Who We Are

Dr. Kelly Peck, PhD, Primary Investigator

Dr. Kelly Peck, (he/him) is an Assistant Professor of Psychology, Assistant Professor of Psychiatry (Behavioral Pharmacology) and the Primary Investigator on the PET study at UVM. 

His research interests are two-fold. He has conducted research focused on the development and evaluation of novel treatments for opioid misuse and use disorder. Most recently, this has included work on two randomized clinical trials evaluating a novel interim buprenorphine treatment for reducing illicit opioid use and other high-risk behaviors among adults with untreated opioid use disorder. He also has a research interest focused on the delivery and evaluation of cognitive-behavioral treatments for posttraumatic stress disorder in individuals with concurrent substance use disorders.

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Who We Are

Rebecca Cole, B.A., Research Project Assistant

MARIST COLLEGE, Poughkeepsie, NY  2020

Bachelors of Arts, Psychology


Rebecca Cole (she/her) is a full time research project assistant at UVM in psychiatry on the PET Study. She is preparing for doctoral programs in psychology with a trauma focus. She has experience with conducting qualitative and quantitative psychological research, as well as clinical experience with those with who struggle with addiction disorders, intimate partner violence, criminal justice involvement, and other vulnerable, marginalized, and traumatized populations. 

For fun she loves to travel, spend time outdoors, meet up for chats with close friends, or create art such as embroidery, painting, and poetry. 

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Letizia Mosca, B.S., Research Assistant

University of Vermont, Burlington, VT 2021

Bachelors of Science, Neuroscience

 Letizia, or Lia for short, (she/her) is a part-time research assistant at UVM in psychiatry on the PET Study. She graduated from UVM in 2021 with a Bachelor of Sciences in Neuroscience. She aims to pursue a career in clinical psychology. She has research experience examining the role of flavor in the addiction potential of e-cigarettes. Out of the office, she loves to go on long walks with her Rottweiler, Jordan, and to enjoy a good book.

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Arthur Seelig, MSW, Therapist

Arthur W. Seelig III MSW, MS (he/him) is a clinical social worker who provides Prolonged Exposure Therapy for the PET study. 

Artie Seelig, is an educator and therapist with a private practice in Richmond serving the medicare/medicaid population of central Vermont. He has 15 years of experience in education, first in higher ed and more recently providing training to social service staff and clinicians. He began his career as a bench scientist studying the brain physiology of sleep and wakefullness before becoming a clinical social worker.  He lives with his wife and son in a small mountain town near great skiing. His clinical interests include the socio-cultural aspects of substance use, and trauma care and he enjoys spending time in the forest, and playing with his son, Julian. 

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Zoe Brier, MA, Therapist


Zoe Brier (she/her) is a 5th year clinical psychology PhD student at UVM who provides Prolonged Exposure Therapy for the PET study. Her research focuses on variability in post-trauma psychopathology, including differences in early symptoms following a traumatic experience and changes in brain activation. Clinically, she has worked with clients and patients in outpatient, inpatient, and correctional facility settings. In her free time, Zoe loves running and spending time with friends.

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