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Trainees

Graduate Students

Marissa Bowman

Pre-doctoral Trainee

BA, University of Notre Dame (2016)

Mentor: Martica H. Hall, PhD

Clinical/Biological-Health Psychology Doctoral Student

Mabowman5@pitt.edu


Marissa is a first-year graduate student pursuing a doctoral degree in the dual Clinical and Biological/Health Psychology program at the University of Pittsburgh. She is interested in the bidirectional pathways between sleep and physical/mental health. More specifically, she studies sleep characteristics and rhythms in relation to cardiometabolic measures and emotion regulation, and is especially interested in these processes in individuals with insomnia, depression, or anxiety.





               

T32 Summer Medical Students

Cristine Oh

T32 Summer Research Medical Student (MS-2)

BA, Psychology, Literature, Yale University (2006)

Mentor: Anne Germain, PhD

Project: The Effects of Gender and Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs) on Objective and Subjective Experiences of Sleep

               

T32 Training Alumni

Mikisa Solomon

T32 Summer Research Medical Student (MS-2)

BS, Biochemistry, Molecular Biology, The Pennsylvania State University (2016)

Mentor: Martica Hall, PhD; Ryan Brindle, PhD

Project: The Interrelationship of Sleep, Socioeconomic Status and Mental Health Disparities in Cardiovascular Disease Risk

Sarah Hogan

T32 Summer Research Medical Student (MS-2)

BS, Natural Sciences, University of Pittsburgh (2015)C

Mentor: Kristine Wilckens, PhD

Project: Temporal Spectral Sleep Relationships and Executive Function in Older Adults  



Rachel P. Ogilvie, PhD, MPH

Postdoctoral Scholar

PhD, Epidemiology, University of Minnesota (2017)

Mentors: Sanjay Patel, MD, MS

ogilvierp@upmc.edu


Rachel is a postdoctoral scholar with the T32 Translational Research Training in Sleep Medicine program. She received her doctorate in Epidemiology at the University of Minnesota and her MPH in Behavioral Sciences from Emory University. Rachel's research focuses on the epidemiology of sleep and cardiometabolic disease, including the association between sleep duration and obesity as well as the association between sleep apnea and cardiovascular events. She is also interested in the measurement of sleep and how errors in measurement affect associations.

Jessica Hamilton, PhD

Postdoctoral Scholar

PhD, Psychology, Temple University (2017)

Mentors: Peter Franzen, PhD

hamiltonjl2@upmc.edu


Jessica is a postdoctoral scholar with the T32 Translational Research Training in Sleep Medicine program. Jessica is a postdoctoral scholar with the T32 Translational Research Training in Sleep Medicine program. She received her doctorate in Clinical Psychology from Temple University and completed her clinical internship at Western Psychiatric Institute and Clinic. Jessica's research focuses on the interplay between interpersonal, biological, and psychological processes in the development of depression among adolescents, with an emphasis on understanding gender differences. Jessica is building upon her prior work by examining how sleep and stress influence typical and atypical adolescent development in risk for depression and suicide.