Lab Members

Dr. Ryan Shorey

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Dr. Shorey’s program of research has two main areas of focus: (1) research on risk factors for, and consequences of, intimate partner violence (IPV) and (2) research on substance use disorders and treatment. In addition, his research integrates these two lines of research to examine substance-related IPV and whether treatment of substance use reduces the occurrence of IPV and sexual assault. Dr. Shorey’s overall goal with these lines of research are to gain a clearer understanding of how to develop and implement prevention and intervention programs aimed at reducing IPV, sexual assault, and substance use disorders. Moreover, Dr. Shorey’s research program aims to explore these areas of focus in diverse and underrepresented populations.

Graduate Students

Haley Kolp
Haley Kolp

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Haley is a 5th year clinical psychology graduate student at UWM. She received her undergraduate degree from Indiana University – Purdue University Indianapolis. Haley’s research interests focus on the impact of simultaneous cannabis and alcohol use on intimate partner violence and high-risk sexual behavior.

 

 

 

 Emily Munoz

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Emily is a 4th year Clinical Psychology graduate student at UWM. She received her Master’s degree from Texas A&M University – Corpus Christi in 2018. Prior to moving to Milwaukee, Emily spent a year working for a Batterer’s Intervention Program (BIP). Emily’s current research interests focus on reproductive coercion and intimate partner violence among Latinx women.

 

 

 

Lauren Grocott

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Lauren is a 2nd year Clinical Psychology graduate student at UWM. She received her undergraduate degree from Wheaton College – Massachusetts. Lauren’s current research interests focus on sexual assault prevention and recovery, as well as the paths of both maladaptive coping and resilience.

 

 

 

Cayla O’Hair

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Cayla is a 2nd year Clinical Psychology graduate student at UWM. She received her undergraduate degree from Sewanee: the University of the South. Prior to her start at UWM, Cayla worked as the Program Coordinator for the Depression Clinical and Research Program at Massachusetts General Hospital. Cayla’s current research interests focus on risk factors for intimate partner violence in the LGBTQ+ community.

 

 

Lab Manager

 

Katie Avery

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Katie is the Project Coordinator for the Alcohol, Minority Stress, and Intimate Partner Violence study. She received her undergraduate degree from Central Michigan University. Katie’s current research interests include disordered eating and its overlap with substance use within LGBTQ+ populations, with a focus on how interventions and treatment programs can better reflect the needs of LGBTQ+ communities.