Health Psychology Laboratory

Thomas Hadjistavropoulos, PhD., R.D. Psych., ABPP, FCAHS

Trainees & Staff

After completing her BA Honours degree with High Distinction at Carleton University, Ms. Arsenault joined the Health Psychology Lab and our Clinical Psychology Graduate Program. She has research experience in health psychology and has presented her undergraduate work at scientific conferences.

After completing her honours thesis at the Health Psychology Laboratory, Ms. Castillo joined our lab as graduate student in clinical psychology funded by the Canadian Institutes of Health Research.  Her award winning (AGE WELL Network of Centres of Excellence HQP Knowledge Mobilization National Video Competition ) work, focusing on pain in older adults as well as knowledge mobilization using social media, has been presented at national conferences. She has also published her work in the peer reviewed literature.

Andy McLennan joined the Health Psychology Lab, as a graduate student, after completing his Honours BA at the University of Calgary. While at the University of Calgary, Mr. McLennan worked closely with Dr. Linda Carlson and co-authored several published health psychology papers. His graduate studies are supported, in part, through a Canada Master’s Award from the Canadian Institutes of Health Research. He is a former competive junior hockey player contributing to our lab’s appreciation of sport and exercise.

Rhonda Stopyn is a doctoral psychology student at the Health Psychology Laboratory. She joined our lab after completing her undergraduate degree at Victoria College, University of Toronto. Her work has been published in the peer reviewed literature and has been presented at major conferences. She is an avid pianist and a kickboxing enthusiast!

Ms. Tran joined the Health Psychology Lab after completing her Honours Degree at the University of Alberta. She also completed specific training in long-term care and has conducted research with older adults for almost two years.

Ms. Winters (Inuk-Settler, she/her) joined our laboratory after completing a Master’s degree in Experimental Psychology at Memorial University where she was funded by a Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada Fellowship. Her previous work has been presented at a variety of conferences. Her research interests include Indigenous health psychology and substance use.

Laney Yarycky joined the Health Psychology Lab as an Honours student with an extremely strong academic record. She is working on a systematic review using the PRISMA guidelines. Her goal is to pursue a career in clinical psychology.