Kathleen McCormick, BS
Kathleen joined the Women’s Hormones and Aging Research Program in June 2016 as a Research Coordinator. She graduated from Cornell University with a BS in Human Development, where she worked as a Research Assistant for two years in the Adolescent Transitions Laboratory. Her research interests focus on the biological and social factors that impact the onset and maintenance of depression in women throughout the lifespan. She plans to pursue a PhD in clinical psychology.
Julia Russell, BA
Julia joined the Women’s Hormones and Aging Research Program in May 2017 as a Research Coordinator. She graduated from Tufts University with a BA in Clinical Psychology, where she worked at the PTSD Neuroimaging Laboratory, and spent a year as a Student Researcher at McLean Hospital in the Child and Adolescent Mood Disorders Lab. She plans to pursue a PhD in Clinical Psychology.
Women’s Hormones and Aging Research Program (WHARP) is a clinical and translational research group that aims to advance our understanding and treatment of symptoms resulting from estrogen withdrawal in the brain. This includes affective disturbance, sleep disruption, hot flashes, and cognitive performance. We study the biological basis of these symptoms as well as their interactions and strategies for optimizing treatment in healthy women during the menopause transition, women undergoing anti-estrogen therapy for breast cancer, and using experimental paradigms.