Faculty Experts

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Mental Health
 

Drew Anderson

Drew Anderson
College of Arts and Sciences
Associate Professor
Department: Psychology


Expert in the following: Eating disorders; anorexia; bulimia; binge eating; body image; obesity; weight loss; dieting; psychology; mental health
Campus phone: (518) 442- 4835
Campus email: drewa@albany.edu


Kristin Chistodulu

Kristin Chistodulu
College of Arts and Sciences
Department: Psychology
Department: Director
Department: Center for Autism and Related Disabilities


Expert in the following: Autism spectrum disorders, developmental disabilities, challenging behavior, positive behavior support, sleep disturbances
Campus phone: (518) 442-5132
Campus email: kvc@albany.edu


Dolores Cimini

Dolores Cimini
Department: University Counseling Center
Department: Director
Department: Middle Earth Peer Assistance Program


Expert in the following: Psychology; mental health issues; suicide prevention; alcohol and other drug abuse prevention in college students; peer counseling and peer education; college student hotlines; peer theater programs; disability issues
Campus phone: (518) 442-5800
Campus email: dcimini@uamail.albany.edu


John Forsyth

John Forsyth
College of Arts and Sciences
Associate Professor
Department: Psychology


Expert in the following: Mental health; acceptance and commitment therapy (ACT); fear; anxiety; stress; panic disorder; social anxiety; phobias; problem anger; forgiveness and compassion; emotion and emotion regulation; cognitive and behavior therapies for anxiety and stress
Campus phone: (518) 442-4862
Campus email: forsyth@albany.edu


Amanda Nickerson

Amanda Nickerson
School of Education
Associate Professor
Department: Educational & Counseling Psychology


Expert in the following: School crisis prevention and intervention; emergency preparedness in schools; students with emotional and behavioral disorders; children and early adolescents' strengths; relationships with parents and peers.
Campus phone: (518) 442-5057
Campus email: anickerson@uamail.albany.edu


Estela Rivero

Estela Rivero
University at Albany
Director of Counseling
Department: University Counseling Center


Expert in the following: Clinical psychology; addiction; recovery; prevention
Campus phone: (518) 442-5800
Campus email: erivero@uamail.albany.edu


Starr Wood

Starr Wood
School of Social Welfare
Assistant Professor


Expert in the following: HIV/AIDS, health care for indigent and underserved groups
Campus phone: (518) 437-3680
Campus email: sawood@albany.edu


Edelgard Wulfert

Edelgard Wulfert
College of Arts and Sciences
Dean
Department: Professor
Department: Psychology


Expert in the following: Psychology; gambling; substance abuse; sexual risk behaviors; addiction
Campus phone: (518) 442-4654
Campus email: ewulfert@uamail.albany.edu