Alumni Lab Members

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

Lisa Brownstone, PhD

Lisa (she/her/hers) is a Visiting Assistant Professor of the Practice at University of Denver’s Counseling Psychology department. In addition to her work at University of Denver, she has a small private practice in Denver, Colorado. Lisa completed her PhD in Clinical Psychology at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill followed by her predoctoral clinical internship at Denver VA Medical Center and postdoctoral fellowship at Eating Disorder Care (EDCare) of Denver. She stayed on at EDCare of Denver as a licensed psychologist until August 2019, and served as their Binge Eating Disorder Track Coordinator. Her areas of clinical and research specialization include disordered eating and body distress, LGBTQ+ health, trauma, weight stigma, and emotion processing. Lisa identifies as a social justice advocate psychologist, and does work to dismantle stereotypes about who gets eating disorders and who needs access to care, as many folks with marginalized identities are not getting the services they need or being focused on in existing research. Outside of work, Dr. Brownstone plays fiddle and guitar, and loves spending time with her family and fluffy dogs.

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.
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.

Ellen Fitzsimmons-Craft, PhD

Ellen is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Psychiatry at Washington University School of Medicine. She received her PhD in clinical psychology from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill in 2014 and completed her predoctoral internship at The University of Chicago Medicine in the Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Neuroscience. Ellen completed a National Institutes of Health T32-funded postdoctoral fellowship at Washington University School of Medicine prior to joining the faculty. She currently holds an National Institute of Mental Health career development award (K08), providing her with training in the development and evaluation of digital innovation solutions to address critical gaps in the treatment of eating disorders, as well as the opportunity to develop an optimized conversational agent or “chatbot” to facilitate mental health services use in individuals with eating disorders.




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.

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 Madeline Bailey
Marissa Bane  Sarah Barger Allie Bassil
Antonia Bista  Ashleigh Bostic Emily Bradfield
Bianca Brooks Paola Carminelli Zoe Rose Clarke
Houston Clements Kylie Cleve Megan Cooke
Anna Cornatzer Emily Crowder Anna Dang
Lauren Danzi Alex Davies    Ryan DeLapp
Aubrey DeVinney Emily Dolegowski Kaitlin Doyle
Walli Driggers India Dunn Jesse Enterline
Dakota Foard Maddy Frumkin Kelly Geraty
Kaitlin Glauer Jenna Gorlick Kaileigh Gray
Kathrin Hennigan Taylor Henning Alexandra Henshaw
Clara Hicks Jessica Hockham Shelby Johnson
Dara Keatts Kathleen Kelly Caitlyn Kendrick
Hannah Kim Emily Kolk Madeline Kyger
Ashley Long Laura (Koehler) Martin Emily Kolk
Madeleine Kyger Claudia Lemon Rachel Maguire
Carrie Alice Mahoney Koushik Mantripragada Samuel Marsan
Molly Marus Jamie McGee Maddy Meyerhoffer
Marlena Moore Claudia Cole Mohamed Megan Mullooly
MaryKate Murray Katherine Myrick Laura Naylor  
Abby Needell Faith Newsome Sarah Palasick
Nick Perfetto Mary Quattlebaum Kerry Raczka
Fariha Rahman Amanda Raymond Blake Richardson
Julie Rickard Maggie Riddell Betsabe Rodriguez
Kate Scheyer-El Sharkawy Jenna Schleien Bailey Seitter
Courtney Shannon Brie Shelly Eya Simpson
Cody Staples Emma Stinson Jesse Sykes
Andrew Thompson Sarah Frances Tomlinson Joanna Townsend
Betsy Unger Megan Villegas Marcella Wagner
Leslie Warren Cora Wilen Kelly Wolfe
Jieun Yoo 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