Jacob A. Martin M.S.
Jacob is a fourth-year student in the Clinical Psychology program at Penn State. He attended the University of Virginia where he studied Psychology and Cognitive Science. After graduating with his B.A. in 2016 he began working as a clinical research assistant with Dr. Mark Zimmerman and the Methods to Improve Diagnostic Assessment and Services (MIDAS) Project at Rhode Island Hospital. There he conducted diagnostic interviews for patients seeking psychiatric treatment. Jacob's primary interest is conceptualization and diagnosis of personality pathology, with an emphasis on borderline personality disorder (BPD) and narcissism. Specifically, he is interested in translational research that seeks to improve the efficiency and utility of diagnostic and assessment tools for personality pathology. He is further interested in relationships between personality/personality pathology and comorbid psychopathology, psychosocial and other health-related outcomes. In his spare time Jacob enjoys running, going to concerts, watching movies, and breakfast foods.