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Kristin Schneider, PhD

Assistant Dean for Research, Associate Professor

Dr. Kristin L. Schneider is an Associate Professor in the Department of Psychology and co-director of Healthy U, Rosalind Franklin University's Wellness Initiative and the College of Health Professions Assistant Dean of Research. She obtained her Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology with an emphasis in health psychology and associated methods from the University of Illinois at Chicago under the mentorship of Dr. Bonnie Spring. Following completion of a clinical health psychology internship at the University of Wisconsin Hospital & Clinics, she completed a 2-year post-doctoral fellowship at the University of Massachusetts Medical School with Dr. Sherry Pagoto.  She joined the Department of Psychology at RFUMS in 2012.

  • Her research interests include:
  • Novel interventions to increase physical activity
  • Use of technology and online social networks to promote health behavior change
  • Obesity, type 2 diabetes and depression
  • Relationships between physical activity, eating and mood

Connect with Dr. Schneider on Twitter: @DrKrisSchneider

Are You a Prospective Graduate Student?
Dr. Schneider will be considering student applications for the 2017/2018 academic year.

Do you have questions regarding the admission process or what it is like working with Dr. Schneider?
E-mail a current graduate student to gain a student's perspective.
Daniel Kern at Daniel.Kern@my.rfums.org,
Jacey Keeney at Jaclyn.Keeney@my.rfums.org,
Laura Aylward at Laura.Aylward@my.rfums.org,
Jermaine Bean at Jermaine.Bean@my.rfums.org 
Matthew Marti at Matthew.Marti@my.rfums.org,
McKenzie Bourque at Mckenzie.Bourque@my.rfums.org,
Rachel Walker at Rachel.Walker@my.rfums.org, or
Kayla Pedraza at Kayla.Pedraza@my.rfums.org

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Graduate Students

 Jacey Keeney

Jacey Keeney
Doctoral Student
Jaclyn.Keeney@my.rfums.org

 Jacey is a fourth year student in the Clinical Psychology PhD program. She graduated from North Central College in Naperville, IL in 2013, earning a Bachelor of Arts degree in Mathematics and a Bachelor of Science degree in Psychology. Jacey’s research interests include examining the relationships between eating, mood, and physical activity, understanding the eating behaviors of college and professional athletes, as well as identifying the principal motives of physical activity among adults. During her fourth year, Jacey will be completing clinical practicums at Alexian Brothers Behavioral Health Hospital working with patients suffering from eating disorders and at True North Clinical Associates in Wheaton, Illinois providing individual, family, and group psychotherapy. In her free time, Jacey enjoys playing volleyball, attending sporting events, and spending time with her nieces, Nella and Summer.

 Daniel Kern

Daniel Kern
Doctoral Student
Daniel.Kern@my.rfums.org

Daniel Kern is a fourth year graduate student studying neuropsychology in the Clinical Psychology PhD Program. Daniel's Master's Thesis examined how usage frequency, engagement behavior, and number of social networking sites are associated with loneliness and sense of community.  Daniel's current research interests include examining the mechanisms of change in behavioral activation for depression and investigating the differential effects depression symptoms have on cognitive functioning in veterans with mild traumatic brain injuries.  During his fourth year, Daniel will be completing a clinical practicum at NorthShore University HealthSystem completing Neuropsychological testing.  Previous clinical practicums include Alexian Brothers Neurosciences Institute, Captain James A. Lovell Federal HealthCare Center, and the Healthy Families Community Mental Health Center.  Connect with Daniel on Twitter: @DanielKern50

 Laura Aylward

Laura Aylward
Doctoral Student
Laura.Aylward@my.rfums.org

Laura is a third year student in the Clinical PhD program with a concentration in Health Psychology. She graduated from Wittenberg University in Springfield OH in 2012 with a Bachelor of Science degree in Psychology and a minor in Health Science. Her research interests include eating behavior and obesity, specifically emotional eating and prevention and intervention strategies for obesity. During her third year, Laura will be completing her clinical practicum at the Bariatric Surgery Clinic at University of Illinois at Chicago.  Outside of her academic and professional life, Laura works to incorporate health and fitness into her everyday life. Her future goal after graduating from Rosalind Franklin University is to work in a clinical setting with obese patients.

