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Danielle Berke, PhD

Principal Investigator

Dr. Danielle Berke received a graduate certificate in Women's Studies and a Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology from the University of Georgia. She completed her doctoral internship in the National Center for PTSD of the VA Boston Healthcare System, where she developed a clinical specialization in the assessment and treatment of PTSD and women's mental health . Dr. Berke also served on the VA Boston Healthcare System's Interdisciplinary Transgender Treatment Team providing affirming gender evaluation and psychotherapy services for transgender veterans.  She completed a postdoctoral research fellowship, affiliated with the Boston University School of Medicine and the VA Boston Healthcare System, focused on interpersonal violence, trauma, and treatment outcome research. Dr. Berke also served VA Boston as a Research Psychologist from 2017-2018. 

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Corinne Zachry, MA

Research Associate

Corinne Zachry joined the Gender-Based Violence Lab as the staff Research Associate after graduating from Wake Forest University with a Master of Arts degree in Psychology in 2018. Her research interests include risk and resilience factors for PTSD susceptibility in populations harmed by inequality and structural violence. She is particularly interested in the relationships between chronic stressors (i.e., poverty, discrimination) and trauma. Corinne plans to attend a PhD program in the future.

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Madeleine Tuten

Research Assistant

Madeleine Tuten is an undergraduate Psychology student at Hunter College. She joined the Gender-Based Violence Lab in January 2019. Her research interests include the relationships between gender and trauma, as well as the successful treatments for PTSD. Madeleine plans to pursue graduate study in School Psychology.

Arias Abbruzzi Davis

Lab Member

Arias Abbruzzi Davis is a post-baccalaureate student in the Psychology Department at Hunter College. She graduated with a BA from Columbia University in 2013, and joined the Gender-Based Violence Lab in January 2019. Her research interests include emotional regulation and neuroplasticity, with a focus on treatment approaches to complex trauma. Arias plans to pursue a PhD in Clinical Psychology.