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  • Postdoctoral Fellows

  • Nicki Aubuchon-Endsley, PhD completed a doctoral degree in clinical psychology at Oklahoma State University. Her research interests include investigating the interaction between prenatal maternal stress and stress-related disorders and health behaviors in relation to infant development. Her research fellowship is funded on a T32 grant from the National Institutes of Health.

    E. Whitney Evans, PhD. completed a doctoral degree in nutritional epidemiology from Tufts University. Her research interests are in identifying dietary risk factors for adolescent overweight and obesity and developing novel mechanisms of intervention. Her research fellowship is funded on a T32 grant from the National Institutes of Health.

    Nicola Hawley, PhD. completed a doctoral degree in human biology from Loughborough University in the UK. Her research interests are in maternal exposures/clinical conditions during pregnancy and how they influence offspring obesity risk. Her fellowship is investigator-funded.  

    Jennifer Maccani, PhD. completed a doctoral degree in medical sciences from Brown University. Her research interests are in the role that epigenetic mechanisms may play in associations between prenatal and early life exposures and later life health outcomes. Her research fellowship is funded on a T32 grant from the National Institutes of Health.

    Kathryn Middleton, PhD. completed a doctoral degree in clinical psychology from the University of Florida. Her research interests are in public health approaches to the treatment and prevention of obesity. Her research fellowship is funded by an F32 grant from the National Institutes of Health.

    Christy Olson, PhD. completed a doctoral degree in clinical psychology from the University of Kansas. Her research interests are in sleep and anxiety disorders. Her research fellowship is funded on a T32 grant from the National Institutes of Health.

    Herpreet Thind, PhD completed a doctoral degree in health education and health promotion at the University of Alabama at Birmingham. Her research interests are in behavior modification for obesity and chronic disease prevention. Her fellowship is investigator-funded.

    Erin Tooley, PhD completed a doctoral degree in clinical psychology at the University of New Mexico. Her research interests include identifying ways to better implement motivational interviewing in health-care settings and social support and couple/family interventions in maintaining health behavior change among individuals with chronic illness. Her research fellowship is funded on a T32 grant from the National Institutes of Health.

    Sara Vargas, PhD completed a doctoral degree in behavioral medicine at the University of Miami. Her research interests are in sexual and reproductive health promotion. Her research fellowship is investigator-funded.