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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Research Assistants





Jenna Sims is a research assistant in the Mikolajewski Lab and at Tulane’s Behavioral Health Clinic in Metairie. She received her B.S. in Psychology from The University of Alabama. Her academic goals include pursuing a PhD in School Psychology. Jenna is interested in child and adolescent trauma and PTSD, community violence exposure, coping skills, behavioral health disparities and barriers to treatment dissemination.










Victoria Blondell is a senior at Loyola University New Orleans majoring in Psychology and minoring in Criminology and Justice. Following graduation, she hopes to continue on to graduate school and earn a Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology. Her research interests include adolescent psychology, PTSD and trauma, and eating disorders.










Michelle Mirviss is a senior undergraduate student at Tulane University majoring in Neuroscience with minors in Psychology and Public Health. Following graduation, she hopes to continue on to medical school following a gap year doing some traveling, research, and clinical work. Her research interests include adolescent and family psychology and how social determinants of health impact child development.