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Alexis May, PhD
Research Fellow

Dr. Alexis May, is a clinical psychologist who received her PhD in clinical psychology from the University of British Columbia and recently completed her clinical psychology internship at the Alpert Medical School of Brown University. Dr. May’s primary research interest is understanding the etiology, trajectory, and prevention of suicidal thoughts and behaviors. Her work has focused on in differentiating those who act on suicidal thoughts from those who do not, understanding motivations for suicidal behavior, and clarifying the role of impulsivity in suicidality. She has won several awards, including the BCPA Graduate Medal and a Simons Foundation Doctoral Scholarship, as well as support for her research from the UBC Faculty of Arts and the Military Suicide Research Consortium. Clinically, Dr. May is trained in dialectical behavioral therapy, cognitive behavioral therapy, and motivational interviewing.

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Feea Leifker, MPH
Research Fellow

Feea Leifker, MPH, is a clinical psychologist who will be receiving her PhD from The Pennsylvania State University this fall. Prior to obtaining her PhD, she earned a master’s degree in Public Health, with a focus in behavioral sciences, from Emory University. She completed her clinical internship at the University of California, San Diego/San Diego Veterans Affairs Medical Center, where she provided couples therapy and evidence-based treatments for anxiety disorders and PTSD to veterans. Her research interests are broadly focused on the bidirectional association between psychopathology (particularly PTSD) and intimate relationship functioning. She is interested in applying such research to inform prevention and intervention efforts to improve mental health and relationship well-being.


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Last Updated: 9/9/16