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Meet the Lab!

Current Students:

Sarah Bauman, M.S.
Sarah is currently a pre-doctoral intern at Indiana University, School of Medicine. She received her Master's degree in Applied Psychology from the University of South Alabama. Sarah successfully defended her doctoral dissertation, which examined the reliability and validity of the Dyadic Parent-Child Interaction Coding System (DPICS) for parents of children with autism spectrum disorders. 





Dustin Lamport, M.S. 
Dustin is currently a pre-doctoral intern at the Venture Psychology Internship Consortium in Michigan. He received his Master's degree in Applied Psychology from the University of South Alabama.  He has an interest in childhood development and developmental disorders, especially autism. He also successfully defended his doctoral dissertation, which examined the role of environmental chaos on language and theory of mind development in pre-schoolers. 






Kathryn Jeter, M.S.
Kathryn Jeter is a 5th-year doctoral student at USA. Kathryn's current assistantship is behavioral consulting for a children's residential psychiatric treatment center.  She is also interested in parenting stress and is currently working on proposing her dissertation (expected Fall 2014). She has recently published an article on intolerance of uncertainty and stress.  







Jillian Murphy, M.S.
Jillian is a 4th-year graduate student in the Healthy Youth & Families Lab. She currently holds an assistantship as a behavioral consultant in a residential treatment facility for youth. Jillian's research interests are broadly related to pediatric health and interprofessional collaboration between behavioral and medical health providers to meet children’s health-care needs. For her doctoral dissertation, Jillian is examining the associations between general disruptive behavior and feeding problems in typically-developing children and children with autism spectrum disorder.





Garet Edwards, B.S.
Garet is a 2nd-year doctoral student at USA, and currently holds an assistantship with AltaPointe's Adult Residential Services where he designs behavior plans to help staff manage consumer's behavior. He graduated with a Bachelor of Science in psychology from Louisiana State University. He is interested in assessment and behavioral therapies with children with neurodevelopmental disabilities. Last year he successfully proposed his Master's thesis, which is looking at psychometric properties of the Alabama Parenting Questionnaire. 






Lab Alumni:

Dr. Natalie Cook 
Natalie is currently working in private practice at AlphaPsych and the Jones Center for Children's Therapy and Assessment in the Dallas/Ft. Worth area. She completed her pre-doctoral internship at Nebraska Mental Health Centers.  Natalie's doctoral dissertation examined the influence of parent involvement in therapy sessions on the attainment of skill mastery in Parent Child Interaction Therapy. 



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