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Jonni Johnson, MA

Biography:

I’m interested in how people, primarily children, respond to stressful situations and how their instinctive response may influence their ability to be reliable eyewitnesses and be perceived as such by jurors. Instinctive responses would include emotional regulation abilities, coping mechanisms, attending to central vs. peripheral details, and cognitive reappraisal strategies. My interests also include improving investigative techniques and protocols when interviewing children, as well as other subsamples, that would acknowledge the cognitive and developmental limitations and strengths of the interviewee.

Daniel Bederian-Gardner, MA

Biography:

I am interested in various issues relating to children’s involvement as witnesses in the legal system. My current research projects involve studying how different characteristics of the child witness might influence judgments of their credibility by potential jurors as well as looking at aspects of true and false memory across development. I am also interested in children’s moral development and how it interacts with testimony.

Ivan Vargas Roncancio, MA

Researcher

Center for Public Policy Research
2020 Research Park Drive, Suite 130

DavisCA 95618

Office Phone(530) 297-4441

Education:

  1. Abogado, M.A., National University of Colombia

Biography:

National University of Colombia, Bachelor of Law (2008), M.A in Biosciences and Law (2011). Co-editor of the legal journalPensamiento Juridico (2008-2011).

Personal interests: South American literature(s), film and politics.

Sandra Ruiz, BA

Junior Specialist

Center for Public Policy Research
2020 Research Park Drive

DavisCA 95618

Office Phone(530) 297-4441

Education:

  1. B.A. – California State University, Sacramento

Biography:

Sandra Ruiz was a Junior Specialist for the Center for Public Policy Research. She was working as a staff member for the Spanish Learning Experiences.  Sandra received her Bachelor of Arts Degree from California State University, Sacramento in Psychology.  Her past work was in the field of applied behavior analysis. Sandra has four years of experience working with children diagnosed with Autism Spectrum disorder where she helped develop behavior intervention plans, administered discrete trial training, and assisted in data collection.  Sandra has also been trained on forward, backward chaining and PECS (Picture Exchange Communication System).

Rachel Narr

Graduate Student

Gilmer Hall
Department of Psychology University of Virginia CharlottesvilleVA

Education:

  1. B.A. – University of California, Davis

Biography:

Rachel Narr is currently pursuing a PhD in clinical psychology with a focus on adolescent psychopathology and close relationships at the University of Virginia. Previously, she was a lab manager in the Developmental Research Center/Center for Public Policy Research. She received her B.A. in Psychology from the University of California, Davis in 2011. While working at UC Davis, she assisted on the National Youth in Transition Database project, the Spanish-Language Learning Experiences Project, several graduate student projects, and an evaluation of a group foster home in California.

Jane Mauldon, PhD

Associate Professor of Public Policy

Department of Earth and Planetary Science, Goldman School of Public Policy 
BerkeleyCA 94720

Office Phone(510) 642-3475

Michael J. Lawler, MSW, PhD

Dean, School of Health Sciences

Professor, School of Health Sciences

School of Health Sciences
University of South Dakota
414 East Clark Street

VermillionSD 57069

Office Phone(605) 677-5000

Annie Kalomiris

Graduate Student

Department of Psychology
Miami University
OxfordOH

Education:

  1. B.A. – University of California, Davis

Biography:

Prior to joining the Developmental Research Center, Annie was the lab manager for the Social Neuroscience and Affective Processes Lab where she investigated the impact of different emotions on judgment, decision making, and physiological processes. She also assisted with research for the Autism Phenome Project at the Center for Mind and Brain. Currently she is attending a doctoral program in clinical psychology at Miami University in Ohio, where she investigates the efficacy of potential treatments for children and adolescents suffering from anxiety disorders.

Mayte Frias, PhD

Researcher

2020 Research Park Drive
Suite 130

DavisCA 95618

Office Phone(530) 297-4441

Catherine Christo, PhD

Licensed Educational Psychologist

Professor

California State University, Sacramento
6000 J Street

Sacramento , CA 95819

Office Phone(530) 902-1186

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