Kelsey Bacharz, M.A.

Kelsey BacharzBiography

Kelsey is a graduate student at the University of Florida in the Department of Clinical and Health Psychology in the Medical/Health Psychology track. Kelsey received her Bachelor’s degree in psychology from Florida Southern College in Fall 2016. She went on to complete her Master’s degree in clinical psychology at the University of Colorado Colorado Springs in Summer 2019.  In Colorado, Kelsey’s research and clinical work focused on family caregiving and identifying the unique impacts of this experience on young adult caregivers. Since Fall 2019, Kelsey has been working under the mentorship of Dr. Deidre Pereira in the Psycho-Oncology Lab studying the psychological impact of cancer on patients and their family caregivers.

Research Focus

Kelsey’s research interests include caregiving, quality of life, and psychoneuroimmunology in cancer populations. She is particularly interested in studying the unique impacts related to being a young caregiver for a loved one with a cancer diagnosis.

Publications

Bacharz, K. C. & Goodmon, L. B. (2017). The caregiver’s burden: Psychological distress in the younger adult caregiver. Modern Psychological Studies 23(1), Article 5.

Professional Memberships

2017 – Present American Psychological Association – Student Affiliate