Anat Talmon, PhD
Anat Talmon is the lead of the trauma group. She is an assistant professor at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem and a research fellow in the psychophysiology lab at Stanford University. She received her Ph.D. in Social Work from Tel Aviv University and investigating the devastating long-term implications of childhood maltreatment. Her research is supported by the Haruv Institute and the Israel Science Foundation. In her free time, she plays the trumpet.
Adila Reddy is a research assistant at the Stanford Psychophysiology Lab under Dr. Anat Talmon. She is a board certified physician with a wide variety of research interests. At The Trauma Group, Adila is primarily focusing on the neuropsychiatric impact of childhood maltreatment including neurodegenerative disorders, traumatic brain injuries, and their management. In addition, Adila is passionate about medicine education reforms. She is also an avid traveler and a literature buff.
Ally Freifeld is a research assistant with the SPL Trauma Group, working under the mentorship of Dr. Anat Talmon. She graduated with a BA in Psychology from Duke University. Some of her research interests include the impact of childhood trauma on adolescent anxiety and depressive disorders, particularly Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder. In the fall, Ally will begin working with a lab at the NIMH exploring the genetic basis for mood and anxiety disorders. She hopes to eventually earn a Ph.D. in clinical psychology and ultimately work with children and adolescents. Ally also loves coloring, eating pasta, and spending time with her pets.
Eileen Wong is a research assistant with SPL, working under the mentorship of Dr. Anat Talmon. She graduated with her BAs in political science and psychology from Sciences Po and Columbia University. She would like to pursue a PhD in clinical psychology with particular interests in Asian American experiences of abuse, trauma, and mental health. She hopes to contribute to developing culturally informed interventions by conducting basic research on how trauma unfolds and is encoded for Asian Americans given different cultural views of abuse and trauma. In her free time, she enjoys baking, functional fitness, and racking up Chipotle reward points.
Eugenia Puglisi is a research assistant with SPL, working under the mentorship of Anat Talmon and James Gross. She graduated with her BA in English Literature and a minor in Biology from Stanford University. She is interested in the effects of self-compassion on how we verbalize, process, and regulate our emotions, as well as the long-term effects of individual trauma. She aspires to study medicine, and hopes to understand how a comprehension of our psychophysiological processes can be used to develop more holistic, individualized healthcare. In her free time, she enjoys writing poetry and creative prose, dancing, mixing and collecting music, and exploring lush, green places.
Julia is a Master's student in Psychology at Leipzig University. Julia has worked in various labs, including Heide Glaesmer's at Leipzig University, focusing on the consequences of sexual violence against men in the context of war and migration. In the Trauma Group, Julia is particularly interested in how experiences of neglect and abuse impact survivors' representations of their body and emotions. Outside of the lab, she loves to dance, swim, explore nature, and teach her sons to snorkel.
Mariana Rodrigues is a research assistant with the SPL Trauma Group, working under the mentorship of Dr. Anat Talmon. Mariana is currently pursuing a master’s degree in Clinical Psychology at Teachers College - Columbia University, with concentrations in Women, Sexuality and Gender, and Forensic Psychology. Some of her research interests include early exposure to trauma and emotion regulation, stigmatized populations’ mental health, and the relation between having either witnessed or experienced IPV and general as well as parental self-efficacy. Mariana aspires to obtain a Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology and pursue a career as an academic and working with sexual, gender, racial and ethnic minority people. In her free time, she loves spending time with her family, listening to music and is always looking for the next amazing book to read.
Minji Kim is a research assistant with SPL, and works under the mentorship of Anat Talmon. She received her B.A. with honors from the University of California, Berkeley in May of 2019 with a major in Psychology. She has been interested in emotion regulation in a romantic relationship and how individual trauma affects to emotion regulation in the long term. Ih her free time, she likes to play games, read, and hike.
Katherine Jin is a research assistant with SPL, working under the mentorship of Anat Talmon. She currently studies psychology as an undergraduate student at Princeton University. She is interested in the long-term effects of childhood maltreatment within different cultures, ethnicities, and family dynamics, as well as the effects of self-efficacy on how we overcome adverse situations. Katherine aspires to study medicine and desires to use an understanding of psychology to better empower patients. In her free time, she enjoys talking walks outside with a friend, watching movies, and photographing nature.
