Clinical Graduate 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., Health Psychology, September 2012, University of the Sciences, Philadelphia, PA , B.A., Cognitive Science, May 2007, Hampshire College, Amherst, MA

Research Lab: Atchley Lab
Advisor: Dr. Ruth Ann Atchley
Research Interests: Presently engaged in translation research investigating and developing neuropsychological profiles of mood disorders and negative affect (depression, anxiety, and stress). I also am involved in research pertaining LGBT mental health, and prevention of, and coping with, HIV/AIDS. Clinically, I am interested in the use of mindfulness practice as it pertains to both CBT and psychodynamic therapies for the treatment of many disorders, including depression and anxiety. However, I see a number of clients for diverse reasons.

B.A. (2014) Northern Illinois University

Research Lab: Health Psychology Research Lab
Advisor: Dr. Nancy Hamilton
Research Interests: Disordered sleep, problematic eating behaviors, emotion regulation and temperament, exercise and stress    

B.S. (2011) University of North Dakota

Research Lab: Center for Advancement of Research on Eating Behaviors
Advisor: Dr. Kelsie Forbush
Research Interests: Obesity; diagnosis, classification, and assessment of eating and weight disorders

 

B.S. (2013) California Lutheran University

Research Lab: Health and Cognition in Aging
Advisor: Dr. Amber Watts
Research Interests: Aging, Alzheimer’s disease, cognitive decline and dementia prevention strategies, and health behaviors in older adult populations.

M.A. (2015) University of Kansas, B.S. (2011) University of Tulsa

Research Lab: Behavioral Pediatrics Laboratory
Advisor: Dr. Michael Rapoff
Research Interests: Both my research and clinical interests are in the area of pediatric psychology. Specific areas of interest include adherence to medical regimens, pediatric chronic pain, pain management, and adjustment to chronic pediatric conditions.

B. A. in Psychology (2015) University of Texas

Research Lab: Center for Advancement of Research on Eating Behaviors
Advisor: Dr. Kelsie Forbush
Research Interests: Eating disorder classification and diagnosis; eating behavior differences across race and gender; quantitative psychology

B.A. (2011) Johns Hopkins University

Research Lab: Muehlenhard Lab
Advisor: Dr. Charlene Muehlenhard
Research Interests: Sexual behavior; sexual orientation; integrative approaches to psychotherapy and supervision

M.A. (2014), University of Kansas, B.A. (2010), Emory University

Research Lab: Forbush CARE Lab & Ingram Lab
Advisors: Kelsie Forbush, Ph.D. & Rick Ingram, Ph.D.
Research Interests: cognitive and neuropsychological risk and maintenance factors of eating and mood disorders; emotion regulation; child and adolescent psychology; quantitative psychology

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 Kansas

Research Lab: Ingram Lab
Advisor: Dr. Rick Ingram
Research Interests: Risk and maintenance factors for depression; various treatments of depression; comorbidity of anxiety and mood disorders with depression; mindset and intentionality's reduction of depressive symptoms

M.A. (2014) University of Kansas, B.A. (2011) University of Akron

Research Lab: Ingram Lab; Baker Lab
Advisor: Dr. Rick Ingram
Research Interest: Risk and maintenance factors for depression; Integration of interpersonal and cognitive processes; Social support; Social determinants of health

B.A. (2009) Kenyon College

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

M.A. (2014) Boston University, B.A. (2010) Boston University

Research Lab: Baker lab
Advisor: Dr. Tamara Baker
Research Interests: chronic illness; chronic disease management; pain management; health psychology; aging; barriers to successful aging

M.A. (2014) Towson University, B.A. (2010) Johns Hopkins University

Research Lab: Muehlenhard Lab
Advisor: Dr. Charlene Muehlenhard
Research Interests:  Human sexuality, sexual violence prevention, sexual disorders, risk and protective factors, sexual minority identity and experience, mixed method design.

B.S. in Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, University of California

Research Lab: TLC Lab
Advisor: Dr. Stephen Ilardi
Research Interests: Mood disorders, with a current focus on the relationship between exercise intensity and depression. 

M.A. (2014), University of Kansas, B.A. (2009), University of California, San Diego

Research Lab: Children's Healthy Lifestyles & Nutrition
Advisor: Dr. Ann Davis and Dr. Cary Savage
Research Interests: Obesity, Depression, Integrated Primary Care, Interprofessional Education

B.S. in Psychology with minor in Biology, Washington State University

Research Lab: TLC Lab
Advisor: Dr. Stephen Ilardi
Research Interests: The mechanisms underlying mood and sleep disorders, with emphasis on interactions between the microbiome and the brain.

B.A. (2009) San Francisco State University

Research Lab: Clinical Neuropsychology and Aging Laboratory
Advisor: Dr. David Johnson
Research Interests: How higher level brain functions, like cognitive control/executive function, can be influenced and perturbed by pathology, normal aging, and one’s external environment.

M.A. (2014) University of Kansas, B.S. & B.A. (2011) Drake University

Research Lab: Denney Lab
Advisor: Dr. Doug Denney
Research Interests: Clinical neuropsychological assessment and psychosocial outcomes in adult and pediatric neurological patient populations.

B.A. (2009) University of Michigan

Research Lab: The Department of Preventive Medicine and Public Health and The Center for Children's Healthy Lifestyles & Nutrition
Advisor: Dr. Ann Davis, KUMC Pediatrics
Research Interests: Obesity prevention and treatment, health communication, health literacy, preventive medicine, health promotion.

M.A. in Psychology (2008), San Diego State University, B.A. in Psychology (2004), Universidad Centroamericana (El Salvador)

Research Lab: Clinical Neuropsychology and Aging Lab
Advisor: Dr. David Johnson
Research Interest: Neuropsychology and gerontology; health psychology and aging; relationship between cognitive decline and stress; and prevention programs for cognitive decline in older adults.

B.B.A. Psychology & Marketing (2012) University of Wisconsin-Madison

Research Lab: TLC Lab
Advisor: Dr. Stephen Ilardi
Research Interests: My current research interests concern the relationship between mind wandering and affective dynamics. 

 


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