Emma Roellke served as the Lab Manager in the Laboratory for Adolescent Science from 2014 - 2017. A recent graduate of Vassar College, she earned her B.A. in Psychological Science and Political Science. Her interests lie at the intersections of research, policy, and clinical practice. In the Laboratory for Adolescent Science, Emma has co-authored an academic press chapter on adolescent moral development, and has recently submitted a co-authored study investigating the associations between mass school shootings, school size, and student support. She is currently involved in two other projects focusing on the neurobehavioral underpinnings of adolescent decision making and peer influence.

Emma completed her undergraduate thesis under Dr. Debra Zeifman, assessing endocrine and behavioral responses to infant distress signals. In 2015, Emma served as a summer undergraduate research fellow in the Department of Allergy and Immunology at Mount Sinai Hospital, where she studied B cell dysfunction in patients with common variable immunodeficiency. She intends to pursue an M.D., and is eager to engage in public health policy reform.

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