Lacie Lazaroe, B.S.


Lacie Lazaroe is a graduate student at the University of Florida in the Department of Clinical and Health Psychology.  Lacie enrolled in the program after graduating from the University of Florida with a Bachelors of Science degree in Psychology in 2014.  She is currently in the Clinical Child/Pediatric Psychology track, where she is under the mentorship of Dr. Gary R. Geffken. In her free time, Lacie enjoys watching critically acclaimed tv shows, playing with her dog named Wednesday, and going on picnics.

Research and Clinical Focus

Lacie’s research interests include barriers to adherence strategies for pediatric populations. Her current research involves examining technology use in parents of children with type 1 diabetes. Lacie also has a secondary interest in cognitive behavioral therapy with exposure response prevention in treating anxiety disorders, obsessive compulsive disorder, and eating disorders. Lacie is also heavily involved in undergraduate mentorship, and is currently working with a team of 30 undergraduates under the direction of Dr. Joseph P.H. McNamara.


Balkhi, A.M., Olsen, B., Lazaroe, L., Silverstein, J, & Geffken, G.R. (In Press). Paging Dr. Google: Parents’ Report of Internet Use for Type 1 Diabetes Management. Diabetes care, 38(2), e18-e19.


Balkhi, A.M., Olsen, B., Lazaroe, L.M, Silverstein, J. & Geffken, G.R. Managing Diabetes Online: A Clinic Based Prevalence Study of Internet Use in Parents of Children with Type 1 Diabetes. (August, 2014). Poster Presented at the 2014 American Psychological Association Annual Conference in Washington, D.C.

Lazaroe, L.M., Balkhi, A. M., Geffken, G. R., Silverstein, J., & Olsen, B. The impact of anxiety and depression on health resource-seeking behaviors among parents of children with type 1 diabetes. (April, 2015). Poster to be presented at the 2016 meeting of the Society of Pediatric Psychology Annual Conference, Atlanta, GA.

Guzick, A.G., Reid, A.M., Balkhi, A.M., Lazaroe, L.M., Geffken, G.R., & McNamara, J.P.H.. Exposure to exposaphobia: the effectiveness of a novel approach to training beginning therapists in exposure therapy. (August, 2016). Poster to be presented at the 2016 meeting of the American Psychological Association, Denver, CO.

Courses Taught

Course Coordinator: Graduate Addiction: Clinical Evaluation and Treatment Planning GMS6782 (Fall 2015 – Present)

Course Coordinator: Graduate Addiction: Professional and Ethical Responsibilities GMS6785 (Fall 2015 – Present)

Course Coordinator: Graduate Addiction: Referral and Service Coordination GMS6784 (Spring 2016 – Present)