Christine is a 4th year student who entered the lab with a master’s in clinical psychology earned at University of South Carolina, Aiken. Her broad research interests are in the area of addiction and the role context plays in maintaining addictive behaviors. She is primarily interested in the specific function of negative affect in the maintenance and relapse of addictive behaviors. Christine is also working on a minor in Psychopharmacology.
Jessica is in her third year in the clinical program. She completed a Master’s of Arts degree at Appalachian State University in 2010. Her broad research interests include eating and body image, as well as feminism and self-efficacy.
Jose Silgado received a Bachelor of Science degree in Psychology and Mathematics from Florida State University. Jose is now a fifth year graduate student in the Clinical Psychology doctoral program at Louisiana State University. He is interested in the co-occurrence of social anxiety and pathological eating. He obtained his Masters in clinical psychology at LSU under the mentorship of Dr. Buckner in the Anxiety & Addictive Behaviors Laboratory, where he received training in the research and treatment of anxiety disorders and co-occurring conditions. He is now pursuing his doctorate in Dr. Amy Copeland’s laboratory to obtain training on the research and treatment of eating disorders and related disorders.
Steven is currently enrolled in his 4th year in the clinical program. Before coming to LSU, Mr. Proctor completed his undergraduate work at Appalachian State University and received his Master of Arts degree in Clinical Psychology from Western Carolina University (WCU). While at WCU, Mr. Proctor worked as the project coordinator on a funded outcomes-based research project investigating the effects of Interactive Journaling® on criminal recidivism in substance dependent county jail inmates. Currently in Dr. Amy Copeland’s Smoking & Substance Abuse Clinical Research Laboratory, Mr. Proctor’s research interests broadly focus on the evaluation of addictions assessment procedures, instruments, and treatment services. More specifically, Mr. Proctor is interested in identifying the underlying mechanisms of problematic substance use that may influence or mediate brief treatment intervention outcomes among mandated college student drinkers. Email: firstname.lastname@example.org .
Krystal is in her second year in the clinical program. She received her Bachelor of Arts degree in Psychology from DePaul University and her Master of Arts degree in Clinical Psychology from Roosevelt University. Her broad research interests include health promotion and health behavior change. In particular, she is interested in obesity and weight management as well as smoking cessation.
MacKenzie is currently in her first year of the clinical program. She received her Bachelors of Arts degree in Psychology and English Communications from Emmanuel College (Boston, MA). Before coming to LSU, MacKenzie worked in the Clinical Research Laboratory at the Alcohol and Drug Abuse Research Center at McLean Hospital/Harvard Medical School, investigating the effects of intravenous nicotine on the HPA and HPG axis hormones, brain activation patterns and subjective states. Her broad research interests include the effects of the menstrual cycle on substance abuse and eating disorders.
Sonia is in her first year in the Clinical program. She received her B.A. in Psychology from Texas Tech University and her Master of Arts degree in Clinical Psychology from Eastern Illinois University. While she was a Master's student, Sonia completed her practicum at the Central East Alcohol and Drug Council working with clients in recovery from alcohol and drug addition. She also completed a year-long internship at the Eastern Illinois University Student Counseling Center where she met with clients on an individual basis as well as co-lead a disordered eating group. Her current research interests include eating disorders and the drive for thinness, weight management and healthy eating, and substance use as it relates to eating behaviors. Specifically, she is interested in smoking cessation, alcohol and amphetamine use, body image, and dieting behaviors.