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Former Graduate Students of Dr. Bardone-Cone’s Lab at UNC


Katie Thompson, PhD

Dr. Katie Thompson (she/her/hers) is a postdoctoral research fellow in the Military Cardiovascular Outcomes Research (MiCOR) program at the Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences in Bethesda, Maryland. Her research focuses on eating behaviors during the perinatal period in active duty military service members. She completed her pre-doctoral clinical internship at the UNC School of Medicine in the Women’s Mental Health track after finishing her PhD in clinical psychology in 2022 under the mentorship of Dr. Anna Bardone-Cone. She is from Manhattan Beach, California. She attended George Washington University for her undergraduate degree, where she received her Bachelor of Arts in Psychology and minors in Biological Anthropology and Art History in 2014. Her research interests include body image and disordered eating among women at key points of reproductive change (e.g., pregnancy, menopause). Katie’s dissertation evaluated sociocultural models of body image and disordered eating among postpartum women.


Stacy Lin, PhD

Stacy is a Clinical Instructor in the Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences and a psychologist with the Confidential Support Team at Stanford University. She received her PhD in clinical psychology from UNC Chapel Hill in 2018 before completing her predoctoral internship at the VA Palo Alto Health Care System and her postdoctoral fellowship at the Stanford University School of Medicine. She specializes in culturally-informed treatment for the intersection of emotion dysregulation, trauma, and eating disorders, and serves on clinical teams providing comprehensive Dialectical Behavior Therapy, eating disorders treatment, trauma treatment for sexual/relationship violence, and treatment for Asians/Asian Americans. She is passionate about issues of diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI) in clinical, training, and professional settings and serves on her department’s Diversity Coalition as well as co-teaching the department’s first DEI course for psychology postdoctoral fellows. Her research has focused on cultural factors affecting disordered eating and body image in racial/ethnic minorities.


Ellen Fitzsimmons-Craft, PhD

Ellen Fitzsimmons-Craft, PhD is an Associate Professor of Psychiatry at Washington University School of Medicine and a licensed clinical psychologist. She has established programmatic lines of research centering on the use of technology for eating disorder prevention and treatment, eating disorder screening, sociocultural etiological and maintenance factors for eating disorders, and eating disorder recovery. Ultimately Dr. Fitzsimmons-Craft’s work aims to disseminate evidence-based interventions from research to practice as well as extend treatments in ways that will reach the large number of people in need of care for mental health problems but who are not receiving services. She is a Fellow in the Academy for Eating Disorders, is a current recipient of a National Institute of Mental Health K08 Career Development Award, and has authored more than 110 peer-reviewed publications that have been collectively cited over 4,000 times in the literature. Dr. Fitzsimmons-Craft is passionate about increasing access to scalable, evidence-based mental health services, collaborating with numerous non-profit organizations, including the National Eating Disorders Association (NEDA) and the National Association of Anorexia Nervosa and Associated Disorders (ANAD), and statewide groups in the U.S. in order to do so. Her work has been featured in high-profile media outlets including WiredForbesScientific AmericanSlate, and The Verge.


Mary Kathleen (Katy) Higgins Neyland, PhD

Katy received her Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill (UNC) in 2016. Katy’s dissertation centered on Latina women and their experiences of treatment and recovery from an eating disorder; she was supported in this work by a National Institute of Mental Health Diversity Supplement. Katy completed her predoctoral psychology internship in the Women’s Mental Health track at the UNC School of Medicine and her postdoctoral fellowship at the Uniformed Services University (USU) before joining the faculty as an Assistant Professor in the School of Medicine. In addition to serving as a faculty member, Katy currently works as a Clinical Scientist on the Military Cardiovascular Outcomes Research Program at USU, where she investigates the prevention of excess weight gain in vulnerable populations.


Meg Harney, PhD

Meg Harney is currently in private practice in Richmond, VA. She specializes in treating eating disorders and body image concerns. Prior to private practice Meg held a position as clinical assistant professor with the University of North Carolina Center of Excellence for Eating Disorders where she worked with clients on the inpatient, partial hospitalization, and outpatient units as well as provided clinical supervision for graduate students. Meg completed her predoctoral internship at the University of California San Diego Eating Disorders Center for Treatment and Research.


Lisa Brownstone, PhD

Lisa Brownstone, PhD (she/they) is an Assistant Professor of the Practice and the Director of Inclusive Curriculum and Teaching at University of Denver’s Department of Counseling Psychology.  She is a scholar-clinician-educator-advocate, and a licensed clinical psychologist whose work focuses on centering the voices of individuals with lived experience of disordered eating and body distress, and envisioning new ways to facilitate healing. Her interests include disordered eating, body distress, LGBTQ+ health, weight stigma, social justice centered psychotherapy training, and thematic analysis. Outside of work, Dr. Brownstone enjoys playing fiddle and guitar, and spending time with her wife and fluffy dogs.


