Current Graduate Students
Marie Chardon, M.S.
Marie is a fourth year graduate student primarily mentored by Dr. Janicke in the Pediatric Psychology Lab. She graduated with a Bachelor’s of Arts degree in Psychology and French from Bucknell University in 2012. Marie’s undergraduate honors thesis examined the relationship between drive for thinness, social body comparison, and body dissatisfaction during women’s first semester of college. After graduation, Marie worked as a project coordinator for the Center for Developmental Science at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Marie’s current research interests include pediatric obesity and the role of parents in children’s eating and weight-related behaviors, particularly within the context of childhood cancer. She is also interested in the integration of mental health into pediatric medical care. Marie Chardon CV
Mallory Netz, B.A., is a fourth year graduate student primarily mentored by Dr. Fedele in the Pediatric Behavioral Health Lab. She attended the University of Nebraska – Lincoln where she received a bachelor’s degree in Psychology, with minors in Chemistry and Humanities in Medicine. There, she completed a senior thesis entitled ‘Social Goals and the Context Information Processing: A New Coding Scheme for Open-Ended Descriptions of Goals among Children in Early Elementary School.’ Currently, she is working on a master’s thesis examining self-management behaviors in emerging adolescents with their caregivers. Mallory Netz CV
Jenny is a third year graduate student primarily mentored by Dr. Janicke in the Pediatric Psychology Lab. She graduated in 2013 from Northwestern University with a Bachelor of Arts degree in psychology. During her undergraduate career, she volunteered as a research assistant at the Rehabilitation Institute of Chicago, Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine, and Northwestern University’s Psychology Department. Prior to joining Dr. Janicke’s lab at the University of Florida, Jenny worked for Dr. Bonnie Spring at Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine Center for Behavior and Health. There she obtained extensive research and clinical experiences conducting mHealth studies targeting obesity and cardiovascular disease prevention. Jenny’s current interests include weight behaviors, mobile health technology, and treatment adherence in pediatric populations. Jenny Warnick CV
Molly is a second year graduate student primarily mentored by Dr. Janicke in the Pediatric Psychology Lab. She graduated from Austin Peay State University in 2014 where she received a bachelor’s degree in Psychology with a minor in Pre-Professional Health. After graduation, Molly worked as a research assistant for the Biobehavioral Pediatric Pain Lab within Boston Children’s Hospital. In that position, she worked across multiple studies examining the role of psychological variables in the experience of chronic pain syndromes in children and adolescents. Molly’s current interests include factors that influence the development of unhealthy weight and obesity in youth.
Molly Bash CV
Andrea Fidler, B.A.
Andrea is a second year graduate student primarily mentored by Dr. Fedele in the Pediatric Behavioral Health Lab. She graduated from Case Western Reserve University with a Bachelor of Arts in psychology and minors in mathematics and childhood studies. Her undergraduate honors thesis examined the relationship between family expressiveness, ethnicity, and psychological helping seeking attitudes. After graduation, she worked on a research project examining sleep habits and treatment adherence in adolescents with Type 1 Diabetes and served as a surveillance / evaluation coordinator for a study that evaluated behavioral interventions targeting childhood obesity. Andrea is interested in psychosocial aspects of childhood chronic illnesses, particularly the sharing of treatment responsibility between child parent dyads, the role of sleep in illness-specific outcomes and adherence, and applications of mHealth technology. Andrea Fidler CV
Rachel is a second year graduate student primarily mentored by Dr. Fedele in the Pediatric Behavioral Health Lab. She earned her BA in human biology and psychology from the University of Kansas where she was also an undergraduate research assistant in the Clinical Child Psychology Program. After graduating she worked as a clinical research assistant at Children’s National Medical Center in Washington, DC on a variety of studies examining psychosocial issues in children, families, and young adults with type 1 diabetes. Rachel also spent two years in the Peace Corps as a community health volunteer in the Kingdom of Swaziland, where she worked with children and families impacted by HIV/AIDS. Rachel is broadly interested in psychosocial issues in pediatric chronic illness, and in particular on researching and addressing the effects of health disparities on children’s health and illness management. Rachel Sweenie CV
Ke is a first year graduate student primarily mentored by Dr. Janicke in the Pediatric Psychology Lab. She attended University of California, San Diego where she received bachelor’s degrees in Psychology and Management Science. In June 2017, Ke graduated from Drexel University’s master program in psychology where she completed her master’s thesis examining the moderation effects of cognitive functioning, academic functioning, and academic needs on the relationship between adherence behaviors and health-related quality of life among youth with Sickle Cell Disease. Ke is looking forward to helping with the lab’s research projects. She is broadly interested in treatment adherence in pediatric populations and factors that impact the development and quality of life among youth with weight issues. Ke Ding CV
Stefania Pinto is a first year graduate student primarily mentored by Dr. Janicke in the Pediatric Psychology Lab. She received her undergraduate degree in Psychology and Art History from the University of Miami in 2015. After graduating, Stefania worked as the research coordinator for the Child and Adolescent Mood and Anxiety Treatment (CAMAT) program at the University of Miami. There she obtained clinical and research experiences conducting diagnostic assessments and facilitating research studies implementing evidence-based treatments for anxiety and related disorders in youth. She also collaborated with Dr. Jill Ehrenreich-May and colleagues in the development of a children’s workbook for the Unified Protocol for the Transdiagnostic Treatment of Emotional Disorders in Children. Her current research interests include the development of behavioral treatments for pediatric chronic illness, specifically for youth with weight-related issues. Stefania Pinto CV
Sara is a first year graduate student in the Pediatric Behavioral Health Lab, primarily mentored by Dr. Fedele. She graduated from Tulane University with a BS in psychology, where she worked as an undergraduate research assistant in the Translational Psychological Science Laboratory. Her main project investigated social support preferences among patients with cancer. Sara then went on to earn her MS in psychology from Drexel University where she worked as a graduate research assistant in the Nezu Stress and Coping Laboratory. Her master’s thesis project examined psychological predictors of medication adherence in adult patients with asthma. Sara is broadly interested in family adjustment to pediatric chronic illness, specifically food allergy and asthma. Sara Voorhees CV