|Department of Psychology
University of Alabama at Birmingham
Birmingham, AL 35294
Phone: (205) 934-3850
I have focused my career on investigating the link between psychology, exercise, and obesity. After receiving my bachelorâ€™s degree from the University of Alabama at Birmingham, I worked in the Constraint-Induced Movement therapy laboratory, which focused on motor rehabilitation after stroke. I then entered the Lifespan Developmental Psychology PhD program at UAB in 2010 with a focus on behavior and exercise performance in a variety of populations â€“ children, older adults, and those with Autism Spectrum Disorders. My Masterâ€™s thesis focused on whether frequency of exercise had a differing effect on a variety of psychological outcomes. My current research focus is how cognitive fatigue impacts eating behavior, and if exercise can impact this relationship. I have a number of other interests, including exercise and head injury, and generally aim to gain expertise in and bridge the fields of psychology and exercise physiology. My research interests were primarily inspired by my martial arts training, in which I have achieved a first degree black belt, and my passion for exercise and sports.
Acknowledgement and Disclaimer
The trainee's projects are supported by Grant Number T32HL105349 from the National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute. The content is solely the responsibility of the authors and does not necessarily represent the official views of the National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute or the National Institutes of Health.
Years: 08/01/2011 –
Mentor(s): Gary Hunter, Ph.D.; Fred Biasini, Ph.D.; Kristi Menear, Ph.D.