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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

Jenessa Canen


Incoming graduate student, Fall 2023!

Graduate Students

Undergraduate Students

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Lauren Book

Research Assistant


Lauren is a second-year BioHealth Sciences major, with an option in Pre-Medicine and a minor in Psychology. 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 her free time, Lauren enjoys reading, cooking, and watching true crime.

Zoe Farrell 
Research Assistant


Zoe is a second 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.


Erin Keeney

Research Assistant


Erin is a third-year Psychology student with 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.


Maddy Niese

Research Assistant


Maddy is a fourth-year studying Psychology who is passionate and deeply interested in adolescent mental health, and the effect of complex trauma on the body and mind. In their career she hopes to be a therapist who is is trained to work with teens experiencing suicidal ideation and self harm. She loves interior design, alternative/indie music and reading non-fiction. In their free time she enjoys being in nature, visit farmer’s markers and connecting with friends.


Kearney Smith

Research Assistant


Kearney is a second-year Psychology student with an interest in developmental psychology and trauma. In the future, they hope to be working with adolescents and youth in foster care with mood disorders. Kearney loves hanging out with their cats, cooking fancy dinners, and watching scary movies.




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 of Maine
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
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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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