Co-Director, Breast Cancer Survivorship Center
University of Texas at Austin: Bachelor of Science, Exercise Science/Kinesiology
Arizona State University: Master of Science, Counseling Psychology
Colorado State University: Doctor of Philosophy, Counseling Psychology
University of Kansas Medical Center: Fellowship
Behavioral Weight Control Intervention and Cancer Survivorship
My research focuses on identifying behavioral and psychosocial factors associated with obesity and its treatment outcomes and developing effective behavioral weight control interventions particularly among women disproportionately impacted by obesity.
My teaching interests include behavioral medicine, counseling skills, quality improvement, survey research, and behavioral clinical trial research. I aim for students to have a solid comprehension of scientific principles and methods, and the ability to apply that knowledge to evaluate published research as well as programs or practices in their field. I believe that learning is greatest when students experience high expectations and genuine enthusiasm from their instructor and a participatory and supportive learning environment.