Michelle L. Harlan

Michelle L. Harlan

Michelle L. Harlan

Graduate Research Assistant

Clinical Psychology: Eating Disorders, Suicide, Nonsuicidal Self-Injury, Emotion Regulation, Dialectical Behavior Therapy

Michelle is a first-year doctoral student in the Clinical Psychology Ph.D program and works with Dr. Sarah Fischer in the Impulse Lab. Prior to beginning her training at George Mason, Michelle obtained her Bachelor’s degree from Elon University in 2020 and her Master's degree in Clinical Psychology from the University of Maryland, College Park in 2021. Michelle then worked for two years as a Clinical Research Coordinator in the Center for Translational Research at Children’s National Hospital in Washington, D.C. Her research interests include the impact of emotional distress and socio-cultural factors on the development and maintenance of comorbid restrictive and disordered eating behaviors, depressive symptoms, and suicidality in adolescents and young adults.


M.P.S. in Clinical Psychology, University of Maryland College Park 

B.A. in Art History, Elon University 

Minor in Psychology