 Jermaine Bean

Jermaine Bean
Doctoral Student
Jermaine.Bean@my.rfums.org

Jermaine is a second year student in the Clinical Psychology PhD program. He graduated from Winona State University in Minnesota in 2012 with a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Psychology and from Southern Illinois University Edwardsville with a Master of Science Degree in Kinesiology with a specialization in Sport and Exercise Behavior (Sport Psychology) in 2014. His research interests include examining the relationships between motivation, family structure, and physical activity in athletes. During his second year, Jermaine will be completing his clinical practicum at the Captain James A. Lovell Federal Health Care Center in North Chicago, Illinois, as well as Youth Build Lake County in Waukegan, Illinois. Jermaine enjoys playing sports such as football, basketball, and golf in his spare time.

 

McKenzie Bourque
Doctoral Student

Mckenzie.Bourque@my.rfums.org

McKenzie is a first year student in the Clinical Psychology PhD program. She graduated from the College of Saint Rose with a Bachelor of Science Degree in Psychology with Research Honors in 2013. Her research interests include examining the impact of parental weight-related talk on physical activity in obese children. During her first year, McKenzie will be completing her clinical practicum at Head Start of Lake County in Gurnee, Illinois. McKenzie enjoys reading, listening to podcasts, and cooking in her spare time

 

Rachel Walker
Doctoral Student
Rachel.Walker@my.rfums.org

Rachel is a first year student in the Clinical Psychology PhD program. She graduated from Bethel University in St. Paul, MN in 2012, earning a Bachelor of Arts degree in Athletic Training, and graduated with a Masters in Health and Human Physiology in 2015 from the University of Iowa. Rachel’s research interests include examining the relationships between food, nutrition, and physical activity. She is hoping to understand more about how these relationships interact with injuries and illnesses in both an athletic as well as normal population. During her first year, Rachel will be completing clinical practicum working at Head Start with children aged 3 to 5. In her free time, Rachel enjoys playing or watching sports, cooking, and hanging out with friends.

 

Matthew Marti
Masters Student
Matthew.Marti@my.rfums.org

Matt is a second year student in the Masters of Clinical Counseling program. He received his Bachelor of Arts in 2014 from UW Madison.  Matt's research interests include the relationship between technology and behavior and using technology to improve physical activity. During his second year at RFUMS, Matt will be completing his clinical practicum at Vista Medical Center West.  In his free time, Matt enjoys resistance training, playing volleyball, riding his bike, watching movies, and playing video games.

 

Kayla Pedraza
Masters Student
kayla.pedraza@my.rfums.org

Kayla is a first year student in the Masters of Clinical Counseling program. She received her Bachelor of Arts in Psychology from St. Thomas University, Miami Gardens in 2016. Kayla’s research interests include the relationship between sexual health and chronic illness and eating behaviors and chronic illness in children. In her free time, Kayla enjoys meditation, swimming, volunteering in the community, playing with her younger cousins, and watching movies.

Erin Chatten
Masters student
Erin is a first year Masters student in the Clinical Counseling program. She graduated from Indiana University in May 2016 with a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology and a concentration in Public Health. Erin’s research interests include examining the role of intuitive eating and the Health at Every Size paradigm in obesity and eating disorder interventions. Erin is passionate about helping patients implement lifestyle changes to achieve optimal health and happiness. In her free time, she enjoys tutoring children with special needs, health coaching, figure skating, attending group exercise classes, and reading.

