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Developmental Psychiatry Research Group

Department of Psychology
 

Developmental Psychiatry Research Lab


 

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            Sharon Hunter, PhD

 

 

 

 

    • PhD Experimental Psychology, University of South Carolina
    • Emphasis in Developmental Cognitive Neuroscience
    • Assistant Professor, Department of Psychiatry
    • I am interested in very early brain development and how it is related to later developmental outcomes
    • I currently have received a grant to study eye tracking in infants.
    • I have been employed in this lab since 2001 when I began as a post-doctoral fellow
    • (303) 724-6201
    • Email Sharon Hunter

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Kate Noonan, MSW

 
    • Master of Social Work: 2001, Boston College
    • MSW Internship at The Massachusetts General Hospital Division of Pediatrics
    • 2002, Post-MSW Fellowship in Outpatient Psychiatry, The Children’s Hospital Boston
    • Clinical Social Worker; 2002-2005, The Children’s Hospital Heart Institute, The Children’s Hospital Denver
    • I conduct structured clinical interviews with parents in the Maternal Stress and Anxiety Study.
    • I conduct structured clinical interviews with children, adolescents, and their families as part of studies investigating childhood and early onset psychotic disorders.
    • I have worked in this lab since 2005.
    • (303) 724-6202
    • Email Kate Noonan​
 

 

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           Amber Americanos, RN

 

 
    • BS: 2009, Nursing, Ball State University
    • BA: 2004, Kinesiology/Physiology, Purdue University
    • Registered Nurse; 2009-2013, Henry County Hospital: ICU, St. Vincent Women's Hospital: Labor & Delivery, and Parker Adventist Hospital: Labor & Delivery.
    • I recruit and manage study subjects through Denver Health Medical Center, Department of OB/GYN.
    • I recruit and manage subjects with and without mental illness in the Choline during Pregnancy Study which looks at fetal brain development after supplementing choline during pregnancy.
    • As a Registered Nurse, I monitor subjects with and without mental illness in the Maternal Stress and Anxiety Study and Infant Choline Study.
    • I have worked in this lab since December 2012.
    • (303) 724-6205
    • Email Amber Americanos

           


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                        Jose Barron, BA   



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                     Michelle Six, BS                        



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            Meredith Tittler, BA

 
 

 

 

     


  • BA: 2012, Psychology, University of Colorado Boulder 
  • I recruit and schedule subjects, conduct physiological testing with infants, and assist in managing subjects in the Maternal Stress and Anxiety Study.  
  • I serve as a Spanish translator during the structured clinical interviews along with translating documents in our studies.  
  • In the future I would like to go to physician assistant school or veterinary school.  
  • I have worked in the lab since September 2012.
  • (303) 724-6206
  • Email Jose Barron

         

       




  • BS: 2012, Psychology/Biology Minor, University of Colorado Denver
  • Previously, I was an intern for the department under the mentorship of Sharon Hunter, PhD
  • I conduct physiological testing with infants, recruit and schedule subjects, and assist in managing the Maternal Stress and Anxiety Study.
  • I am a certified phlebotomist.
  • I am currently working on a Master's degree in Criminal Justice.
  • I have worked in the lab since June 2012
  • (303) 724-6200
  • Email Michelle Six







  • BA: 2008, Psychology, Clark University, Worcester, MA
  • My job includes conducting physiological testing with infants, recruiting and scheduling, and doing cognitive testing with preschoolers.
  • I serve as a Spanish translator for study subjects and documentation.
  • In the future I would like to go back to school for Clinical or Counseling Psychology.
  • I have worked in the lab since October 2013
  • (303) 724-6017
  • Email Meredith Tittler​​