Stephen "Steve" J. Suss Jr.

(They, them, theirs)

Graduate Student


Mentor: Dana McMakin, Aaron Mattfield

Keywords: Adolescence, Neuroscience, Mindfulness, Curiosity, Emotion Regulation, Mood Disorders, Behavioral Interventions

Research Areas

Steve's research interests largely surround the utilization of neuroimaging to inform future interventions for adolescents who have or are at risk of mood disorders, as well as other youth that may struggle with emotion regulation. Specifically, they are interested in how specific aspects of mindfulness, such as curiosity, can be utilized to improve these adolescents' functioning and quality of life.


BS, Psychology, University of Pittsburgh

MS, Clinical Rehabilitation and Mental Health Counseling, University of Pittsburgh