Lauren Smith

Graduate Student, Clinical Psychology

I received my BA in psychology from the University of Pennsylvania. After graduation, I worked as a research coordinator for the Reichenberg Lab at the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai. As a research coordinator, I ran a double-blind RCT on L-carnosine and cognitive therapy in individuals with schizophrenia and had the opportunity to engage in and contribute to translational research that integrated psychology and epidemiology. 
As a graduate student, my research interests are centered around sexual aggression perpetration and the role of alcohol in sexual aggression perpetration. Specifically, my research is focused on the effects of acute intoxication on predisposing factors and stable beliefs in sexual aggression perpetration. Ultimately, I hope to conduct research that contributes to the development of intervention and prevention efforts for perpetrators of sexual violence.