Research Coordinators

Brooke Cullen

Lab Manager

Assistant to Michelle G. Craske

Office: 310-825-5614



Brooke is the lab manager at the ADRC. She graduated from UCLA with a B.A. in Psychology in 2020. Prior to working for the ADRC as staff, she was a Research Assistant in the lab, as well as a Peer in the STAND program at UCLA. Brooke’s primary research interest is understanding the sustaining mechanisms and optimal treatment targets for anxiety disorders. She is specifically interested in targeting behavioral avoidance and cognitive biases in populations with social anxiety.

Annelise Murillo



Research Coordinator: BrainMAPD Study

Research Coordinator: Decoded Neural Reinforcement Study

Office: 310-825-5614



Annelise is a research coordinator at the UCLA ADRC. Annelise was a research assistant with the ADRC for two and a half years before she he earned her B.A. in Psychology with a minor in Cognitive Science from UCLA in June 2019. She is currently coordinating the BrainMAPD study as well as the DecNef study at the UCLA ADRC. Annelise’s current research interests include the roles of life stress and adversity in the development of affective symptoms of anxiety and depression in late adolescence/early adulthood. She plans to pursue a PsyD degree in Clinical Psychology and hopes to work with underserved populations to address their specific mental health needs by understanding cultural differences and approaches to mental illness among different populations.

Julian Ruiz



Research Coordinator: RISE Study

Office: 310-825-4983



Julian joined the ADRC as a research assistant during his undergraduate studies in 2017, and graduated from UCLA in June 2019 with a B.A. in Psychology. Julian is currently coordinating the Reaching Independence Through Successful Employment (RISE) study, while also engaging in psychophysiological data processing for other ADRC research studies. His primary research interests involve psychopathology within adolescent populations, with a focus on the etiology and development of anxiety disorders.