Congratulations 2014 CHP Graduates!

Published: August 26th, 2014

Category: Students

 

Congratulations 2014 CHP Graduates

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The August 8, 2014 University of Florida Doctoral Commencement was a big day for the Department of Clinical and Health Psychology.  The Ph.D. degree was conferred on fourteen of our trainees!  We congratulate our graduates.  The list the follows includes a little information about each graduate, including their dissertation.

 

Ryan J. Anderson, Artium Baccalaureus in Psychology, 1999, Washington University—Missouri; Master of Science, 2011, University of Florida

Dissertation: Cognitive-Motivational Influences on Health Behavior Change in Chronic Pain

Dissertation Chair: M. E. Robinson

 

Shana L. Boyle, Bachelor of Science

summa cum laude, 2008, Master of Science, 2011, University of Florida

Dissertation: Influence of Patient and Healthcare Trainee Characteristics on Assessment and Treatment Decisions for Pediatric Chronic Pain Patients: A Virtual Human Technology Investigation

Dissertation Chair: D. M. Janicke

 

Eileen Matias Davis, Artium Baccalaureus in Psychology, 2006, Harvard University—Massachusetts; Master of Science, 2010, University of Florida

Dissertation: Perceived Barriers and Parental Adherence to Recommendations Following Child Psychological Assessment

Dissertation Chair: B. A. Wiens

 

Nathan L. Ewigman, Bachelor of Arts in Psychology, 2006, Knox College—Illinois; Master of Science, 2009, Master of Public Health, 2011, University of Florida

Dissertation: The Diagnosis and Treatment of Anger in Outpatient Medical Settings

Dissertation Chair: J. A. Gylys

Dissertation Co-chair: J. S. Harman

 

Danielle Marie Graef, Bachelor of Arts in Psychology, 2009, University of Missouri at Columbia; Master of Science, 2011, University of Florida

Dissertation: Sleep and Social-Ecological Influences of Quality of Life in Overweight Rural Youth Using a Risk-Resistance Framework

Dissertation Chair: D. M. Janicke

 

Valerie J. Hoover, Bachelor of Arts in Psychology, 2005, Temple University—Pennsylvania; Master of Science, 2010, University of Florida

Dissertation: Dietary Restraint and Weight Change in College Women Participating in a Weight Gain Prevention Program

Dissertation Chair: M. G. Perri

 

Lizabeth L. Jordan, Bachelor of Science in Brain and Cognitive Sciences, 2008, Massachusetts Institute of Technology; Master of Science, 2010, University of Florida

Dissertation: Cognitive Factors Contributing to Verbal Memory Performance in Clinical Pediatric Populations

Dissertation Chair: S. C. Heaton

 

Nkaku Robert Kisaalita, Bachelor of Science in Psychology, 2007, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill; Master of Science, 2011, University of Florida

Dissertation: Placebo Acceptability in Patients with Chronic Musculoskeletal Pain: The Effects of a Mechanism-Based Educational Intervention

Dissertation Chair: M. E. Robinson

 

Taylor P. Kuhn, Bachelor of Science magna cum laude, 2008, Master of Science, 2011, University of Florida

Dissertation: Structural and Functional Correlates of Adjacent Temporal Lobe Circuits: Associations with Memory Performance and Structural Neuroimaging in Temporal Lobe Epilepsy

Dissertation Chair: R. M. Bauer

 

Jenna Brittany Renfroe, Bachelor of Arts magna cum laude, 2008, University of Delaware; Master of Science, 2010, University of Florida

Dissertation: Psychophysiology of Emotion in Parkinson’s Disease: Electrocortical Correlates of Emotional Perception, Preparation for Action and Anticipation

Dissertation Chair: D. Bowers

Dissertation Co-chair: M. M. Bradley

 

Daniela Roditi, Bachelor of Arts in Psychology summa cum laude, 2008, Stetson University—Florida; Master of Science, 2010, University of Florida

Dissertation: Deception: Is It a Necessary Component of the Placebo Response? An Empirical Investigation of the Role of Deception in Placebo Analgesia

Dissertation Chair: M. E. Robinson

 

Callie Elizabeth Tyner, Master of Science, 2010, University of Florida

Dissertation: Applications of Item Response Theory and Rasch Analysis to Neuropsychological Assessment of Attention

Dissertation Chair: S. C. Heaton

 

Laura D. Wandner, Bachelor of Arts in Government summa cum laude, 2007, Connecticut College; Master of Science, 2011, University of Florida

Dissertation: Effect of a Perspective Taking Intervention on Consideration of Race, Sex, and Age in Pain Assessment and Treatment Decisions

Dissertation Chair: M. E. Robinson

 

Anna Yam, Bachelor of Arts in Linguistics, 2003, University of California at San Diego; Master of Science, 2010, University of Florida

Dissertation: The Effects of Spatially Demanding Videogame Training on Mental Rotation Performance and Confidence in Older Adults

Dissertation Chair: M. Marsiske