Publications

  • Hage, R. & Sklar, M. (2019). The impact of media on Lebanese and American women’s self-esteem: A comparative study. Presentation at the New England Doctoral Student Conference (NEDSC), Rivier University, Nashua, NH.
  • Hage, R. (2014). Influence of media and media literacy on women’s self-esteem: A pilot study. American University of Beirut, Faculty of Arts and Sciences, Lebanon. Thesis, Dissertations, and Projects. Retrieved from Scholarworks Repository. Identifier URI.
  • Tomiyama, J., Dumke, K., & Hage, R. (2009). The diet study. Paper presented at 18th Annual Psychology Undergraduate Research Conference (PURC), University of California Los Angeles (UCLA), Los Angeles, CA.
 

Department of Clinical Psychology

Antioch University New England (AUNE), Keene, New Hampshire, USA

Research Assistant • SEP 2019 – PRESENT
  • Research assistant to Dr. Kathi Borden, Ph.D., in helping to conduct a study to understand parents’ experiences of learning that their child identifies as transgender or gender diverse.
  • Help understand the various positive and challenging aspects of the parental experience.
  • Interview parents of children and teenagers under age 18 whose gender identity is different from their sex as labeled at birth.
  • Conduct, record, and transcribe interviews.
 

Department of Clinical Psychology

Antioch University New England (AUNE), Keene, New Hampshire, USA

Research Assistant • SEP 2019 – PRESENT
  • Research assistant to Dr. Lorraine Mangione, Ph.D., in the clinical psychology department supervision class called “Supervised Experience in the Teaching of Psychology”.
  • Direct and observe the students in role-plays of supervision scenarios between supervisors and practicum students. 
  • Provide feedback to the students on their supervision role-play skills and provide the professor a synopsis of the group’s work.
 

Multicultural Center for Research and Practice

Antioch University New England (AUNE), Keene, New Hampshire, USA

Research Assistant • AUG 2016 – MAY 2017
  • Research assistant to Director of Multicultural Center and helped promote multiculturalism within a social justice orientation. Focused on culturally diverse and immigrant youth, adults, and families in the New England area.
  • Educated and consulted with students, trainees, professionals, and educators to help promote diversity and social justice in the school and community setting.
  • Planned, managed, and organized the Support Group for Ethnic and Racial Diversity (SERD) and Disaster Shakti student organizations and outreach programs.
  • Organized the Department of Clinical Psychology and Antioch University New England’s trauma conference, entitled Defining Trauma and Resilience.
  • Maintained, developed, and updated the Multicultural Center’s website.
  • Attended and provided minutes/summaries of weekly SERD meetings.
  • Planned and executed fund raisers and projects for the Multicultural Center.
  • Added illustrations and images in books that were submitted for publication.
 

Department of Psychiatry

American University of Beirut, Beirut, Lebanon

Research Assistant • OCT 2011 – JAN 2012
  • Conducted the literature review of Dr. Leyla Akoury Dirani’s research on “Attachment Disorders in Children and Psychotherapy.”
 

UCLA Neuropsychiatric Institute

University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), California, USA

Research Assistant • JAN 2008 – JUN 2010
  • Research assistant to post-doctorate Aditi Joshi, under the guidance of Dr. David Shapiro, in her research that focused on stress responses in patients with Irritable Bowel Syndrome and the biological characteristics of Traditional Chinese Medicine.
  • Performed marketing tasks for the institute to raise awareness and help promote its research profile.
  • Helped conduct the experiments with post-doctorate Aditi Joshi.
  • Captured and entered clinical research data into statistical analysis tools.
 

UCLA Department of Psychology

University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), California, USA

Research Assistant • JAN 2008 – JUN 2010
  • Research assistant to post-doctorate Janet Tomiyama, under the guidance of Dr. Theodore Robles, in her research that focused on dieting and reasons for which dieting is ineffective.
  • Helped recruit and screen participants.
  • Helped conduct experiments with other undergraduate students.
  • Helped collect and assess saliva samples for cortisol levels.
  • Captured and entered clinical research data into statistical analysis tools.
  • Presented paper and research findings at the 18th Annual Psychology Undergraduate Research Conference (PURC) at UCLA.