Education and Training
My doctoral training is in Experimental Psychology from the University of Georgia with a focus in gerontology and quantitative methods.
My primary research interest is the study of individual differences in trajectories of change over time, correlates of change, the discovery of typologies of change, and health outcomes related to the process of change. Of particular interest to me is the study of individual differences in trajectories of symptoms related to cancer and it treatment. Although there is considerable work in the study of change by developmental psychologist in areas such as vocabulary and substance use, there has been little work in the study of how those with chronic disease change during the course of treatment. Work in this area could lead to better predictive modeling of change in symptoms and their impact on quality of life. More recently, I have become engaged in research into quality of life in adults living with Neurofibromatosis Type I and look forward to collaborative work in this understudied patient population.
Please take a moment to peruse the web pages listed below to learn more about my history of scholarship and funding. Note that NC DOCKS provides text tiles on most of my publications reprints may be available upon request.