APA Travel Award Winners

Congratulations to the APA Travel Award Winners!


Rachel Wasserman, Ph.D.
Role: Postdoctoral Fellow, Baylor College of Medicine/Texas Children’s Hospitals
Title:Psychosocial profiles of preadolescents with diabetes reporting depressive symptoms/diabetes distress
Mentors: Marisa Hilliard, Ph.D. and Barbara Anderson, Ph.D.

Kimberley Klages
Role: Graduate Student, University of Memphis
Title: Patterns of Familism and Their Relations to Adherence, Psychosocial Issues, and Health Related Quality of Life Among Primarily Low-Income Adolescents with Type-1 Diabetes
Mentor: Kristoffer Berlin, Ph.D.

Sahar Esterhadi
Role: Graduate Student, University of Houston and Baylor College of Medicine/Texas Children’s Hospitals
Title: Lessons from a pilot strengths-based intervention delivered in outpatient diabetes care
Mentor: Marisa Hilliard, Ph.D.

Nilani Shankar
Role: Graduate Student, University of Connecticut and Connecticut Children’s Medical Center
Title: Yoga to Improve Pediatric Cancer Patients’ Sleep & Life Quality and Parents’ Well-Being
Mentor: Crystal Park, Ph.D.

Abby Demianczyk, Ph.D.
Role: Postdoctoral Fellow, Nemours/Alfred I. duPont Children’s Hospital
Title: Cumulative Sociodemographic Risk Predicts Care Utilization and Neurodevelopmental Outcomes for Children with Congenital Heart Disease
Mentor: Erica Sood, Ph.D.