Early Risk Study Team
Meghan Miller, Ph.D.
Meghan Miller, Ph.D. is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Psychiatry & Behavioral Sciences and the MIND Institute. Her research uses a developmental psychopathology framework to understand the early emergence of neurodevelopmental disorders, with a particular focus on ASD and ADHD. The long-range goal is that this work will help identify factors that account for the transition from risk to disorder, and will be highly translational, delineating core shared processes to be targeted by transdiagnostic prevention and early intervention efforts. Dr. Miller is also a licensed clinical psychologist.
Cady Stanton, M.S.
Cady Stanton is a Staff Research Associate on the Early Risk Study. She received her B.A. in Psychology from the University of Washington, and her M.S. in Human Development and Family Studies from The Pennsylvania State University. Her research interests include early identification and treatment of ADHD and ASD, as well as methods to improve recruitment and retention of vulnerable populations.
Alex Farquhar-Leicester, B.A.
Alex Farquhar-Leicester is a Junior Specialist with the Early Risk Study at the MIND Institute. He received his B.A. in Psychology with a minor in Women’s, Gender, and Sexuality Studies from UC Davis. His academic and research interests include neurodevelopmental disorders, intellectual disabilities, experience with minority stress, sociocultural and contextual influences on sexual identity development, intersectionality as a theoretical framework, and critical theory. He aspires to attend graduate school and earn a degree in either Educational, School, or Counseling Psychology.
Marsha Chinichian, Psy.D.
Dr. Chinichian received her Master's degree in Psychology from Pepperdine University and her doctoral degree in Clinical Psychology from the Wright Institute. Prior to psychology, Ms. Chinichian worked in the banking and finance arena holding various leadership positions, including VP of Training and Development. Her research and clinical training have primarily focused on childhood/adolescent trauma, minority mental health, and advocating for youth with neurodevelopmental disorders.
Jazmin Sheppard, M.A.
Jazmin Sheppard is a 3rd year Doctoral Student pursuing her Psy.D. in Clinical Psychology at CSPP/Alliant International University - Sacramento. She is a practicum student and examiner working on the Early Risk Study, as well as an intern for the Attention, Impulsivity, and Regulation (AIR) lab led by Dr. Julie Schweitzer. She received a B.A. in English with a minor in Psychology from the University of California, Davis in 2013. Jazmin hopes to receive her Psy.D. in Clinical Psychology in 2019.