Clinical applications of psychoneuroimmunology to treat late-life depression
Family health behavior change; child overweight; positive parenting strategies
The dissemination, implementation, and evaluation of evidence-based practices in community settings
Forensic neuropsychology, cognitive sequelae of medical and psychological conditions, suicide
Child and adolescent trauma and resilience, sexual assault, and psychophysiological interventions for at risk youth
Racial and gendered health disparities, mental and physical healthcare delivery, community-based research and intervention
The effects of military culture/lifestyle on physical and mental health
Socioeconomic disparities in health with a particular focus on perceived scarcity and racial differences
Education, evaluation of early childhood and prevention programs, and improving systematic injustices
Acceptance- and compassion-based approaches to fostering health and well-being, intervention-based research, occupational health psychology
Interpersonal relationships, family processes, trauma, intergenerational continueity of adversity, resilience
I am interested in youth development in marginalized populations and community factors/interventions that may improve outcomes for at-risk youth. I am also interested in the acculturation process and the Latino immigrant paradox.
After graduating from Davidson, I spent 3 years traveling and working in educational settings in Greece and Ecuador. I have a passion for travel and enjoy learning through experience in different cultures and environments. I also played baseball at Davidson and I am a fan of all sports.
Promoting health equity through integrated care; health communication in integrated care settings; influence of internalization of stigma on treatment-seeking behaviors
I am interested in the cognitive aspects of mental health, cognitive training, and creating and improving treatments and prevention programs. I am also interested in improving the accessibility of treatments through gamification
I am interested in the prevention of childhood obesity and Type II diabetes; mother and infant wellness, specifically breastfeeding duration and rates in minority populations; utilizing program evaluation and implementation science to address challenges in educational and healthcare systems; and access to free and appropriate education for all children, including children with special needs and children from low SES households.
I moved to North Carolina in 2011 for a graduate assistantship at Wingate University (about an hour east of Charlotte). Originally planning just to come for grad school, first I fell in love with the weather, and then I met and fell in love with my husband! Like many other implants, I consider NC to be my home state for the foreseeable future. Proud parents of our “big goof” Bridie (an adopted mutt), Mick and I enjoy spending time outdoors with her, and appreciating the diversity of what Charlotte has to offer (from going out in Uptown to relaxing in NoDa). My prior work experiences...
Posttraumatic growth (PTG), resilience, and thriving; development and application of military focused PTG interventions
Health at Every Size approaches to healthcare; weight bias among healthcare professionals; longitudinal impact of weight discrimination on the development of chronic disease
The intersection between technology use (e.g., text messaging, dating apps, social media, etc.) and risk behavior (e.g., alcohol use, risky sex, etc.) in the context of romantic relationships in emerging adulthood
The impacts of technology on health and health behaviors
App based health technologies, digital self-harm, eating disorders, mindfulness
Intimate partner violence, consent, risk factors to sexual perpetration of violence, trauma informed care
I am interested in factors that can affect the development of positive child and adolescent socioemotional and educational outcomes. I am also interested in mental health advocacy and youth empowerment (factors affecting the development of positive child and adolescent outcomes, particularly socioemotional and educational outcomes; mental health advocacy; youth empowerment).
Nature and well-being within the context of scarcity
Maternal health, shared decision-making during childbirth, psychosocial influences on labor progression, perinatal period
Social media, technology, cyber aggression, LGBTQ+, mindfulness, adjustment
Substance abuse recovery and prevention, education, and child welfare
Neuropsychology, Neuropsychological assessment of neurodegenerative disorders, Forensic neuropsychology
Eating disorders; weight management; promoting health behaviors, including healthy eating, physical activity; binge eating behaviors and perceptions of health status among under-researched and underserved populations (e.g., college men; diverse racial/ethnic backgrounds); intervention-based research
Cognitive and emotional processes underlying health behavior change
Eating behaviors, interoceptive awareness, body image, maternal health
Posttraumatic growth and posttraumatic stress after interpersonal traumas and the impact of mediating behaviors like rumination and social media surveillance
Posttraumatic growth, the interplay between emotional regulation and cognitive processing, trauma narratives, physiological effects of stress.
Executive function, neuropsychology, emotion regulation, & health behavior engagement
The effects of stress and inflammation on cognition, the clinical use of biomarkers in neuropsychological testing
stress, health disparities and physiological markers of stress
Violence exposure and resiliency; mental health and Muslim Americans
Health equity, integrated healthcare systems, institutional betrayal, intimate partner violence
Posttraumatic growth as it relates to personal narrative, prosocial behavior, sense of calling/purpose, and stress reactivity and management
I'm originally from the Cleveland area, but my favorite place to be is in the Blue Ridge mountains. I enjoy running, hiking, yoga, singing, traveling, concerts/festivals and trying new restaurants. Charlotte has been a wonderful home so far and I look forward to experiencing more of what it has to offer!
Sociocultural influences on body image and eating behaviors; processes by which women develop and maintain positive body image (e.g., body image flexibility) and how this can be supported via intervention; treatment accessibility
Allostasis and physiological functioning from a psychoneuroimmunological perspective; interpersonal stress and trauma; and factors influencing reactivity to potential stressors, such as emotion regulation and interpersonal processes
How societal attitudes and beliefs about sleep shape sleeping behaviors; the social and emotional predictors and outcomes of sleep disturbances
I am an action-oriented researcher interested in designing, implementing, and evaluating community-based interventions and/or programming that promote positive outcomes for disadvantaged and/or marginalized populations.
Using community-based participatory research approaches in the design, implementation and evaluation of programs to improve community well-being and inform action across multiple levels of the bioecological model
Social-emotional development, school-based interventions, program evaluation, systems-level change
Health behaviors, physical activity, mental health, integrated behavioral healthcare
Eating disorders among ethnic minorities, and multicultural counseling competencies
The relationship between education and community support programs and outcomes of at-risk youth pertaining to substance use, juvenile delinquency, and high school completion.
I moved here from Kentucky. I love being outside, going to concerts, and playing sports. Kentucky basketball is near the top of the list of things I’m passionate about. I also like to travel and hope to cross all 50 states of my list, as well as find time to spend abroad.
Eating behaviors within the context of poverty and deprivation, impact of food insecurity on mental health, type II diabetes
Physical and mental health disparities, indicators and determinants of help-seeking behavior, and community-based participatory research
Sleep Hygiene, Chronicity, Physiological sleep outcomes, Cognitive sleep outcomes