Clinical Science Doctoral Student

Stephen (Steve) Suss

Graduate Student, Clinical Science


After graduating from the University of Pittsburgh with a B.S. in psychology, I worked in several laboratories at Carnegie Mellon University (CMU) and the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center (UPMC) as an interventionist, research assistant, and research coordinator. My work included investigations into the impact of mindfulness interventions, understanding the neural mechanism of emotional regulation in adolescent concussion, and how dysregulated sleep can impact the onset of mental health disorders. During this time, I also completed an M.S. in clinical rehabilitation and mental health counseling at the University of Pittsburgh. My research interests largely surround the utilization of neuroimaging to inform future interventions for at-risk adolescents and those struggling with emotion regulation. Specifically, how specific aspects of mindfulness, such as curiosity, can be utilized to improve their functioning and quality of life.

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Center for Children and Families
Florida International University
11200 SW 8th Street, AHC4 458
MIami, FLĀ 33199