Nina Bertele is a research assistant with SPL and works under the mentorship of Anat Talmon and James Gross. She studied Psychology at Ulm University (B.Sc.) and at Humboldt-University of Berlin (M.Sc.) and is now a Ph.D. student at Charité - Universitätsmedizin Berlin. Her research focuses on long-term implications of childhood maltreatment on survivors and their offspring. When Nina is off from work, she fancies Salsa dancing.
My name is Ravid Ben Lulu, and I have a bachelor's degree in education and teaching mathematics. After several years of working with at-risk girls, I pursued a master's degree in social work because I believe that it's important to incorporate physical experiences into therapy, not just verbal communication. I also believe in developing benevolent and close relationships with my clients. Currently, I work as a social worker in a hospital for women and girls who struggle with addiction to various things, including drugs, sex, alcohol, or unhealthy relationships. Many of these women and girls have faced a complex life experience, including traumatic childhoods, past events, sexual abuse, and some are diagnosed with PTSD. As part of my master's degree program at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem, I am supervised by Dr. Anat for my thesis work. My research focuses on the experience of body limits among mature women who were sexually harmed in childhood, and the resulting physical, emotional, and somatic consequences, as well as their relationships with others.
Rhea Modi is a research assistant with the Trauma Group under Dr. Anat Talmon. She is currently a premedical graduate student at Loyola Marymount University, with degrees in cognitive science (B.S.) and psychology (B.A.) from UC Santa Cruz. Rhea aspires to pursue medicine and work closely with underserved communities. Her research interests focus primarily on the physiological implications of child maltreatment, as well as the disproportionate rates of trauma in homeless and incarcerated populations. In her free time, Rhea loves cooking, trying new restaurants, reading, and hiking!
Sara Schiattone is a research assistant with SPL, working under the mentorship of Anat Talmon. She graduated with her BS in Psychology in Catholic University of the Sacred Heart, Italy, and she also received her master's degree with honors in Clinical Psychology and Health Promotion from the same University.
Some of her research interests include High functioning autism, Childhood trauma, Lgbtq+ studies and Psychopathology.
Sara hopes to eventually obtain a Ph.D. in clinical psychology and ultimately work with children and adults in a clinical setting.
In her free time, Sara loves traveling, meeting new people and writing poetry.
Sumedha is a research assistant with the Trauma Group in SPL and works under the mentorship of Anat Talmon. She graduated with her BA in Psychology from the University of Mumbai. She finds herself curious about childhood maltreatment, interpersonal violence and emotion regulation. She plans to pursue a PhD in clinical psychology and hopes to excel as a trauma researcher and practitioner. Outside of research work, Sumedha enjoys going for long car drives and cafe-hopping across Bombay!
Shriya Anand is a research assistant with SPL, under the mentorship of Anat Talmon. She graduated with an honors in B.S. Psychology and minored in Complementary and Alternative Health Practices from San Jose State University. She is eager to conduct research on the use of music in self-regulation and as a coping mechanism for trauma. She aspires to study Clinical Psychology and is interested in integrating both music and science into a clinical setting. Aside from work, she enjoys singing, playing the violin, video editing, graphic design, and sketching. She also loves spending time in nature and dreams about traveling around the world.
Tova Lewin is a research assistant with SPL, working under the mentorship of Anat Talmon. She holds a BA in psychology and her clinical experience includes working with runaway and homeless youth and domestic violence. With a research interest in child maltreatment, she would like to continue her education in the field of trauma and abuse, with particular focus on family violence, as well as study the role that culture plays in disclosure responses and treatment practices. She loves spending time with family and friends, enjoys everything music, especially a good jam session, and can be found chasing a beautiful sunrise or sunset.
Vivian is a registered Psychologist / Clinical Psychologist Registrar, and is currently a PhD Candidate under the University of New South Wales, Australia. She is interested in the effects of childhood maltreatment on adulthood. She hopes to be able to conduct clinically meaningful research in order to improve psychological interventions to assist adult survivors of childhood maltreatment and other adversities. In her spare time, she enjoys reading, walks, and spending time with her loved ones