I have been a member of the IMPACT Lab since the Fall of 2009, shortly after beginning my Master’s in Clinical Psychology at Ryerson University. I am currently completing internship at the University of Mississippi Medical Center & G.V. (Sonny) Montgomery VA Medical Center. My research examines the course of co-occurring mental health conditions subsequent to traumatic events, and the psychosocial risk and resilience factors for comorbid psychopathology. This includes a particular focus on understanding and treating comorbid substance use disorder (SUD) and posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD). Recent research activities within the IMPACT Lab include my dissertation that is investigating temporal relationships between substance use and PTSD symptoms over a one-year period subsequent to traumatic event exposure, as well as the initial development and testing of an interpersonally-oriented cognitive-behavioral intervention for comorbid PTSD and SUD.