Kristina Marisa Volgenau

Kristina Marisa Volgenau

Kristina Marisa Volgenau

Graduate Research Assistant

Clinical Psychology: Psychological Well-being, Health Behaviors, Biological Mechanisms

Kristina is a third year, Clinical Psychology, doctoral student working with Dr. Leah Adams. She received her B.A., at the University of South Florida, in Psychology with a minor in Spanish Culture and Language. She spent her Post-Bacc years running a NIDA funded clinical trial targeting Distress Intolerance as an underlying mechanism Substance Use Disorders. Her current research focuses on the intra-individual fluctuations in Psychological Well-Being over time and how this relates to underlying biological mechanisms (e.g. Circadian Rhythm, Infradian Rhythm) and health behaviors (i.e. sleep, nutrition and exercise). In her free time she enjoys hiking, yoga and photography.