Dr. Julie Bowker
Dr. Julie (Wojslawowicz) Bowker is an Associate Professor of Psychology and the Director of the Child and Adolescent Relationships Laboratory. Prior to her arrival at the University at Buffalo in the Fall of 2006, she completed her doctoral work at the University of Maryland, College Park. Her research interests are focused on friendships and peer relationships and the ways in which these close relationships impact emotional and psychological well-being during late childhood and early adolescence.
Current Graduate Students
Mimi Stotsky is in her final year of the doctoral program in the Clinical Psychology Program. Mimi received her B.A. in Psychology from Syracuse University and her M.A. in Clinical Psychology from Columbia University. Mimi’s research interests include examining the relationship between peer experiences such as acceptance, popularity, and friendship. She is also interested in social risk and protective factors, such as withdrawal, friendship quality, and peer treatment, for adjustment in adolescents with chronic health concerns. Mimi is currently completing an APA accredited internship at Johns Hopkins School of Medicine/Kennedy Krieger Institute in the Pediatric Psychology and Consultation Service track.
Hope White is a fourth year doctoral student in the Clinical Psychology Program. Hope received her B.S. in Applied Psychology from New York University. Her research focuses on the influence of individual risk factors, such as shyness, on close relationships during childhood and adolescence. She is also interested in how close relationship factors (e.g., friendship quality, parenting practices) influence physical and mental health.
Jenna Weingarten is a second year doctoral student in the Clinical Psychology Program. Jenna received her B.A. in Psychology from the University of Pennsylvania. She is interested in researching the impact of child and adolescent peer relationships on well-being.
Mariam Shafik is a first year Master’s student in the Psychology Department. She received her B.A. in Psychology from the University at Buffalo. She is interested in researching adolescent close relationships in virtual and out-of-school contexts.
View Jenna’s CV
Current Undergraduate Research Assistants
Nikoleta Antoniou Karademitrou