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Men are four times more likely to take their own lives than women.

Who we are

Our research team consists of faculty, graduate, and undergraduate students in the Department of Psychology at Clark.

Professor Michael Addis

Dr. Michael Addis, Ph.D. is a Professor in the Department of Psychology at Clark University and Director of the Research Group on Men's Well-Being. He is author of several books and scientific articles on men's mental health and clinical psychology, including Invisible Men (2011, Times Books). Dr. Addis's research explores variations in the way different men experience, express, and respond to problems in their lives.

James Cordova

Dr. James V. Cordova, Ph.D. is an Associate Professor of Psychology and the Director of Clinical Training at Clark University in Worcester, Massachusetts. He has been conducting research in the area of couples therapy, intimacy, and the promotion of marital/family health for over a decade and is a leading figure in the behavior therapy field of Couples Research and Therapy. Dr. Cordova is interested in the role of marital/relationship health in men's well-being.

Esteban Cardemil

Dr. Esteban Cardemil, Ph.D. is Associate professor of psychology in the psychology department at Clark. His research focuses on understanding and addressing the mental healthcare disparities that continue to disproportionately affect individuals from low-income and racial/ethnic minority backgrounds. To this end, his work includes both intervention research consisting of the development and evaluation of depression prevention programs for low-income racial/ethnic minorities, and more basic research that examines how sociocultural context might influence the experience and expression of depression and other symptoms of distress. Currently, he is collaborating with Dr. Addis on an NIMH-funded grant to examine Latino men’s help-seeking behavior for depression.

Matthew Syzdek

Matthew Syzdek is a third-year doctoral student in clinical psychology at Clark. His overarching interests are gender, class, mental health, and social justice, with a focus on how working class men deal with problems in their lives. Matt's current project examines stresses experienced by men following job loss. In his future work, Matt plans to integrate research, clinical work, and advocacy in the pursuit of bettering men’s well-being and mental health. He hopes that his work will eventually impact the lives of individual men as well as public policy.

Jonathan Green

Jonathan Green is a second-year doctoral student in clinical psychology at Clark. His overarching research interests include adherence to masculine norms and depression in men; specifically the concept of "covert" or "masked" depression. Jonathan is currently studying the relationship between men's psychophysiology, endorsement of masculinity norms, and reported feelings of sadness.


Joe Schwab is a third-year doctoral student in developmental psychology at Clark. His main research interests include the development of identity and concepts of self, and how they are constructed through narratives. He is currently working on a project that investigates how individuals tell stories and narratives to explain their religious and spiritual views to others. Through the Visible Men Project at the Men's Well-Being Research Group, Joe is also currently researching how men tell stories to others about their struggles and difficulties.


Chris Reigeluth is a second-year doctoral student in clinical psychology. His research interests include adolescent development and the influences of social learning and gender socialization on male development and behavior. Chris is particularly interested in policing of masculinity and understanding the range of experiences that boys have with this social process. In conjunction with Dr. Michael Addis, Chris is in the process of launching a Community Partnership on Men’s Mental Health.


Joshua Berger is a third-year doctoral student in clinical psychology at Clark. His main area of interest is the relationship between adherence to masculinity norms and help-seeking behavior in men, particularly veterans. His work seeks to establish predictors for men’s use of of mental health services, and thereby to help devise well-informed strategies for men to access these services. In the future, he hopes to integrate research and clinical work to help coordinate mental health care for veterans.