Pediatric Psychology Postdoctoral Fellow in the Center for Cancer and Blood Disorders at Children's National Medical Center, Washington, D.C.
UNC Charlotte Advisor:
Drs. Amy Peterman, Ryan Kilmer, Andrew Harver
University of Miami, Jackson Memorial Hospital (FL)
Pediatric psychology, health promotion among childhood cancer survivors, neurocognitive effects of sickle cell disease, breathing disorders and medication adherence in sickle cell disease, and non-pharmacological approaches to pain management
Impressions and Experiences in the Health Psychology Program:
I found my time in the Health Psychology Ph.D. program at UNC Charlotte to be a tremendous experience. The program prepared me well for a rigorous clinical internship and helped me develop into a strong candidate for my ideal postdoctoral fellowship. Based on the training I received at UNC Charlotte, I feel prepared to be successful in my clinical work, research, and teaching. I attribute these impressions to a variety of aspects of the Health Psychology program: the program's interdisciplinary focus, which has made me more comfortable collaborating with professionals in other health-related fields; the rigorous nature of the coursework; exceptional faculty; being encouraged to voice opinions and take ownership over my education and the program; frequent feedback and guidance to ensure my activities align with my goals; and the incredible support I received--and continue to receive--from the faculty and my peers.
Children's National Medical Center (Washington, D.C.)