Symptoms of mental disorders tend to co-occur in specific patterns. For example, someone who is depressed is likely to also experience anxiety, and someone who gambles compulsively is likely to also struggle with drug or alcohol addiction. My research focuses on how we can best use these patterns in symptoms and disorders to understand the nature, causes, and consequences of mental illness across the lifespan. My current fellowship focuses on trying to pin down the patterns of co-occurrence among the individual symptoms of mental illness. I completed my PhD at Macquarie University (Sydney, Australia) in 2014, followed by a training fellowship at the University of Minnesota - Twin Cities before starting my current research fellowship.