ARC Lab Members

Lab Director

Dr. Hannah L. Schacter

Dr. Schacter is an Assistant Professor of Psychology in the Developmental Science Area at Wayne State University and Adjunct Assistant Professor in the Merrill Palmer Skillman Institute. She completed a National Science Foundation postdoctoral research fellowship at the University of Southern California, and received her PhD in Psychology from UCLA and BA from Hamilton College.

Broadly speaking, her research examines how adolescents’ interpersonal relationships contribute to their mental and physical health outcomes. She seeks to identify contextual factors that protect against versus exacerbate the maladjustment of socially vulnerable (e.g., bullied) youth. Dr. Schacter investigates these questions using multiple methods and time-scales (e.g., daily diaries; yearly school-based surveys) to understand both the short- and long-term impact of interpersonal difficulties.

Curriculum Vitae (CV)

Undergraduate Research Assistants


jamila miah

Jamila is a junior at Wayne State University completing her B.A. in Psychology Honors with a minor in Sociology. She is interested in pursuing a MD/PhD. Her research interests are in social-personality psychology and developmental psychology, specifically based in romantic relationships and how such relationships can affect couples and others around them. She also wants to research how parental romantic relationships can affect their offspring. She is a mentee for Mentoring Undergraduate Students towards Excellence (MUSE) at Wayne State. When she is not in school, she either has her nose in a good book and is listening to music or baking.


Anna Sampson

Anna is a senior at Wayne State University working towards her B.S. in biology and minor in health psychology. She has interests in pursuing an MD/PhD. Her research interests include health improvement in urban settings and the integration of biopsychosocial models, specifically exploring how mental and physical health affect each other. Outside of school, she tutors children at The Children Center and works as a medical assistant in a cardiology clinic.


GRADUATE students

We are looking to accept a graduate student to join the ARC Lab starting in Fall, 2020. Applications to Wayne State’s developmental science PhD program are due December 1, 2019. You can learn more information about joining the lab here.