Supervisor Directory

Glenn S Ashkanazi, Ph.D.

Glenn S Ashkanazi, Ph.D.

Clinical Associate Professor & Health Psychology Area Head
Department: Department of Clinical and Health Psychology
Phone: (352) 265-0294
Accomplishments:
  • Superior Accomplishment Award
    2017 · University of Florida
Education:
  • 1990
    Ph.D.
    Florida State University, Tallahassee
  • 1987
    M.S.
    Florida State University, Tallahassee
Russell M Bauer

Russell M Bauer Ph.D., ABPP

PROFESSOR
Department: Department of Clinical and Health Psychology
Phone: (352) 273-6140
Accomplishments:
  • Edith Kaplan Award
    2010 · Massachusetts Neuropsychological Society
  • Department Teaching Awards
    2008 · Department of Clinical and Health Psychology – University of Florida
  • Fellow, American Psychological Association
    2008 · American Psychological Association Division 40 [Clinical Neuropsychology]
  • Distinguished Neuropsychologist Award
    2006 · American Academy of Clinical Neuropsychology
  • Doctoral Dissertation Mentoring Award
    2004 · University of Florida
Specialties:
  • Psychology
Subspecialties:
  • Clinical Neuropsychology
Clinical Interests:
  • Concussion
  • Dementia
  • Epilepsy – overview
  • Memory loss
  • Traumatic Brain Injury
Research Summary:

Dr. Bauer has authored over 80 professional papers and has received extramural support from the National Institute of Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism, the National Institutes of Communicative Disorders and Stroke, the Health Resources and Services Administration, and the National Institutes of Mental Health. He currently has a funded project in collaboration with the UF Clinical & Translational Science Institute (CTSI) to establish a practice-based concussion/traumatic brain injury research network among Florida health practitioners. Additional ongoing research projects examine the differential diagnosis and preclinical detection of dementia, hippocampal contributions to spatial memory, and structure-function relationships in memory disorders using structural brain imaging techniques. Areas of interest are: Dementia and Alzheimer’s Disease, Traumatic Brain Injury and Concussion, Brain Health Memory Disorders and Neuropsychology.

Publications:
Grants:
  • Jun 2020 ACTIVE
    1Florida Alzheimers Disease Research Center
    NATL INST OF HLTH NIA · Co-Investigator
  • Mar 2019 ACTIVE
    National Neuropsychology Network (NNN)
    UNIV OF CALIFORNIA LOS ANGELES · Principal Investigator
  • Apr 2018 ACTIVE
    Hippocampal and dopaminergic?mechanisms of novelty detection underlying cognitive resilience in aging
    NATL INST OF HLTH NIA · Other
  • Apr 2016 – Mar 2017
    AGE-ASSOCIATED FUNCTIONAL CONNECTIVITY DECLINES IN THEANTERIOR NETWORK AND MEMORY DYSFUNCTION
    UF ALZHEIMER'S DISEASE RESEARCH CENTER · Project Manager
  • Mar 2016 – May 2018
    Attention Systems and Their Interactions Following Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI): The Role of White Matter Changes in Frontoparietal Networks
    SOCIETY FOR CLINICAL NEUROPSYCHOLOGY · Principal Investigator
  • Feb 2016 – Jan 2018
    Diseases related to Alzheimer's disease, fiscal year 15-16
    FL DEPT OF HLTH ED ETHEL MOORE ALZHEIMER · Project Manager
  • Nov 2015 – Nov 2016
    The effect of exercise on neurorecovery following mild traumatic brain injury
    AMER PSYCHOLOGICAL ASSO · Principal Investigator
  • Sep 2015 – Nov 2016
    The effect of Exercise on Neurorecovery Following Mild Traumatic Brain Injury
    AMER PSYCHOLOGICAL FOU · Principal Investigator
  • Aug 2015 – Jun 2017
    Sports Concussion and Neuromusclar Function
    NATL INST OF HLTH NIAMS · Project Manager
  • Aug 2015 ACTIVE
    University of Florida – Mt. Sinai Medical Center AD Research Center
    NATL INST OF HLTH NIA · Co-Investigator
  • Aug 2012 – Nov 2017
    ADvance: A 12-month double-blind, randomized, controlled feasibility study to evaluate the safety, efficacy and tolerability of deep brain stimulation of the fornix (DBS-f) in patients with mild probable Alzheimers disease
    FUNCTIONAL NEUROMODULATION · Project Manager
  • Jul 2007 – Aug 2016
    Clinical and Translational Science Institute
    UF RESEARCH FOU · Project Manager
  • Jul 2006 ACTIVE
    BRAIN AND SPINAL CORD INJURY RESEARCH
    FL DEPT OF HLTH · Project Manager
Education:
  • 1980
    Internship – Clinical and Health Psychology
    University of Florida
  • 1979
    Ph.D. – Clinical Psychology, Minor – Neuropsychology
    Pennsylvania State University
  • 1977
    M.S.
    Pennsylvania State University
Dawn Bowers

Dawn Bowers Ph.D., ABPP-CN

PROFESSOR
Department: Department of Clinical and Health Psychology
Phone: (352) 273-6617

Dawn Bowers is a Professor and clinical/research neuropsychologist in the Departments of Clinical & Health Psychology and Neurology at the University of Florida. She is a UF Research Foundation Professor, the Director of the Cognitive Neuroscience Laboratory at the Fixel Institute, and neuropsychology director for the UF Movement Disorders and Neurorestoration program. Dr. Bowers received her Ph.D. from the University of Florida, interned at Boston University/Boston Veterans Administration Hospital (with an externship at the Framingham Heart Project), and completed a post-doctoral fellowship in behavioral neurology at the University of Florida. She is internationally known for her expertise in neurocognitive and emotion processing changes associated with age related disorders including Parkinson disease, Essential Tremor, Alzheimer’s disease and other neurologic disorders. Her research has spanned  laterality, attention and memory, and neuropsychology of emotion using TMS, ERP, psychophysiology, near infrared stimulation, computational modeling, and face digitizing. She has received continuous research funding by NIH and other foundations since 1981. She has over 225 peer-reviewed research articles, over 350 peer-reviewed research presentations, 1 co-authored book, and 1 clinical test.   She is strongly committed to clinical and research training of predoctoral and post-doctoral fellows and is MPI of an NINDS-funded T32 in Interdisciplinary Training in Movement Disorders and Neurorestoration. She sees patients clinically for neuropsychological assessment and intervention at the Fixel Center. Her lab website: https://cogneuro.phhp.ufl.edu

Accomplishments:
  • Term Professorship
    2017-2020 · University of Florida
  • Dissertation Mentoring Award
    2015 · University of Florida
  • Paul Satz Career Mentoring Award
    2014 · International Neuropsychology Society
  • Edith Kaplan Neuropsychology Award
    2014 · Massachusetts Neuropsychological Society
  • UF Foundation Research Professor
    2006-2009 · University of Florida
Certifications:
  • Clinical Neuropsychology
    ABBP-CN
Specialties:
  • Psychology
Subspecialties:
  • Clinical Neuropsychology
Clinical Interests:
  • Alzheimer disease
  • Dementia
  • Depression – overview
  • Essential tremor
  • Memory loss
  • Neurocognitive disorder
  • Parkinson disease
Research Summary:

Current research focuses on psychophysiological and behavioral signatures of cognitive/emotional change associated with normal aging and  Parkinson disease  and novel treatment approaches for apathy and executive dysfunction.  Her laboratory uses a variety of different tools to investigate hypothesis driven research ranging from transcranial magnetic stimulation, psychophysiology/electrophysiology (ERP), face digitizing, computational modeling, to experimental cognitive probes.  

Current funding

NIH/NINDS, T32-NS082168-06,  Interdisciplinary Training in Movement Disorders and Neurorestoration. MPI:  D. Bowers & D. Vaillancourt

NIH/NIA  R01-AG064587, Revitalizing Cognition in Older Adults at Risk for Alzheimer’s disease with Near Infrared Photobiomodulation. MPI: D. Bowers, A. Woods, & G. Alexander.

Parkinson Foundation Impact Award IMP-1938, Revitalizing cognition and motor symptoms in patients with Parkinson disease, PI: D. Bowers

NIH/NIA R21-AG057200, Determining plasticity of brain-regulatory mechanisms related to emotion processing: A Neurofeedback Approach in Aging and Parkinson Disease. MPI: D. Bowers & N. Ebner

Florida Department of Health Ed and Ethel Moore Alzheimer’s Program (Grant #20A15), Determining Plasticity of Brain-Regulatory Mechanisms Related to Emotion Processing: A Neurofeedback Approach in Older Adults with Amnestic Mild Cognitive Impairment. PI: Ebner; Bowers Co-I

NIH/NIA R01-AG12802177, Uncovering and Surveilling Financial Deception Risk in Aging, Supplement. PI: Ebner Co-I Bowers

NIH/NINSA-1UH3NS109845, Dual Lead Thalamic DBR-DBS Interface for Closed Loop Control of Severe Essential Tremor. MPI: Oweiss & Foote; Co-I Bowers

McKnight Brain Research Foundation. A Pilot Multi-Site Intervention with Near Infrared Stimulation. MPI: D. Bowers, G. Alexander, A. Woods

NIH R01 HD091658-01. Mechanisms of airway protection dysfunction in Parkinson’s disease. PI: K. Hegland, Co-I: D. Bowers

NIH/NINDS R01-NS096008, The Human Thalamocortical Network in Tourette. MPI: A. Gunduz & M.S. Okun, Co-I Bowers

NIH/NINDS UH3-NS095553, Closing the Loop on Tremor: A Responsive Deep Brain Stimulator for the Treatment. MPI: G. Gunduz & K. Foote, Co-I Bowers.

