Chelsey Werchan, M.A.
Chelsey graduated from Trinity University in 2008 with a B.A. degree in psychology and from Texas State University in 2010 with a M.A. in Clinical Health Psychology. Following graduation, she spent two and a half years working in the Health Psychology Service at Brooke Army Medical Center in San Antonio. Chelsey is in her third year as a graduate student in the clinical psychology program. She is interested in understanding the psychosocial, behavioral, and physiological factors that influence progression and quality of life in chronic disease populations. In addition, she is interested in the development and implementation of empirically supported interventions in medical settings that influence overall patient health and care.
Juliet Kroll, B.A.
Juliet graduated from the University of Colorado at Boulder in 2010 with B.A. degrees in biology and psychology. Following graduation she worked at the University of Texas M.D. Anderson Cancer Center in Houston. Juliet is in her second year as a clinical psychology student. Her research interests broadly include psychoneuroimmunology and the role of stress and depression in chronic disease.
Natalie Tunnell, B.A.
Natalie graduated from The University of Texas at Austin in 2016 with a B.A. in psychology and is a first year doctoral student. Her interests broadly include novel treatments for anxiety and depression, as well as the biological and physiological mechanisms that assist in its development and maintenance.
Andres Roque, B.A.
Andres Roque graduated from Florida International University with a B.A. in psychology in 2015. Andres is a first-year doctoral student in the clinical psychology program. His research interests broadly include studying the etiological and maintaining factors of anxiety disorders, specifically understanding how psychological and physiological mechanisms in these disorders can lead to novel treatment approaches.
Ana Trueba, Ph.D.
Ana graduated from Trinity University in 2007 with a B.S. degree in neuroscience. She is interested in understanding the factors that play a role of stress and depression on immune responses and inflammation. Ana completed her internship at McLean Hospital at Harvard Medical School in Summer 2014 and is now a Professor of Psychology at the University San Francisco de Quito, Ecuador.
Erica Simon, Ph.D.
Erica graduated summa cum laude from The University of Texas at Dallas in 2004 with a B.A. in psychology. She completed an internship at the Long Beach VA Medical Center in 2013 and a postdoctoral fellowship at USCD/San Diego VA Medical Center in 2014. She is currently a research associate at the Palo Alto Veterans Institute for Research and the National Center for PTSD, Dissemination and Training Division. Erica is applying her research and clinical background in anxiety disorders, as well as her experience with treating PTSD in a variety of contexts, to work on projects aimed at increasing implementation of evidence-based treatments for PTSD within the VA. Erica is particularly interested in understanding how health systems work and by what means mental health care access and outcomes can be improved through innovative ideas that lead to policy change.
Noelle Smith, Ph.D.
Noelle graduated from Harvard University with a B.A. in psychology. She is currently completing a 2-year post-doctoral advanced fellowship in mental illness research and treatment VA Connecticut National Center for PTSD Yale School of Medicine, Department of Psychiatry after completing her predoctoral fellowship at the Connecticut Veterans Health Administration, West Haven, CT. She is a recipient of the 2014 Beck Institute Annual Student Workshop. Noelle is particularly interested in understanding psychological and biological correlates of non-suicidal self-injury.