VISN 2 Center for Integrated Healthcare (CIH)
Lee Bernstein, BA
Biography: Mr. Bernstein has been working as a CIH Research Assistant under the direction of Dr. Jennifer Funderburk and Dr. Laura O. Wray since early 2015. He earned his Bachelor’s and Master’s degree in Psychology from The University at Buffalo in 2011 and 2017 respectively, and has extensive research experience on studies that focused on aspects of depression, such as rumination, executive functioning deficits, and social rejection. Mr. Bernstein has also assisted on studies examining personality disorders as well as emotion regulation strategies. However, his main area of interest continues to be the etiology and treatment of depression. He is excited to assist the ongoing research projects aimed at improving the mental health of Veterans.p>
Research Assistant: RCT of Behavioral Activation for Depression and Suicidality in Primary Care; Primary Care Mental Health Integration Clinical Outcomes: Preliminary Study
Bernstein, L. Vergara, C., Dorman, A., Dziadaszek, S., Roberts, J. E. (2012, March) Deficits in Effortful Control as a Cognitive Vulnerability to Depression. Poster session presented at the annual Eastern Psychological Association conference. Pittsburgh, PA
Shaw, D., Bernstien, L., Vergara-Lopez, C., & Roberts, J. (2012, July). Testing the emotional consequences of social rejection. Poster session presented at the annual McNair Research Conference, Niagara Falls, NY.