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Faculty Advisor

Judy Garber

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Research Area

  • Clinical Science
  • Education

    Ph.D., Clinical Science, 2014, Vanderbilt University

    M.S., Clinical Science, 2010, Vanderbilt University

    B.A., Psychology, 2006, Princeton University


    • Association for Behavioral and Cognitive Therapy (ABCT)
    • American Psychological Association (APA) Graduate Affiliate
    • Society of Child Clinical and Adolescent Psychology (APA, Division 53)

    Lindsay Downs Evans

    Graduate Student
    Research Area: Clinical Science

    My research focuses on the role of children’s cognitive functioning and coping abilities in the onset and maintenance of mood disorders. In collaboration with my advisor, Dr. Judy Garber, I have examined the longitudinal relations among chronic stress, coping abilities, and symptoms of depression in high-risk youth. My dissertation study aims to identify novel points of intervention for decreasing children's risk for psychopathology. Specifically, I examine the relations between children’s executive functions and their regulation strategies in order to better understand how these fundamental cognitive processes may be linked to the ability to adaptively respond to stress. A broader goal of this research is to inform the development and evaluation of new evidence-based treatments for affective disorders in children.