Meet the Team

Directors and Executive Council

Lindsay Squeglia, Ph.D. 

Lindsay Squeglia, Ph.D.


Kevin Gray, M.D. 

Kevin Gray, M.D.


Rachel Tomko, Ph.D. 

Rachel L. Tomko, Ph.D.

Executive Council

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Cori Herring

Executive Council


Program Leads

Alexis Garcia, Ph.D.

Alexis Garcia, Ph.D.

Clinical Services Program Lead

Kathryn Gex, Ph.D. Postdoctoral Fellow at MUSC.

Kathryn S. Gex, Ph.D.

Prevention and Early Intervention Program Lead

ReJoyce Green, M.A. Clinical Psychology Intern at MUSC.

ReJoyce Green, Ph.D.

Advanced Analytics Program Lead

Anna Kirkland, Ph.D.

Anna Kirkland, Ph.D.

Translational Neuroscience Program Lead



Project Leads

Renee Rountree, Community Outreach Coordinator 

Ren Rountree

Outreach and Education Project Lead

Brittany McKenzie 

Brittany McKenzie

Adolescent Brain Cognitive Development Study Project Lead

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Danielle Slaggert

Interventional Studies Project Lead



Staff and Trainees

Sam Agbeh

Research Assistant

Rodrick Bellamy is an undergraduate research assistant in the Squeglia Lab.

Rodrick Bellamy, M.Ed.

Research Assistant

Sarah Bourne

Marketing Program Coordinator

Brittney Browning

Brittney Browning

Graduate Student 

Brittany Bryant, DSW, LISW-CP 

Brittany Bryant, Ph.D.

Director of Clinical Services

Chandler Dent

Research Assistant

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Pamela L. Ferguson, Ph.D.

Emma Gourdie

Emma Gourdie

Program Coordinator

Anne Gutshall, Ph.D.

Anne Gutshall, Ph.D.

Erin McClure, Ph.D.

Erin A. McClure, Ph.D.

Meredith Lindsay

Lindsay Meredith M.A.

Psychology Intern

Morgan J. Casie

Casie H. Morgan, M.A.

Child Psychology Intern

Alicia Parson, Research Assistant for MUSC Youth Collaborative.

Alicia Parson

Research Assistant

Ramar Noland 

Nolan Ramer

Psychology Intern

Elizabeth Robertson

Elizabeth Robertson

Research Assistant

Grant Sineath

Research Assistant

Hannah Vander Wall

Marketing Program Coordinator

Owen Winters

Research Assistant

Isabel Zimmerman

Research Assistant

Former Team Members

Abigail de Arellano

Abigail de Arellano, Research Assistant

Abby has decided to attend the University of South Carolina to get her Ph.D. in Clinical-Community Psychology.

Saima Akbar was research assistant in the Squeglia lab.

Saima Akbar, Research Assistant

Saima is a PhD student in the clinical science program at Florida International University.

Dominique Black

Dominique Black

Dominique was accepted into the Clinical Psychology PhD Program at the University of Alabama, Birmingham.

Shamaya Black

Shamaya Black

Shamaya was accepted into Cabarrus College of Health Sciences Nursing Program.

Brittany Bryant, DSW, LISW-CP 

Brittany Bryant, D.S.W., L.I.S.W.-CP

Dr. Bryant is a Clinical Assistant Professor at the University of California, San Francisco.

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Max Cook, Research Assistant

Max is a PhD student in Biomedical Science at MUSC.

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Matthew Fadus, M.D., NIH DART Program Resident

Dr. Fadus is currently a Child and Adolescent Psychiatry Fellow at Massachusetts General Hospital/McLean Hospital.

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Tobias Holden, Research Assistant

Tobias is an MD-PhD student in the medical scientist training program at Northwestern University.

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Dominic Ingram, Research Assistant

Dominic is pursuing a Masters in Health Administration at the University of Memphis.

Essence Jennings

Essence Jennings, Research Assistant

Received her Masters of Science in Clinical Counseling from Charleston Southern University

Daniel Hashemi, M.D. DART Resident at MUSC.

Daniel Hashemi, M.D.

Dr. Hashemi will be attending Harvard University for his Addiction Psychiatry Fellowship Resident.

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Briana Hunt, Research Assistant

Briana is enrolled in the PharmD program at Belmont University in Nashville, TN.

Sam Kempker-Margherio, M.A.

Sam Kempker-Margherio, M.A.

Sam will be joining Virginia Tech as an Assistant Professor

Katie Lastrapes, Lab Manager

Katie Lastrapes, Program Coordinator

Kaite is pursuing a Masters in Social Work.

Jessica Liao

Jessica Liao, Research Assistant

Jessica was accepted into the Clinical Psychology Master of Arts Program at Northwestern University.

Helen Liu

Helen Liu, Research Assistant

Helen was accepted into the MUSC Medical School and the 2022 DART Summer Program.

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Paola Macias, Research Assistant

Paola is teaching kindergarten full time with Charleston County School District.

Tyler Malone

Tyler Malone, Research Assistant

Tyler is pursuing a Masters in Public Health at the Medical College of Wisconsin.

Anna Maralit, Research Assistant for MUSC Youth Collaborative.

Anna Maralit

Anna is currently a Graduate Student and works in the Alcohol Cognitions Lab at the University of Missouri.

Zach Markiewicz

Zach Markiewicz, Intake Coordinator

Zach was accepted to Charleston Southern University to pursue his Doctorate in Physical Therapy

Shadaisha Mustapher

Shadaisha Mustapher, Research Assistant

Jenny Nankoua, Research Assistant

Jenny Nankoua, Research Assistant

Jenny is enrolled in the MUSC Nursing program.

John Redhead

John Redhead

John was accepted into the MUSC Medical School program.

Izayiah Smalls, Community Outreach Intern of MUSC's Youth Collaborative

Izayiah Smalls, Community Outreach Intern

Izayiah is attending Claffin University in Orangeburg, SC.

Claudia Salazar

Claudia Salazar, Research Assistant

Claudia is a PhD student in Biomedical Science at MUSC.

Jade Tuttle, Research Coordinator

Jade Tuttle, MSW Lab Research Coordinator

Jade completed her Master Social Work degree at Winthrop University while working with the Youth Collaborative.

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Emilio Valadez, Ph.D., Clinical Psychology Intern

Emilio is a postdoctoral fellow at the University of Maryland.

Taryn Williams, Research Assistant

Taryn Williams

Taryn was accepted into the Masters of Arts in Counseling Program at UNC Charlotte.