Our lab is committed to making clinical psychology and mental health information more accessible to the public. Science isn’t always easy to access or to understand. Our lab aims to improve training in science communication for students and to make our research easy to understand and available for anyone to learn!

Dr. Jessica L. Hamilton is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Psychology at Rutgers University in New Brunswick and Director of The Hamilton Lab. Her research examines modifiable risk and protective factors for adolescent suicidal thoughts and behaviors, with a focus on social media use and sleep. Her research harnesses innovative technological methods (e.g., smartphone sensing, ecological momentary assessment, and actigraphy) to examine these relationships in real time.

Allison Bond, M.A. is a fifth-year clinical psychology PhD candidate in the New Jersey Gun Violence Research Center at Rutgers University. Her research focuses on firearms and suicide; specifically, determining who utilizes a firearm in their suicide deaths and ways to increase secure firearm storage to prevent suicides. Allison co-directed the RU Communicating Psychological workshop series during the 2022-2023 academic year, and is the co-founder of the Science Simplified Network.


We will be hosting a series of workshops in the fall and spring to introduce the foundations of scicomm and different approaches and modalities for communicating science (e.g., podcasts, op-eds, infographics, & social media). Each workshop will be accompanied with an “hour of action” in the next month to apply skills towards sharing your research.

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Our lab has collated resources to support you in communicating science (e.g., podcast tips, toolkits).

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