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Post-Doctoral Associates/Fellows

Vivianne Arriola, Psy.D.

arriola-vivianne-2016Dr. Arriola completed her predoctoral internship at The Children’s Institute, Inc. in Los Angeles, California, which is an APA-accredited internship. During her internship, Dr. Arriola received specialized training in Early Childhood Mental Health (ECMH) with an emphasis on how trauma affects the neurobiological development and attachments in children and adolescents. She received her doctorate in Clinical Psychology from Carlos Albizu University in Miami, FL in 2016. Over the course of her graduate school career in Miami, she also earned a Master of Science degree in Psychology. Dr. Arriola’s dissertation examined and designed a web-based program created to manage anxiety during elite sport performance by using mindfulness techniques. She is also a certified Reiki Master and is interested in holistic health, positive health psychology, neuropsychology, spirituality, addiction, anxiety, trauma, and PTSD.


Lindsey Bowman, Psy.D.

bowman-lindsey-2016Dr. Bowman is a Postdoctoral Associate in the Department of Clinical and Health Psychology under the supervision of Drs. Glenn Ashkanazi, Lisa Clifford, Bob Guenther, and Lori Waxenberg. As part of her clinical appointment, Dr. Bowman provides evaluations for individuals considering medical procedures such as bariatric surgery, spinal cord stimulator implantation, solid organ transplant, bone marrow transplant, and implantation of ventricular assist devices. She also provides direct clinical care to pre-operative patients in need of behavioral and psychological support to prepare for an upcoming medical procedure. Dr. Bowman completed her predoctoral internship at the Orlando VA Medical Center and earned her doctorate in Clinical Psychology from the Florida School of Professional Psychology at Argosy University in Tampa, Florida. Clinical interests include behavioral health interventions and services to reduce healthcare disparities, with an emphasis on diversity and multiculturalism. Her dissertation examined healthcare provider knowledge and attitudes toward treatment of lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and questioning (LGBTQ) youth.


Shellie-Anne Levy, Ph.D.

levy-shellie-anne-2016Dr. Levy is a neuropsychology postdoctoral associate in the Department of Clinical and Health Psychology working under the supervision of Dr. Catherine Price.  Research interests include examining the cognitive sequelae of neurodegenerative disorders among ethnically diverse patient samples.  Currently, she assesses cognitive changes in Parkinson’s disease and their relationship to gray matter structures and white matter integrity using structural brain MRI.  Dr. Levy has been awarded a National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke (NINDS) Diversity Supplement to specifically examine the brain white matter circuits that contribute to executive decline in individuals with Parkinson’s disease.  Clinically, she provides neuropsychological assessment of older adults with movement disorders and memory disorders.  Dr. Levy completed her pre-doctoral internship in Clinical Neuropsychology at the University of Florida and earned her doctorate in Clinical Psychology from Howard University.  Her dissertation examined cardiovascular risk and cognition in older African Americans.


Cara Lusby, Ph.D.

Dr. Lusby is a Postdoctoral Associate in the Department of Clinical and Health Psychology under the supervision of Drs. David Fedele, David Janicke, and Brenda Wiens. She currently supervises graduate trainees in psychological evaluation and therapy. Dr. Lusby also provides direct patient care, with a particular clinical interest in mood disorders in adolescents and Dialectical Behavior Therapy. Dr. Lusby completed her predoctoral internship in Clinical Child/Pediatric Psychology at the University of Florida. She received her doctorate in Clinical Psychology from Emory University in 2015. Primary research interests involve developmental psychopathology with a specific focus on emotion regulation systems (both biological and behavioral) in at-risk children and adolescents.


Seema Pandya, Ph.D.

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Dr. Pandya is a Neuropsychology Postdoctoral Fellow in the Department of Clinical and Health Psychology, working under the supervision of Drs. Dawn Bowers, Russell Bauer, Glenn Smith, Catherine Price, and Vonetta Dotson. She conducts neuropsychological assessments amongst a variety of adult patient populations, including memory disorders, movement disorders, epilepsy, traumatic brain injury, brain tumors, vascular/metabolic disease, pre- and post-operative conditions, and other cognitive concerns. Dr. Pandya completed her predoctoral internship in Clinical Neuropsychology and earned her doctoral degree in Clinical Psychology, both from the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center in Dallas, TX. Her dissertation examined predictors of reversion from mild cognitive impairment to normal cognition. Primary research interests involve studying the neuropsychological correlates of aging and dementia, though she also has interests in Parkinson’s disease, cerebrovascular disease, postoperative cognitive dysfunction, epilepsy, and traumatic brain injury.


Alana Resmini, Ph.D.

resmini-alana-2016Dr. Resmini is a Postdoctoral Associate in the Department of Clinical and Health Psychology under the supervision of Drs. David Janicke and Brian Olsen. She specializes in the psychological treatment of youth with diabetes. In addition, she is conducting research on psychosocial screening programs and psychology integration in diabetes clinics as part of the Bringing Science Home Diabetes Fellowship Program. Dr. Resmini completed her predoctoral internship at the Children’s Hospital Colorado and her doctorate in Clinical Psychology at Auburn University (child track). In addition to her clinical and research experience, Dr. Resmini is involved as a Trainee Member at Large for the Society for Pediatric Psychology’s Diabetes Special Interest Group.