Graduate Students

Ezzy Adolf

Esmeralda "Ezzy" Adolf

Graduate Student
Psychology Department
Esmeralda "Ezzy" