Concentration

Grace Simmons

glsimmons@crimson.ua.edu

Grace Lee is a second year doctoral student in the Clinical Child concentration. She is from Charlotte, NC and earned her undergraduate degree from Davidson College. Her research focuses primarily on measurement and treatment of social impairment youth with ASD 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

meheilman@crimson.ua.edu

Meagan Heilman is a second 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

nncapriola@crimson.ua.edu

Nicole Capriola-Hall is a third 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

abrewe@crimson.ua.edu

Alexis Brewe is a first-year doctoral student in the Clinical Psychology program, working with Dr. Susan White at the Center for Youth Development and Intervention . She is interested in characterizing the emotional and behavioral profiles of youth with autism spectrum disorder (ASD) and other neurodevelopmental disorders. Furthermore, Alexis is interested in the assessment and treatment of comorbid psychopathology (e.g. anxiety or ADHD) in youth with ASD.

 

Courtney Paisley

capaisley@crimson.ua.edu 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.

Andrew Bontemps

apbontemps@crimson.ua.edu Advisor: Randall T. Salekin

Andrew is a fourth year student in the Child Clinical concentration working with Randy Salekin.  His current interests fall under two broad categories: studying the physiological underpinnings of childhood psychopathy (via EEG/ERP); and the study and statistically-based refinement of childhood psychopathy assessment measures.  He got his undergraduate degree in Psychology from Lewis & Clark College in Portland, Oregon and before coming to the University of Alabama, he studied ADHD at Oregon Health & Science University.

 

Anna Rondon

atrondon@crimson.ua.edu Advisor: Matthew Jarrett

Ana is a 5th year clinical child student working with Dr. Matthew Jarrett. Ana’s research interests include better understanding the trajectory and impact  of ADHD and common co-occurring symptoms/disorders on functional impairment. More recently, Ana has developed an interest in physical activity (PA) and learning more about how engagement in PA relates to mental health. Prior to attending UA, she worked as a research assistant at the Center for Children and Families at Florida International University and completed her undergraduate degree at The University of Central Florida. During free time, Ana enjoys traveling, running, and cooking.