Hannah A. Carlon, BS, Suffolk University
Hannah A. Carlon graduated from Suffolk University in 2018 with a Bachelor of Science in Psychology. While at Suffolk, she worked as a research assistant in the Suffolk University Emotion & Learning Lab studying the relationship between depressive rumination, emotion regulation, and anhedonia in unipolar depression using cross-sectional heart rate variation data. She also worked as a research intern at the Center for Addiction Medicine at Massachusetts General Hospital, studying the treatment of non-daily cigarette smokers using a positive psychology-centered smartphone application.
After graduating, she worked as a Clinical Research Coordinator at the Recovery Research Institute (RRI) at the Massachusetts General Hospital, a multidisciplinary addiction recovery research lab. While at the RRI, she studied the application of positive psychology and mobile health practices to smoking cessation/substance use disorder treatment. She also studied the effectiveness of mutual help organizations for individuals in early recovery from alcohol use disorders using longitudinal study designs.
Hannah entered the Clinical Psychology Ph.D. program at the University of New Mexico in 2020. Her primary research interests include leveraging positive psychology, mindfulness, and digital health techniques for addiction treatment. She is also interested in examining racial and ethnic health disparities, gender differences, and disorders that are comorbid (e.g., chronic pain, eating disorders) with addiction.