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Lab Director
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Hannah Lawrence, Ph.D.

Lab Director


The TIDES Lab is directed by Dr. Lawrence. She is a clinical psychologist and assistant professor in the School of Psychological Science at Oregon State University. Dr. Lawrence offers training and consultation in assessment of suicide risk in youth and in safety planning with youth. For more information on consultation and training please email Dr. Lawrence.


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Gradute Students
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Jenessa Canen

Graduate Student


Jenessa is a first-year health psychology Ph.D. student. Before joining the lab, they received their undergraduate degree in psychology at the University of Wyoming and their Master's in psychological science at Western Kentucky University. Their interests focus on suicide and self-injury, primarily in gender and sexual minority populations. Their research aims to increase understanding about what leads up to suicidal or non-suicidal self-injury and how that process can be interrupted to prevent the self-injury from occurring. In Jenessa's free time, they enjoy cooking, hiking, and watching the latest Netflix documentaries.

Graduate Students

Undergraduate Students

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Lauren Book

Research Assistant


Lauren is a second-year Psychology and BioHealth Sciences major, with an option in Pre-Medicine and a minor in Chemistry. She is interested in research on the physiological responses of anxiety and depression in adolescents, and how interventions can reduce these responses for this population. In the future, she hopes to work as a Physician Assistant. In her free time, Lauren enjoys reading, cooking, and watching true crime.


Zoe Farrell

Research Assistant


Zoe is a third year studying psychology with a minor in studio art. Zoe hopes to be able to use art as a way to help people with their mental health. Her ultimate dream is to be a licensed art therapist, or to do research on the effects of creativity and mental health. Zoe is on the OSU racquetball team! She is originally from Colorado, and in their free time, she enjoys painting, rock climbing, and playing guitar.


Maddie Dukes

Research Assistant


Maddie is a second year Psychology student who is excited to learn more about the clinical side of things. She is interested in counseling and being able to spread awareness about various mental health disorders as she hopes to become a licensed clinical psychologist. In her free time, she loves to be around her friends, watch the sunset, get coffee, and watch fun TV shows. She’s from California but loves living in Oregon throughout the school year.


Erin Keeney

Research Assistant


Erin is a third-year Psychology major with a minor in Biology and a certificate in Medical Humanities. She has an interest in the psychological fields of development, health, and counseling. In the future, she hopes to work either as a counselor with adolescents and/or young adults or as a hospital medical social worker. In her free time, Erin enjoys reading, baking, and spending time with friends.

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Maddy Niese

Research Assistant


Maddy is a senior studying Psychology and they are interested in the impact early childhood adversity has on youth mental health. In the future, Maddy is planning on attending graduate school for mental health counseling and wants to focus her work around serving youth experiencing suicidal ideation. She loves interior design, music and reading books. In their free time, she enjoys being in nature, visiting farmers' markets, and connecting with friends.


Kearney Smith

Research Assistant


Kear is a 4th-year psychology student interested in peer-to-peer relationships and trauma involving teens and children. They are planning to go to graduate school for Social Psychology and pursue their love for research. Kear is a big fan of horror movies, coffee shops, their cat Sprite Cranberry, and cooking fancy dinners for friends.


Ruby Tran

Research Assistant


Ruby is a third-year who is studying Biohealth Sciences with an option in Pre-medicine and minoring in Chemistry and Psychology. She is in interested in learning how depression and anxiety impacts overall human health and alters the brain. In the future, she hopes to becomes a physician. She currently works for OSU as a LA of Integrative Biology. In her free time, Ruby enjoys watching dramas, reading, and hanging out with friends and family.




Alex Bettis, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor, Vanderbilt University Medical Center
Director of Regulating Emotions and Stress in Teens Lab
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Taylor Burke, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor, Massachusetts General Hospital/Harvard Medical School
Director of Mood and Behavior Lab
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Richard Liu, Ph.D.

Associate Professor, Massachusetts General Hospital/Harvard Medical School
Director of Mood and Behavior Lab

Joseph Osafo, Ph.D.

Professor & Head of Department, University of Ghana
Director of Centre for Suicide and Violence Research- Ghana
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Rebecca Schwartz-Mette, Ph.D.

Associate Professor, University at Buffalo
Director of Peer Relations Lab
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Christian Webb, Ph.D.

Associate Professor, Harvard Medical School
Director of Treatment and Etiology of Depression in Youth Lab

Benedict Weobong, Ph.D.

Senior Lecturer, University of Ghana
School of Public Health
Youth Advisors

Youth Advisors

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The Recognizing and Enhancing Adolescent and Community Health (REACH) Youth Advisory Board is a national collaborative research-based effort to improve adolescent and community health. Our adolescent board members have lived experience with depression, self-harm, and/or suicide and provide lived experience expertise and consultation on designing, implementing, and disseminating findings from research studies on adolescent mental health.

Lab Alumna

  • Jannah Moussaoui, B.S. in Psychology and a minor in writing, 2023

  • Emma Landon, B.S. in Psychology, 2023

  • Elise Graham, B.S. in Psychology and a minor in philosophy, 2023

Lab Alumna
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