Mallory Kisner

Mallory Kisner

Mallory Kisner

Graduate Research Assistant

Clinical Psychology

Mallory is a first-year doctoral student in the Clinical Psychology program at George Mason University. She graduated from Colorado State University in 2019 with a B.S. in Psychology and Applied Statistics. Prior to joining Mason Psychology, she worked as a IRTA fellow in the National Institute of Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism (NIAAA), using fMRI to investigate neural pathways underlying differences in socioemotional processing in individuals with alcohol use disorder. She also has prior experience studying the impacts of a mindfulness-based emotion competence curriculum on children’s emotion development and executive functioning.

Currently, Mallory works as a research assistant in the Youth Emotion Lab at GMU. She is primarily interested in social influences (e.g. parenting, peer relationships, environmental stressors) on emotion development and their intertwining role in the development of harmful substance use patterns. She continues to incorporate fMRI into her research to better understand the neural underpinnings of socioemotional development and substance use.