Aaron David Hunt

Aaron David Hunt

Aaron David Hunt

Graduate Research Assistant

Clinical Psychology: health, community, and social equity

Aaron Hunt is a Ph.D. student in the Clinical Psychology program who is mentored by Dr. Leah Adams, Ph.D.  While broadly interested in the intersection of clinical psychology with health, community, and social equity, Aaron is specifically interested in stigma, minority stress, HIV, biases in attitudes and behaviors, pscyhopathology, and social disparities.  He enjoys live theatre, getting lost in large cities, and asking people "How do you feel about that?"

Current Research

Aaron is currently working on research relating to how HIV stigma is created, how individuals disclose mental illness to close others, and how depression affects role set density.  

Aaron is also working with his mentor to better understand the availability of access to HIV resources in different neighborhoods, as well as clarifying how we define what a neighborhood is in research.

Grants and Fellowships

PACT Mentor Graduate Fellow, 2013-2015, Mercy College, Dobbs Ferry, NY

Courses Taught

PSYC 301 Research Methods in Psychology Lab

PSYC 373 Physiological Psychology Laboratory

PSYC 611 Advanced Statistics Lab

Education

B.S. Biology (with minors in Music and Religion), Bryan College

M.S. Psychology, Mercy College

Recent Presentations

Hunt, A. D. (2015). Defining the achievement gap: An analysis of non-cognitive skills and personality traits associated with academic success outcomes for underserved students. Poster presented at the 27th Annual Convention of the Association for Psychological Science, New York, NY.

Hunt, A. D., Arias, M. (2015). The Relationship between Childhood Maltreatment and Adult Mental Health as mediated by Social Support and Life Stress. Poster presented at the 27th Annual Convention of the Association for Psychological Science, New York, NY.

Hunt, A. D. (2015). Reframing: Why You Should Give a Shift. Presentation at Climb Away! Leadership Conference, Mercy College, Dobbs Ferry, NY.

Hunt, A. D. (2015). Zero Shades of Gray: Ethics, Integrity, and Social Responsibility. Presentation at Climb Away! Leadership Conference, Mercy College, Dobbs Ferry, NY.

Hunt, A. D. (2015). Growth, Grit, and Flourish: Change Your Mindset | Change Your World. Presentation at the On Belay! Leadership Conference, Mercy College, Dobbs Ferry, NY.

Hunt, A. D. (2015). #socialmedia #culture #hashtag. Presentation at the On Belay! Leadership Conference, Mercy College, Dobbs Ferry, NY.

In the Media

Guest blog post on the APA's Public Interest blog: "Depression in Black Boys Begins Earlier Than You Think"