Former Graduate Students

Cindy Karlson
Cindy is an Assistant Professor at the University of Mississippi Medical Center. She works for the Department of Pediatrics, Devision of Hematology/Oncology, and Department of Psychiatry and Human Behavior. She does clinical work with children with cancer, sickle cell disease, and other hematology conditions research on (1) pain in pediatric hematology/oncology, (2) neuro-cognitive effects of cancer and sickle cell disease, and (3) family coping in pediatric hematology/oncology. Teaching and training of undergraduates, graduate students, psychology interns, medical students, and medical fellows.
Natasia Adams

Natasia is a Clinical Health Psychology graduate student who received her M.P.H. (2011) and B.S. (2009) and from the University of Alabama at Birmingham.

Teresa Lillis
Graduated from KU in 2015, who currently is a Postdoctoral Fellow at Rush University Medical Center. Her current research interest are perinatal mental health, trauma and sleep.
Lauren Boddy

Lauren graduated from the Clinical Psychology Ph.D. program (major area of study in Clinical Health Psychology) in 2021.

Danyale McCurdy-McKinnon

Dr. Danyale McCurdy-McKinnon graduated with her PhD from the University of Kansas in 2010. She currently is the Clinical Psychology Director of the UCLA Fit for Healthy Weight Clinic, where she provides clinical services and supervises clinical psychology interns. She is also active in research within the UCLA Eating Disorders and Body Dysmorphic Disorder Research Program, where she contributes to research pertaining to the biological underpinnings of body dysmorphic disorder and anorexia nervosa. Additionally, Dr. McCurdy-McKinnon has a successful private practice located in Downtown Los Angeles.

Ron Freche

Ron is a Doctoral Clinical Health Psychology student who received his undergraduate from California State University, Long Beach.

Christy Olson

Christy is a postdoctoral research fellow at the University of Wisconsin-Madison in the Department of Psychiatry. Her research interests include understanding what role differences in how people process and remember information plays in clinical symptoms such as anxiety, fear, and doubt. Recently, she expanded my research to include pediatric populations. Using a novel task, she am currently working on understanding direction and vicarious fear and safety learning in youth with anxiety.

Christina Khou

Christina is an Assistant Professor in Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences at Rush University Medical Center.

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