Clinical Health Students

M.S. Clinical Psychology (2017) Christ University, B.A. Psychology (2015) Christ University
Research Lab: Hamilton Health Lab
Advisor: Dr. Nancy Hamilton
Research Interests: Neuropsychology, health psychology, social determinants of health, healthy aging, health literacy, cross cultural differences in health behaviors.  
 
M.A. Psychology (2017) University of Kansas, B.A. (2014) Northern Illinois University

Research Lab: Health Psychology Research Lab
Advisor: Dr. Nancy Hamilton
Research Interests: health psychology, sleep, women’s health, trauma and growth

B.A. Psychological and Brain Sciences (2016) Washington University in St. Louis
Advisor: Dr. Amber Watts
Research Interests: My research interests broadly center around aging and chronic conditions. I am especially interested in health disparities, social isolation, end-of-life decision making, attitudes towards palliative care, and barriers to successful aging. I am also interested in interventions to support older adults’ access to healthcare resources, such as telemedicine. 
Haley Hart
B.A. Oxbridge Molecular Biology (2019) William Jewell College, B.A. Applied Critical Thought and Inquiry (2019) William Jewell College
Advisor: Dr. Stephen Ilardi
Research Interests: Management of and adaptation to chronic illness/pain and disability; coping with health problems; resilience; multidisciplinary rehabilitation
 
M.A. (2013) Radford University, B.A. (2010) The College of Wooster
Research Lab: BRANCH Lab
Advisor: Dr. Amber Watts
Research Interests: Aging, neurodegenerative diseases, prevention of cognitive decline, health behaviors in older adults, accelerometry, perceptions of aging, health concordance among older adult couples, neuropsychology
Philip Huang
M.A. Psychology (2019) New York University, B.A. Psychology (2016) New York University
Research Lab: Hamilton Health Lab
Advisor: Dr. Nancy Hamilton
Research Interests: My research interests are health disparities and neurorehabilitation. I am interested in how social determinants can affect barriers in healthcare access in ethnic minorities and creating interventions to overcome these barriers.
B.A. (2015) University of Missouri, Kansas City
Research Lab: Baker lab
Advisor: Dr. Tamara Baker
Research Interests: research interests include broadly, health disparities, evaluating facilitators and barriers to health care accessibility among marginalized populations, examining the effects of cultural and societal factors on mental health help-seeking behaviors, and health promotion and awareness.
B.A. (2012) Tufts University
Research Lab: Behavioral research in aging, neuroscience, cognition, and health (BRANCH)
Advisor: Dr. Amber Watts 
Research Interests: Aging, neurodegenerative diseases, caregiver stress/burden, cognition, accelerometry, and health-related behaviors (physical activity and sleep) as prevention strategies for cognitive decline. ​
M.A., Psychology (2019) University of Kansas, B.A. (2013) A. John Carroll University
Research Lab: Health and Cognition in Aging
Advisor: Dr. Amber Watts
Research Interests: Aging and dementia; Alzheimers disease; biomarkers and risk factors; sex differences; prevention approaches by examining health behaviors and lifestyle changes in various populations including the older adults genetically at-risk for Alzheimer’s disease and postmenopausal women 
M.A. Psychology (2018) University of Kansas, B.S. Biology (2010) University of Washington, B.A. Biochemistry (2010) University of Washington

Research Lab: Therapeutic Lifestyle Change
Advisor: Dr.Stephen Ilardi, PhD
Research Interests: Healthy behaviors and the factors associated with them across multiple populations; telemental health; rural health; preventive medicine; obesity; bariatric; cancer; resilience

Pilar Thangwaritorn
B.S. Psychology (2019) University of Florida
Research Lab: BRANCH Lab
Advisor: Dr. Amber Watts
Research Interests: My research interests include mechanisms for cognitive aging in relation to interventions that delay the onset of neurodegenerative diseases, specifically Alzheimer's Disease and related dementias. The behavioral interventions I would like to study are brain games, diet, sleep, physical activity, etc. Within these studies, I am also interested in risk factors and outcome predicating biomarkers. Additionally, I would like to dig deeper into racial/ethnic and cultural neuropsychology.


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