Former Post-Bac Research Coordinators of Dr. Bardone-Cone’s lab at UNC

Maggie Balk Rachel Butler Erica Goodman
Rowan Hunt Anna Karam Katherine Koller
Ilyssa Rosenzweig

Former Undergraduate Research Assistants of Dr. Bardone-Cone’s lab at UNC

Danielle Allyn Alexandra Alvarez La-Ontra Bacon
Madeline Bailey Marissa Bane Sarah Barger
Allie Bassil Rhythm Bhatia   Antonia Bista
Ashleigh Bostic Emily Bradfield Bianca Brooks
Nick Brothers Paola Carminelli Zoe Rose Clarke
Houston Clements Kylie Cleve Megan Cooke
Anna Cornatzer Emily Crowder Anna Dang
Lauren Danzi Alex Davies Ryan DeLapp
Anna Depollo Aubrey DeVinney Emily Dolegowski
Kaitlin Doyle Walli Driggers Alexis Dumain
India Dunn Meredith Edelman Jesse Enterline
Camilla Feeley  Dakota Foard Maddy Frumkin
Kelly Geraty Kaitlin Glauer Madison Goode
Jenna Gorlick Casey Goy Kaileigh Gray
Grace He Kathrin Hennigan Taylor Henning
Alexandra Henshaw Clara Hicks Lauren Highsmith
Jessica Hockham Alexandra Jackson Shelby Johnson
Dara Keatts Amélie Kadackal Kathleen Kelly
Peyton Kelly Caitlyn Kendrick Hannah Kim
Emily Kolk Joanna Kuang Madeline Kyger
Ally Latvala Claudia Lemon Katy Link
Ashley Long Rachel Maguire Carrie Alice Mahoney
Aliyah Malazarte Vijithan Mallineni Koushik Mantripragada
Laura (Koehler) Martin Samuel Marsan Molly Marus
Jamie McGee Maddy Meyerhoffer Marlena Moore
Claudia Cole Mohamed Megan Mullooly MaryKate Murray
Katherine Myrick Aleeshah Nasir Laura Naylor
Abby Needell Faith Newsome Alanie O’Dell
Katie Olson Sarah Palasick Nick Perfetto
Josie Phifer Mary Quattlebaum Kerry Raczka
Fariha Rahman Amanda Raymond Blake Richardson
Julie Rickard Maggie Riddell Annabella Rinaldi 
Betsabe Rodriguez Kate Scheyer-El Sharkawy Jenna Schleien
Bailey Seitter Courtney Shannon Brie Shelly
Eya Simpson Gabi Smith  Cody Staples
Emma Stinson Jesse Sykes Andrew Thompson
Sarah Frances Tomlinson Joanna Townsend Betsy Unger
Megan Villegas Marcella Wagner Lauren Wallace
Leslie Warren Jennifer White Cora Wilen
Kelly Wolfe Jieun Yoo Yunshu Yu
Leila Zefri Stephanie Zhang Yongwei Zheng

Former Members of Dr. Bardone-Cone’s lab at the University of Missouri-Columbia

Dorothy Addae Michelle AuBuchon Hilliary Black
Angela Bohnenkamp Elizabeth Bolhofner Nick Bossaller
Clarissa Boyd Patrick Bradford Ashley Brittain
Laura Brockman Larissa Brooks Brad Brown
Angela Cain Liz Cairns Kamila Cass, PhD
Chris DeGeer Allison Felder Jenn Ford
Genevieve Friedmann Angela Gerber Courtney Gilbert
Shelly Grabe Rachel Haskamp Michelle Hastings
Brian Hency Tony Henke Carli Hess
Sarah Hodges Melissa Hord Melinda Kampmann
Mary Jo Klinginsmith Sarah Knipker Shahla Kuypers
Claudia Laforgue Erin Landrum Hafsa Lodhi
Sarah Longlett Tiffany Loomis Andrea Lynch
Christine Maldonado, PhD Whitnee Maycock Lynsey McConnell
Lizzie McDermott Thomas McEwan Blaine McGuire
Kris Mescher Sara Mijares George Pell
Carolyn Pepper Michelle Pfaender Cathy Poepsel
Amanda Powers Brittany Preston Kelle Reach
Leah Sanders Lauren Schaefer Melissa Schreiner
Jessica Secrist Rebecca Starkel Lesley Starnes
Jaquette Sterling Katie Sturm Nikki Tegtmeyer
Sucheta Thekkedam Jasmine Tilghman Anna Watson
Nathan Weidner Amanda Weishuhn, MA Janet Wilhelm
Sarah Youngstrom Erin Zerwekh