Recently Completed Funding

Fogarty Foundation, Dose Response Relationship between Near Infrared Stimulation and Brain Activity using Neuroimaging. PI: P. Sinha & Bowers (Mentor).

NIH/NINDS R21NS079767, Emotion Regulation, Executive Function, and Parkinson Disease, PI: D. Bowers

NIH/ NINDS R01-NS50633, Masked Faces in Parkinson Disease: Mechanism and Treatment. PI: D. Bowers

NIH/NIA R21-AG033284, Language and Executive Function in Parkinson’s Disease: Effects of dual task and exercise. MPI: L. Altmann & C. Hass; Bowers Co-I.

NIH/NIMH R01 MH62458, Priming, TMS, and Hemispheric Asymmetries. PI: D. Bowers.

Michael J. Fox Foundation, Repetitive Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation for theTreatment of Apathy in Parkinson’s Disease (The Restore Study). MPI: H.Fernandez & D. Bowers

Publications:
Grants:
  • Jan 2021 ACTIVE
    APA Society for Clinical Neuropsychology (Div. 40) 2020-2021 Dissertation Award
    SOCIETY FOR CLINICAL NEUROPSYCHOLOGY · Other
  • Aug 2020 ACTIVE
    Interdisciplinary Training in Movement Disorders and Neurorestoration
    NATL INST OF HLTH NINDS · Principal Investigator
  • May 2020 ACTIVE
    Determining Plasticity of Brain Regulatory Mechanisms Related to Emotion Processing: A Neurofeedback Approach in Older Adults with Amnestic Mild Cognitive Impairment
    FL DEPT OF HLTH ED ETHEL MOORE ALZHEIMER · Co-Investigator
  • Aug 2019 ACTIVE
    Revitalizing Cognition in Older Adults at Risk for Alzheimer's Disease with Near-Infrared Photobiomodulation.
    NATL INST OF HLTH NIA · Principal Investigator
  • Jun 2019 ACTIVE
    Revitalizing Cognition and Motor Symptoms in Parkinson Disease: A Pilot Intervention with Near Infrared Stimulation
    PARKINSONS FOU · Principal Investigator
  • Sep 2018 ACTIVE
    Uncovering and Surveilling Financial Deception Risk in Aging
    NATL INST OF HLTH NIA · Co-Investigator
  • May 2018 ACTIVE
    A Pilot Intervention with Near Infrared Stimulation: Revitalizing Cognition in Older Adults
    MCKNIGHT BRAIN RESEARCH FOU · Principal Investigator
  • Aug 2017 ACTIVE
    Mechanisms of airway protection dysfunction in Parkinson's disease
    NATL INST OF HLTH NICHD · Co-Investigator
  • Mar 2017 – Feb 2021
    Determining Plasticity of Brain-Regulatory Mechanisms Related to Emotion Processing: A Neurofeedback Approach in Aging and Parkinson Disease
    NATL INST OF HLTH NIA · Co-Investigator
  • Sep 2016 ACTIVE
    Closing the Loop on Tremor: A Responsive Deep Brain Stimulator for the Treatment of Essential Tremor
    NATL INST OF HLTH NINDS · Co-Investigator
  • Aug 2016 – Aug 2017
    Age-Related Mechanisms of Emotion Anticipation and Perception
    AMER PSYCHOLOGICAL FOU · Other
  • Jul 2016 ACTIVE
    The Human Thalamocortical Network in tourette syndrome
    NATL INST OF HLTH NINDS · Co-Investigator
  • Feb 2016 – Jan 2018
    Diseases related to Alzheimer's disease, fiscal year 15-16
    FL DEPT OF HLTH ED ETHEL MOORE ALZHEIMER · Project Manager
  • Feb 2016 – Jan 2018
    pilot intervention in mild cognitive impairment:
    FL DEPT OF HLTH ED ETHEL MOORE ALZHEIMER · Principal Investigator
  • Aug 2015 – Apr 2018
    Dissociating Components of Anhedonia: Pilot Behavioral and fMRI Data for the Effort Expenditure for Rewards Task
    NATL INST OF HLTH NIMH · Principal Investigator
  • May 2015 – Jul 2020
    Interdisciplinary Training in Movement Disorders and Neurorestoration
    NATL INST OF HLTH NINDS · Principal Investigator
  • Jan 2015 – Jul 2017
    A Responsive Closed-Loop Approach to Treat Freezing of Gait in Parkinsons Disease
    FOX FOU, MICHAEL J · Project Manager
  • Jul 2014 – Sep 2017
    Age-related mechanisms of emotion anticipation and perception
    AMER PSYCHOLOGICAL ASSO · Other
  • Sep 2013 – Aug 2019
    White Matter Connectivity and PD Cognitive Phenotypes
    NATL INST OF HLTH NINDS · Co-Investigator
Education:
  • 1979
    Fellowship – Behavioral Neurology
    University of Florida
  • 1978
    Ph.D. – 
Clinical Psychology/Neuropsychology
    University of Florida
  • 1976-1977
    Internship
    Boston VAMC
Duane E Dede, Ph.D.

Duane E Dede, Ph.D.

Clinical Professor & Co-Director, Mild Traumatic Brain Injury Clinic
Department: Department of Clinical and Health Psychology
Phone: (352) 273-5267
Accomplishments:
  • Chair-CHP Health Equity Anti Racism and Diversity Committee
    2020 · UF Clinical & Health Psychology
  • Chairman, Division 40 Committee on Ethnic Minority Affairs
    1997-2000 · American Psychological Association (APA)
  • Delegate, National Conference on Postdoctoral Fellowship Training in Professional Psychology,
    1992 · University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI
Specialties:
  • Psychology
Subspecialties:
  • Clinical Neuropsychology
Clinical Interests:
  • Traumatic Brain Injury
Education:
  • 1992
    Ph.D.
    University of Louisville
  • 1991-1993
    Postdoctoral Fellowship-Neuropsychology
    University of Michigan
Patricia E Durning, Ph.D.

Patricia E Durning, Ph.D.

Clinical Associate Professor
Department: Department of Clinical and Health Psychology
Phone: (352) 273-6037
Specialties:
  • Psychology
Subspecialties:
  • Clinical Health Psychology
Clinical Interests:
  • Infertility
Research Summary:

Dr. Durning has been a collaborator on externally-funded research projects in health promotion, working as a data coordinator for two NIH-funded grants examining lifestyle intervention for obesity (PI: Michael G. Perri, Ph.D.). Dr. Durning has also been interested in gaining a better understanding of adjustment to medical conditions. To this end, she has participated in unfunded research in both infertility and psycho-oncology.

Publications:
Education:
  • 2001
    Ph.D.
    University of Florida
  • 1993
    M.A.
    University of Florida
Kristin M Hamlet, Ph.D.

Kristin M Hamlet, Ph.D.

Clinical Assistant Professor
Department: Department of Clinical and Health Psychology
Phone: (352) 273-6213

Dr. Hamlet is an attending neuropsychologist in the UF Health/Shands Perioperative Cognitive and Anesthesia Network (PeCAN) clinic, housed within the Department of Anesthesiology’s Pre-Surgical Center. Here, she provides neuropsychological screening services for at-risk older adults preparing for surgery, collaborating with a multidisciplinary team of healthcare providers to improve perioperative outcomes. She also provides bedside neuropsychological assessments of hospital inpatients and adult outpatient assessments as needed in the UF Health/Shands Psychology Clinic.

Specialties:
  • Psychology
Subspecialties:
  • Clinical Neuropsychology
Research Summary:

Dr. Hamlet works closely with Dr. Catherine Price and the Department of Anesthesiology, collaborating on research initiatives to improve perioperative care and outcomes for older adults.

Research Interests:
  • Addiction medicine
  • Cognitive Rehabilitation
  • Cognitive Remediation
  • Neuroimaging Methods
  • Neuropsychology
Grants:
  • Sep 2018 – Dec 2020
    Using intuitive eLearning to Provide Personalized Training to Informal Caregivers of Patients with Dementia During the Discharge Process
    CENTRE FOR AGING AND BRAIN HEALTH INNOVA · Co-Investigator
Education:
  • 2015-2017
    Fellowship – Clinical Psychology
    Emory University
  • 2015
    Internship – Clinical Psychology
    University of Florida
  • 2015
    Ph.D. Clinical Psychology
    University of Florida
  • 2008
    B.S. Psychology
    University of Central Florida
David A Fedele, Ph.D., ABPP

David A Fedele, Ph.D., ABPP

Associate Professor & Child/Pediatric Area Head
Department: Department of Clinical and Health Psychology
Phone: (352) 294-5765

David Fedele, Ph.D., ABPP, is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Clinical and Health Psychology at the University of Florida. Dr. Fedele earned his doctorate in Clinical Psychology from Oklahoma State University in 2012 and completed his clinical internship and a T32 postdoctoral fellowship in pediatric psychology at Warren Alpert Medical School at Brown University.

Accomplishments:
  • Term Professorship
    2019-2021 · University of Florida
  • Provost Excellence Award
    2017 · University of Florida
  • Faculty Enhancement Opportunity Award
    2017 · University of Florida
  • Donald K. Routh Early Career Award
    2017 · Society of Pediatric Psychology
  • Audrey Schumacher Award for Excellence in Teaching
    2017 · Department of Clinical & Health Psychology
  • Research Mentorship Award
    2016 · Department of Clinical & Health Psychology
Specialties:
  • Psychology
Clinical Interests:
  • Asthma
  • Cystic fibrosis
  • Food allergy
Research Summary:

Dr. Fedele’s research broadly focuses on family adjustment to pediatric chronic illness. He is particularly interested in the psychosocial aspects of pediatric chronic illnesses including how health behaviors, adherence to treatment regimens, and the child-caregiver relationship impact adjustment and morbidity. Dr. Fedele’s current research predominantly focuses on youth diagnosed with asthma and their families.

Publications:
Grants:
  • Sep 2020 ACTIVE
    A Stress and Pain Self-management m-Health App for Adult Outpatients with Sickle Cell Disease
    NATL INST OF HLTH NINR · Co-Investigator
  • Jul 2020 ACTIVE
    109 Cystic Fibrosis Foundation Care Center and Patient Registry
    CYSTIC FIBROSIS FOU · Faculty
  • Jul 2020 ACTIVE
    Pediatric Pulmonary Center
    US HLTH RESOURCES AND SERV ADMN · Faculty
  • Jun 2020 ACTIVE
    AIM2ACT: A Mobile Health Tool to Facilitate Asthma Self-Management during Early Adolescence
    NATL INST OF HLTH NHLBI · Principal Investigator
  • Oct 2018 ACTIVE
    Child Asthma Exacerbation: Role of Caregiver Risk Beliefs
    WASHINGTON UNIV · Co-Investigator
  • Sep 2018 – Feb 2021
    ReACT an Adaptive Mobile Health Intervention for Adolescent Asthma
    UNIV OF KANSAS · Principal Investigator
  • Jul 2018 – Dec 2019
    Quasi – Development of a Nurse-Delivered Mobile Health Intervention for Children with Asthma and Obesity
    UF HEALTH SHANDS HOSPITAL · Principal Investigator
  • Apr 2018 – Jul 2019
    Together: Transforming and Translating Discovery to Improve Health
    NATL INST OF HLTH NCATS · Project Manager
  • Apr 2017 – Mar 2018
    Together: Transforming and Translating Discovery to Improve Health
    NATL INST OF HLTH NCATS · Project Manager
  • Sep 2016 – Sep 2020
    The Child Health Quality (CHeQ) Partnership Program
    AGCY HEALTHCARE RES AND QUALITY · Project Manager
  • Aug 2016 – Aug 2021
    Psychometric Evaluation of the Gastrointestinal (GI) Symptom Tracker in Patients With Cystic Fibrosis
    RESEARCH TRIANGLE INST · Co-Investigator
  • Jan 2016 – Jan 2017
    The Longitudinal Impact of Sleep in Children with Cystic Fibrosis
    CYSTIC FIBROSIS FOU · Other
  • Jan 2016 – Dec 2019
    implementation of the depression and anxiety guidelines: Award for a mental health coordinator
    CYSTIC FIBROSIS FOU · Co-Investigator
  • Jan 2016 – Dec 2018
    mHealth Approach to Collaborative Asthma Management for Teens & Parents
    NATL INST OF HLTH NICHD · Principal Investigator
  • Dec 2015 ACTIVE
    Polistina fund
    UF FOU · Principal Investigator
  • Apr 2015 – Dec 2020
    Clinical and Translational Science Institute (CTSI)
    UF DIV OF SPONSORED RES MATCHING FUNDS · Project Manager
  • Jul 2014 – Jun 2016
    Examining a behavioral family lifestyle intervention for weight management in overweight or obese children with asthma
    AMER LUNG ASSO · Principal Investigator
Education:
  • 2013
    NIH T32 Postdoctoral Research Fellow
    Alpert Medical School of Brown University
  • 2012
    Ph.D. – Clinical Psychology
    Oklahoma State University
  • 2011-2012
    Pre-Doctoral Clinical Internship
    Alpert Medical School of Brown University
Robert Guenther, Ph.D., ABPP, (RP)

Robert Guenther, Ph.D., ABPP, (RP)

Clinical Professor
Department: Department of Clinical and Health Psychology
Phone: (352) 273-5268
Certifications:
  • ABBP, Rehabilitation Psychology
    American Board of Professional Psychology
Specialties:
  • Psychology
Subspecialties:
  • Clinical Health Psychology
Research Summary:

Dr. Guenther’s interests in research parallel his clinical focus. He has published in areas of rehabilitation psychology, transplant psychology, and bioethics.

Education:
  • 1988-1989
    Intern in Clinical Psychology – Medical Psychology Track
    Baylor College of Med, Clinical Psychology Internship Program, Texas Medical Center
Shelley C Heaton, Ph.D.

Shelley C Heaton, Ph.D.

Clinical Associate Professor & Director, UFHealth Psychology Specialties
Department: Department of Clinical and Health Psychology
Phone: (352) 265-0294

Dr. Shelley Heaton is Director of UFHealth Psychology Specialties and Clinical Associate Professor in the Department of Clinical & Health Psychology at the University of Florida (UF), where she mentors doctoral students, teaches, engages in collaborate research, and maintains a busy clinical practice and provides specialized training in pediatric neuropsychology. Dr. Heaton is active in professional service, both nationally and locally. She has been a Consulting Editor to the Child Neuropsychology journal since 2006, and has served Division 40 of the American Psychological Association (APA) in several capacities over the past 10 years. Dr. Heaton has also provided valuable service to the UF community through her work with the Disability Resource Center and the McNair Scholarship Program. Dr. Heaton also directs a Pediatric Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI) Program at the University of Florida, which provides clinical services and conducts scientific research with youth recovering from TBI. She received her Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology in 2001 from the University of California San Diego after completing an internship in neuropsychology at the University of Florida. Her areas of clinical and scientific interest include: Pediatric Neuropsychology, Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI) Across the Lifespan, Attention Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD), Pediatric Brain Tumors and Cancer, Attention and Memory Impairments in Childhood Conditions, Measurement Issues Pertaining to Cognition, and Forensic Pediatric Neuropsychology.

Accomplishments:
  • Superior Accomplishment Award
    2020 · UF College of Public Health & Health Professions
Specialties:
  • Psychology
Subspecialties:
  • Clinical Child / Pediatric Psychology
Clinical Interests:
  • Attention deficit hyperactivity disorder
  • Brain tumor – children
  • Depression – overview
  • Duchenne muscular dystrophy
  • Dystonia
  • Seizures
  • Sickle cell disease
  • Traumatic Brain Injury
Research Summary:

Dr. Heaton is an avid collaborator on a variety of internally and externally funded research studies, providing expertise on neuropsychological measurement across the lifespan. Her research endeavors have been quite diverse (ranging from her early work studying the neuropsychology of adult schizophrenia to her ongoing independent research examining cognitive and behavioral outcomes after pediatric traumatic brain injury). During her time at UF, Dr. Heaton’s research has primarily focused on novel ways to measure cognitive functioning (“outcome”) after neurological insult, studying short and long-term outcomes after traumatic brain injury across the lifespan, and examining the relationship between attention, executive and memory functions in pediatric conditions. Aside from her independent research and collaborations with many professions within UF Health Shands Hospital and the UF Health Science Center, Dr. Heaton also has provided research mentorship to more than three dozen UF undergraduate students conducting senior honor’s theses and doctoral students within the Department of Clinical & Health Psychology.

Publications:
Grants:
  • Jul 2014 – Jun 2017
    Clinical utility of blood based biomarkers for management of neonatal HIE
    AMER HEART ASSOCIATION · Project Manager
Education:
  • 2003
    Pediatric Neuropsychology Fellowship
    University of Florida (UF)
  • 2001
    Neuropsychology Internship
    University of Florida (UF)
  • 2001
    Ph.D.
    University of California, San Diego (UCSD)
Allison A Holgerson, Ph.D., ABPP

Allison A Holgerson, Ph.D., ABPP

Clinical Assistant Professor
Department: Department of Clinical and Health Psychology
Phone: (352) 273-5123

Dr. Holgerson conducts comprehensive psychological evaluations for patients being considered for bariatric procedures. She is a member of the UF Health Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery Center team, offering a comprehensive treatment approach to weight management. She also sees adults for general weight management and disordered eating concerns. Dr. Holgerson supervises trainees enrolled in the UF Clinical Psychology graduate program and UF Health Sciences Center Psychology Internship and Postdoctoral Residency programs.

Accomplishments:
  • Psychology Research Summit Award- Behavioral Medicine Category
    2017 · Mayo Clinic Department of Psychiatry
  • Outstanding Counseling Graduate Student
    2015 · Virginia Commonwealth University
  • Elizabeth A. Fries Memorial Scholarship
    2014 · Virginia Commonwealth University
Specialties:
  • Psychology
Subspecialties:
  • Clinical Health Psychology
Clinical Interests:
  • Bariatric Surgery
  • Obesity
Education:
  • 2016-2018
    Postdoctoral Fellowship – Medical and Health Psychology
    Mayo Clinic
  • 2015-2016
    Predoctoral Internship – Medical and Health Psychology
    University of Florida
  • 2010-2016
    Doctorate in Psychology – Health Psychology
    Virginia Commonwealth University
David M Janicke, Ph.D., ABPP

David M Janicke, Ph.D., ABPP

Professor, Associate Chair & Doctoral Graduate Program Director
Department: Department of Clinical and Health Psychology
Phone: (352) 265-0294
Accomplishments:
  • University of Florida Term Professor
    2017-2020 · University of Florida
  • College Doctoral Mentor of the Year
    2014 · College of Public Health and Health Professions – University of Florida
  • Research Foundation Professor
    2011-2013 · University of Florida
  • Fellow
    2011 · American Psychological Association
  • Alumnus of the Year
    2007-2008 · Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University College of Sciences
Certifications:
  • American Board Certification in Professional Psychology
    The American Board of Professional Psychology
  • Diplomate in Clinical Child and Adolescent Psychology
    American Board of Professional Psychology
Specialties:
  • Psychology
Subspecialties:
  • Clinical Child / Pediatric Psychology
Research Summary:

Dr. Janicke has broad research interests in pediatric psychology, most notably improving self-management to, and coping with, acute and chronic health conditions. His main area of interest is translational research intended to promote the dissemination of obesity interventions for individuals in community settings, with a primary focus on children. Unique aspects of his work include comparing family-based vs. parent-only interventions and using of phone –counseling and mHealth technologies to expand the reach of these interventions. His students have produced dissertation research in a variety of pediatric-focused areas including obesity, type 1 diabetes, sleep, inflammatory bowel disease, and oncology. His teams are using virtual human technology to examine the impact of provider weight bias in health care decision making.

Publications:
Grants:
  • Feb 2020 ACTIVE
    Medications and Weight Gain in PCORnet: The MedWeight Study
    HARVARD PILGRIM HEALTHCARE · Principal Investigator
  • Sep 2019 – Aug 2020
    Data Coordinating and Operations Center (DCOC) for the IDeA States Pediatric Clinical Trials Network
    UNIV OF ARKANSAS FOR MEDICAL SCIENCES · Principal Investigator
  • Jan 2019 – Jul 2019
    Sleep, Adherence, and Glycemic Control in Adolescents with Type 1 Diabetes
    AMER PSYCHOLOGICAL ASSO · Other
  • Sep 2018 – May 2020
    An Experimental Manipulation Evaluating the Impact of Distress on Parental-Feeding Practices
    SOCIETY FOR HEALTH PSYCHOLOGY · Other
  • Aug 2018 ACTIVE
    Acceptance-Based Therapy Weight Loss Intervention for Adolescents: A Pilot, Randomized Controlled Trial
    NATL INST OF HLTH NHLBI · Other
  • Jul 2018 – Dec 2019
    Quasi – Development of a Nurse-Delivered Mobile Health Intervention for Children with Asthma and Obesity
    UF HEALTH SHANDS HOSPITAL · Co-Investigator
  • Jul 2018 – Jun 2019
    Sleep, Adherence, and Glycemic Control in Adolescents with Type 1 Diabetes
    JDRF · Principal Investigator
  • Jul 2017 – Jun 2018
    Psychological Excellence in Diabetes Training Initiative
    JDRF · Principal Investigator
  • Feb 2017 – Jan 2018
    PCORnet Obesity Observational Study Agreement: Short and Long-Term Effects of Antibiotics on Childhood Growth
    HARVARD PILGRIM HEALTHCARE · Principal Investigator
  • Dec 2016 – Jun 2017
    Establishment of the UF Diabetes Psychology Fellowship Program
    UNIV OF SOUTH FLORIDA · Principal Investigator
  • Sep 2016 – Sep 2020
    The Child Health Quality (CHeQ) Partnership Program
    AGCY HEALTHCARE RES AND QUALITY · Project Manager
  • May 2016 – Jul 2017
    Training Grant for Psychology Post-Doctoral Fellow Specializing in Diabetes Research and Practice
    UNIV OF SOUTH FLORIDA · Principal Investigator
  • Jan 2016 – Dec 2018
    mHealth Approach to Collaborative Asthma Management for Teens & Parents
    NATL INST OF HLTH NICHD · Project Manager
  • Oct 2015 – Mar 2019
    OneFlorida Clinical Research Consortium Phase II
    PATIENT-CENTERED OUTCOMES RES INST · Project Manager
  • Sep 2014 – Jun 2017
    Cognitive Behavioral Treatment for Improving Sleep in Overweight and Obese Youth
    NATL INST OF HLTH NHLBI · Principal Investigator
  • Jul 2014 – Jun 2016
    Examining a behavioral family lifestyle intervention for weight management in overweight or obese children with asthma
    AMER LUNG ASSO · Project Manager
  • Aug 2013 – Apr 2020
    Rural Lifestyle Eating and Activity Program (Rural LEAP)
    NATL INST OF HLTH NHLBI · Project Manager
Education:
  • 2001-2003
    Fellowship – Pediatric Psychology
    Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center
  • 2000-2001
    Internship – Psychology
    Children's Mercy Hospitals and Clinics
  • 1996-2001
    Doctor of Philosophy – Clinical Psychology Specialization
    Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University
  • 1994-1996
    Master of Arts in Clinical Psychology
    Minnesota State University
  • 1985-1989
    B.A. Finance and Marketing
    University of Minnesota
Kimberly A Driscoll, Ph.D.

Kimberly A Driscoll, Ph.D.

Associate Professor
Department: Department of Clinical and Health Psychology
Phone: (352) 273-6145

Dr. Driscoll is an Associate Professor in the Department of Clinical and Health Psychology and an Adjoint Associate Professor in the Department of Pediatrics at the University of Florida. She is a licensed clinical psychologist in Florida and Colorado. Her expertise is in the psychological aspects of type 1 diabetes, its management, and technologies. She provides direct clinical care to individuals with type 1 diabetes of all ages and members of their support system. Dr. Driscoll has several active NIH grants focused on providing intervention to individuals with type 1 diabetes in an effort to improve self-management behaviors and glycemic control. She also holds an appointment as an Associate Professor at the Barbara Davis Center for Diabetes at the University of Colorado.

Accomplishments:
  • Recognized Student Organization of the Year Award
    2014-2015 · Florida State University
  • Outstanding Junior Faculty Research Award
    2011-2012 · Florida State University – College of Medicine
  • First Year Assistant Professor Research Award (2nd place)
    2011 · Florida State University
Specialties:
  • Psychology
Subspecialties:
  • Clinical Psychology
Clinical Interests:
  • Type 1 diabetes
Research Summary:

Dr. Driscoll’s clinical research addresses adherence to medical treatment regimens, with a focus on using technology and diabetes device downloads to assess and optimize adherence and health outcomes in type 1 diabetes. She was awarded an NIDDK K23 Career Development Award focused on improving adolescents’ type 1 diabetes self-management behaviors via tailored feedback using insulin pump downloads and problem-solving interventions. She then extended her research program through an NIDDK R03 by providing intervention to reduce clinically elevated levels of fear of hypoglycemia, which was assessed as part of a patient-reported outcomes initiative in the clinic in mothers of adolescents with type 1 diabetes. Dr. Driscoll was awarded an NIDDK DP3 implementing integrated medical and psychological care to improve type 1 diabetes self-management behaviors and health outcomes via combined in-person and telemedicine visits. Her overarching research goals are to develop and implement behavioral interventions to improve adherence during routine type 1 diabetes clinical care.

Research Interests:
  • Adherence
  • Clinical Trial Interventions
  • Diabetes Technology
  • Patient-Provider Communication
  • Psychosocial Aspects of T1D Management
  • Type 1 Diabetes
Publications:
Grants:
  • Apr 2020 ACTIVE
    Home Video-Based Telemedicine to Reduce Hypoglycemia Fear in Parents of Young Children (RedCHip)
    NEMOURS CHILDRENS CLINIC · Principal Investigator
  • Jan 2020 ACTIVE
    DP3 – Home Telemedicine to Optimize Health Outcomes in High-Risk Youth with Type 1 Diabetes
    NATL INST OF HLTH NIDDK · Principal Investigator
  • Jul 2019 – Jun 2020
    JDRF National Diabetes Psychology Fellowship Program – Kimberly Barnett
    JDRF · Other
  • Jul 2019 – Jun 2020
    JDRF National Diabetes Psychology Fellowship Program – Dianna Boone
    JDRF · Other
  • Jun 2019 – Aug 2020
    Hybrid closed-loop insulin therapy in pregnancies complicated by T1D
    UNIVERSITY OF COLORADO DENVER · Principal Investigator
  • Jun 2019 ACTIVE
    Diabetes Journey: From systematic screening to intervention
    CINCINNATI CHILDRENS MEDICAL CENTER · Principal Investigator
Education:
  • 2005-2007
    Child Behavior and Nutrition Fellowship
    Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center
  • 2004-2005
    Clinical Child and Pediatric Psychology Residency
    Children's Minnesota
  • 1999-2005
    Clinical Psychology PhD
    Florida State University
Joy Gabrielli, Ph.D.

Joy Gabrielli, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor
Department: Department of Clinical and Health Psychology
Phone: (352) 273-8248

Dr. Joy Gabrielli specializes in the treatment of adolescents and families. She is trained in trauma-focused intervention that is both individual- and family-based. She also has experience with reduction of health risk behaviors in youth.

Dr. Gabrielli’s program of research centers on the identification of modifiable environmental risk factors for adolescent health risk behaviors (e.g., substance use) that can be targeting for intervention and prevention efforts. She also has a specific interest in working with understudied and high-risk populations in this area, with a particular emphasis on youth in foster care. Following her work at the Center for Technology and Behavioral Health at Dartmouth, she developed an interest in applications of digital technologies to address the prevention and treatment needs of youth clinical populations. Dr. Gabrielli has also created a framework for a media literacy preventative intervention for parents (T.E.C.H. Parenting) to reduce youth risk for initiation of health risk behaviors.

Accomplishments:
  • University of Florida Anderson Scholars Faculty Honoree
    2019 · University of Florida
  • Hugh C. Davis Award for Excellence in Clinical Supervision
    2019 · University of Florida
  • Dartmouth College Professional Development Award
    2018 · Dartmouth University
Specialties:
  • Psychology
Subspecialties:
  • Clinical Child / Pediatric Psychology
Clinical Interests:
  • Post-traumatic stress disorder
Research Summary:

The Youth Risk and Resilience Lab is directed by Joy Gabrielli, Ph.D. It is housed in the Department of Clinical and Health Psychology at the University of Florida. Graduate students in the lab work toward doctorate degrees that lead to careers as clinical child psychologists and researchers.

We seek to improve understanding of factors (both environmental and individual) that contribute to youth trajectories of risk and resilience as they progress in development towards adulthood. Within this aim, we look to employ novel technologies and methodologies to promote research engagement and data capture and improve strategies for prevention and intervention efforts. Further, we actively seek to conduct research that benefits underserved and underrepresented youth populations.

For more information, visit Dr. Gabrielli’s Lab Page here: https://phhp-faculty-janicke-a2.sites.medinfo.ufl.edu/current-projects/dr-gabrielli-the-youth-risk-resilience-lab/

Research Interests:
  • child trauma
  • media parenting
  • prevention of adolescent health risk behavior
Publications:
Grants:
  • Sep 2020 ACTIVE
    : Understanding adolescent in-vivo exposure to alcohol content in the media
    BROWN UNIV · Principal Investigator
Education:
  • 2015
    PhD – Clinical Child Psychology
    University of Kansas
  • 2010
    MA – clinical Psychology
    University of Montana
Joseph P McNamara

Joseph P McNamara Ph.D.

Associate Professor
Department: MD-PSYCHIATRY
Phone: (352) 265-7981
Email: jpm2@ufl.edu

Dr. Joseph McNamara is a licensed psychologist and an Associate Professor in the College of Medicine at the University of Florida. Dr. McNamara is the Chief of the Psychology Division in the Department of Psychiatry, Director of the OCD Treatment Program, and Co-Director of the Center for OCD, Anxiety, and Related Disorders (COARD). He has extensive training in Cognitive Behavioral Therapy with Exposure-Response Prevention and is recognized as an expert in this area. Dr. McNamara holds a joint faculty position with Clinical & Health Psychology.

Accomplishments:
  • Faculty Academic Advising Award
    2017-2018 · University of Florida
  • Residency Teacher Award
    2014-2015 · University of Florida, College of Medicine
  • Exemplary Teacher Award
    2010-2015 · University of Florida, College of Medicine
  • Supervisor Award
    2010-2013 · University of Florida School Psychology Program
  • Research Incentive Award Recipient
    2010-2011 · University of Florida
  • Education Incentive Award Recipient
    2010-2011 · University of Florida
  • Clinical Research Seed Money Award
    2010-2011 · University of Florida, Department of Psychiatry
  • Research Incentive Award Recipient
    2009-2010 · University of Florida
Specialties:
  • Psychology
Clinical Interests:
  • Attention deficit hyperactivity disorder
  • Depression – overview
  • Insomnia – overview
  • Obsessive-compulsive disorder
  • Obsessive-compulsive personality disorder
  • Panic disorder
  • Phobia – simple/specific
  • Sleep disorders – overview
  • Sleeping difficulty
  • Social anxiety disorder
Publications:
Education:
  • 2008-2009
    Residency: Medical Psychology
    University of Florida
  • 2008
    PhD, Developmental Psychology
    University of Florida
  • 2008
    PhD, Counseling Psychology
    University of Florida
  • 2007-2008
    Internship: Clinical & Health Psychology, Medical Psychology
    University of Florida
  • 2003
    MS, Developmental Psychology
    University of Florida
  • 2000
    BS, Psychology
    University of Florida
Erika M Cascio, Psy.D.

Erika M Cascio, Psy.D.

Clinical Assistant Professor
Department: Department of Clinical and Health Psychology
Phone: (352) 265-0294

Erika Cascio, PsyD, is an assistant professor and neuropsychologist who joined the University of Florida faculty in 2016 in the department of clinical & health psychology. A graduate of Wright State University School of Professional Psychology, she completed specialized training in pediatric neuropsychology at Wallace Kettering Neuroscience Institute and Cincinnati Children’s Hospital, followed by a neuropsychology residency and pediatric neuropsychology fellowship at UF. Dr. Cascio’s clinical focus involves assessment and diagnosis of neurocognitive conditions affecting children with complex medical illnesses. She is an expert on the brain-behavior relationship, particularly related to how diseases and their associated treatments impact the developing brain. Dr. Cascio is especially passionate about pediatric cancer, epilepsy and traumatic brain injury.

Specialties:
  • Psychology
Clinical Interests:
  • Epilepsy – overview
  • Epilepsy in children
  • Neurocognitive disorder
  • Neurologic deficit
  • Traumatic Brain Injury
Research Summary:

Dr. Cascio’s research interests span a variety of topics within neuropsychology; although, she holds a particular interest in pediatric cancer and traumatic brain injury. Her doctoral dissertation involved the development of a recovery guide for children who have experienced mild traumatic brain injury/concussion and their families, which comprised an activity book geared toward assisting school-age children in understanding the recovery process. Since joining the faculty, Dr. Cascio has been a part of many interdisciplinary research studies and clinical trials within oncology, neurology, pediatric congenital heart, and neonatology. Her interest in program development has also led to procurement of several philanthropic grants supporting service provision within pediatrics.

Grants:
  • Sep 2019 ACTIVE
    Florida Development in Early Childhood: Adversity and Drug Exposure (FL-DECADE) Study
    NATL INST OF HLTH NIDA · Project Manager
Education:
  • 2016
    Fellowship – Pediatric Neuropsychology
    University of Florida
  • 2014
    Residency – Neuropsychology
    University of Florida
  • 2010
    Psy.D. – Psychology
    Wright State University
Jessica Payne-Murphy

Jessica Payne-Murphy Ph.D., ABPP

Clinical Assistant Faculty
Department: Department of Clinical and Health Psychology
Phone: (352) 265-0294

Dr. Jessica Payne-Murphy is the director of the Insomnia and Behavioral Sleep Medicine Clinic in the Department of Clinical and Health Psychology in the UF College of Public Health and Health Professions. Before joining the faculty team, she completed her postdoctoral fellowship and internship in clinical health psychology at UF. She received her doctorate in clinical health psychology at the University of Colorado Denver and her bachelor’s degree from Smith College in 1999. Her prior work includes neuropsychological assessment for older adults with mild cognitive impairment/dementias and working with patients with chronic pain, mood and somatization disorders.

Accomplishments:
  • Hugh C. Davis Award for Excellence in Clinical Supervision
    2017 · University of Florida Health Sciences Center
Specialties:
  • Psychology
Subspecialties:
  • Sleep Medicine
Clinical Interests:
  • Sleep disorders – overview
  • Sleeping difficulty
Research Summary:

Cognitive behavior therapy for insomia in adults and children. Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT) and mindfulness-based therapies for chronic pain. Dr. Payne-Murphy is clinical faculty and does not accept graduate students as part of a research lab.

