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College of Arts & Sciences
Department of Psychology

Clinical-Community Mentors for 2017-2018

The following faculty members in the Clinical-Community program are interested in mentoring incoming students for the 2017-2018 academic year.

Faculty Taking Students in 2017-2018

Cheryl Armstead, Ph.D., University of Tennessee, Associate Professor
Emotion and physiological response, particularly cardiovascular functioning; racism and hypertension; health psychology.

Bret Kloos, Ph.D., University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, Associate Professor
Community psychology; recovery from serious mental illness; mutual support and self-help; meaning-making after major life disruptions; transactional models of risk and protection; qualitative methods.

Elma Lorenzo-Blanco, Ph.D., University of Michigan, Assistant Professor
Dr. Lorenzo-Blanco specializes in Latino/a mental health and substance use. Specifically, she investigates how socio-cultural and gender-related factors are linked with Latino/a well-being. She is currently investigating the associations of acculturation with Latino/a depression and cigarette smoking in Latino/a youth and adults. She is interested in translating her research into policy, prevention, and intervention strategies.

Jeffrey Schatz, Ph.D., Washington University in St. Louis, Associate Professor 
Pediatric neuropsychology, cognitive development in children with chronic health conditions (especially sickle cell disease), functional impact of neuropsychological deficits in children.

Dawn Wilson, Ph.D., Vanderbilt University, Professor
Research on understanding family dynamics/interactions in promoting healthy diet and physical activity in underserved adolescents; ecological and social cognitive theoretical models for understanding family connectedness, social support and role modeling in promoting health behavior change in youth; family-based interventions for promoting healthy diet and physical activity among underserved adolescents.