Current Research Projects

“Weight and Chronic Disease Status of School-age Students in Lake County”

In collaboration with Lake County Health Department, Lake County public schools and Drs. Kimberly Elliot, Elizabeth Hartman and Diane Bridges at RFUMS, this project aims to establish a weight, blood pressure, and asthma status surveillance system in school-aged children. Over the next 5 years we aim to monitor the prevalence of childhood obesity, hypertension, and asthma in Lake County and subsequently implement evidence-based interventions to reduce the prevalence of childhood chronic diseases.


"Piloting behavioral interventions to increase physical activity in adults at risk for a diabetic foot ulcer"

This pilot study aims to test the feasibility of using behavioral and technology strategies to increase physical activity in adults at risk for diabetic foot ulcers.  Evidence-based behavioral counseling strategies are supported via a Fitbit, an online social network, and text messaging.  The interprofessional research team includes faculty from RFUMS and DePaul University.

“Understanding factors that promote active video game use in children" 
This collaborative pilot project with DePaul University aims to understand which active video game characteristics, psychosocial factors and individual characteristics drive use of active videogames in children. Following identification of the active videogames most likely to impact physical activity, a follow-up study will be conducted to examine whether these active video games increase physical activity in children.
 Understanding factors that promote active video game use in children
 Pilot testing an augmented fantasy sports system “Pilot testing an augmented fantasy sports system”
This collaborative pilot project with Illinois Institute of Technology aims to understand whether an augmented online fantasy basketball and/or football system linked to a physical activity monitor will increase moderate physical activity.

Completed Research Projects

Skin cancer risk and physical activity 

“Skin cancer risk and physical activity”
American Cancer Society Institutional Research Grant (ACS/IRG-93-033-15)

This project assessed the extent to which physically active individuals are at greater risk for skin cancer compared to their sedentary counterparts, as well as whether certain characteristics define physically active individuals at particularly high risk for skin cancer. Key informant interviews were conducted with individuals at high risk for skin cancer to inform intervention development.

“A community-based social networking intervention to increase walking in dog owners”
NIH Center for Clinical and Translational Studies pilot project (5 UL1RR031982-02)

This community-based participatory research project includes: 1) developmental work to inform the social networking dog-walking intervention and 2) a multi-site group randomized trial to assess whether the intervention increases walking in dog owners compared to a standard print-based exercise control condition. A manuscript describing the main outcomes is currently under review.

One of our neighborhood dog walks
Members of the research team and friends walking to support a diabetes cure

“Behavioral activation enhanced exercise intervention for diabetes and depression”
NIMH (R34 MH086678-01)

This study aims to develop and pilot test a novel exercise intervention that is based on principles of behavioral theory and incorporates strategies of behavioral activation (BA) treatment for depression. Following a developmental phase, a pilot randomized controlled trial will be conducted with women who have type 2 diabetes and comorbid depression.

Publications

(Selected from over 80)

2016

  • Crews, R.T., Schneider, K.L., Yalla, S.V., Reeves, N.D., & Vileikyte, L. (2016). Physiological and Psychological Challenges of Increasing Physical Activity and Exercise in Patients at Risk of Diabetic Foot Ulcers: A Critical Review. Diabetes/Metabolism Research and Reviews. DOI: 10.1002/dmrr
  • Schneider, K.L., Coons, M.J., McFadden, H.G., Pellegrini, C.A., DeMott, A., Siddique, J., Hedeker, D., Aylward, L., Spring, B. (2016). Mechanisms of change in diet and activity in the Make Better Choices 1 trail. Health Psychology, 35(7), 723-732. http://dx.doi.org/10.1037/hea0000333 Full text manuscript
  • Schneider, K.L., Panza, E., Handschin, B., Ma, Y., Busch, A., Waring, M.E., Appelhans, B., Whited, M.C., Keeney, J., Kern, D., Blendea, M., Ockene, I., & Pagoto, S.L. (2016). Feasibility of Pairing Behavioral Activation with Exercise for Women with Type 2 Diabetes and Depression: The Get It Study Pilot Randomized Controlled Trial. Behavior Therapy, 47, 198-212. Full text manuscript
  • DeCator, D.D., Carter, J.S., Schneider, K.L. (2016). Family meals, obesogenic factors, and depressive symptoms in youth. Mental Health and Physical Activity, 10, 1-3.

