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Diana Pombo

I am the lab coordinator for the DDMH Lab, as well as a recent Specialized Honours Psychology graduate from York. Being involved in this lab allows me to engage in compelling research on neurodevelopmental disabilities and build upon my clinical experience. I am extremely passionate about emotion regulation, specifically focused on mental well-being and familial support.

Jessica Cuciurean

Cas Dempsey

I am a research assistant with the DDMH lab and a 3rd year Social Work student at York University. I previously completed my BSc in psychology at York as well. As an autistic person, I have a broad interest in understanding and facilitating thriving in the autistic community. Being a member of this lab has allowed me to learn more about how to conceptualize well-being and thriving for autistic people. 


  • Rahaf Asaad
  • Yasmeen Aldouri