Faculty

Assistant Professor
785-864-0062
Fraser Hall, Room 449
Ph.D., 2014, University of Vermont
Research Areas: Clinical Health 
 
**Interested in Accepting Students for Fall 2021 Admission**
Kelsie T. Forbush
Associate Professor, M. Erik Wright Scholar
785.864.6525
Fraser Hall, Room 306

Dr. Forbush’s research is designed to better understand the associations (both cross-sectional and longitudinal) between eating behaviors and various other types of psychological difficulties, as well as research designed to develop better ways of assessing and diagnosing abnormal (disordered) eating behaviors.

Forbush Lab: The Center for Advancement of Research on Eating Behaviors

Assistant Professor
Fraser Hall, Room 454

Ph.D., University of Pittsburgh
Research Areas: Clinical Psychology.  I study how emotions are expressed through verbal and nonverbal behavior, as well as how interpersonal communication is infuluenced by individual differences (e.g., personality and mental health) and social factors (e.g., culture and context).  This work is deeply interdisciplinary and draws insights and tools from various areas of social science, computer science, statistics, and medicine.  Current research projects focus on identifying patterns of expressive behavior related to depression, PTSD, and psychosis.  

**Accepting graduate student(s) for Fall 2021 admission**

Nancy A. Hamilton
Associate Professor
785.864.9827
Fraser Hall, 426

Ph.D. Arizona State University, 2001
Research Areas: Sleep and Chronic Pain

**Interested in Accepting Students for Fall 2021 Admission**

Stephen S. Ilardi
Associate Professor
785.864.9840
Fraser Hall, 426

Dr. Ilardi plans to recruit one graduate student for the upcoming 2018-19 academic year.   His research focuses on the etiology and treatment of depression.   Over the past decade his clinical research team has worked to develop the Therapeutic Lifestyle Change (TLC) treatment protocol based on several modifiable lifestyle factors (e.g., physical activity, omega-3 intake, light exposure, social connection) with demonstrated antidepressent benefit. 

 

Rick E. Ingram
Professor, Director of Clinical Training
785.864.9819
Fraser Hall, 335

Ph.D. University of Kansas, 1983

Research Areas: Cognitive Processes and Depression

Director of the KU Psychological Clinic, Assistant Director of Clinical Psychology Program, Curriculum and Practicum Coordinator Health Psychology

Dr. Kirk is a clinical faculty member and administrator.  She directs all practicum activity, supervises, and facilitates clinical training opportunities.  She also teaches graduate courses and provides professional development mentorship to students.

Charlene L. Muehlenhard
785.864.9860
Fraser Hall, 305

Research Areas: Clinical Psychology

Amber Watts
Associate Professor
785.864.2604
Fraser Hall, Room 417

Dr. Watts's research investigates health behaviors, prevention strategies, and bio-behavioral processes associated with cognitive decline & dementia. Her current research projects focus on the effect of physical activity on health and cognitive function in older adults with and without Alzheimer's disease in cooperation with the KU Alzheimer's Disease Center in Kansas City.

**Interested in Accepting Students for Fall 2021 Admission**

Professor, Director, Cofrin Logan Center for Addiction Research and Treatment
785-864-6476
Dole Human Development Center, Room 3062

Post-Doctoral Fellowship, University of Vermont and University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences

M.A., Ph.D., Experimental Psychology, Stony Brook University

B.A., Psychology & English, Lafayette College 

**Interested in Accepting Students for Fall 2021 Admission**

 


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