Meagan Beckerson

Advisor: Rajesh K. Kana 

Meagan is a first year graduate student in the child psychology concentration working with Dr. Rajesh Kana. Meagan completed her B.S. in Psychology and Biology at Murray State University. She then attended the University of Tennessee, where she completed her M.A. in Experimental Psychology with a focus in developmental psychology. She is interested in research regarding the neurobiological correlates of social and executive functioning deficits in individuals with Autism Spectrum Disorder. She is also interested in how these variables change over development and after intervention. Meagan loves to run, cycle, paint, craft, and travel in her free time.

Grace Lee-Simmons

Advisor: Susan White 

Grace Lee is a fourth year doctoral student working with Dr. Susan White in the Clinical Child concentration . She is from Charlotte, North Carolina and earned her B.S. in Psychology from Davidson College. Her research focuses primarily on measurement and treatment of social impairment in youth with Autism Spectrum Disorder and other neurodevelopmental disorders, with a particular interest in psychosocial interventions integrating creative and/or performance-based skills (music, art, etc.). In her free time, she enjoys trying new recipes, traveling, and hot yoga.

Meagan Heilman

Advisor: Bradley White 

Meagan Heilman is a fourth year doctoral student in the Clinical Psychology program, working with Dr. Brad White. Her research interests include early prevention and intervention strategies for antisocial and associated behaviors, and the effects of frequently comorbid disorders (i.e., substance use, trauma) on development and outcome

Nicole Capriola-Hall

Advisor: Susan White 

Nicole Capriola-Hall is a fifth year doctoral student working with Dr. Susan White at the University of Alabama in the clinical child program. She is interested in using technology (e.g., eye tracking, EEG) to explore the overlap between social anxiety disorder and autism. Further, Nicole is interested in identifying heterogeneity in symptom presentation and distinct profiles among clinical disorders to explore individual differences in treatment response.

Alexis Brewe

Advisor: Susan White 

Alexis Brewe is a third-year doctoral student in the child concentration of the Clinical Psychology program. She works with Dr. Susan White at the Center for Youth Development and Intervention. Her primary research interests include characterizing the emotional and behavioral profiles of youth with autism spectrum disorders (ASD) and other neurodevelopmental disorders, as well as assessment and treatment of comorbid psychopathology (e.g., anxiety or depression) and their underlying mechanisms (e.g., emotion regulation) in youth with ASD.

Courtney Paisley

Advisor: Theodore S. Tomeny 

Courtney is a second year graduate student working with Dr. Theodore Tomeny.  She received her B.A. in Psychology from Emory University. She is interested in how parent psychopathology and family dynamics play a role in the effectiveness of treatment with children with autism and the dissemination of interventions to low-resource communities and schools.  Outside of psychology, Courtney enjoys the outdoors, running, yoga, and traveling.