2015

  • Pratt, S., Jerome, G., Schneider, K., Craft, L., Stoutenberg, M., Buman, M., Daumit, G., Bartels, S., Goodrich, D. (2016). Position Statement from the Society of Behavioral Medicine and the American College of Sports Medicine: Increase United States Health Plan Coverage for Exercise Programming in Community Mental Health Programs for People with Serious Mental Illness. 
  • Schneider, K., Guggina, P., Murphy, D., Ferrara, C.M, Panza,E., Oleski, J., Bozzella, B., Gada, K., Savage, C. & Lemon, S.C. (2015). Barriers and facilitators to dog walking in New England. Comparative Exercise Physiology, 11 (1), 55-59. 
  • Schneider, K. L., Murphy, D., Ferrara, C., Oleski, J., Panza, E., Savage, C., Gada, K., Bozzella, B., Olendzki, E., Kern, D., & Lemon, S. C. (2015). An online social network to increase walking in dog owners: A randomized trial. Medicine and Science in Sports and Exercise, 47(3), 631-639. doi:10.1249/MSS.0000000000000441 
  • Ma, Y., Olendzki, B. C., Wang, J., Persuitte, G. M., Li, W., Fang, H., Merriam, P.A., Wedick, N.M., Ockene, I.S., Culver, A.L., Schneider, K.L., Olendzki, G.F., Carmody, J., Ge, T., Zhang, Z., Pagoto, S.L. (2015). Single-component versus multicomponent dietary goals for the metabolic syndrome: A randomized trial. Annals of Internal Medicine, 162(4), 248-257. doi:10.7326/M14-0611 

2014

  • Lemon, S. C., Schneider, K.L., Wang ML,Liu, Q., Magner, R., Estabrook, B., Druker, S. & Pbert, L.(2014). Weight Loss Motivations: A Latent Class Analysis Approach. American Journal of Health Behavior,38(4):605-613.
  • Schneider, K.L., Andrews, C. Hovey, K.M., Seguin, R.A., Manini, T., LaMonte, M.J., Margolis, K.L., Waring, M.E., Ning,Y., Sims, S., Ma,Y., Ockene, J., Stefanick, M.L. and Pagoto, S.L. (2014). Change in physical activity after a diabetes diagnosis: opportunity for intervention. Medicine & Science in Sports & Exercise,46,(1),84–91.  Full text manuscript
  • Lemon, S.C., Goins, K.V., Schneider, K.L., Brownson, R.C., Valko, C.A., Evenson, K.R., Eyler, A.A., Heinrich, K.M., Litt, J., Lyn, R., Reed, H.L., Tompkins, N.O., & Maddock, J. (2014). Municipal officials' participation in built environment policy development in the United States. American Journal of Health Promotion: AJHP, doi:10.4278/ajhp.131021-QUAN-536
  • Schneider, K.L., Murphy, D., Ferrara, C., Oleski, J., Panza,E., Savage, C., Gada,K., Bozzella, B., Olendzki, E., Kern, D. & Lemon, S.C. (in press). An online social network to increase walking in dog owners: a randomized trial. Medicine & Science in Sports & Exercise.


