Congratulations CHP Graduates!

Published: August 21st, 2013

Category: Recent News, Students

2013 GradsFront Row: Dr. Cate Price, Dr. Tricia Durning, Dr. Brenda Wiens, Dr. David Janicke
Back Row: Kathryn Ross, Matthew Cohen, Dr. Deidre Pereira, Jared Tanner, Jennifer Rosado, Nicole Ginn, Dr. Steve Boggs, Stephanie Smith, Seema Patidar, Megan Cohen
Not Pictured: Daniel Kay, Amanda N’zi, Timothy Sannes, and Christopher Sozda

These students received their doctorate degree in Psychology during the Commencement Ceremony held Friday, August 9, 2013.

Matthew Cohen

Dissertation: Exogenous and Endogenous Cued Behaviors in Aging
Mentor: Dr. Ken Heilman and Dr. Cate Price
Future Plans: Matt is starting a neuropsychology post-doctoral fellowship at Johns Hopkins University.

Megan Cohen

Dissertation: The Relationship Among the Built Environment, Health Behaviors, QOL, and Weight Status in Overweight and Obese Rural Children
Mentor: Dr. David Janicke
Future Plans: Megan is doing a post-doctoral fellowship in Pediatric Psychology at Alfred I. DuPont Children’s Hospital in Willington, Delaware.

Nicole Ginn

Dissertation: Child Directed Interaction Training for Young Children with Autism Spectrum Disorders: Parent Outcomes, Mediators, and Predictors of Treatment
Mentor: Dr. Sheila Eyberg and Dr. Steve Boggs
Future Plans: Nicole will be completing her post-doctoral fellowship at the University of North Carolina Chapel Hill TEACCH autism program.

Daniel Kay

Dissertation: Sleep, Aging, and Parkinson Disease: Impact on Cognition and Mood
Mentor: Dr. Dawn Bowers
Future Plans: Daniel is starting a 2-year post-doctoral research fellowship at the University of Pittsburgh in their T32 Translational Research Training in Sleep Medicine.

Kathryn Middleton

Dissertation: Preventing the Freshman 15: The Effect of Lifestyle Internvention on Freshman-Year Weight Gain
Mentor: Dr. Michael Perri
Future Plans: Kathryn is doing a post-doctoral fellowship in Psychiatry and Human Behavior at Brown University.

Jennifer Rosado

Dissertation: Examining Different Forms of Peer Aggression and Victimization and Their Relations with Social, Psychological, and School Functioning
Mentor: Dr. Brenda Wiens
Future Plans: Jenniffer is doing a post-doctoral position at Nationwide Children’s Hospital in Columbus, Ohio.

Amanda N’zi

Dissertation: Child Directed Interaction Training with Kinship Foster Caregivers: An Evaluation of Parenting Outcomes and Caregiver Benefits
Mentor: Dr. Sheila Eyberg
Future Plans: Amanda is completing a two-year post-doctoral fellowship in the Child Trauma Program at the Kempe Center-Children’s Hospital of Colorado and the University of Colorado-Denver Anschultz Medical Campus.

Seema Patidar

Dissertation: Distress, Neuroimmune Dysregulation, and Clinical Outcomes in Women Undergoing Total Abdominal Hysterectomy and Bilateral Salpingo Oophorectomy for Suspected Endometrial Cancer
Mentor: Dr. Deidre Pereira
Future Plans: TBA

Timothy Sannes

Dissertation: Cortisol Dysregulation and Mood Disturbance in Women Undergoing Surgery for Endometrial Cancer
Mentor: Dr. Deidre Pereira
Future Plans: TBA

Stephanie Smith

Dissertation: A Model for Examining Psychosocial, Immune, and Endocrine Factors Affecting Wound Healing in Women Undergoing Surgery for Endometrial cancer
Mentor: Dr. Deidre Pereira
Future Plans: Stephanie will be working as a Primary Care/Behavioral Health Psychologist at the Lake City VA Medical Center.

Christopher Sozda

Dissertation: Disruption of Attentional Processing in Closed Head Injury: an Event-Related Potential Investigation
Mentor: Dr. Bill Perlstein
Future Plans: TBA

Jared Tanner

Dissertation: Verbal Memory in Idiopathic Parkinson’s Disease: A Structural MRI and Quantitative White Matter Tractography Analysis
Mentor: Dr. Cate Price
Future Plans: Jared is doing a post-doctoral fellowship in neuropsychology at the University of Florida.