Publications:
Education:
  • 2020
    Board Certification in Clinical Health Psychology
    American Board of Professional Psychology
  • 2015
    Ph.D. – Clinical Health Psychology
    University of Colorado, Denver
  • 2012
    M.A. – Clinical Psychology
    University of Colorado, Denver
Deidre B Pereira

Deidre B Pereira Ph.D., ABPP

Associate Professor & Associate Chair For Postgraduate Programs
Department: Department of Clinical and Health Psychology
Phone: (352) 273-6039

Dr. Deidre Pereira is an Associate Professor in the Department of Clinical and Health Psychology in the College of Public Health and Health Professions. She received her Ph.D. from the University of Miami in 1999 (Clinical Health Psychology). She completed her postdoctoral training on an NIMH-funded training grant on Biopsychosocial Research in Immunology and AIDS from the University of Miami in 2000.

Accomplishments:
  • Doctoral Mentor of the Year Award
    2019 · College of Public Health and Health Professions, University of Florida
  • Preeminence Term Professor
    2018-2021 · University of Florida
  • Fellow
    2018 · American Academy of Clinical Health Psychology
  • Mentor Award
    2013 · Department of Clinical and Health Psychology, University of Florida
  • Assistant Professor Excellence Award
    2011 · University of Florida
Certifications:
  • Board Certified Specialist in Clinical Health Psychology
    American Board of Professional Psychology
Specialties:
  • Psychology
Subspecialties:
  • Clinical Health Psychology
Clinical Interests:
  • Adjustment disorder
  • Breast cancer
  • Colorectal cancer
  • Depression – overview
  • Generalized anxiety disorder
  • Gynecological Cancer
  • Lung cancer
  • Major depression
  • Prostate cancer
Research Summary:

The long-range goal of Dr. Pereira’s research program is to improve health outcomes and promote the wellbeing of individuals with chronic and/or life-limiting illnesses, with an emphasis on malignancies that occur commonly or exclusively among women. Grounded in the biobehavioral model of tumor growth and development outlined by Antoni and colleagues (2006), her research seeks to understand the psychoneuroimmunologic (PNI) influences on cancer initiation, recurrence, progression, and mortality, as well as on cancer-related quality of life.

Research Interests:
  • Psycho-Oncology
  • Psychoneuroimmunology
  • Women’s Health
Publications:
Grants:
  • Jan 2021 ACTIVE
    CDK 4/6 inhibitors use among metastatic breast cancer patients: Early discontinuation and management of adverse events
    PFIZER INC · Co-Investigator
  • Dec 2019 ACTIVE
    Diurnal Variations in Salivary Concentrations of Pro-Tumorigenic Cytokines and Possible Effects of Psycho-Physiological Stress in Gynecologic Cancer Patients and Matched Healthy Controls
    NATL INST OF HLTH NCI · Other
  • Sep 2015 ACTIVE
    lmpact of a Minority Prostate Cancer {MiCaP} Research Digest in Translating Scientific Discovery into Public Health and Community Applications
    US ARMY MED RES ACQUISITION · Project Manager
  • Aug 2009 – May 2017
    COGNITIVE BEHAVIORAL EFFECTS ON SLEEP, PAIN, AND CYTOKINES IN GYNECOLOGIC CANCER
    NATL INST OF HLTH NCI · Principal Investigator
Education:
  • 2000
    Postdoctoral Fellowship, Biobehavioral Research in HIV/AIDS
    University of Miami
  • 1999
    American Psychological Association-Approved Predoctoral Internship in Clinical Psychology
    University of Miami
  • 1999
    PhD, Clinical Health Psychology
    University of Miami
  • 1997
    MS, Clinical Psychology
    University of Miami
  • 1991
    BA, Psychology
    University of Pennsylvania
William M Perlstein

William M Perlstein Ph.D.

ASSOCIATE PROFESSOR
Department: Department of Clinical and Health Psychology
Phone: (352) 273-6139
Specialties:
  • Psychology
Subspecialties:
  • Clinical Health Psychology
Clinical Interests:
  • Generalized anxiety disorder
  • Neurosciences
  • Traumatic Brain Injury
Research Summary:

Dr. Perlstein’s research interests include Cognitive Neuroscience, Experimental Psychopathology, Emotion Neuroscience, Anxiety Disorders, Traumatic Brain Injury, Psychophysiology, Functional Neuroimaging.

Publications:
Grants:
  • Sep 2011 – Mar 2016
    Florida Trauma Rehabilitation Center for Returning Military Personnel
    US DEPT OF DEFENSE · Project Manager
  • Jul 2008 – Dec 2020
    TO SUPPORT RESEARCH IN THE CLINICAL-COGNITIVE NEUROSCIENCE LABORATORY
    **UF FOU UNRESTRICTED DONATION · Principal Investigator
  • Jul 2007 – Aug 2016
    Clinical and Translational Science Institute
    UF RESEARCH FOU · Project Manager
Education:
  • 1994
    Psychology (clinical) and Psychophysiology
    University of Delaware
  • 1989
    M.A. Psychology (clinical)
    University of Delaware
Catherine Price

Catherine Price Ph.D., ABPP-cn

Associate Professor
Department: Department of Clinical and Health Psychology
Phone: (352) 273-5272

Dr. Price received advanced graduate training via Drexel University, University of Pennsylvania, and the University of Florida. Her training and academic career have been devoted to studying the neuropsychology of older adults with and without dementia and neuroanatomical dissociates on older adults’ cognitive functioning and cognitive change. She assess individuals who are concerned about memory, problem solving, or thinking changes, cognitive decline, dementia, and cognitive complications following various medical procedures.

Accomplishments:
  • UF Pre-eminent Term Professor
    2018 · College of Public Health and Health Professions – University of Florida
  • UF Superior Accomplishment Award
    2018 · University of Florida
  • UF Research Foundation Professor Award
    2014 · University of Florida
  • Paul Satz Term Professorship in Clinical Neuropsychology
    2014 · College of Public Health and Health Professions – University of Florida
  • Provost’s Assistant Professor of Excellence Award
    2013 · University of Florida
  • Research Mentor Award
    2012 · Department of Clinical and Health Psychology – University of Florida
Specialties:
  • Psychology
Subspecialties:
  • Clinical Neuropsychology
Clinical Interests:
  • Dementia
  • Movement – uncontrollable
Research Summary:

Dr. Price examines how relationships between cognitive ability and neuroanatomical integrity, as well as how both, predict outcome after interventions (i.e., surgery, anesthesia). She has designed her laboratory and research around two primary aims. First, to understand the relative contribution of brain white matter integrity versus subcortical gray matter structure integrity on the cognitive profiles associated with neurodegenerative subcortical diseases (e.g., small vessel vascular dementia/Alzheimer’s disease spectrum disorder, Parkinson’s disease). Second, to apply this knowledge towards more collaborative and longitudinal research examining the predictive value of these patients’ white and gray matter structure integrity on a) disease associated cognitive decline and b) vulnerability to cognitive change after elective medical interventions with anesthesia (e.g., major orthopedic surgery). Federally funded and non-profit institutions have and continue to support both of these research aims (NIA R01; NINDS R01; NINR R01; NSF; NINDS K23; NIA F-32 post-doctoral training award; Alzheimer’s Association; National Parkinson Foundation). An important research subaim of her laboratory involves furthering appreciation for reliable and valid neuroimaging and cognitive assessment approaches for examining cognitive-structure dissociations/associations..

Publications:
Grants:
  • Apr 2020 ACTIVE
    Perioperative Cognitive Anesthesia Network (PeCAN) Program for Alzheimers Disease and Related Dementias
    NATL INST OF HLTH NIA · Principal Investigator
  • Jan 2020 ACTIVE
    Lewy Body Dementia: Mangurian
    UF FOU · Co-Investigator
  • May 2019 ACTIVE
    Impact of total knee replacement surgery on trajectory of cognitive decline in individuals with mild cognitive impairment (MCI)
    FL DEPT OF HLTH ED ETHEL MOORE ALZHEIMER · Principal Investigator
  • Sep 2018 – Dec 2020
    Using intuitive eLearning to Provide Personalized Training to Informal Caregivers of Patients with Dementia During the Discharge Process
    CENTRE FOR AGING AND BRAIN HEALTH INNOVA · Principal Investigator
  • Apr 2018 – Jul 2019
    Together: Transforming and Translating Discovery to Improve Health
    NATL INST OF HLTH NCATS · Project Manager
  • Aug 2017 ACTIVE
    PRECEDE: PREsurgical Cognitive Evaluation via Digital clockfacEdrawing
    NATL INST OF HLTH NIA · Principal Investigator
  • Apr 2017 ACTIVE
    OoR CTSI Institutional Matching Support
    UF DIV OF SPONSORED RES MATCHING FUNDS · Project Manager
  • Sep 2016 ACTIVE
    Health Disparities in Osteoarthritis: Biological Aging, Stress, and Pain – Modulation by Resilience Factors
    NATL INST OF HLTH NIA · Faculty
  • Aug 2016 ACTIVE
    Scaling and Sequencing Motor Output in Humans: fMRI Study
    NATL INST OF HLTH NINDS · Co-Investigator
  • Apr 2015 – Dec 2020
    Clinical and Translational Science Institute (CTSI)
    UF DIV OF SPONSORED RES MATCHING FUNDS · Project Manager
  • Sep 2014 – Aug 2018
    SCH: EXP: Collaborative Research: Think- Inferring Cognitive State from Subtle Behaviors
    NATL SCIENCE FOU · Principal Investigator
  • Jun 2014 ACTIVE
    Obesity and Type-2 Diabetes: Bariatric Surgery Effects on Brain Function
    NATL INST OF HLTH NIDDK · Project Manager
  • Sep 2013 – Aug 2019
    White Matter Connectivity and PD Cognitive Phenotypes
    NATL INST OF HLTH NINDS · Principal Investigator
  • Sep 2012 – Jun 2018
    Neuroimaging Biomarkers for Post-Operative Cognitive Decline in Older Adults
    NATL INST OF HLTH NINR · Principal Investigator
  • Sep 2012 – Aug 2017
    Southern HIV Alcohol Research Consortium (SHARC) Admin and Research Support Core
    NATL INST OF HLTH NIAAA · Project Manager
Alana R Rawlinson, Ph.D.

