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Caroline Cummings

Caroline CummingsDr. Cummings joined Texas Tech in Fall 2021 after completing her doctoral degree in the clinical psychology program at the University of Nevada Reno. She devotes her clinical and research time towards assessing and treating youths with complex and chronic illnesses. During her graduate training, she emphasized the roles of positive affect and self-regulation in understanding adolescent behavior and health, including as they pertain to Type 1 diabetes, overweight/obesity and substance use. She also completed her pre-doctoral internship at Oregon Health and Science University (OHSU) where she conducted full-time clinical work with pediatric patients with complex medical and psychiatric presentations. At OHSU she then extended her research to examine the interconnections of mental health, social relationships, and physical well-being within pediatric patients with pain or gastrointestinal illnesses. Moving forward, she anticipates delving further in these areas to develop and test mobile health interventions to promote optimal health in pediatric populations. Outside of work, she enjoys watching movies, eating Asian cuisines, and listening to music. She also looks forward to March Madness every year. Go Red Raiders!!

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