  • Waring, M.E., Schneider, K.L., Appelhans, B.M., Busch,A.M., Whited, M.C., Rodrigues, S., Lemon, S.C., Pagoto, S.L.(2014). Early-treatment weight loss predicts 6-month weight loss in women with obesity and depression: implications for stepped care. Journal of Psychosomatic Research, 76 (5) 394–399.
  • Ma, Y., Olendzki, B. C., Wang, J., Persuitte, G. M., Li, W., Fang, H., Merriam, P.A., Wedick, N.M., Ockene, I.S., Culver, A.L., Schneider, K.L., Olendzki, G.F., Carmody, J., Ge, T., Zhang, Z., Pagoto, S.L. (2015). Single-component versus multicomponent dietary goals for the metabolic syndrome: A randomized trial. Annals of Internal Medicine, 162(4), 248-257. doi:10.7326/M14-0611 
  • Schneider, K.L., Andrews, C. Hovey, K.M., Seguin, R.A., Manini, T., LaMonte, M.J., Margolis, K.L., Waring, M.E., Ning,Y., Sims, S., Ma, Y., Ockene, J., Stefanick, M.L. and Pagoto, S.L. (2014). Change in physical activity after a diabetes diagnosis: opportunity for intervention. Medicine & Science in Sports & Exercise,46,(1), 84–91. 
  • Pagoto, S.L., Schneider, KL., Smith, B. & Bauman, M. (2014). The Adoption and Spread of a Core Strengthening Challenge Through an Online Social Network. Journal of Physical Activity & Health, 11(3),648-53.
  • Moller, A. C., Majewski, S., Standish, M., Agarwal, P., Podowski, A., Carson, R., Eyesus, B., Shah, A., & Schneider, K. L. (2014). Active fantasy sports: Rationale and feasibility of leveraging online fantasy sports to promote physical activity. JMIR Serious Games, 2(2), e13. doi:10.2196/games.3691
  • Pagoto, S.L., Schneider, K.L., Evans, M., Waring, M.E., Appelhans, B., Busch, A., Whited, M.C., Thind, H., & Ziedonis, M. (2014). Tweeting It Off: Characteristics of Adults Who Tweet About a Weight Loss Attempt. Journal of the American Medical Informatics Association, 21(6):1032-7. doi: 10.1136/amiajnl-2014-002652.
  • Appelhans, B. M., Fitzpatrick, S. L., Li, H., Cail, V., Waring, M. E., Schneider, K. L., Whited, M.C., Busch, A.M., & Pagoto, S. L. (2014). The home environment and childhood obesity in low-income households: Indirect effects via sleep duration and screen time. BMC Public Health, 14, 1160. doi:10.1186/1471-2458-14-1160 
  • Schneider, K.L., Pagoto, S. Panza, E. Keeney, J. & Goldberg, D. (2014). Skin cancer risk profiles of physically active adults. Health Behavior & Policy Review, 1(4):324-334. 
  • Pagoto, S.L., Schneider, K.L., Jojic, M., DeBiasse, M.A., & Mann, D.M. (2014). Weight loss using evidence-based strategies in mobile apps. Authors' response. American Journal of Preventative Medicine, 47(1): e2. doi: 10.1016/j.amepre.2014.03.010.

2013

  • Schneider, K.L., Busch, A.M., Whited, M.C., Appelhans, B.M., Waring, M.E., & Pagoto, S.L. (2013). Assessing depression in obese women: an examination of two commonly-used measures. Journal of Psychosomatic Research.75(5):425-30. doi: 10.1016/j.jpsychores.2013.08.015 Full text manuscript
  • Pagoto, S.L., Schneider, K.L.,  Jojic, M., Debiasse, M.A. & Mann, D.M. How Evidence-Based Are Weight Loss Mobile Apps? (2013) American Journal of Preventive Medicine, 45(5):576-82. PMID: 24139770

