Bryan Balvaneda, Ph.D. (he/his/him)

Bryan Balvaneda earned his BS in Psychology from Yale University and PhD in Clinical Psychology from the University of Massachusetts Boston. Bryan is currently completing a postdoctoral fellowship at the University of California, San Diego, where he serves as a Behavioral Health Consultant to the Student Medicine Department. He is interested in working with diverse and underserved communities and increasing access to mental health care through alternative service models, medical-behavioral health integration, and community outreach. Bryan identifies as a Mexican-American & Latino cisgender man, first gen college and grad school student, child of immigrants, with low SES upbringing.

Bryan worked with Vera from the 2010 to 2012 academic years at Yale University in the Depression and Cognition Program under Dr. Susan Nolen-Hoeksema. Vera mentored Bryan on the development and completion of his senior thesis, which was an empirical project examining emotional expression and social anxiety. Since then, Vera has also mentored Bryan on the graduate school application process and guided Bryan in professional development in the clinical psychology field.