Graduate Students

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Rob Palmer


Rob is a medical student at Yale (class of 2021) who’s helping with the CAN Lab’s research on mindfulness and CBT interventions for craving regulation in people trying to reduce or quit smoking. He has previously contributed to research on ibogaine and 5-MeO-DMT for the treatment of concerning opioid use as well as on research at the University of Southern California that involved fMRI and EEG imaging of long-term meditators. He hopes that he will–before he graduates from medical school–help conduct research that explores the effects of mindfulness interventions on implicit bias.

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Taylor Spadory

Taylor received her B.S. in Psychology from Yale (class of 2021) and is currently a master’s student at the Yale School of Public Health in the Department of Social and Behavioral Sciences. She has worked on a variety of projects at CANLab, including an ongoing clinical trial testing the efficacy of regulation of craving training on heavy drinking in young adults, as well as a meta-analysis examining the effects of negative emotions on eating and weight. Her research interests include neural mechanisms behind disordered and addictive behaviors, with specific focus on eating and substance use.