Special Volunteer, Real-world Assessment, Prediction, and Treatment Unit
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B.S. - Exercise Science, B.A. - Psychology & History – University of Arkansas – Fayetteville, AR
While pursuing my undergraduate degrees at the University of Arkansas, I was involved in both school psychology and exercise performance research. Beginning early in my undergraduate education, I spent most of my research time studying the efficacy of school-based mentoring programs for victimized elementary students and extra-curricular mentoring programs for the children of military service members. Later on, I became increasingly involved in projects dedicated to studying the effects of exercise and dietary supplementation on Alzheimer’s disease and mild cognitive impairment. After gaining an appreciation for clinical supplement trials, I acquired a curiosity about drug maintenance interventions for substance use disorder, which brought me to the Clinical Pharmacology unit at NIDA. Currently, I’m studying the presence (or absence) of physiological dysregulation as a function of lifetime substance use, in addition to the subjective experience that shapes the lives of those with substance use disorder.