Lacie Lazaroe, M.S., is a third-year graduate student at the University of Florida in the Department of Clinical and Health Psychology in the Pediatric Psychology track, and studies under the mentorship of Dr. Joseph McNamara. Prior to graduate school, Lacie graduated from the University of Florida with a Bachelor’s of Science degree in Psychology in 2014. Lacie’s current research and clinical interests include the utilization of cognitive behavioral therapy with exposure response prevention in treating OCD and anxiety disorders. Additionally, she serves as the Outreach Director for Fear Facers Summer Camp, a week-long full-day summer therapeutic camp aimed at reducing OCD and anxiety symptoms. In her spare time, Lacie enjoys reading, watching television and films, and playing with her dog, Wednesday.
Research and Clinical Focus
Lacie’s primary research interests include the utilization of cognitive behavioral therapy with exposure response prevention techniques in treating obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD) and anxiety disorders. Lacie is also heavily involved in undergraduate mentorship, and is currently working with and coordinating a team of 20 undergraduates. Additionally, Lacie is involved in facilitating, running, and serving as a therapist for the Fear Facers Day Camp, a week-long summer camp for children and teens with OCD and/or anxiety.
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.
Lazaroe, L. M., Guzick, A. G., McCarty, R., Cooke, D.L., McNamara, J.P.H. The Role of Empathy in Sub-Clinical Obsessive-Compulsive Features. (August, 2017). Poster presented at the 2017 meeting of the American Psychological Association, Washington, D.C.
Lazaroe, L. M., Guzick, A. G., McCarty, R., McNamara, J.P.H. The Role of Empathy in Sub-Clinical Obsessive-Compulsive Features. (April, 2017). Poster presented at the 2017 University of Florida Public Health and Health Professions Day, Gainesville, FL.
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 presented at the 2016 meeting of the American Psychological Association, Denver, CO.
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 presented at the 2016 meeting of the Society of Pediatric Psychology Annual Conference, Atlanta, GA.
Course Coordinator: Graduate Addiction: Clinical Evaluation and Treatment Planning GMS6782 (Fall 2015 – Fall 2017)
Course Coordinator: Graduate Addiction: Professional and Ethical Responsibilities GMS6785 (Fall 2015 – Fall 2017)
Course Coordinator: Graduate Addiction: Referral and Service Coordination GMS6784 (Spring 2016 – Fall 2017)
Course Coordinator: Medicine and the Law MDU4031 (Fall 2017 – Present)
Course Coordinator: Introduction to Medical Bioethics MDU4061 (Fall 2017 – Present)
Course Coordinator: Diseases of Eating MDU4850 (Fall 2017 – Present)
Course Coordinator: Introduction to the Professions of Medicine MDU 4003 (Spring 2018 – Present)
Course Coordinator: Physician Shadowing MDU 4004 (Spring 2018 – Present)
Leadership Roles & Professional Organizations/Academic Society Memberships
PHHP Doctoral Student Council, University of Florida – Student Representative
American Psychological Association (APA) – Member
Society for Clinical Psychology (Div. 12) – Member
American Psychological Association Graduate Students (APAGS) – Member