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WELL Center Graduate Students

PhD Students

Christine Call
cc3397@drexel.edu

Christine is a second year PhD student. After receiving her Bachelor's degree in Psychology from Princeton University in 2012, she worked as a research assistant at the Columbia Center for Eating Disorders at New York State Psychiatric Institute. Her research interests include identifying risk and maintenance factors for obesity and eating disorders and developing behavioral interventions that address these factors. She is also interested in examining the impact of physical activity on eating and weight problems.

Britt Evans

Britt Evans
bce27@drexel.edu

Britt is a third year doctoral student. She received her Bachelor's degree in Psychology from Amherst College in 2011. Prior to beginning graduate school, she worked as a research assistant for the University of Minnesota Eating Disorders Research Group and as a research coordinator at the National Institute of Mental Health in the Section on Neuroadaptation and Protein Metabolism. Her current research interests include novel treatments for eating disorders and obesity, and weight loss treatment in individuals with binge eating disorder.

Stephanie Goldstein

Stephanie Goldstein
spg38@drexel.edu

Stephanie Goldstein is a fourth year doctoral student. She earned her Bachelor's degree in Psychology from Drexel University in 2013. Her research interests involve the development and evaluation of technology-based interventions for health-related behavior change. In particular, she has been heavily involved in the development of a smartphone app that is designed to predict lapses from a weight control diet.

Stephanie Kerrigan

Stephanie Kerrigan
sgk36@drexel.edu

Stephanie Kerrigan is a fifth year doctoral student who received her Bachelor's degree in Psychology from Rowan University. Prior to beginning graduate school, she served as a research coordinator for two years at Drexel University. She is interested in health behavior change, particularly adherence to behavioral recommendations, and applying advanced methodologies and statistics to health behavior research. Her thesis examined distress tolerance and executive function as moderators of the relationship between intention and behavior in individuals enrolled in a weight loss program.

Helen Murray

Helen Murray
hb397@drexel.edu

Helen is a third-year doctoral student, working under the mentorship of Adrienne Juarascio, PhD. She received her Bachelor's degree in Psychology from Georgetown University in 2011. Prior to beginning graduate school, Helen worked as a research coordinator at Children’s National Medical Center and then in the Eating Disorders Clinical & Research Program at Massachusetts General Hospital. Her research interests include the development and evaluation of methods to detect and treat individuals with eating disorders, feeding disorders, and functional gastrointestinal conditions.

Jocelyn Remmert

Jocelyn Remmert
jr986@drexel.edu

Jocelyn is a second year doctoral student working under the mentorship of Meghan Butryn, PhD. She graduated in 2013 from Middlebury College with a BA in Psychology, and then spent two years as a Clinical Research Coordinator at Massachusetts General Hospital in Behavioral Medicine. Her research interests include evidence-based interventions for obesity, particularly at the intersection of primary care, and physical activity promotion.

Leah Schumacher

Leah Schumacher
lms457@drexel.edu

Leah Schumacher is a third year doctoral student working under the mentorship of Meghan Butryn, PhD. She received her BS in Psychology from the University of Dayton in 2011. She completed Drexel's MS in Psychology program in 2014 before beginning her doctoral studies. Her research interests include the development of novel behavioral treatments for obesity and eating disorders, ecologically valid methods of assessment, how individuals perceive and respond to failures in adhering to health behavior change goals, and how social factors and identity impact eating and physical activity.

Rebecca Crochiere

Rebecca Crochiere
rebecca.j.crochiere@drexel.edu

Rebecca Crochiere is a first year graduate student working under the mentorship of Evan Forman, PhD. She earned her Bachelor's degree in Psychology from Middlebury College in 2014. Prior to beginning graduate school, she worked as a research assistant at the Center for Technology and Behavioral Health at Dartmouth College. Her research interests involve the development, evaluation, and implementation of novel technology-based treatments targeting self-regulation and weight-related behavior change.

Mary Martinelli

Mary Martinelli
mary.katherine.martinelli@drexel.edu

Mary Martinelli is a first year doctoral student. She received her Bachelor’s degree in Psychology from University of Maryland in 2011 and her Master’s degree in Clinical Psychology from Towson University in 2013. Prior to starting at Drexel, she worked as a psychology associate and supervisor at the Center for Neurodevelopmental and Imaging Research at Kennedy Krieger Institute. Her research interests include technology-based interventions for obesity and eating disorders, and using novel assessment methods to understand how neuropsychological factors relate to health behavior.

Kelsey Clark

Kelsey Clark
kelsey.elizabeth.clark@drexel.edu

Kelsey Clark is a first year doctoral student working under the mentorship of Adrienne Juarascio, PhD. After graduating from the University of Missouri with a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology in 2015, she worked for two years as a laboratory coordinator at the University of Kansas Center for the Advancement of Research on Eating Behaviors. Kelsey’s research interests include the etiology, maintenance and treatment of eating disorders and she has a particular interest in comorbidity between anxiety disorders and eating disorders.

Diane Dallal

Diane Dallal
diane.dallal@drexel.edu

Diane Dallal is a first year doctoral student. She received her Bachelor of Arts in Psychology from the University of California, Los Angeles in 2016. Before coming to Drexel, she worked as a research coordinator at the UCLA Anxiety and Depression Research Center, where she integrated her interest in unhealthy eating behaviors with the lab’s existing line of research on emotion regulation. Her primary research interests include understanding the cognitive and emotional processes that contribute to both the maintenance of unhealthy eating behaviors and to successful outcomes in treatment.

MS Students

Madeline Lagacey

Madeline Lagacey
ml3238@drexel.edu

Madeline Lagacey is in her fourth year out of five in a combined BS/MS program in Psychology. Her research interests include evaluation and development of treatment strategies in an effort to reduce relapse rates as well as eating disorders and body image in female athletes. She plans to pursue a doctoral degree in clinical psychology in the future.

Caitlin Loyka

Caitlin Loyka

Caitlyn will be graduating in May from The College of New Jersey with her BA in Psychology with a minor in French. During her time at TCNJ, she has worked as a research assistant on several projects related to eating behavior, and currently is a research intern at Weil Cornell Medical Center in New York, where she is involved in a study relating to psychosocial well-being of pediatric patients with Type I Diabetes Mellitus. Caitlyn has been awarded membership in the Psi Chi National Honor Society in Psychology, has made Dean's List every semester of her undergraduate career, and is a TCNJ merit scholarship recipient.