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Research Coordinator

Sarwat recently graduated with a BS from New York University in May 2021. She has been conducting research with Dr. Thomason since February 2020 through the Baby BEES Research Collaborative and COVGEN, working on various projects looking at how the COVID-19 pandemic is impacting pregnancy and post-natal experiences. Sarwat also has worked clinically as a behavior therapist for children on the Autism Spectrum and as a data manger for a public health data collective. Her goals include obtaining a medical degree and pursuing a career in developmental pediatrics.



Research Associate

Eugene Okparaeke is a Research Associate in the Department of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry at NYU Langone. He has been conducting research at the Bellevue Innovation Labsince 2015. He currently assists in the management of Bellevue Hospital/NYU Autism Care Pathway Intervention Program. Eugene received his Bachelor of Science in Neuroscience fromTemple University. He plans on pursuing a medical degree. Eugene looks forward to working on the RECOVER project.

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Research Coordinator

Maria is a Research Associate in the Department of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry at NYU Langone Health. She graduated from SUNY Oswego in 2019 with a B.A. in Psychology. Maria hopes to pursue a medical degree and looks forward to continue working in research.



Research Associate

Bradley Susskind is a Research Associate in the Department of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry at NYU Langone Health. Bradley graduated with high honors from Lehigh University in the Spring of 2022 where he studied Psychology and minored in Biology and Public Health. Bradley has prior research experience working at the Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia within their Center for Autism Research and has also studied within the family and integrative medicine realm at St. Luke’s University Health Network. Bradley continues to follow his passion studying childhood development working on Dr. Moriah Thomason’s COVID-19 and Perinatal Experiences (COPE) Study and the RECOVER Kids Study. Following his time at NYU Langone Health, Bradley plans to pursue a degree in medicine and has a particular interest in child and adolescent psychiatry.

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Research Coordinator

Anthony recently graduated with a BS in May 2023 from the University of Florida. Anthony has previous research experience working with Dr. Clive Wasserfall and Dr. Mark Atkinson on studying the immunopathogenesis of Type 1 Diabetes. He further has spent time under the guidance of Dr. Marguerite Hatch analyzing the effects of calcium stone formation in relation to bodily oxalate levels in mice models. Clinically, Anthony has experience as a medical scribe in the ED of UF Health Shands Hospital. He continues to follow his passion in helping others with his current role as a Research Associate in the RECOVER Kids Study. He has plans to pursue a degree in medicine in the future. 

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Research Coordinator

Thomas Castro graduated from Binghamton University with a B.S. in Integrative Neuroscience in May 2022. As an undergraduate, Thomas worked as a research assistant for the Center for Transdisciplinary Research on Intimate Relationships. Thomas was the second author of a poster discussing Spanish-to-English translation best practices for psychological measures, presented at the 2022 APS convention. After graduation Thomas worked as a Research Assistant and Paraprofessional at the International Institute for the Brain (iBrain) aiding children with neuro-developmental disorders.  Thomas's goal for the future is to pursue a Ph.D. program in cognitive neuroscience with a special focus on its relation to psychopathology.

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