2012

  • Schneider, K.L., Ferrara,J., Lance, B., Karetas, A., Druker, S., Panza, E., Olendzki, B., Andersen, V. & Pbert, L. (2012). Acceptability of an Online Health Video Game to Improve Diet and Physical Activity in Elementary School Students: Fitter Critters. Games for Health Journal, 1(4)262-268.
  • Spring, B., Schneider, K., McFadden, H.G.,Vaughn, J., Kozak, A.T., Smith, M., Moller, A.C., Epstein, L.H., DeMott, A., Hedeker, D., Siddique, J., Lloyd-Jones, D.M. (2012). Multiple Behavior Change in Diet and Activity: A Randomized Controlled Trial Using Mobile Technology. Archives of Internal Medicine, 172(10):789-796. Full text manuscript
  • Schneider, K.L., Panza, E., Appelhans, B. M., Whited, M.C., Oleski, J. & Pagoto, S.L. (2012). The Emotional Eating Scale: Can a self-report measure predict observed emotional eating?. Appetite, 58, 563–566. Full text manuscript
  • Pagoto, S.L., Schneider, K.L., Oleski, J., Luciani, J., Bodenlos, J., and Whited, M. (2012). Male Inclusion in Randomized Controlled Trials of Lifestyle Weight Loss Interventions. Obesity, 20(6):1234-9. Full text manuscript

2011

  • Schneider, K.L., Sullivan, J.C. & Pagoto, S.L., (2011). Translation of the Diabetes Prevention Program into a Community Mental Health Organization for Individuals with Severe Mental Illness: A Case Study. Translational and Behavioral Medicine, 1 (3) 453-460. doi: 10.1007/s13142-011-0053-z Full text manuscript
  • Ockene, J.K., Schneider, K.L., Lemon, S.C. & Ockene, I.S. (2011). Can we improve Adherence to Preventive Therapies for Cardiovascular Health? Circulation, 124(11), 1276-1282. Full text manuscript
  • Appelhans, B. M., Whited, M.C., Schneider, K.L., & Pagoto, S.L. (2011). Time to abandon the notion of personal choice in dietary counseling for obesity? Journal of the American Dietetic Association, 111(8):1130-6. PMID: 21802557 
  • Schneider, K.L., Pagoto, S.L., Handschin, B., Panza, E., Bakke, S., Liu, Q., Blendea, M., Ockene, I.S. & Ma, Y. (2011). Design and methods for a pilot randomized clinical trial involving exercise and behavioral activation to treat comorbid type 2 diabetes and major depressive disorder. Mental Health & Physical Activity, 4, 13-21. 

