Dr. Ilana Berman (she/her/hers)

Ilana S. Berman, PhD earned her degree in clinical psychology from the University of Arkansas in 2020 and completed her pre-doctoral clinical psychology internship at Duke University Medical Center with a concentration in child trauma. She is a postdoctoral fellow in the CIRCLE Lab with Dr. Margaret Sheridan and the Brain and Early Experiences (BEE) Lab with Dr. Cathi Propper. Dr. Berman’s research focuses on intergenerational transmission of the impact of potentially traumatic experiences, specifically within caregiver-child relationships and broader family systems. In addition to improving cognitive and socioemotional outcomes for youth and families affected by trauma, she is also invested in dissemination, implementation, and program evaluation to improve delivery of evidence-based and trauma-informed services to increase access to care for traditionally under-served populations.


Megan Davis, Ph.D (she/her/hers)

Megan Davis, PhD, received her doctorate in clinical and community psychology from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign in 2021 and completed her predoctoral clinical psychology internship at the Charleston Consortium. Dr. Davis’ research has two primary aims: (1) to explore why certain youth are at greater risk for psychopathology based on their early experiences and neural and psychological reactivity to the environment and (2) to identify how factors such as cognitive control and family and peer support might amplify or attenuate risk for psychopathology in youth. The ultimate goal of this research is to better identify targets for interventions that promote healthy youth development.