ABOUT ME

I am a licensed clinical psychologist and an Assistant Professor in Department of Public Health Sciences at the University of Miami Miller School of Medicine. I am also Lead of Evidence-Based Survivorship Supportive Care at the University of Miami Sylvester Comprehensive Cancer Center. I hold an honorary appointment as Ad Honorem Professor in the Department of Psychology at the Universidad de la Frontera in Temuco, Chile. I received a BA in Psychology & Spanish-Hispanic Studies from the University of Texas at Austin and an MA/PhD in Clinical Health Psychology from the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA) under the mentorship of Drs. Annette Stanton and Julienne Bower. During my graduate studies, I was supported by the National Institute of General Medical Sciences (NIGMS) T32 training program, 'Integrated Training in Population, Behavioral, and Biomedical Sciences,' and completed an APA-accredited internship at the Duke University School of Medicine in Cancer Behavioral Symptom Management and Support. I subsequently completed a National Cancer Institute (NCI) T32 post-doctoral fellowship, 'Behavioral and Psychosocial Research Training in Cancer Prevention and Control' at Northwestern University under the mentorship of Drs. Frank Penedo and Judith Moskowitz.

National Cancer Institute

Post-Doctoral T32 Program (5T32CA193193)
Behavioral and Psychosocial Research Training in Cancer Prevention and Control
Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine
August 2016 - August 2018

University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA)

Doctor of Philosophy (PhD)

Clinical Psychology

minor in Health Psychology
June 2016

EDUCATION

TRAINING

National Institute of General Medical Sciences

Pre-Doctoral T32 Program (5T32GM084903)
Integrated Training in the Population, Behavioral, and Biomedical Sciences
University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA)
September 2011 - August 2013

APA-Accredited Clinical Internship
Duke University School of Medicine
Cancer Behavioral Symptom Management  and Support Track

July 2015 - June 2016

University of Texas at Austin
Bachelor of Arts (BA)

Psychology

Spanish-Hispanic Studies
August 2009

University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA)

Master of Arts (MA)

Clinical Psychology
December 2011