Molly is a second year graduate student in the Pediatric Psychology Lab under the mentorship of Dr. David Janicke. She graduated from Austin Peay State University in 2014 with a Bachelor of Science in psychology and minor in Pre-Professional Health. After graduation, she worked as a research assistant for the Biobehavioral Pediatric Pain Lab at Boston Children’s Hospital. In that position, she worked across multiple studies examining the role of psychological variables in the experience of chronic pain syndromes in children and adolescents.
Ke is a first year graduate student primarily mentored by Dr. Janicke in the Pediatric Psychology Lab. She attended University of California, San Diego where she received bachelor’s degrees in Psychology and Management Science. In June 2017, Ke graduated from Drexel University’s master program in Psychology where she completed her master’s thesis examining the moderation effects of cognitive functioning, academic functioning, and academic needs on the relationship between adherence behaviors and health-related quality of life among youth with Sickle Cell Disease.
Stefania is a third-year graduate student primarily mentored by Dr. Janicke in the Pediatric Psychology Lab. She received her undergraduate degree in Psychology and Art History from the University of Miami in 2015. After graduating, Stefania worked as the research coordinator for the Child and Adolescent Mood and Anxiety Treatment (CAMAT) program at the University of Miami. There she obtained clinical and research experiences conducting diagnostic assessments and facilitating research studies implementing evidence-based treatments for anxiety and related disorders in youth. She also collaborated with Dr. Jill Ehrenreich-May and colleagues in the development of a children’s workbook for the Unified Protocol for the Transdiagnostic Treatment of Emotional Disorders in Children. Her current research interests include the development of behavioral treatments for pediatric chronic illness, specifically for youth with weight-related issues.
Erin is a doctoral student in the Pediatric Psychology Lab under the mentorship of Dr. David Janicke. Erin received a Bachelor of Science in Psychological Sciences from Purdue University with Research Focused Honors in 2016. At Purdue, she assisted in personality assessment research and completed an honors thesis on schizotypal thinking and perception. After graduation, Erin worked as a research coordinator in the Pediatric Pain Laboratory at Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center. In her role, she worked across multiple studies including cognitive behavioral intervention studies for the treatment of pediatric functional abdominal pain and lupus, and a functional imaging study of pediatric functional abdominal pain.
Rachel Gonzalez-Louis, B.S., is a first year graduate student in the Clinical Health Psychology program with a focus on Pediatric Psychology. She completed her undergraduate education at the University of Florida with a major in Psychology and a minor in International Development and Humanitarian Assistance. After earning her Bachelors degree she began working for as a research coordinator for the Center of Cognitive Aging and Memory under the supervision of Dr. Ron Cohen. She primarily worked on the WISE Brain Study, which aims to explore the nuerocognitive effects of weight loss in a population of Bariatric Surgery patients. Currently, Rachel works under the mentorship of Dr. David Janicke with a research interests in the area of pediatric obesity.
Elizabeth is a doctoral student in the Pediatric Psychology Lab under the mentorship of Dr. David Janicke. She graduated from Tufts University in 2018 with a Bachelor of Arts in Clinical Psychology and Child Study/Human Development. While at Tufts, Elizabeth wrote an honors thesis examining the relationship between internalizing symptomatology and chronic physical illness. After graduation, she worked as a Lab Manager in Dr. John Weisz’s Lab for Youth Mental Health at Harvard. In this role, she coordinated the lab’s youth psychotherapy outcomes meta-analysis as well as a study on a school-based mental health intervention for youth experiencing anxiety, depression, behavior problems, and trauma. Elizabeth’s current research interests include the psychosocial outcomes of youth with chronic health conditions and the development of effective, accessible interventions for these populations.
Rebecca is a first year graduate student at the University of Florida in the Department of Clinical and Health Psychology in the Pediatric/Child Psychology track. Rebecca received her Bachelor’s degree in religion from the University of Florida in 2008. She went on to complete her Master’s degree in Theological Studies with a concentration in religion, ethics and politics at Harvard Divinity School in 2011. Rebecca then went on to serve for three years as a member of a pediatric oncology IRB at Nemours Children’s Clinic in Jacksonville. Afterwards, she moved to Boston and worked at Dana Farber Cancer Institute, where she conducted research on the intersection of religion and medicine as part of the Initiative on Health, Religion and Spirituality at Harvard. After fulfilling this research position she then went on to serve as a clinical research coordinator at DFCI in the GI Cancer Genetics and Prevention Department where she was in charge of a pancreatic cancer screening study. Currently, she is under the primary mentorship of Dr. David Janicke and Co-Mentorship of Dr. Erika Cascio in the Pediatric Psychology Lab, where she is studying the psychological impact of cancer on AYA patients, with a particular focus on their spirituality.