Associate Professor, University of Tennessee Health Science Center

Healthy Lifestyle Clinic, Le Bonheur Children’s Hospital

Postgraduate Education

Master of Public Health, Purdue University, West Lafayette, IN

Doctor of Philosophy, Psychological Sciences Area of Specialization: Clinical Psychology (APA Accredited Program) Purdue University, West Lafayette, IN

Board Certification

American Board of Clinical Child and Adolescent Psychology, American Board of Professional Psychology (#9080)


Boston Children’s Hospital / Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA


Postdoctoral Fellowship, Pediatric Psychology, Department of Endocrinology / New Balance Foundation Obesity Prevention Center, Optimal Weight for Life (OWL) Clinic, Boston Children’s Hospital / Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA

Awards and Honors

Diversity Scholar, NIDDK (National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases) Nutrition Obesity Research Center, Harvard University, Boston, MA, 2019

Awardee, Chair’s Special Appreciation Award in Recognition of Outstanding Training and Service, University of Memphis Clinical Psychology Doctoral Program, 2019

Awardee, 7th Annual Research in Diverse Populations Tour, The Obesity Society, 2017

Professional Memberships

Society of Health Psychology

The Obesity Society
- Research in Diverse Populations Section
- Pediatrics Section

Association of Psychologists in Academic Health Centers

Society of Pediatric Psychology
- Obesity Special Interest Group
- Diversity Special Interest Group

American Psychological Association