Alexandra Vizents is a research assistant for the Healthy Brain Network, where she assists in the collection and entering of data and scoring assessments. Alexandra graduated from New York University summa cum laude with a bachelor’s degree in psychology and child and adolescent mental health studies. At NYU, she was a research assistant at a social psychology lab, where she studied racial differences in the susceptibility of adolescents to social media advertisements for junk food versus non-food advertising. She was also a research volunteer at a clinical anxiety and depression lab, where she studied the effect of childhood trauma on NEO-Five Factor personality traits in individuals with primary anxiety disorders.
Alexandra is passionate about individualized psychological treatments to meet the needs of each specific child and address the psychological effects of childhood trauma. She is eager to gain clinical and research experience as a research assistant and hopes to later obtain a doctoral degree in clinical psychology to further improve mental health outcomes for children and adolescents.
- BA, Psychology and Child and Adolescent Mental Health Studies, New York University