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Yihan (Irina) Li

Yihan (Irina) Li

Graduate Student
Entry Year: 2014-2015
Faculty Mentor(s): Lisa Starr

216 Meliora Hall
(585) 273-3271
Fax: (585) 273-1100
yihan.li@rochester.edu


Research Overview

My research is broadly focused on incorporating biological, cognitive, and interpersonal factors to predict the development of psychopathology. More specifically, I am interested in studying the interplay between sleep, reward processing, and emotion regulation in the development of internalizing symptoms and comorbidity between depression and anxiety.

Selected Publications

Publications

  • Li, Y. I., Starr, L. R., & Wray-Lake, L. (Under Review). Insomnia Mediates the Longitudinal Relationship between Anxiety and Depressive Symptoms in a Nationally Representative Sample of Adolescents.
  • Starr, L. R., Dienes, K., Stroud, C. B., Shaw, Z. A., Li, Y. I., Mlawer, F., & Huang, M. (In Press). Childhood Adversity Moderates the Influence of Proximal Episodic Stress on the Cortisol Awakening Response and Depressive Symptoms in Adolescents. Development and Psychopathology.
  • Starr, L. R., Hershenberg, R., Li, Y. I., & Shaw, Z. A. (In Press). When Feelings Lack Precision: Low Positive and Negative Emotion Differentiation and Depressive Symptoms in Daily Life. Clinical Psychological Science.
  • Davila, J., Starr, L. R., Stroud, C. B., & Li, Y. I. (In Press). Mood Disorders and Anxiety. APA Handbook of Contemporary Family Psychology.
  • Li, Y. I., Starr, L. R., & Hershenberg, R. (2017). Responses to Positive Affect in Daily Life: Positive Rumination and Dampening Moderate the Association Between Daily Events and Depressive Symptoms. Journal of Psychopathology and Behavioral Assessment, 39, 412-425.
  • Starr, L. R., Stroud, C. B., & Li, Y. I. (2016). Predicting the Transition from Anxiety to Depressive Symptoms in Early Adolescence: Negative Anxiety to Depressive Symptoms in Early Adolescence: Negative Anxiety Response Styles as a Moderator of Sequential Comorbidity. Journal of Affective Disorders, 190, 757-763.

Conference Presentations

  • Li, Y. I., & Starr, L. R. (2017, November). Sleep Quality Moderates the Relationship Between Emotion Regulation and Depressive Symptoms in Adolescents. Poster to be presented at the Association for Behavioral and Cognitive Therapies 51st Annual Conference.
  • Starr, L. R., Dienes, K., Shaw, Z. A., Stroud, C. B., Li, Y. I., Mlawer, F., & Huang, M. (2017, November). Childhood Adversity Moderates the Effects of Independent Episodic Stressors on the Cortisol Awakening Response and Depressive Symptoms among Adolescents. In R. Liu (Chair), Assessing and Modeling Stress Process in Suicide and Depression. Symposium to be conducted at the Association for Behavioral and Cognitive Therapies 51st Annual Conference.
  • Li, Y. I., & Starr, L. R. (2016). Dampening in response to positive affect: A potential transdiagnostic factor and comorbidity mechanism in depression and anxiety. Poster presented at the Association for Behavioral and Cognitive Therapies 50th Annual Conference.
  • Li, Y. I., Starr, L. R., & Shaw, Z. A. (2016). Sleep Mediates the Association Between Adolescent Anxiety and Depression in Early Adulthood in a Nationally Representative Sample. Poster presented at the Society for Research on Adolescence 16th Biennial Meeting.
  • Li, Y., Starr, L. R., & Hershenberg, R. (2015). Ruminative Responses to Positive and Negative Affect in Emotional Reactivity to Daily Events. Poster presented at the Association for Behavioral and Cognitive Therapies 49th Annual Conference.
  • Mlawer, F. R., Starr, L. R., & Li, Y. (2015). Positive and Negative Affective Instability in Relation to Symptoms of Posttraumatic Stress Disorder and Depression. Poster presented at the Association for Behavioral and Cognitive Therapies 49th Annual Conference.
  • Starr, L. R., Stroud, C. B., & Li, Y. (2015). Negative Anxiety Response Styles as Moderator of the Prospective Association between Anxiety and Depression among Adolescent Girls. Poster presented at the Association for Psychological Science Annual Convention.
  • Li, Y., Helfand, A. I., Ricaurte, G. A., & McCann, U. D. (2013). Sleep Architecture and Respiratory Disturbances in Abstinent Methamphetamine Users. Poster presented at the Johns Hopkins Bayview Research Symposium in Baltimore, MD.
  • Lee, E., Li, Y., & Zhou, Q. (2013). Factors Influencing Grandparent Co-residence in Chinese American Immigrant Families. Poster presented at the Society for Research in Child Development Biennial Meeting, Seattle, WA.

Honors

  • 2016: Graduate Student Association Travel Award: University of Rochester
  • 2015: APAGS/Psi Chi Junior Scientist Fellowship
  • 2010: Undergraduate Research Apprentice Program Summer Award: University of California, Berkeley
  • 2010: Cal Alumni Association Leadership Award: University of California, Berkeley

Additional Information

2007-2011: University of California, Berkeley, B.A. in Psychology (honors) and B.S. in Business Administration