Alana R Rawlinson, Ph.D.

Clinical Assistant Professor
Department: Department of Clinical and Health Psychology
Phone: (352) 265-0294

Dr. Rawlinson provides outpatient and inpatient care of pediatric patients in the UF Health Psychology Clinic, directs the Psychology Inpatient Consultation-Liaison service at the UF Health Shands Children’s Hospital, and supervises trainees in therapy and consultation. Her specializations include working with young children, guiding families in parent management training, and treating patients with co-occurring medical and psychological concerns. Dr. Rawlinson is certified to provide Parent-Child Interaction Therapy (PCIT) and is a PCIT Level 1 Trainer.

Accomplishments:
  • Most Cited Paper Award
    2020 · Journal of Pediatric Psychology
  • Early Career Contributions Award
    2020 · Florida Psychological Association, North Central Chapter
  • Best Research in an Emerging Field Award
    2017 · Society for Pediatric Psychology
  • Exemplary Professionalism Award
    2016 · Children's Hospital Colorado
  • APA Division 54 Student Poster Winner (First Author)
    2016 · American Psychological Association Annual Convention
  • Lair Fellowship Memorial Award for Outstanding Clinical Graduate Student
    2015 · Auburn University
  • Graduate Teaching Assistant of the Year
    2012 · Auburn University
Specialties:
  • Psychology
Subspecialties:
  • Clinical Child / Pediatric Psychology
Clinical Interests:
  • Adolescent depression
  • Attention deficit hyperactivity disorder
  • Generalized anxiety disorder
  • Oppositional defiant disorder
Research Summary:

Dr. Rawlinson’s research involves adherence to treatment in youth with medical illnesses, quality of life and transition to adult medical care. She collaborates with medical providers on program development and access to psychology services in medical settings and has experience in measure development, quality improvement and qualitative studies.

Education:
  • 2018
    Fellowship
    University of Florida
  • 2016
    PhD – Clinical Psychology (Child Track)
    Auburn University
  • 2016
    Residency – Pediatric Health Psychology
    Children's Hospital Colorado
Glenn E Smith

Glenn E Smith Ph.D., ABPP-cn

Chair And Professor
Department: Department of Clinical and Health Psychology
Phone: (352) 273-6556

Dr. Glenn E. Smith is Chair and Elizabeth Faulk Professor of the Department of Clinical and Health Psychology at the University of Florida. He is Professor Emeritus of Psychology at the Mayo Clinic College of Medicine. A board-certified neuropsychologist, Dr. Smith has been a practicing clinician for over 30 years and has authored or co-authored over 200 original articles, 14 book chapters, and 2 books on the neuropsychology of cognitive aging and dementia.

Accomplishments:
  • Distinguished Neuropsychologist Award
    2016 · American Academy of Clinical Neuropsychology
  • Psychology Teacher of the Year Award
    2011 · Mayo Clinic
  • President
    2008-2009 · APA Society of Clinical Neuropsychology
  • Psycholoogy Teacher of the Year Award
    2007 · Mayo Clinic
  • President
    2005-2007 · American Board of Clinical Neuropsychology
Certifications:
  • Clinical Neuropsychology
    American Board of Professional Psychology
Specialties:
  • Psychology
Subspecialties:
  • Clinical Neuropsychology
Clinical Interests:
  • Aging changes in the nervous system
  • Alzheimer disease
  • Memory loss
  • Neurocognitive disorder
  • Parkinson disease
Research Summary:

Dr. Smith provides neuropsychological evaluations particularly for oIder adults. He also is developer and a leader of the HABIT® Healthy Action to Benefit Independence and Thinking program. HABIT® and variations of this program are an intensive behavioral intervention for persons with Mild Cognitive Impairment and their care partners.

Dr. Smith’s research focuses on the early detection of neurodegenerative diseases. He has been studying mild cognitive impairment for 25+ years. He also studies methods to prevent or delay the development of dementia, especially behavioral interventions intended to enhance resilience, reserve, or to mitigate neurodegenerative disease.

Research Interests:
  • Behavioral intervention
  • Dementia
  • Detection of neurodegenerative diseases
  • Mild cognitive impairment
  • Prevention
Publications:
Grants:
  • Jun 2020 ACTIVE
    1Florida Alzheimers Disease Research Center
    NATL INST OF HLTH NIA · Co-Investigator
  • May 2020 ACTIVE
    Research Training in Non-Pharmacological Interventions for Cognition in Aging, MCI, and Alzheimer's Disease
    NATL INST OF HLTH NIA · Principal Investigator
  • May 2019 ACTIVE
    Association of PET amyloid status with cognitive and functional outcomes of behavioral interventions in Mild Cognitive Impairment
    FL DEPT OF HLTH ED ETHEL MOORE ALZHEIMER · Principal Investigator
  • Feb 2019 – Feb 2021
    Utilizing Data from the Electronic Medical Record to Predict Alzheimers and Dementia Risk
    FL DEPT OF HLTH ED ETHEL MOORE ALZHEIMER · Principal Investigator
  • Sep 2018 ACTIVE
    Planning an Adaptive Clinical Trial of Cognitive Training to Improve Function and Delay Dementia
    UNIV OF SOUTH FLORIDA · Co-Investigator
  • Sep 2018 – Dec 2020
    Using intuitive eLearning to Provide Personalized Training to Informal Caregivers of Patients with Dementia During the Discharge Process
    CENTRE FOR AGING AND BRAIN HEALTH INNOVA · Co-Investigator
  • Aug 2018 ACTIVE
    Implicit Memory Functioning in amnestic MCI due to Alzheimer's Disease: Implications for Behavioral Interventions
    ALZHEIMER NEDERLAND · Other
  • Sep 2017 ACTIVE
    Accurate WiFi-Based Localization of Dementia Patients For Caregiver
    ASTER LABS INC · Principal Investigator
  • Aug 2017 – Jul 2020
    Engaging diverse populations in behavioral interventions for MCI
    ALZHEIMERS ASSO · Other
  • Feb 2017 – Mar 2019
    Consortium Study of Neuroimaging Impact of Behavioral Interventions in Mild Cognitive Impairment
    FL DEPT OF HLTH ED ETHEL MOORE ALZHEIMER · Principal Investigator
  • Oct 2015 – Sep 2018
    Contract for funded patient powered research network project: Phase II (new pprn)
    MAYO CLINIC · Principal Investigator
  • Sep 2015 – Aug 2017
    Precise Automatic Nail Trimmer to Aid Foot Care of the Elderly
    ASTER LABS INC · Principal Investigator
  • Sep 2015 – Mar 2017
    IPA for Michael Marsiske
    US DEPT OF VET AFF GAINESVILLE MED CTR · Principal Investigator
  • Aug 2015 – Jun 2020
    Comparative Effectiveness of Behavioral Interventions to Prevent or Delay Dementia
    PATIENT-CENTERED OUTCOMES RES INST · Principal Investigator
  • Apr 2015 – Aug 2017
    IPA for Molly Sullan
    US DEPT OF VET AFF GAINESVILLE MED CTR · Principal Investigator
Education:
  • 1990-1993
    Post Doctoral Fellowship in Clinical Neuropsychology
    Mayo Clinic
  • 1987-1988
    Gero and Neuro Psychology Internship
    UCLA
  • 1983-1988
    Graduate School for Clinical Psychology
    University of Nebraska
Lori B Waxenberg

Lori B Waxenberg Ph.D., ABPP

Clinical Professor & Internship Program Director
Department: Department of Clinical and Health Psychology
Phone: (352) 265-0294

Dr. Waxenberg is a Board Certified Clinical Professor in the Department of Clinical and Health Psychology.  She specializes in working with people who experience chronic pain and chronic illness by using behavioral interventions such as relaxation, meditation, activity pacing, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy and Acceptance and Commitment Therapy to help cope with pain and discomfort and to improve quality of life.

