Adam Calderon

Adam Calderon

Ph.D. student

The Pennsylvania State University


Adam Calderon is a second-year Ph.D. student in clinical psychology at The Pennsylvania State University. His research is focused on better understanding the dynamic relationship between anxiety and mood disorders, with a particular interest in psychometrics, computational modeling, and formalized psychological theory.

Adam was a Fulbright Fellow at the Hungarian Academy of Sciences, an APA Psychology Fellow at the United Nations, and a current Bunton-Waller Scholar at Penn State. Adam received a B.S. in behavioral neuroscience at Quinnipiac University and an M.A. in Psychology in Education at Columbia University.

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  • anxiety & depression
  • computational psychiatry
  • dynamical systems theory
  • network science
  • philosophy of science
  • Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology, expected 2028

    The Pennsylvania State University

  • M.A. in Psychology in Education, 2020

    Columbia University

  • B.S. in Behavioral Neuroscience, 2017

    Quinnipiac University


Research Assistant
Oct 2021 – Present New York
  • Provide support for research on the etiology and treatment of traumatic stress disorders, anxiety, and complicated grief, including consulting on a wide range of psychometric and machine learning analyses.
Fulbright Scholar
Jan 2021 – Jul 2021 Budapest
  • Chosen as one of seven individuals to receive a Fulbright Research Grant to Hungary.
  • Received training on structural and functional MRI, longitudinal time-sensitivity analysis, and machine learning classifier methods.
Research Assistant | Loss, Trauma, and Emotion Lab
Sep 2018 – May 2020 New York
  • Provided research support for data analyses and visualizations of mood and anxiety disorders and emotion regulation flexibility.
  • Directed a cross-functional 8-member research assistant team to develop an emotion regulation behavioral task.
  • Composed literature reviews on attentional bias and its measurement.