Shirley is a PhD student in clinical psychology with a secondary field in computational science and engineering. She works with Matt Nock and is funded by the National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellowship Program. Shirley’s research examines why people engage in behaviors that are harmful to themselves, including eating disorder behaviors, non-suicidal self-injury, and suicidal thoughts and behaviors. She uses a wide range of methodologies to study these problems, including real-time monitoring, laboratory-based behavioral experiments, and large-scale longitudinal studies. Shirley is also particularly interested in using mathematical and computational modeling to formalize theories in psychopathology. Outside of the lab, she loves figure skating, hiking, watching too much TV, and petting other people's dogs.