About Us


Amy J. Mikolajewski, Ph.D. is an Assistant Professor at Tulane University School of Medicine in the Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences and a licensed clinical psychologist. She received her Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology from Florida State University in 2015. Her program of research has focused on understanding the etiology, course, and comorbidity of externalizing psychopathology over the lifespan, with a particular interest in psychophysiological and dispositional risk factors. Dr. Mikolajewski’s current research is supported by the National Institute of Child Health and Human Development. 

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Julia Bruton is a graduate from the University of Southern California and is a certified special education teacher. She currently works at the Center for Resilience, a therapeutic day program for students with severe diagnosed behavioral and/or mental health disabilities. In addition to her work in the Mikolajewski Lab, she is also a research assistant in the Tulane Psychology Department. Julia is applying to graduate school this fall and hopes to pursue a degree in Clinical Psychology.








Maya Lipshitz a senior psychology major on the pre-med track at Tulane University. She is deciding between attending medical school and specializing in the treatment of children, or pursuing a career as a child psychologist.









Jordyn Yeshion is a senior at Tulane University majoring in psychology with an interest in childhood and adolescent development. Upon graduation, she intends to pursue a PsyD degree. Specifically, she would like to specialize in school and clinical psychology, as her personal experiences have prompted her to have an interest in pursuing this career path.