I am a first year graduate student in the Clinical Psychology doctoral program at the University of Maryland working with Dr. Lea Dougherty in the Child Stress and Emotions Lab (CSEL). I graduated with a B.A. in Psychology from the University of California, Berkeley in 2015. At UC Berkeley, I worked in the Gopnik Cognitive Development Lab with Drs. Alison Gopnik and Caren Walker, studying the development of relational reasoning in early childhood, and in Dr. Sheri Johnson’s Cal Mania Program, examining psychophysiological correlates of emotion in bipolar disorder. After graduating, I worked with Dr. Anne Richards in the San Francisco VA Medical Center Stress and Health Research Program for three years, coordinating the NAPS Study, an investigation of the role of REM sleep in fear-learning and emotional memory in PTSD using psychophysiology. I am interested in risk and resilience factors in the development of depression and mood dysregulation in children who have experienced early life stress. 

Areas of Interest

  • Clinical Psychology
  • Developmental Psychopathology
  • Early experience and risk for psychopathology


  • BA
    Psychology, UC Berkeley
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shub [at] umd.edu