Suicide and Emotion Dysregulation Lab

Suicide and Emotion Dysregulation Lab TeamPictured (l-r): Stephanie Pennings, Dr. Mike Anestis, Keyne Law, Lauren Khazem.


Research Team

Director and Supervisor: Dr. Mike Anestis

Dr. Anestis graduated with his B.A. from Yale University in 2002.  He then completed his Master’s and Ph.D. in the clinical psychology program at Florida State University under the mentorship of Thomas Joiner, graduating in 2011.  Prior to graduation, he completed his pre-doctoral internship at the University of Mississippi Medical Center in Jackson, MS.  Upon graduation, Dr. Anestis completed a post-doctoral fellowship with the Military Suicide Research Consortium.

Graduate Students


Post-bac Research Assistants

  • Brittney Assavedo
  • Rachel LeTard


Honors Student

  • Fallon Moberg (junior; honors thesis)


Research Assistants

  • Christina Jacobs
  • Fallon Moberg
  • Daniel Taylor
  • Tyler Surber
  • Tabatha Williams