Staff

Director

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Aaron J. Blashill, Ph.D.

Dr. Blashill is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Psychology at San Diego State University, and core faculty member of the SDSU/UCSD Joint Doctoral Program in Clinical Psychology.
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Staff

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Tiffany Brown, Ph.D.

Dr. Brown is a Research Scientist at the San Diego State University Research Foundation and a postdoctoral research fellow at the UC San Diego Eating Disorders Center. Her research interests include psychosocial risk factors for eating disorders in male and sexual minority populations, how gastric interoception relates to eating disorder symptoms in anorexia nervosa, and the prevention and treatment of eating disorders and body image disturbance in diverse populations.

 

 

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Devon Kimball, B.A.

Devon is a full-time research assistant the BISH lab. She graduated from Cornell University with a degree in Psychology and minor in Spanish. Her research interests include the prevalence and treatment of mood, anxiety, and eating disorders in LGBTQ+ adolescents and young adults. Devon hopes to pursue a doctorate in Clinical Psychology.

 

 

 

 

Graduate Students

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Patrycja Klimek

Patrycja is a graduate student in the SDSU/UCSD Joint Doctoral Program in Clinical Psychology. Her research interests include cognitive and affective mechanisms underlying body image concerns in eating disorders and steroid misuse, and the characterization of heterogeneity within these populations. Further, Patrycja would like to apply findings in these topics to develop effective intervention and prevention programs.

 

 

 

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Jack Brady

Jack is a graduate student in the SDSU/UC San Diego Joint Doctoral Program in Clinical Psychology.  His research interests include sexual minority mental health, minority identity development, LGBTQ+ sexual health and education, HIV prevention, ART and PrEP adherence, minority stigma, correlations of sexual positioning in same-sex romantic couples, and decreasing the prevalence of anxiety and mood disorders among LGBTQ+ adolescents.

 

 

 

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Katie Rozzell

Katie is a graduate student in the Masters of Psychology program at San Diego State University. She graduated from Utah State University with a degree in Psychology, with minors in Biology and Human Development. Katie’s research interests focus on eating disorder prevention methods, ethnic and cultural differences in body image, and the interplay of body image satisfaction and adherence to treatment. She hopes to pursue a doctorate in Clinical Health.

 

 

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Kalina Lamb

Kalina is a graduate student in the Masters of Psychology program at San Diego State University. She graduated from Azusa Pacific University with a degree in Psychology with an emphasis in Ministry. Kalina’s research interests include the complex relationship between sexuality and spirituality, specifically the effect spirituality can have on mental and physical health among sexual minority populations. She hopes to pursue a PhD in Clinical Health Psychology.

 

 

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Kelsey Nogg

Kelsey is a graduate student in the Masters of Psychology program at San Diego State. She graduated from Occidental College with a degree in Psychology. Kelsey’s research interests relate to the relationship between mental and physical health, especially as it relates to health behaviors. She intends on pursuing a PhD in Clinical Health Psychology.

 

 

 

Research Assistants

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Manuel Gonzales

Manuel is an undergraduate student here at San Diego State University pursuing his degree in Psychology with a minor in Public Health. Manuel was a scholar joining the BISH lab as part of the joint SDSU/UCSD program, Creating Scientists Summer Program in Cancer Disparities given his research interests in, skin cancer prevention and high-risk behaviors associated with skin cancer. He was also accepted into the Initiative for Maximizing Student Development (IMSD) Program and chosen to be a recipient of the prestigious Sally Casanova Pre-Doctoral Scholarship. On campus, Manuel is also a Peer Leadership Consultant (PLC) through the Student Life and Leadership Department. Manuel hopes to pursue a PhD in clinical psychology in the near future.

 

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Adoril Oshana

Adoril is a first-generation, undergraduate student at San Diego State University. He is studying business administration: information systems and psychology: industrial and organizational psychology, with a minor in Spanish. He is a peer adviser at the Psychology Undergraduate Advising Office and a peer leadership consultant at Student Life & Leadership. He has varied research interests one of which includes clinical psychology. He hopes to attend graduate school in psychology upon graduation.

 

 

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Nathan Lieng

Nathan is an undergraduate student at San Diego State University. He is majoring in Psychology and minoring in Public Health. Nathan’s research interests focus on minority mental health, specifically reducing disparities for minorities in mental health services. In the future, he hopes to pursue a doctorate in Clinical Psychology.

 

 

 

 

 

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Hanna Moon

Hanna Moon is a third year undergraduate student at San Diego State University, and a research assistant in the BISH lab. Prior to this lab, she has worked in the Infant and Child Development lab studying executive function in toddlers. She is interested in researching the neurological underpinnings of mental disorders in older adults.

 

 

 

 

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Boyu Wei

Boyu is a international undergraduate student at San Diego State University with majoring in psychology. She works in Psychology Undergraduate advising office as a peer advisor. She is also a trained Safe Zone Ally. Boyu’s research interests focus on body image concerns related to eating disorders, treatment, and prevention of cancer, HIV, and cardiovascular disease. She hopes to pursue a PhD in health psychology.

 

 

 

 

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Bethany Mendenhall

Bethany Mendenhall is a second year undergraduate student at San Diego State University. She is a psychology major whose research interests include the roles that media and social media play in the development and perpetuation of eating disorders and body dysmorphia, as well as their potential role in the recovery process. She plans to pursue a PhD in clinical psychology.

 

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