Texas Tech University


Dr. Adam Schmidt

Assistant Professor

Adam Schmidt, Ph.D.

My background is in the area of pediatric neuropsychology and clinical psychology. I began my research examining the long-term impact of lead toxicity and then iron deficiency on brain development using animal models. This work gave me a profound appreciation for translational science and emphasized the need to integrate animal studies into one's thinking about human conditions. My postdoctoral research examined the impact of traumatic brain injury (TBI) on social cognition and how these outcomes were influenced by a child's family environment. This work emphasized to me the importance of context in shaping outcomes following an insult to the developing brain and provided a natural bridge to my work as an independent investigator.

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Kelsey Maloney

Kelsey Maloney

  • B.S., Psychology, Mississippi State University
  • M.A. Clinical Psychology, Sam Houston State University
  • Research interests: physical and mental health in justice-involved juvenile population; juvenile probation officer/juvenile offender relationship; public policy & dissemination of evidence-based treatments in juvenile justice settings; forensic assessment
  • Professional goals: forensic post-doc, tenure track in academia, licensure, obtain ABPP in Forensic Psychology
  • email: kelsey.maloney@ttu.edu

LeRoi Hill

LeRoi Hill

  • B.A., Psychology, University of California, Berkeley
  • M.A., Psychology, Texas Tech University
  • Research interests: racial microaggressions and psychological distress; relationships between childhood trauma, adversity, maltreatment, and development of psychopathology in the justice-involved juvenile population; resilience to and treatment for childhood adversity
  • Professional goals: juvenile justice trauma consultant, trauma-focused clinician (child)
  • email: leroi.hill@ttu.edu

Chelsy Simmons

Chelsy Simmons

  • B.S., cum laude, Psychology, University of Texas at Austin
  • Research interests: influence of childhood adversity on executive functioning; physical and mental health in justice-involved juvenile population.
  • Professional goals: clinician, cognitive assessment
  • email: chelsy.simmons@ttu.edu

Psychological Sciences

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    Texas Tech University, Department of Psychological Sciences, Box 42051 Lubbock, TX 79409-2051