Clinical Health Students

M.P.H., (2011), University of Alabama at Birmingham, B.S., (2009), University of Alabama at Birmingham

Research Lab: Health Psychology Research Lab and Nelson Lab
Advisor: Dr. Nancy Hamilton and Dr. Eve-Lynn Nelson
Research Interests: Chronic illnesses (cancer), health-related behaviors (sleep), underserved community (rural/minority) health, emotional adjustment, and social support/coping. 

M.S. Clinical Psychology (2017) Christ University, B.A. Psychology (2015) Christ University
Advisor: Dr. Tamara Baker
Research Interests: I am interested in studying individuals suffering from chronic pain and functional neurological symptoms in India - to broadly explore any psychosocial factors mediating this experience and associated functional disability. I am also specifically interested in developing short term therapeutic plans that would increase engagement with therapy, adherence to medical treatment and health promoting behaviour that gradually increases functional independence, these being major problems with mental health care in India and many parts of the world. Any potential findings could then be compared with already studied populations to identify broader racial differences and guide future intervention programs.
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, health behaviors associated with sleep, women’s health psychology, peri- and postnatal health-related behaviors   

B.A. Psychological and Brain Sciences (2016) Washington University in St. Louis
Advisor: Dr. Tamara Baker
Research Interests: My research interests include aging, especially in the context of pain, diabetes, and other chronic health issues. I’m interested in health disparities, barriers to successful aging, and older adults’ access to healthcare resources. I am specifically interested in interventions to support older adults’ health behaviors and mental health.
M.A. (2013) Radford University, B.A. (2010) The College of Wooster
Research Lab: BRANCH Lab
Advisor: Dr. Amber Watts
Research Interests: Aging, health behaviors related to disease manifestation and progression in older adults, prevention of cognitive decline related to pathological aging, neuropsychology
M.A. Psychology (2015) University of Kansas, B.A. (2011) Grinnell College

Research Lab: Health Psychology Research Lab
Advisor: Dr. Nancy Hamilton
Research Interests: Health psychology, etiology and maintenance of insomnia, circadian rhythm disorders, health behaviors and beliefs related to sleep.

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, and prevention strategies for cognitive decline. ​
M.A. Psychology (2015) University of Kansas, B.A. (2009) Kenyon College

Research Lab: Neuropsychology and Aging Laboratory
Advisor: Dr. Nancy Hamilton
Research Interests: Neuropsychology; affect, cognition, and aging; geriatric health psychology; relationship between health risk disclosure and psychological/behavioral change

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; prevention approaches by examining health behaviors and lifestyle changes in the healthy older adult genetically at-risk for Alzheimer’s disease population 
M.A Psychology (2017) University of Kansas, M.A. (2014) Boston University, B.A. (2010) Boston University

Research Lab: Baker lab
Advisor: Dr. Tamara Baker
Research Interests: Chronic illnesses, multimorbidities, chronic pain, aging, social determinants of health

M.A. Psychology (2018) University of Kansas, B.S. Biology (2010) University of Washington, B.A. Biochemistry (2010) University of Washington

Research Lab: The Department of Preventive Medicine and Public Health
Advisor: Dr. Christie Befort, KUMC
Research Interests: Healthy behaviors and the factors associated with them across multiple populations; preventive medicine; obesity; cancer; health promotion


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