Karen Dimentstein, MPH is a fourth year Clinical Psychology PhD student at Nova Southeastern University under the mentorship of Jessica Valenzuela, PhD. Her research focuses on health disparities in type 1 diabetes treatment, adherence, and outcomes. She is also interested in public health, health promotion, and health policy. Karen is recognized as an outstanding student who has made contributions to the field of pediatric psychology through research, clinical work, and advocacy. She looks forward to continuing to serve youth with type 1 diabetes and their families.