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Brianna Cerrito

Brianna Cerrito

MS Assistant Director, Research & Innovation

Pronouns: She/Her/Hers

Brianna Cerrito

Brianna Cerrito specializes in the design, execution, and effective communication of ongoing research projects at The Dorm. Her previous experience includes collaborating with experts at Yale School of Medicine and Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai to facilitate mixed methods research design. Her educational background includes a Bachelor of Arts degree in Psychology, with a focus in behavioral neuroscience, from Fairfield University, and a Master of Science degree in Quantitative Psychology, with a concentration in mixed methods research design, from Ball State University.

Brianna’s academic contributions include a series of papers published in peer-reviewed journals, focusing on the intersection of the mental health crisis and COVID-19, interdisciplinary inpatient programming, and pain management in treatment. In 2022, Brianna co-authored a paper titled “The Impact of SARS-CoV-2 (COVID-19) on the Acuity of Mental Health–Related Diagnosis at Admission for Young Adults in New York City and Washington, DC: Observational Study” which was published in JMIR Formative Research

Brianna has also authored 13 posters, of which were presented at regional and national levels. Notably, in August 2023, Brianna presented at the American Psychological Association (APA) Convention in Washington, D.C, where she shared a breakthrough measurement tool developed to evaluate the comparative efficacy between virtual and face-to-face mental health care across key therapeutic domains. 

In her free time, Brianna enjoys Pilates, yoga, and writing poetry. She is a 500-hour certified yoga instructor, but much more than teaching a yoga class, she loves engaging in conversation about yoga philosophy.

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