph.D. in sports psychology. Fun fact, she was born in Portland, Oregon!

Dominic Augustin


Dominic is a senior at Ohio University majoring in Psychology and Sociology/Criminology with a minor in Sociology and a Certificate in Wealth and Poverty studies. He is interested in pursuing a graduate degree in counseling psychology. His research interests include internalizing/mood disorders, stress, trauma, and anxiety sensitivity. Dominic is from Youngstown, Ohio and enjoys reading in his spare time.

Nicolle Barnett


Nicolle is a senior psychology major with a biological sciences minor here at Ohio University. She’s currently looking at applying to master’s programs in school psychology and/or counseling this fall. She is interested in how learning disabilities affect anxiety sensitivity in social situations during childhood and adolescence, but mostly cares about how children are adjusting to social changes rather than research to see how their brains work. Nicolle volunteers with Good Works Inc. and is actively involved in the mental wellbeing of every resident that comes through the Timothy House, especially the children!

Anthony Cruz


Anthony is a senior undergraduate student at Ohio University pursuing degrees in mathematics and psychology with a minor in communication studies. Anthony is applying to doctorate programs that will allow him to pursue his interests in concept learning and categorization, as well as his strong interest in mathematical modeling. Anthony is spending most of his Summer in Columbia, Missouri for a research internship under Dr. Clint Davis-Stober in University of Missouri’s Behavioral Decision Making Lab, and he is currently preparing for more future research opportunities. Anthony loves film, hiking, and travel. He hopes to one day travel to Scotland to go hiking in the Scottish Highlands and to see the filming locations for some of his favorite movies.

Haley Appleman


Haley is a senior undergraduate student in neuroscience at Ohio University. She is interested in how psychology research can be used to improve not only mental, but also physical health outcomes. She is excited to gain more research experience and learn more about clinical psychology through the FEAR Lab. She is also a research assistant in sociology, where she studies different barriers to receiving healthcare. Haley enjoys hiking, reading, and cooking. She hopes to one day visit all of the US national parks.

Mariah McIntire


Mariah is currently a senior with a major in psychology. After graduation, she plans on moving out west to attend graduate school. She is interested in pursuing a master’s degree in clinical or counseling psychology and is eager to start practicing. She is excited for what the FEAR lab has to offer with gaining research and clinical experience and learning more about anxiety and mood disorders. In her free time, Mariah likes to watch movies or enjoy time outdoors. A fun fact about her is that she played the violin for about 8 years!

Kaley Potter

Chloe Bedford

Chloe Bedford is a fifth-year majoring in Psychology and English. She is interested in neuropsychology and health psychology, especially in older adults. In the lab, she works with BERP, mEMA, and EEG processing team. She is a hospice volunteer and enjoys playing violin and backpacking in her free time.