Adam Gonzalez, PhD
Dr. Gonzalez is a licensed clinical psychologist and the Founding Director of the Mind-Body Clinical Research Center. He is an expert in cognitive behavioral treatment for mood and anxiety disorders, dialectical behavior therapy, relaxation/mindfulness-based treatments and behavioral medicine. His program of research focuses on understanding the interplay of cognitive, emotional and behavioral health factors that may affect physical and mental health, as well as disease management among chronically ill populations.
Dr. Gonzalez received his PhD in clinical psychology from the University of Vermont, and he completed a post-doctoral fellowship at Massachusetts General Hospital/Harvard Medical School.
In addition to his responsibilities with the Mind-Body Clinical Research Center, Dr. Gonzalez is also an Assistant Professor in the Department of Psychiatry at Stony Brook University School of Medicine.
Brittain Mahaffey, PhD
Dr. Mahaffey is a licensed clinical psychologist and research scientist at the Mind-Body Clinical Research Center. She serves as the Center’s Operations Manager and directs several of the clinical research studies. She has extensive training in cognitive behavioral therapy for mood and anxiety disorders, dialectical behavioral therapy, relaxation/mindfulness and behavioral medicine. Dr. Mahaffey’s research interests are focused on understanding and treating post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) and co-morbid physical health problems. She also specializes in women’s health and the treatment of mood and anxiety problems during and after pregnancy.
Dr. Mahaffey received her PhD in clinical psychology from the University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill and completed a clinical internship at the Northport VA Medical Center.
Genna Hymowitz, PhD
Lenore Canavarros, LCSW-R
Minjung Shim, PhD
Angela Turner Dougherty, PhD
Research Support Staff
Amy Lee, MA
Amanda Mancuso, MA
Daniel Mackin, MA
Undergraduate and Graduate Students
We currently have seven volunteer undergraduate students from Stony Brook University working with our team and one medical student. Students get exposure to all aspects of the research process including clerical and hands-on research tasks. They also have the opportunity to observe clinical interviews and treatment sessions. All students attend a weekly lab meeting and review scholarly papers for discussion.