Certifications:
  • Board certified in Clinical Health Psychology
    American Board of Professional Psychology
Specialties:
  • Psychology
Subspecialties:
  • Clinical Health Psychology
Clinical Interests:
  • Chronic pain – resources
  • Depression – overview
  • Depression – resources
  • Fibromyalgia
  • Irritable bowel syndrome
  • Systemic lupus erythematosus
  • Trichotillomania
  • Ulcerative colitis
Research Summary:

Dr. Waxenberg’s research interests have been informed by her clinical work and vice versa. Her overarching goals are to better understand and serve patients with chronic pain and to add to the evidence base to better inform the treatments of those patients. Dr. Waxenberg has served as a collaborator on several research projects at the University of Florida Department of Clinical and Health Psychology. Her research interests include patient centered outcomes in chronic pain, coping with chronic pain and the interaction of pain and sleep.

Publications:
Grants:
  • Sep 2012 – Sep 2016
    Fellowships
    US HLTH RESOURCES AND SERV ADMN · Principal Investigator
Education:
  • 1999-2000
    Postdoctoral Fellowship
    University of Florida
  • 1999
    PhD
    University of Kentucky
  • 1998-1999
    Predoctoral Internship
    Medical College of Georgia
  • 1996
    MS
    University of Kentucky
  • 1992
    BA
    Washington University
Brenda A Wiens, Ph.D.

Brenda A Wiens, Ph.D.

Clinical Associate Professor
Department: Department of Clinical and Health Psychology

Dr. Wiens is a Clinical Associate Professor in the Department of Clinical and Health Psychology in the College of Public Health and Health Professions. Dr. Wiens completed an internship in clinical child and pediatric psychology at the University of Florida, Department of Clinical and Health Psychology, in 2000. She received her Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology from Southern Illinois University at Carbondale in 2003.

Accomplishments:
  • University of Florida Superior Accomplishment Award (Academic Personnel)
    2016 · University of Florida
  • Phi Beta Kappa
    1995 · University of Chicago
Specialties:
  • Psychology
Subspecialties:
  • Clinical Child / Pediatric Psychology
Clinical Interests:
  • Attention deficit hyperactivity disorder
  • Autism spectrum disorder
  • Generalized anxiety disorder in children
  • Intellectual disability
  • Language disorders in children
  • Obsessive-compulsive disorder
  • Social anxiety disorder
Research Summary:

Dr. Wiens is currently a Co-Investigator as part of the UF site for the NIH funded Adolescent Brain Cognitive Development (ABCD) project (https://abcdstudy.org/), which is the largest long-term study of brain development and child health in the United States. Dr. Wiens has also conducted research in the areas of school mental health services and school-based programs focusing on prevention of violence, substance use, and negative youth outcomes. She has been the principal evaluator for evaluation and services contracts on several Department of Education grants awarded to the Columbia County School District, focusing on expanding counseling and prevention services for elementary school students, implementing mentoring programs for middle school youth, and implementing prevention programs to decrease youth alcohol use. Dr. Wiens also has collaborated with Jeanne Marie Stacciarini, Ph.D., in the College of Nursing on her projects related to social isolation and mental wellness for immigrant Latinos in rural areas.

Publications:
Grants:
  • Apr 2020 ACTIVE
    18/21 ABCD-USA CONSORTIUM: RESEARCH PROJECT SITE AT THE UNIVERSITY OF FLORIDA
    NATL INST OF HLTH NIDA · Co-Investigator
  • Jul 2019 ACTIVE
    FLDOH CMS HIV – COQXF – additional funding for RN & SW
    FL DEPT OF HLTH CHILDRENS MED SERVS · Project Manager
  • May 2017 – Apr 2018
    Columbia County – Counseling and Resources for Elementary Schools (CARES)
    COLUMBIA CNTY SCHOOL DISTRICT · Principal Investigator
  • Jul 2016 – Jun 2019
    FLDOH CMS HIV – COQXF
    FL DEPT OF HLTH CHILDRENS MED SERVS · Project Manager
  • May 2016 – Apr 2018
    Project Counseling and Resources for Elementary Schools (CARES) FY 16-17
    COLUMBIA CNTY SCHOOL DISTRICT · Principal Investigator
  • Sep 2015 – Apr 2018
    Project Counseling and Resources for Elementary Schools
    COLUMBIA CNTY SCHOOL DISTRICT · Principal Investigator
Education:
  • 2003
    PhD in Psychology (Clinical)
    Southern Illinois University at Carbondale
  • 1997
    Masters of Arts in Psychology (Clinical)
    Southern Illinois University at Carbondale
  • 1995
    Bachelor of Arts in Psychology
    University of Chicago
Margaret M Bradley

Margaret M Bradley Ph.D.

Research Professor
Department: LS-PSYCHOLOGY-GENERAL
Phone: (352) 392-2439
Clinical Interests:
  • Generalized anxiety disorder
  • Parkinson disease
Research Summary:

I am a member of the UF Center for the Study of Emotion and Attention (CSEA) with a research focus on understanding the psychophysiological (e.g., reflex, pupillary, ocular, electrodermal, cardiovascular, respiratory, and EMG measures), neural (e.g., event-related potentials, steady-state, and fMRI) and behavioral (e.g., memory, RT) profiles elicited during emotional anticipation, perception, imagery, learning, and memory in healthy participants, with translation to patients diagnosed with anxiety and mood disorders.

Publications:
Grants:
  • Sep 2019 – Sep 2020
    Affective Stimulus Paradigms Consulting for Research Domain Criteria Field Test Battery
    NATL INST OF HLTH NIDA · Co-Investigator
  • Jul 2019 ACTIVE
    Anxiety and aversive learning: Neural mechanics of generalization and patterns of disorder pathology
    NATL INST OF HLTH NIMH · Co-Investigator
  • Jun 2019 ACTIVE
    Developing a novel pupillometric assessment of autonomic function: Testing targeted individual differences in BMI, temperament & aerobic fitness
    NATL INST OF HLTH NIMH · Principal Investigator
  • Sep 2012 – May 2017
    From fear to anxious misery: Developing a defense circuit dimensional classifier
    NATL INST OF HLTH NIMH · Project Manager
  • May 2012 – Apr 2018
    Anxiety, comorbidity, negative affect and fear circuit activation
    NATL INST OF HLTH NIMH · Project Manager
Education:
  • 1985
    Ph.D.Experimental (Cognitive) Psychology
    University of Wisconsin-Madison
  • 1981
    M.S. Experimental (Cognitive) Psychology
    University of Wisconsin-Madison
Peter J Lang, Ph.D.

Peter J Lang, Ph.D.

Research Professor
Department: Department of Clinical and Health Psychology
Phone: (352) 392-2439

Dr. Peter J. Lang is Graduate Research Professor and Director of the Center for the Study of Emotion and Attention. The Center’s research core is a basic emotion science program, studying cognition & attention in affect processing, that is the foundation for translational studies of patients with anxiety and mood disorders. Current projects–following the NIMH RDoC initiative–aim to define biomarkers that could better distinguish among internalizing disorders, determining their physiological diathesis, and potentially defining more precise targets for treatment. Methods include assessment of cortical circuits (fMRI, EEG), stress hormones, genes, and autonomic & somatic reflexes.

Accomplishments:
  • Lifetime Career Award
    2016 · International Union of Psychological Science (IUPsyS)
  • Honorary Doctorate Degree (Honoris Causa)
    2008 · University Jaume I, Spain
  • Honorary Doctorate Degree (Honoris Causa)
    2007 · University of Granada, Spain
  • Humanitarian Award
    2006 · National Institute of Mental Health – Adult Psychopathology Disorders of Aging Study Section (APDA)
  • Distinguished International Educator Award
    2004 · University of Florida
  • Distinguished Scientist Lecturer
    1996 · American Psychological Association
  • Faculty Research Award
    1996 · College of Health Professions, University of Florida
  • Professional Excellence Promotion
    1996 · University of Florida
  • Distinguished Scientific Contribution Award
    1993 · American Psychological Association
  • Research MERIT Award
    1992 · National Institute of Mental Health
  • Award for Distinguished Contributions to Psychophysiology
    1990 · Society for Psychophysiological Research
  • Faculty Research Award
    1990 · College of Health Related Professions, University of Florida
  • Distinguished Scientist Award
    1980 · Society for a Science of Clinical Psychology
  • Honorary Doctorate Degree (Honoris Causa)
    1978 · University of Tubingen, Germany
  • Honorary Doctorate Degree (Honoris Causa)
    1975 · Uppsala University, Sweden
  • Career Development Award
    1967-1972 · National Institute of Mental Health
  • Creative Talent Award (Dissertation Director of winning thesis by D.J. Reynolds)
    1961-1962 · American Institute of Research: Developmental, Counseling, and Mental Health Field
Research Summary:

Our Center’s research focus is the study of anxiety and mood disorders. Current projects–following the NIMH RDoC initiative–aim to define biomarkers that could better distinguish among disorders, determining their physiological diathesis, and potentially defining more precise targets for treatment. Methods include assessment of cortical circuits (fMRI, EEG), stress hormones, genes, and autonomic & somatic reflexes. Center research also includes a significant basic research program, providing a foundation in emotion science from which translational investigations with patients are developed