About Us

The SAD study is conducted by The University of British Columbia’s
Depression, Anxiety, and Stress Lab.

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Lab Director

Dr. Joelle LeMoult
Joelle received her PhD in Clinical Psychology from the University of Miami in 2012 and completed her clinical internship at St. Joseph’s Healthcare, Hamilton. The overarching goal of her research is to further our understanding of the onset, maintenance, and recurrence of Major Depressive Disorder (MDD). Using a multimodal approach, she examines the cognitive, emotional, and biological responses to environmental stressors that contribute to symptoms of depression and comorbid anxiety disorders.
Contact: jlemoult@psych.ubc.ca

Graduate Student

Ashley Battaglini
Ashley received her B.Sc. (Honours) Specializing in Psychology at the University of Toronto and is now a graduate student in the Clinical Psychology Program at UBC. Her research seeks to investigate how individual differences influence cognitions and emotion regulation during stress and its relationship with anxiety and depression.
Contact: ashley.battaglini@psych.ubc.ca

Study Coordinator

Lisa Yang
Lisa received her B.A. in Political Science and Psychology at the University of British Columbia. Her experience in mental health support work has galvanized her interests in research on the biological and cognitive factors that influence depression and anxiety.
Contact: lisa.yang@ubc.ca