Emily Simpson

Ph.D., Health and Well-being

Entered the Program: 2014

Hometown: Houston, Texas

Previous Education:

  • B.A., Psychology, Sewanee: the University of the South, 2011
  • M.A., psychology, Wake Forest University, 2014

Research Interests:

  • Adolescent risk and resilience within the context of the family
  • Adolescent substance use, internalizing problems, and emotion regulation

Advising Committee:

  1. Major Advisor: Beth S. Russell, HDFS

Degree Milestones: TBD

Assistantship Experience:

  • 2014-2015: Graduate Assistant with UCONN AOD (Alcohol and Other Drugs)
  • 2016-present: Graduate Assistant with CCMC (Connecticut Children’s Medical Center), Center for Behavioral Health


I recently moved to Vernon, CT, where I live happily with my dog Rocko.

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