McLeod Lab People

Project Coordinators

 

Kristen Granger, Ph.D. Email: kgranger@vcu.edu

Granger Picture.tif Kristen graduated with her PhD in Human Development and Family Studies from Arizona State University. Her research is focused on early childhood and elementary education, teaching practices, teachers’ health and well-being, and children’s classroom-based peer relationships. She currently serves as a research faculty member within the Department of Counseling and Special Education at VCU and as the Project Coordinator for multiple studies involving Dr. McLeod. Kristen joined the lab in 2017.

Priya Srivastava, B.A. Email: vsrivastava@vcu.edu

13445255_1086700318066118_1097248959106424810_nPriya graduated from Case Western Reserve University with a B.A. in Chemistry and Psychology. She is currently the Project Coordinator for the Treatment Integrity Measure Efficient (TIME) study. Priya joined the lab in Summer 2016.

 

Ellie Wu, B.A. Email: egwu@vcu.edu

Lab Website photoEllie graduated from the University of North Carolina in 2016 with a B.A. in Psychology. Her current research interests focus on the development and evaluation of tools that promote the implementation of evidence-based practices in community settings. Ellie is currently the Project Coordinator of IES Goal 5 study and joined the lab in Summer 2016.

Graduate Students

Ruben G. Martinez, M.S. Email: martinezrg@vcu.edu

IMG_1124Ruben grew up in Indianapolis, IN and graduated from Indiana University with a B.A. in Psychology in 2011. His research interests center on frameworks and models of implementation, applying treatment integrity tools to new and diverse settings, and instrumentation and measurement in implementation science. Ruben joined the lab in Fall 2013.

Katrina Markowicz, B.S. Email: katrina.markowicz@gmail.com

1460132795Katrina grew up in Metro Detroit, MI and received her B.S. in Honors Psychology at Wayne State University in 2014. Her research interests involve the implementation of evidence-based assessment and treatment for youth at risk for behavioral and emotional disorders. Specifically, she is interested the reduction of treatment barriers to enhance treatment delivery in community settings. Katrina entered the lab in Fall 2016.

Stephanie Violante, B.S. Email: violantes@mymail.vcu.edu 

stephanie-pictureStephanie grew up in Seattle, WA and graduated from the University of Washington with a B.S. in Psychology in 2013. Her research interests involve the implementation of evidence-based practices in community settings and how to reduce burden on providers in order to increase treatment integrity. Stephanie entered the lab in Fall 2016.

 

Lab Alumni

Maria E. Gyure, M.S. Email: gyureme@vcu.edu 

MariMaria_Headshota grew up in southeastern Connecticut and graduated from the University of CT with a B.S. in Diagnostic Genetic Sciences. With both clinical and research interests, she received her Master’s degree from VCU in Genetic Counseling in 2007, ultimately working as a Research Coordinator for a bio-behavioral trial focused on improving family communication about histories of breast and colon cancer. Maria joined the lab in 2014 and served as a research faculty member within the Department of Counseling and Special Education at VCU. As the Project Coordinator for multiple studies involving Dr. McLeod, her research projects included intervention implementation, treatment integrity, and recruitment methodologies. Maria is now the program director of the genetic counseling program at the University of CT.

Emily Wheat, Ph.D. Email: buttej@vcu.edu

Emily grew up in Tuscaloosa, AL and graduated from the University of South Alabama in 2006 with a B.A. in Psychology. Upon graduating she worked as a Research Interviewer at the Clark Hill Institute for Positive Youth Development in Richmond, VA. She received a master’s degree in General Psychology from the University of Richmond in 2010. Her current research interests include barriers and supports to therapy engagement.

Nadia Islam, Ph.D. Email: islamn3@vcu.edu

Nadia grew up in Portsmouth, VA and graduated from the University of Virginia with a B.A. in Psychology in 2009. Her research interests involve the dissemination and implementation of evidence-based treatments for youth in community and pediatric care settings. She is particularly interested in the role that the client-therapist alliance and level of client involvement may play in enhancing treatment delivery.

Meghan M. Smith, Ph.D. Email: meghanmarie.smith@gmail.com

Meghan grew up in Baltimore, MD and graduated from the University of Virginia with a B.A. in Psychology in 2010. Her research interests involve developing brief treatment integrity instruments to be used as quality control tools in community settings.

 

Lillian M. Christon, Ph.D. Email: christonlm@vcu.edu

Lily grew up in Maryland and graduated with her bachelor’s degree in psychology from Wake Forest University. She received her master’s degree in Experimental Psychology from the University of Richmond and graduated from VCU in 2013 with a PhD in Clinical Psychology and as a Developmental and Clinical Scholar. She is currently a faculty member in the Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences, Division of Bio-Behavioral Medicine, at the Medical University of South Carolina. Her research focuses broadly on identifying factors leading to optimal health, adjustment, treatment, and quality of life for individuals with chronic conditions, as well as the dissemination and implementation of evidence-based assessments and treatments and family-centered care practices in pediatric, adolescent, and young adult populations. Clinically, she specializes in assessment and therapeutic interventions across the lifespan and is a supervisor within the MUSC clinical psychology pre-doctoral internship program.

Elizabeth Wheeler, Ph.D. Email: archerem@vcu.edu

Beth received her Bachelor’s of Arts degree from the College of William and Mary in 2006 and her Master’s of Arts in Clinical Psychology from Virginia Commonwealth University in 2009. She joined the lab in Fall 2009 and graduated from VCU with a Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology in 2012. She is currently employed as a forensic evaluator at Central State Hospital and also owns her own private practice, Bay Forensic Psychology. Her main research interests involve the integration of forensic and assessment practice.
Advertisements