Anna Garrison, Post-bacc Research Coordinator

IMG_9995Anna received her B.A. in Psychology and Theater from Oberlin College. She is interested in exploring the psychophysiological underpinnings of alcohol use in different social contexts. More specifically, she would like to further understand the mechanisms of AUD development in the LGBTQ+ community. In her free time, Anna enjoys reading with a cup of tea, spending time outside with family and friends, and discovering new music.


James Morris, Post-bacc Research Coordinator

JamesheadshotJames received his B.S. in Criminology and Psychology from Florida State University. His research background and interests are at the cross-section of emotion regulation and risk-taking behaviors, including how emotional response to one’s environment relates to heavy substance use. He also is interested in unique statistical methods for analyzing both individual and community-level health behavior data. Outside of research, James enjoys playing soccer, chess, and speedrunning video games.


Rashmi Ghonasgi, Undergraduate Lab Manager

Elizabeth Garrity, MS Student

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Liz received her B.S. in Psychology and English at the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign. She is interested in assessing the association between the emotional rewards of alcohol in relation to the development of AUDs. In addition to her efforts with ARL, she currently works at a local rehabilitation facility aiding at-risk populations in their substance recovery. She aims to continue her research in exploring how key psychological events can put individuals at a higher risk for substance abuse. In her spare time, Liz enjoys writing, traveling, dancing, and cooking new meals!