B.A., 2007, Yale University (Major: Psychology)
M.A., 2009, University of Southern California (Major: Clinical Psychology –General Adult Track)
Elizabeth is a graduate student in the Clinical Science doctoral program in Psychology at USC. She entered the program in 2007. She is primarily interested in substance use and co-occurring disorders especially in high-risk populations such as the homeless. Elizabeth has also conducted research in other areas -- her Master’s Thesis investigated the relationship between lifespan and fertility in men and women.
Elizabeth is a member of the Research Society on Alcoholism (RSA), EDGE-SBE fellows program, and the American Psychological Association. In 2009 Elizabeth gave a presentation, “Sex-specific influences of genetic and environmental factors on the comorbidity of alcohol dependence and major depression,” at the 32nd annual conference meeting of the Research Society on Alcoholism in San Diego. During her time in graduate school, she has been awarded the Student Merit Award by RSA, EDGE-SBE travel grant funded by NSF, and USC’s Provost Diversity Fellowship.
Elizabeth’s clinical training includes serving as a therapist and assessor at Homeless Healthcare Los Angeles, a non-profit organization providing physical and mental healthcare services to homeless individuals.