Current Graduate Students

Elizabeth Siembida, M.A.

siembidaLiz is a doctoral candidate in the Human Development and Family Studies program at the University of Connecticut with a concentration in health and well-being. Her research focuses on marginalized and underserved chronic illness populations and their interactions with the healthcare system. Specifically, her dissertation project is examining the role of patient engagement and the doctor-patient relationship in the quality of care in adolescent oncology. Liz also conducts research examining highly marginalized groups at-risk for HIV, including Black men who have sex with men and Black transgender women, and evaluating unique intervention programs to bring HIV testing and counseling services to these populations often lacking access.

 

 

 

 

Kate Dibble, M.A.

dibbleKate is a doctoral student in the Human Development and Family Studies program at the University of Connecticut with a specialization in health and well-being. Her research interests include cancer survivorship, coping strategies, and the impact of familial and social support during diagnosis and treatment. She is currently a graduate research assistant for Dr. Keith Bellizzi’s research project focused on the relationship between hormone-replacement and bone health and quality of life among women with breast cancer and a teaching assistant for HDFS Research Methods 2004W.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Dalnim Cho, PhD Candidate

 

DalnimCho

Dalnim is a PhD Candidate at the Department of Psychology. Her research focuses on cancer survivorship such as stress, coping, quality of life, and health behaviors in cancer survivors. She is also interested in cancer prevention, promoting health behaviors in the public focusing on multiple levels of influence.