Current Lab Members

Lucia Ciciolla, Ph.D., Director

Dr. Lucia Ciciolla is an Assistant Professor in the College of Arts and Sciences, Department of Psychology at Oklahoma State University. Dr. Ciciolla earned her Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology with an emphasis in child and family science and quantitative science from Arizona State University (ASU), and completed an APA-accredited internship at the University of North Carolina – Chapel Hill School of Medicine in the Child-Community track. Dr. Ciciolla was trained as a clinical scientist with specializations in infancy and early childhood, perinatal and maternal mental health, parenting, trauma, and longitudinal methodology. 

Dr. Ciciolla is passionate about the health and well-being of women, children, and families. She is an advocate for research, education, and treatment promoting family well-being through the following organizations:

Graduate Students

Sam Addante

Samantha (Sam) Addante is a first year graduate student in the Oklahoma State University (OSU) clinical psychology Ph.D. program under the mentorship of Lucia Ciciolla, Ph.D. Prior to attending OSU, Sam completed her bachelor’s degree at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. As an undergraduate, Sam was a research assistant for the STRONG Kids Lab under the direction of Barbara Fiese, Ph.D. and examined how multicontextual factors (e.g., genetic, family, community) contribute to child physical development, specifically childhood obesity. Under the direction of Katrina Cummings, Ph.D., she also contributed to research exploring the perceptions of community-based service providers on training and preparation considerations for teachers of preschool children who were exposed to trauma. In addition, Sam completed a clinical summer internship program under the direction of Carmen Lynas, PhD. that allowed her the opportunity to serve as a counselor for an in-vivo, in-situ exposure therapy program designed to simulate the classroom environment for children diagnosed with Selective Mutism. Sam’s research interests include using a risk and resilience framework to explore how emotion regulation functions as a mechanism that buffers or facilitates the relationship between intense stressors and mental health.

Mira Atia, M.S.

Mira is a 4th year graduate student in the OSU Clinical Psychology Ph.D. program working with Dr. Ciciolla. She graduated from University of Central Florida in 2014 with a BS in psychology. During her undergraduate career, Mira completed an honor’s thesis examining parenting styles, and individuation, acculturation, and mental health in an Arabic-speaking emerging-adults sample. Mira’s research interests broadly involve the impact of parenting strategies and parent-child interactions on child behavior and socioemotional development. She is also interested in cross-cultural approaches to understanding children and families. Her master’s thesis examines parenting support and discipline strategies among American Indian families. Additionally, Mira is interested in risk and resilience factors impacting child development and family functioning. 

Gina Erato

Gina Erato is a first-year graduate student in the Oklahoma State University  Clinical Psychology Ph.D. program working with Dr. Lucia Ciciolla. (Go Pokes!) Gina obtained her bachelor's degree in Psychology and Italian Studies from the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee in 2016. She was a member of the Child Stress and Coping Lab led by Dr. W. Hobart Davies and completed a senior thesis examining the relationships between mindfulness, parenting, and child behavior problems. After graduation, she worked as a Clinical Research Coordinator at the Children's Hospital of Wisconsin in the Pediatric Gastroenterology Clinic. Ultimately, Gina is interested in researching maternal mental health as it relates reproductive life events and pregnancy. Specifically, she plans to research miscarriages and stillbirths as traumatic events, as well as psychological outcomes of women that experience pregnancy loss. 

Undergraduate Research Assistants

Jordan Cazenave

Jordan Cazenave, is a fifth-year undergraduate student, who is currently pursuing a Bachelor’s of Science in Psychology, a Pre-Nursing Certificate, and a minor in Child Development at Oklahoma State University. She is interested in child development and obstetrics, and hopes to further her education by attending nursing school with a specification in neonatal or maternity nursing. She has been gaining valuable experience in patient care by shadowing nurses at Stillwater Medical Center’s emergency department and intensive care unit. In addition to shadowing, she is also certified in First Aid, CPR, and AED training. Jordan is eager to work in Dr. Ciciolla’s lab to gain research experience and expand her knowledge in the field!

Irene De La Torre

Irene De La Torre is a second year undergraduate student at Oklahoma State University pursing a bachelor’s degree in Psychology with a minor in Philosophy with an honors distinction. She is in multiple honor society’s including Psi Chi, an international honor society in Psychology. She is interested in the development of psychopathology in children adolescents and hopes to assist with the development of new prevention methods that would foster healthy development. Her future plans include obtaining a PhD in clinical psychology with the goal of opening her own outpatient clinic. Irene is excited to learn and gain research experience that will help her achieve her career goals.

Eliza Godfrey

Eliza Godfrey is a third-year undergraduate student receiving her bachelor's degree in Human Development and Family Science at Oklahoma State University. She is interested in the medical field and her future plans include attending nursing school and receiving her Bachelors of Science in Nursing. Eliza spends her time volunteering in the ER at St. John’s Hospital in Tulsa and performing blood draws for Dr. Ciciolla’s lab. Eliza is extremely optimistic about this study and cannot wait to gain more knowledge and experience with the CAMP lab team!

Lauren Koetting

Lauren Koetting is a third-year undergraduate psychology student at Oklahoma State University. She is interested in how child/adolescent development affects the school system, as well as how psychological testing and interventions can assist in helping an individual educationally and behaviorally. Currently, Lauren is the Membership Coordinator and Faculty Liason for the international honor society Psi Chi, and volunteers for Big Brothers Big Sisters. She plans on attending graduate school in School Psychology. She is excited to gain valuable research experience in Dr. Ciciolla’s CAMP lab.

Michael Mitchell

Michael Mitchell is a 1st year transfer student from St. Gregory's University. He transferred to Oklahoma State University Spring of 2018 as a junior Psychology major. He has gained valuable experience working with children as a volunteer at the National Institute on Developmental Delays and as a Mental Health Tech at Shadow Mountain Behavior Health Systems in Intensive Therapeutic Services. He is interested in studying the affects that different parenting styles have on the growth and development of children. After graduation, Michael plans on furthering his academic career by pursuing a PhD in Clinical Psychology. He looks forward to gaining a firm understanding of research procedures through Dr. Ciciolla's lab!

Lauren Warr

Lauren Warr is a second year undergraduate student pursuing a bachelor’s degree in Psychology at Oklahoma State University. She is interested in psychopathology, specifically the onset and origin of anxiety and depressive disorders in children and adolescents. During her time at OSU, Lauren has become a member of the Habitat For Humanity Club and enjoys spending her time volunteering at the Habitat For Humanity Restore on weekends. Lauren plans to attend graduate school to earn a PhD in clinical psychology. She looks forward to working in Dr. Ciciolla’s lab and gaining an understanding of the research process!

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