Adrian Svingos, M.S.

BiographyChambers

Adrian Chambers, B.S., is a doctoral student at the University of Florida in the Department of Clinical & Health Psychology- Clinical Neuropsychology Track (enrolled Fall 2014). Adrian graduated summa cum laude from Syracuse University in 2014, where she obtained a Bachelor’s of Science degree in Psychology, a minor inBiology, and was a 4-year NCAA Division-I athlete in field hockey.

Research Focus

Adrian is studying under the mentorship of Drs. Shelley Heaton and Russell Bauer. Her current research explores a variety of sleep parameters and neurocognitive processes in the context of pediatric neuropsychological disorders. Adrian also has an interest in pediatric traumatic brain injury and the neurocognitive correlates of social and behavioral dysregulation among this population. She is also concerned with the development and assessment of mindfulness- and acceptance-based interventions and their role in cognitive rehabilitation and therapy.

Clinical Focus

Adrian enjoys conducting neuropsychological assessments for individuals with acquired brain injury and/or complex neurodevelopmental and behavioral disorders. She also takes pleasure in providing neuropsychological consultation services for patients receiving medical care at our affiliated UF Health Shands Hospital. Adrian also enjoys providing intervention (i.e., psychotherapy services) for patients with complex medical/neurological conditions, as well as treating mood disorders and more serious psychiatric/ thought disorders (e.g., schizophrenia).

Teaching Experience

Teaching Assistant, Univ. of Florida, Bachelor of Health Science Program: Honors Research

Seminar (HSC 4969), Spring 2016

Teaching Assistant, Univ. of Florida, Bachelor of Health Science Program: Social &

Behavioral Science Research Methods (HSC 3057), Spring 2016

Teaching Assistant, Univ. of Florida, Bachelor of Health Science Program: Leadership Skills

and Styles (HSC4184), Fall 2015

Teaching Assistant, University of Florida, Dept. of Occupational Therapy: Applied Human

Development I (OTH3200), Fall 2015

Teaching Assistant, Syracuse University Childhood & Family Studies: Human Sexuality (Fall

2013, Spring 2014)

Presentations (Posters and Talks)

National:

Chambers, A., B.S., Frias, A.,Ortega, A., Mellot, E.,Psy.D, Heaton, S., Ph.D. “The Relationship Between
Childhood Sleep Initiation Problems and Verbal Memory.” 44th Annual Meeting of the International
Neuropsychological Society, Boston, Massachusetts, 2016 (accepted)

 

Chambers, A., B.S., Frias, A., Garcia, D., M.S., Heaton,S.,Ph.D. “Sustained Attention Moderates the
Relationship between Sleep Schedule Variability and Verbal Memory in Children with ADHD.” 44th Annual
Meeting of the International Neuropsychological Society, Boston, Massachusetts, 2016 (accepted)

 

Chambers, A., B.S., Garcia, D., M.A., Udhnani, M., Tyner, C., Ph.D., Heaton, S., Ph.D. “Problems with
Executive Planning are Associated with Social Withdrawal in Adolescent Traumatic Brain Injury.” 44th
Annual Meeting of the International Neuropsychological Society, Boston, Massachusetts, 2016 (accepted)

 

Manisha Udhnani, Chambers, A, B.S., Heaton, S., Ph.D. “Not All Visual Memory Tasks Are Created
Equal: Sustained Attention May Explain Pediatric Performance Differences.” 44th Annual Meeting of the
International Neuropsychological Society, Boston, Massachusetts, 2016 (accepted)

 

Bailey, B., B.A., Chambers, A., B.S., Heaton, S., Ph.D. “Peer Relations Mediate the Relationship
between Executive Functioning and Youth Self-Esteem.” Society of Pediatric Psychology Annual
Conference, Atlanta, Georgia, 2016 (submitted)

 

Chambers, A., B.S., Gellis, L., Ph.D. Park, A., Ph.D., Fucito, L., Ph.D “Alcohol Consumption as a
Predictor of Insomnia Among University Students.” National Meeting for the Association for Behavioral
and Cognitive Therapy, Philadelphia 2014.

Local:

Chambers, A, B.S. “Mindful Leadership in Health.” University of Florida College of Public Health and

Health Professions HSC 4184 Leadership- Skills and Styles, Gainesville, Florida, 2015.

Wong, S, M.S., Letzen, J, M.S., Chambers, A, M.S, Heaton, S, Ph.D. “Neurorehabilitation using Mirror
Box Therapy in an Inpatient Setting: A Case Study of Phantom Limb Pain (Part I).” University of Florida
Department of Clinical and Health Psychology Colloquium, Gainesville, Florida 2015.

Chambers, A., B.S., Gellis, L., Ph.D. “Preliminary Data Comparing Three Electronically- Based
Interventions for Insomnia Among College Students.” Syracuse University Department of Psychology
Research Conference, Syracuse, New York 2014.

Chambers, A., B.S., Gellis, L., Ph.D. “A ‘Best Friends Approach’ for the care of dementia patients and
study of ‘Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction’ for anxiety relief within that population. Syracuse
University Department of Psychology Research Conference, Syracuse, New York 2013

 

Professional & Academic Affiliations

American Psychological Association Graduate Student Affiliate, American Psychological

Association Division 40 Affiliate, International Neuropsychological Society Affiliate, Psi Chi

International Psychology Honor Society, National Collegiate Scholar, Golden Key National

Honor Society

 

Awards & Distinctions

Syracuse University Chancellor’s Scholar (2010-2014), Syracuse University Dean’s List (2010-

2014), New Castle County Chamber of Commerce William V Roth Citizenship Award (2010),

American Hellenic Educational Progressive Association Scholarship (2010), NCAA Final Four

Competitor (2012), NFHCA Division-I National Academic Squad Honors (2011-2014), Big East

Conference All-Academic Team (2010-2013), National Science Foundation, “Research

Education for Undergraduates (REU) Site for Training Veterans to Conduct Trauma Research

with Fellow Veterans” Student Research Fellow (2013), Syracuse University Department of

Psychology Research Conference Poster of Distinction Award (2014), Atlantic Coast

Conference Postgraduate Scholarship Award (2014), University of Florida Department of

Clinical and Health Psychology Mega-TA Award (2015-2016)