Our Team

Jennifer Lundgren, PhD, FAED is Dean of the School of Graduate Studies and Professor of Psychology at the University of Missouri-Kansas City.  Dr. Lundgren attended Oklahoma State University as an undergraduate, and she received her doctoral degree (Clinical Psychology) from the University at Albany, the State University of New York.  She completed clinical internship at the Medical University of South Carolina and conducted postdoctoral training at the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine Center for Weight and Eating Disorders.  Dr. Lundgren enjoys gardening, reading, and spending time with her family.

Note: Dr. Lundgren will not be accepting new doctoral students for the 2019-2020 academic year.

Contact Dr. Lundgren: lundgrenj@umkc.edu

Current Students

Salome Wilfred, MA is a first-year doctoral student in the Clinical Psychology program at the University of Missouri-Kansas City. As an undergraduate, Salome attended Trinity University in San Antonio, Texas, where she received her bachelor’s degree in psychology. She also received her master’s degree in Clinical Psychology from Assumption College in Worcester, MA. Her research interests include cross cultural factors influencing body image and body satisfaction in minority woman.  In her free time, Salome enjoys running, reading, and traveling with friends.

 

Frances UMKC lab photoFrances Bozsik, MS is a fourth-year doctoral student in the Clinical Psychology program at the University of Missouri—Kansas City. Frances attended Kent State University as an undergraduate, and received a bachelor’s degree in interior design. Then, she received a master’s degree from Missouri State University in Clinical Psychology. Her research interests include sociocultural factors affecting body image and the prevention and treatment of maladaptive eating behavior. In her free time, Frances enjoys spending time   outdoors, hiking, socializing with family and friends, and exploring new cities.

Marshall Lab PictureMarshall Beauchamp, MS is a third-year doctoral student in the Clinical  Psychology program at the University of Missouri – Kansas City. Marshall attended the University of Kansas as an undergraduate, and received a bachelor’s degree in psychology with a minor in statistics. He also received his master’s degree in Clinical Psychology from Missouri State University. His research interests include lifestyle interventions for eating and weight-related health behaviors, as well as scale development and assessment for body image and body dissatisfaction. In his free time, Marshall enjoys homebrewing, trying new foods, running, and Netflix.

Former Students

Ashleigh Pona, PhD is currently a postdoctoral fellow at the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai, having recently completed internship at the University of West Virginia School of Medicine. As an undergraduate, Ashleigh attended John Carroll University in Cleveland, Ohio, where she received her bachelor’s degree in psychology with a minor in statistics. Her research interests include the treatment of eating disorders, as well as obesity, bariatric surgery, and body image.

Lauren Pollack, PhD is a postdoctoral fellow at the University of Kansas Cancer Center. Lauren attended the University of Iowa as an undergraduate, receiving bachelor’s degrees in psychology (BS) and Spanish (BA). Her master’s thesis focused on quality of life of individuals seeking inpatient treatment for an eating disorder. Her dissertation focused on emotion recognition in adolescents diagnosed with anorexia nervosa.

 

Ashley McCuneAshley McCune, Ph.D. is in private practice at InSight Counseling, LLC. in Overland Park, KS. Ashley has interest in the assessment and treatment of eating disorders and has worked with adults and adolescents in both inpatient and outpatient settings since 2004.  Her research interests include eating disorders, obesity and weight management, and night eating syndrome. Her dissertation was a treatment outcome study of bright light therapy for night eating syndrome. McCune, Ashley M. & Lundgren, J.D. (2015). Bright Light Therapy for the Treatment of Night Eating Syndrome: A Pilot Study. Psychiatry Research, 229 (1-2), 577-9.

Carrie Spresser, Ph.D.  is a clinical psychologist at the University of Kansas Medical Center. Her dissertation used psychophysiological assessment techniques to examine weight bias in college students.

Paula Harkins, Ph.D. is in private practice in Kansas City, MO.  Her dissertation was a study of physician knowledge of and adherence to guidelines for the assessment and treatment of pediatric obesity.   Harkins, P., Lundgren, J.D., Spresser, C.D., Hampl, S. (2012). Childhood Obesity: Survey of Physician Assessment and Treatment Practices. Childhood Obesity, 8 (2), 155-161.

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