Emily C. Helminen

I am a PhD candidate in school psychology at Syracuse University, and I am currently completing an APA-accredited predoctoral internship in behavioral health and clinical psychology at Rochester Institute of Technology. I hold a BS in biomedical engineering from Michigan Technological University and an MS in psychology from Syracuse University.

My main research interests include: 1) examining how compassion-based interventions can improve mental and behavioral health among sexual and gender minority populations, and 2) understanding the physiological and cognitive mechanisms by which these interventions are effective. Outside the lab, I enjoy hiking with my dogs and weight lifting.