GRADUATE STUDENTS

Emma Chaikowsky

Emma Chaikowsky

MA Student

Emma is currently involved in a research project implementing Prosocial, a process-focused group intervention rooted in contextual behavioural science, with developmental support agencies in Southern Ontario.

Kevin Yu

Kevin Yu

MA Student

Kevin is interested in examining the effects of strengths-based approaches in creating positive changes in the lives of youth with neurodevelopmental disabilities and their families.

Shona Mills

Shona Mills

MA Student

Shona is interested in using behavioural skills training to teach individualized employment skills to adolescents and adults with autism.

RESEARCH ASSISTANTS

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Isidora Kostic

BSc Student

Isidora is the newest member of Dr. Burnham Riosa’s lab. She is eager to gain research experience with such an incredible team with valuable topics of studies and is excited to get started.

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Shangavi Kannan

MPH Student

Shangavi joined Dr. Burnham Riosa’s laboratory in the Summer of 2021. She has contributed to a myriad of projects, including Transitioning Together. She joined this team to develop her applied research skills.

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Julia Mindru

BSc Student

Julia is working on several projects in the lab, including Transitioning Together.

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Qi Wan

MADS Student

Qi has been a research assistant in Dr. Burnham Riosa's lab since Fall 2020. She enjoys being involved in this lab and working with such a great team.

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Serena D'Angelo

BAH Student

Serena has recently become a member of Dr. Burnham Riosa’s lab as a research assistant on a Transitioning Together research project.

ALUMNI

MA GRADUATES
Jean Phan

Jean Phan

MA

Jean's thesis is focused on evaluating the effects of a brief mindfulness mobile application intervention on mindful parenting and non-compliance in children with autism.

Brynn Jichici

Brynn Jichici

MA

Brynn conducted a review and meta-analysis of behavioural interventions for transition difficulties in children and youth with developmental disabilities.

Brittany Davy

Brittany Davy

MA

Brittany currently works at an autism program in Niagara Region, while she pursues her PhD in Health and Society at McMaster University.

Rebecca Ensor

Rebecca Ensor

MA

Rebecca currently works as a Clinical Coordinator in the autism program at Hamilton Health Sciences and professor at Mohawk College and McMaster University.

 
 
 
PAST RESEARCH VOLUNTEERS
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Samantha Brennan (Undergraduate)

Julia Dubinsky (Undergraduate)

Dana Kalil (Undergraduate)

Tia Rustenberg (Undergraduate)

​Roxana Badiei (MBA & MPH)

Sandhya Seeram (Undergraduate)

Amanpreet Randhawa (MA)

Palak Chopra (BSc)

Silvana Zelaya (MADS)

Amanda Ramsuchit (MADS)

Sarah Jichici (MADS)