Andreas Küffer, Ph.D.
Andreas is a postdoctoral scholar who received his doctorate in psychology from the University of Zurich (Switzerland) and an alumnus of the International Max Planck Research School on the Life Course (LIFE). Andreas is mainly interested in biological aspects of psychological trauma and severe stress, such as telomere length and inflammatory markers. Andreas's leisure time is dedicated to outdoor activities like running, paragliding, or snow sports. He also likes donuts.
Dr. Niles received her graduate training at UCLA in Clinical Psychology under the mentorship of Drs. Michelle Craske and Annette Stanton. She also completed minor concentrations in health and quantitative psychology and, as a graduate student, worked as a statistical consultant with the Institute for Digital Research and Education at UCLA. She completed her clinical internship at the University of Washington and has expertise in administration of cognitive behavioral therapies for the treatment of anxiety, depression, and post traumatic stress disorder. Her research interests fall into two broad categories. First, she aims to improve the effectiveness of anxiety- and trauma-related disorder treatment through identification and experimental manipulation of treatment mechanisms and personalized medicine. Second, she aims to better understand the overlap between psychological and medical illness with a focus on biological mechanisms of anxiety that increase risk for diseases of aging.