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Dr. Bethany Raiff’s Research Team

Graduate Students

Matthew Lasoski

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Matthew graduated with his bachelor’s degree in psychology in 2009 while attending King’s College, in Wilkes-Barre, PA. Upon graduation, he entered and has since continued to work in the field of developmental disabilities. His career has mainly focused on decreasing severe problem behavior in children and adults with autism under the supervision of a board-certified behavior analyst (BCBA). He officially matriculated into Rowan University’s M.A. in Applied Behavior Analysis program in 2015 with aspirations of becoming a BCBA. As part of his second year in the program, he was offered a practicum placement in the HABIT Research Unit, under the title “Research Study Coordinator.” It is his responsibility to help coordinate and supervise students with the continued development of BreatheFree and Up from the Ashes.
For more information on BreatheFree click here! 
For more information on Up from the Ashes click here!

Andrew Abdallah

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Andrew is a recent graduate from Rider University’s Master of Art’s in Applied Psychology: Applied Behavior Analysis program and is a member of the 1st cohort in the Ph.D. Clinical Psychology program at Rowan University. He received his undergraduate education from Rowan College at Burlington County, and Rider University with a Bachelor of Art’s in Psychology and has a laboratory background in biotechnology. He has been a student in higher education for 9 years, having started college at the age of 15. Andrew has aspirations to be both a clinician and professor after completion of Rowan’s Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology. Andrew’s primary areas of interest in research are in the treatment of addictions and eating  disorders through contingency management. He also has a strong interest in functional analytic psychotherapy, and acceptance and commitment therapy. Andrew is currently involved in the Up from the Ashes and BreatheFree projects.

For more information on BreatheFree click here! 
For more information on Up from the Ashes click here!

Nefertiti Victor

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Nefertiti is a first year graduate student in the M.A. in ABA program at Rowan University. She obtained her undergraduate degree from Stevenson University. She is currently involved in Dr. Raiff’s research group, conducting research on the Up From The Ashes project. Nefertiti’s research interests include studying low income and low education individuals.

For more information on Up from the Ashes click here!

Nicholas Ma, RBT

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Nicholas is a girst year graduate student in the M.A. in ABA program at Rowan University. He attended Rowan for his undergraduate studies as well. Nick is part of Dr. Raiff’s HABIT Research Unit and is assisting with her Up From The Ashes project. He is interested in OBM and social skills research with the developmental disabilities population.

For more information on Up from the Ashes click here!

Jeffery Dolin

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Jeffery is a first year graduate student in the M.A. in ABA program at Rowan University. He received his undergraduate degree from Towson University. Currently, he is working on the Up From The Ashes project as part of Dr. Raiff’s research team. Additionally, he is working with competitive behavior and its effects on exercise.

For more information on Up from the Ashes click here!

Sarah Krchanvek

Undergraduate Students

Athanasia Moore

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Athanasia is a Junior at Rowan University. She is a Psychology major with a concentration in Neuroscience. She is involved in Dr. Raiff’s lab and is working on the Up From The Ashes project. Her interests include working with the Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI) population, as well as the Neurodegenerative disease population. Athanasia is currently working on the Up from the Ashes project.

For more information on Up from the Ashes click here!

Korin Langton

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Korin is a Senior at Rowan University. She is a Psychology student working to obtain her Bachelor of Science. She began working in Dr. Raiff’s HABIT Research Unit in January 2014 and is helping with research for the Up From The Ashes project. Additionally, she is working on an Activity Tracker Validity study. Korin’s research interests include behavior, health and wellness, and addiction.

For more information on Up from the Ashes click here!

Connor Burrows

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Connor is Senior at Rowan University. He is involved in Dr. Angelone’s SSAVI Lab, as well as the HABIT Research Unit with Dr. Raiff. Currently, Connor is working on Dr. Raiff’s Up From The Ashes project. His future research interests include therapy outcomes and individual cognitive differences among individuals with traumatic and acquired brain injury. He hopes to pursue this line of research in a graduate program after graduation.

For more information on Up from the Ashes click here!

Kyle Chudzinski

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Kyle is a Junior, studying Psychology, at Rowan University. He received his Associates Degree from Camden County College and prior to transferring to Rowan, worked as a police officer. Kyle is working under Dr. Raiff’s supervision in the HABIT Research Unit and assisting in research for her Physical Activity and Pairing Procedure Lab. Next, he will be working on Dr. Raiff’s Smoking Cessation Project. His research interests include behavior analysis and research involving crime, mental illness, and anxiety.