CJ entered the Clinical Psychology program in the fall of 2012. He graduated from Swarthmore College in 2010 with a B.A. in Psychology and Linguistics. Between college and graduate school, he worked in Dr. Stacey Daughters’ Stress, Health, and Addictions Research Program (SHARP) in UMD’s School of Public Health, managing a treatment study of depressed, HIV+ substance users. CJ’s mentors during graduate school include Drs. Ed Bernat and Carl Lejuez. He continues to work with Dr. Stacey Daughters (now at UNC Chapel Hill).
CJ’s primary research interest is the study of incarcerated populations. Specifically, he hopes to help address the needs of the United States’ massive population of non-violent drug offenders in jails and prisons. Additionally, he’s interested in improving HIV care and medication adherence among low-income, HIV+ substance users.