Lab News

Jermaine Bean presented his thesis research on the relationship between family structure and college athletes’ sport motivation at the 28th Annual Convention of the Association for Psychological Science. The conference took place from May 26th – May 29th, 2016 in Chicago, Illinois.
Jacey Keeney presented on skin cancer risk factors among individuals who engaged in different types of physical activity at the 37th Annual Meeting of the Society of Behavioral Medicine. The conference took place from March 30th – April 2nd, 2016 in Washington, D.C.  Jacey Keeney presented on binge eating among undergraduate athletes at the 37th Annual Meeting of the Society of Behavioral Medicine. The conference took place from March 30th – April 2nd, 2016 in Washington, D.C. 
Jacey Keeney presented on parental influences on child physical activity at the 63rd Annual Meeting of the American College of Sports Medicine. The conference took place from June 1-4th, 2016 in Boston, Massachusetts.
Daniel Kern presented his masters thesis on social media at the Society for Personality and Social Psychology in San Diego, CA.
Members of the Schneider Research Lab enjoyed a holiday dinner together in December 2015.
Schneider Graduation Lab Member Schneider Graduation Lab Member Schneider Graduation Lab Member
Schneider Research Lab Members Jacey Keeney, Daniel Kern, Allison Novak, and Lenel Reuther participated in RFU’s 101st Commencement Ceremony on Friday, June 5th, 2015. Jacey and Danny earned a M.S. degree in Clinical Psychology. Allie and Lenel earned a M.S. degree in Clinical Counseling.
Jacey Keeny Daniel Kern
Jacey Keeney presented on physical activity and motivations for physical activity in women with comorbid diabetes and depression at the 62nd Annual Meeting of the American College of Sports Medicine. The conference took place from May 26-30th, 2015 in San Diego, California. Daniel Kern presented his research on the association between different social networking activities and feelings of loneliness at the Midwestern Psychological Association’s annual meeting in Chicago, Illinois.
Laura Aylward white coat Jecey and Daniel visit Lake Forest College
Graduate student Laura Aylward received her white coat on April 24th, 2015 at Rosalind Franklin University’s Annual White Coat Ceremony. The ceremony signifies transition into more clinically focused work. Graduate students Jacey Keeney and Daniel Kern visited Lake Forest College to speak with current undergraduate students about applying to graduate school.
Jacey Keeney presentation Kristin Schneider presentation Jacey Keeney presentation
Jacey Keeney and Kristin Schneider, Ph.D., presented at 36th Annual Meeting of the Society of Behavioral Medicine held in San Antonio, Texas April 22nd-25th, 2015. Kristin presented on the mechanisms underlying multiple behavior changes and Jacey presented on indoor tanning in physically active adults, as well as gender differences in predictors of binge eating in college students.
Daniel Kern at  RFUMS All Research Consortium High school presentation
Graduate student Daniel Kern presented at the RFUMS All Research Consortium on March 18th, 2015. His research examined how different social networking activities impact loneliness. Kristin Schneider presented to local high school students on health psychology and the technology-related research we have been doing.
Ab pain Technology presentation
Laura Aylward participated in Rosalind Franklin University’s Interprofessional Conference in March 2015. She collaborated with students from diverse disciplines, including medicine, podiatry, pathology, and physical therapy, to conceptualize a case and demonstrate how the field of psychology would contribute to the treatment of abdominal pain. Laura Aylward presented on the use of technology to achieve physical activity goals to students, faculty, and staff at Rosalind Franklin University. The discussion focused on activity trackers, apps, blogs, social media and wellness websites.
Lab Holiday 2014
Members of the Schneider Research Lab enjoyed a holiday dinner together in December 2014.
Dr. Schneider co-presentation  Jacey Keeny presentation
Dr. Schneider co-presented a workshop with Dr. Sherry Pagoto on leveraging mobile technology and social media for behavioral research at the European Health Psychology Conference. The pre-conference workshop took place from August 24-26th in Innsbruck, Austria. See website for more information: http://www.ehps.net/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=170&Itemid=261 Jacey Keeney presented on physical activity motivation in women with type 2 diabetes and depression at the International Society for Behavioral Nutrition and Physical Activity. The conference took place from May 21st-24th in San Diego, California.
 Illinois Psychological Association of Graduate Students  No smoke
Daniel Kern was recently elected campus representative for the Illinois Psychological Association of Graduate Students (IPAGS)and the American Psychological Association of Graduate Students (APAGS). Daniel Kern recently participated in Rosalind Franklin University’s Interprofessional Conference where he collaborated with students from diverse disciplines including medicine, podiatry, pathology, and physical therapy to conceptualize a case and demonstrate how the field of psychology would contribute to the treatment of smoking cessation.
Allison and Lenel White coat smiles
Graduate students Jacey Keeney, Daniel Kern, Allison Novak, and Lenel Reuther were welcomed as new students to the medical profession at the Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine & Science White Coat Ceremony in April 2014.

Former Students

Allison Novak 

Allison Novak
Clinical Counseling, MS

Allison graduated in 2015 with a M.S. degree in Clinical Counseling. She received her Bachelor’s Degree in psychology from Grand Valley State University in spring of 2012. Her future goal is to work as a counselor in an outpatient setting.

Lenel Reuther

Lenel Reuther
Clinical Counseling, MS

Lenel Reuther graduated in 2015 with a M.S. degree in Clinical Counseling. She graduated with a Bachelor of Science degree in psychology from Loyola University Chicago in 2013. She plans to earn her Psy.D. in Clinical Psychology from Midwestern University.