I highly value the balance between research and clinical practice. Scientist-practitioners are equally rounded as scientists (or researchers) and clinicians. Scientist-practitioners are uniquely positioned to provide clinical services (like therapy) and investigate scientific questions related to clinical care (like which therapeutic modality is the most effective for individuals with depression). 

In the same way that you expect your medical doctor to know about the most effective medications for your health condition (medications that work quickly, work long-term when needed, and don't cause crummy side effects), you should expect the same of your mental health provider! As a scientist-practitioner, I am able to deliver clinical care supported by data and incorporate the latest scientific advancements into my clinical practice. 

Below is a list of some of my scientific publications to better represent the research I am interested in. For a full list of my scientific publications, click here

In addition, I contribute to the field by peer reviewing scientific articles submitted for publication in several journals including Appetite, Eating Behaviors, and Nutrients.


Mindfulness-based group intervention in adolescents at-risk for excess weight gain: a randomized controlled pilot study

In press in Appetite

One-year follow-up of a RANDOMIZED CONTROLLED TRIAL PILOTING A MINDFULNESS-BASED GROUP INTERVENTION FOR ADOLESCENT INSULIN RESISTANCE

Published 2019 in Frontiers in Psychology

associations between dimensions of anorexia nervosa and obsessive-compulsive disorder: an examination of personality and psychological factors in patients with anorexia nervosa

Published 2018 in European Eating Disorders Review

PILOT RANDOMIZED CONTROLLED TRIAL OF A MINDFULNESS-BASED GROUP INTERVENTION IN ADOLESCENT GIRLS AT-RISK FOR TYPE 2 DIABETES WITH DEPRESSIVE SYMPTOMS 

Published 2017 in Complimentary Therapies in Medicine

THE ROLE OF FOOD & CULTURE IN LATINAS WITH DISORDERED EATING BEHAVIORS

Published in 2016 in Appetite

a qualitative exploration of a faith-based support group for women with disordered eating

Published in 2016 in Pastoral Psychology

Impulsivity & emotion dysregulation as predictors of food addiction

Published 2015 in Eating Behaviors

MINDFULNESS & EATING BEHAVIOR IN ADOLESCENT GIRLS AT-RISK FOR TYPE 2 DIABETES

Published 2015 in the International Journal of Eating Disorders

MEDIATING EFFECTS OF STRESS, Weight-related issues, & depression on suicidality in college students

Published 2014 in the Journal of American College Health