Alicia Pardon, B.S.

Alicia PardonBiography

Alicia is a first year graduate student in the Department of Clinical and Health Psychology under the mentorship of Dr. Kimberly Driscoll. Alicia graduated from the University of Michigan in 2016 with a Bachelor of Science in Psychology. Following graduation, she worked as a lab manager in the Michigan Neurogenetics and Developmental Psychopathology Laboratory, assisting with a large NIH-funded twin study, which focused on gene-environment interactions and risk and resilience among children. Alicia also served as a research assistant at the University of Michigan C.S. Mott Children’s Hospital where she worked on multiple projects with pediatric patients including a psychosocial screening study aiming to identify patients in need of psychological support earlier in their hospital admission.

Research Focus

Alicia’s research interests include treatment adherence and psychosocial functioning in children with chronic health conditions, particularly Type 1 Diabetes.

Publications

Dotterer, H. L., Waller, R., Hein, T. C., Pardon, A., Mitchell, C., Lopez-Duran, N. L., Monk, C.S., & Hyde, L. W. (under review). Clarifying the link between amygdala functioning during emotion processing and antisocial behaviors versus callous-unemotional traits within a population-based community sample.

Presentations

Pardon, A., Pomeranz, E., Sroufe, N., Malas, N.M., Monroe, K.K., Sturza, J.S., Klein, J., Hutton, D., Kullgren, K.A. (2019, April). Taking the pain out of managing pediatric somatic symptom and related disorders in the ED: Evaluation of a standardized protocol. Poster presented at the Barsan Emergency Medicine Research Forum, Ann Arbor, MI.

Professional Memberships

American Psychological Association, Student Affiliate

Society of Pediatric Psychology, APA Division 54

Honors and Awards

Grinter Fellowship, College of Public Health and Health Professions, University of Florida (2019)