Gabriella Epshteyn

Major Professor: Ellen Flannery-Schroeder, PhD
Supplementary Research: Nicole H. Weiss PhD


Gabriella (Gabby) Epshteyn MA, is a second year doctoral student in the Clinical Psychology Ph.D. program at the University of Rhode Island. Prior to coming to URI, Gabby served as the Research Manager of the Transitioning Service Member / Veteran And Suicide Prevention Center (TASC), as well as the Co-Investigator/Program Manager for Dialectical Behavior Therapy For Justice-Involved Veterans (DBT-J) within the Mental Illness Research Education And Clinical Center at the James J. Peters VA Medical Center. Gabby continues to conduct research with the TASC team as well as maintaining a research affiliate role with the Yale School Of Medicine, Department Of Psychiatry. 

Gabby holds a B.A. in psychology from the City University of New York, Baruch College (2018) and an M.A. in clinical psychology from Columbia University, Teachers College (2021).


Gabby’s research focuses on themes suicide, trauma, substance use, personality disorders and the adaptation of mindfulness-based interventions. She is particularly interested in high-risk, high-need underrepresented and socioeconomically disadvantaged populations including active duty service members, Veterans, justice-involved Veterans and incarcerated persons. Gabby is interested in pursuing a future career as a Clinical Research Psychologist with the Veterans Health Administration.