John Grych, Ph.D.

My graduate students and I work collaboratively to design and conduct research on questions pertaining to resilience in youths exposed to violence and other types of adversity, and more broadly, on the origins, consequences, and assessment of aggression in close relationships, particularly in romantic and family relationships. Our goal is to conduct conceptually-guided research that has important real-world implications.

Undergraduates also play an important role in the lab, and if you are interested in being a research assistant please complete the application and email me.

Current Graduate Students

Christina Caiozzo
Jamee Carroll
Kristen Yule

Current Undergraduate Research Assistants

Abby Vakulskas
Amelle Aldurra
Ashley Manuel
Dany Pinon
Devonna Jackson
Elizabeth Habisohn
Kevin Petranu
Lauren Debertin
Sam Luebke
Taylor Lee
Theresa Santos
Victoria McNichols

Past Graduates

Renee DeBoard
Claire Oxtoby
Danielle Defrancisco
Greg Fosco
Patrick Gunderson
Jenny Hauser-Kunz
Jessica Houston
Kristen Kinsfogel
Mark Lynn
Sara Raynor

Recent Conference Posters

Bellovary, Houston, Caiozzo & Grych MPA 2013
Olinger, Houston, Caiozzo & Grych MPA 2013
Perez, Caiozzo, Houston & Grych MPA 2013
Houston & Grych SRCD 2013

Lab Photo Album

Grych lab 17-18

Grych Lab 2017

Front row: Eliana, Allie, Fatema, Abby
Second row: Natalie, Lauren, Amelle, Jamee
Back row: John, Kevin, Kristen


SRCD in Austin:

Christina, Jamee, John, and Kristen


SRCD in Austin:

Joint Grych/Fosco lab dinner after presenting research at the SCRD conference in Austin, TX

Grych lab Grych Lab 2016
Hanging SRA in Baltimore

Hanging out after a joint Grych/Fosco lab dinnerduring the SRA conference in Baltimore

Small group

SRA in Baltimore

Kristen, Jessica, John, and Christina

Grych lab 2014

Grych Lab 2015

Back Row: Dany, America, Veronica, Jordan
Front Row: John, Kristen, Nycole, Christina, Claudia, Jaclyn


Grych lab 2014

Grych Lab 2014

Front: Michael, Rachel, Ericka, Jackie, Emily, John. Back: Christina, Veronica, Jessica.

Grych lab  
Bellovary takes jaguar to Palace of Versailles


Undergraduate RA alum, Ande Bellovary takes the Grych lab mascot to the Palace of Versailles.

Jaguar at Palace of Versailles


Jaguar, the Grych lab mascot, at the Palace of Versailles.

Jaguar at Parque del Retiro



Jaguar at Parque del Retiro in Madrid, Spain

SRCD poster 2013


SRCD Poster presentation 2013

SRCD dinner 2013



SRCD Dinner 2013

MPA Poster session 2013


MPA 2013

(left to right) Jessica Houston, Christina Caiozzo, Andrea Bellovary

MPA 2013


MPA 2013

(left to right) Rachel Olinger, Ashley Perez, Christina Caiozzo, Jessica Houston, Andrea Bellovary

Grych lab 2012


Grych Lab 2012

(Back row) Jessica, John, Christina, Arnitta

(Front row) Ande, Rachel, Ashley

Grych Grads 2012


2012 Graduate Students

(left to right) Jessica Houston, Christina Caiozzo, Arnitta McNeal

Grych undergrad 2012


2012 Undergraduate Research Assistants

(left to right) Ande Bellovary, Rachel Olinger, Ashley Perez


Grych Graduate Students 2011


2011 Graduate Students

(left to right) Arnitta McNeal, Bridget Dolan, Jessica Houston

Not pictured because they’re on internship: Mark Lynn, Claire Oxtoby


Grych undergraduates 2011


2011 Undergraduate Research Assistants

(left to right) Nicolette Wiliams, Chelsea Gasaway, Ashley Perez, Lauren Gallagher, Jackie Downs.

Not pictured: Rachael Renteria

Grych lab 2011


Grych Lab 2011

(Standing) Lauren, John, Jackie, Chelsea, Arnitta

(Crouching awkwardly) Ashley, Jessica, Bridget, Nikki

(Not pictured)Rachael

image_SRCD 2011



SRCD 2011

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2010-2011 Graduate Students

(seated, left to right) Claire Oxtoby, Arnitta Holliman

(standing, left to right) Mark Lynn, Dr. Grych, Jessica Houston, Anna Kiel

  2010-2011 Graduate Students


2010-2011 Graduate Students
(bottom) Mark Lynn

(seated, left to right) Claire Oxtoby, Arnitta Holliman

(standing, left to right) Jessica Houston, Anna Kiel

  2010-2011  Undergraduate Researchers


2010-2011 Undergraduate Researchers
(left to right) Jaclyn Downs, Kayla Sauder, Elizabeth Manderfeld, Rachel Renteria, Sara Campbelli

Grych 08-09 Research team



2008-2009 Research Team

Grych 07-08 Research team



2006-2007 Research Team

SRA 2006



SRA 2006
(left to right) Greg Fosco, Renee Deboard, Kara Lindstedt, Sara Raynor, John Grych


Contact the Psychology Department

If you have questions about clinical services, please call the Center for Psychological Services at (414) 288-3487 or fax at (414) 288-6073.

Location: Cramer Hall, 317
Milwaukee, WI 53233

Phone: (414) 288-7218
Fax: (414) 288-5333
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