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.
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 the 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 the Complimentary Therapies in Medicine
THE ROLE OF FOOD & CULTURE IN LATINAS WITH DISORDERED EATING BEHAVIORS
Published in 2016 in Appetite
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