Graduate Students and Research Staff

Graduate Research Assistant

Kayla Bjorlie is currently a graduate student in the Clinical Psychology Ph.D. program at KU. Her research interests include the exploration of shared mechanisms underlying the development and maintenance of substance use disorders and eating disorders. 

Graduate Student

Alexis Exum is currently a graduate student in the Clinical Psychology Ph.D. program at KU. Her research interests include the investigation of the underlying mechanisms for binge eating and obesogenic behaviors in racial/ethnic and sexual minority adolescents and young adults.

Research Assistant (full time)

Kaitlyn Rohde has a B.S. in Behavioral Neuroscience and is currently a research assistant for the Cofrin Logan Center for Addiction Research and Treatment. Her research interests include the mechanisms that drive the consumption of hyper-palatable foods and the various factors that predispose individuals to development substance use disorders and eating disorders. Kaitlyn aspires to continue her education by attending medical school in the future.

Cassandra Sutton is currently a first-year graduate student in the Clinical Psychology Ph.D. program at KU. Her research interests include examining the overlapping motivational, reinforcement, and sociocultural factors related to the development and maintenance of substance use disorders and eating disorders.


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