Graduate Students


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Eva Igler, MA

6th year (on internship) Clinical Psychology Doctoral Student

Research Interests: The impact of a childhood chronic illness diagnosis on socialization and friendships; The pain dismissal phenomenon in adolescents, especially gender differences in the pain dismissal experience.

Current Projects: Provider perceptions of pain dismissal; Gender differences in the perception of pain dismissal; Perception of pain dismissal by type of dismissal experience; Healthy friends’ experience with a friend recently diagnosed with a chronic illness; Development and acceptability of a standardized message to promote social support for children and adolescents recently diagnosed with a chronic illness; Development of a a new measure designed to evaluate communication about medication between patients/parents of patients and medical providers.

Email: evaigler@uwm.edu


Sam Everhart, MS, LPC-IT

5th Year (on internship) Counseling Psychology Doctoral Student

Research Interests: Psychological interventions for treatment of medical conditions; pain acceptance; health-related self-efficacy and competence; resilience and growth in those with chronic conditions; experiences of families in multidisciplinary and integrated care settings.

Current Projects: Qualitative perspectives of adolescents and parents regarding weight measurement in schools. Psychosocial experiences and self-concept in children with cleft lip and/or palate adopted from China.

Email: brown435@uwm.edu


Amy Lang, MS

4th Year Clinical Psychology Doctoral Student

Research Interests: Psychological impact of pediatric chronic health conditions; supporting a successful transition to adulthood for adolescents and emerging adults with chronic health conditions; influence of pain dismissal experiences on adolescents and emerging adults with chronic pain; ethnical considerations related to qualitative research methodology; effects of media use during early childhood

Current Projects: Investigation of the unique challenges that emerging adults with chronic health conditions face as they transition into adulthood; development of effective strategies to support emerging adults as they transition to adulthood; studying the impact of co-morbid chronic pain and obesity (CPO) in adolescence; evaluation of experiences with diagnosis disclosure and symptom dismissal for emerging adults with chronic health conditions

Office: Pearse 374
Email: amyclang@uwm.edu


Nina Linneman, MA

4th Year Counseling Psychology Doctoral Student

Research Interests: Interventions for chronic health conditions in pediatric populations, primary care psychology integration, academic achievement and school functioning, complementary and alternative medicine in pain management

Clinical Interests: ADHD, Autism Spectrum Disorders, Integrated primary care psychology, externalizing behavioral strategies, chronic pain management, mindfulness


Paulina Lim, BA

3rd Year Clinical Psychology Student

Research Interests: Psychological aspects in pediatric behavioral health such as parent-child sleep behaviors, bed-sharing perspectives and practices, and feeding problems and disorders; role of culture in health behaviors among pediatric populations; parental distress in critical care

Current Projects: Feeding practices and mealtime behaviors in diverse cultural backgrounds, impact of pediatric feeding problems on parental stress and distress, stigma surrounding intentional and unintentional bedsharing practices, parental perspectives and attitudes surrounding unintentional bedsharing, Hispanic bedsharing practices, interpreter’s perspectives and communication practices regarding patient distress

Office: Pearse 374
Email: plim@uwm.edu


Katie Balistreri, BA

2nd Year Clinical Psychology Student

Research Interests: Psychosocial and emotional adjustment in children with chronic illnesses and their families; individual and dyadic factors that influence adjustment (e.g., parent-child interactions, coping styles, communication patterns); emotional outcomes of children admitted to the PICU and their families

Current Projects: Distress in community caregivers of children with feeding problems; provider perspectives of parent distress in the PICU; the intersection of parenting behaviors and internalizing symptoms in children with food allergies; experiences of young sibling caregivers; family psychological safety

Office: Pearse 374
Email: balist78@uwm.edu


Julia Tager, BA

1st Year Clinical Psychology Student

Research Interests: Coping with pediatric chronic and life-threatening illness, pediatric psycho-oncology, palliative care and end of life, family relationships in the context of pediatric illnesses

Office: Pearse 374
Email: jbtager@uwm.edu

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