Dr. Brant Hasler is the principal investigator of the Social Jet Lag in Teens and the SLATE research studies. His research focuses on the role of sleep and circadian rhythm in regulating affect and motivation, particularly as relevant to affective disorders and substance abuse. In addition to his research program, Dr. Hasler is actively engaged in research mentorship and clinical supervision as well as direct clinical practice, and is the director of our accredited Behavioral Sleep Medicine training fellowship. In his free time, Dr. Hasler enjoys trying new restaurants, cooking at home, hiking, biking, and hanging out with his daughter and her trusty canine sidekick, Stellaluna. Dr. Hasler is much better able to enjoy his free time ever since he assembled such a hard-working, responsible, intelligent, and fun team (see below).
Kathryn Guo (Aldrich) is a research coordinator working on the Social Jet Lag in Teens Research Study and SLATE study. Her role includes coordinating participant visits, assisting with recruitment, and participant tracking. She joined the team in June 2018 after moving to Pittsburgh. In her free time, Kathryn enjoys exploring Pittsburgh, travelling, and spending time with her family.
Alexandria Chisholm is a Research Specialist under Dr. Hasler on the Social Jet Lag and SLATE studies. Her roles in the lab include coordinating with the sleep lab to schedule participants, conducting participant visits, and working with undergraduate lab volunteers. Alexandria received her B.S. in Psychology from the University of Pittsburgh and joined the lab in October 2019. She plans to peruse a Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology in the near future. For fun, Alexandria enjoys traveling, going on walks in Frick Park, and trying out new restaurants around Pittsburgh.
Kali Kirlangitis is a Research Specialist under Dr. Hasler on the Social Jet Lag and SLATE studies. Her roles in the lab include conducting consent visits, scheduling participants, and assisting with recruitment. In 2018, she graduated from Slippery Rock University with a B.S. in Psychology, and joined the lab in October. She is currently pursuing a Master’s degree in Clinical Mental Health Counseling from Duquesne University. In her free time, Kali likes watching Hulu and Netflix, as well as hanging out with friends.
Jordan Gilbert is a Research Associate under Dr. Hasler on the Social Jet Lag and SLATE studies. Her roles in the lab include recruitment, scheduling participants for in-person visits, helping with data management, and assisting participants throughout their visits and time in the studies. Jordan received her B.S. in Psychology from the University of Pittsburgh and is currently pursuing her Master’s Degree in Forensic Psychology at Liberty University. In her free time, Jordan enjoys reading, listening to true crime podcasts, and spending time with her family and her cat, Luna.
Alexis Bialota is a Research Specialist in the lab currently contributing to the Social Jet Lag and SLATE studies. She graduated from the University of Pittsburgh with a B.S. in Neuroscience and hopes to pursue a Ph.D. in Neuroscience in the future. Lexi’s roles include assisting with fMRI scans, creating tasks for the fMRI portion of studies, analyzing brain data, and assisting with overnight visits in the sleep lab. Outside the lab, Lexi enjoys traveling, watching sports, learning new languages, crocheting, and spending time with family.
Garrett Hisler is a Postdoctoral Associate working with Brant Hasler. He received his doctorate in Social Psychology from Iowa State University. Garrett’s research focuses on how circadian and sleep processes relate to self-control, personality and technology use, and how these relationships can subsequently shape health and well-being. Outside of the lab, he spends his time traveling, playing soccer, rock climbing, and hanging out at local coffee shops.
Mary “Happy” Fletcher is the data manager for the SLATE and Social Jet Lag studies. She has been the data manger for several of Dr. Hasler’s previous studies as well. She has a B.S. in Computer Science from Edinboro University. She has been a data manager for 25 years and works on several protocols with a range of age groups from teens to seniors and currently with various circumstances such as sleep problems, wellness for those on dialysis, and mental health challenges. In her free time she enjoys classic TV sitcoms, being outdoors, music and singing.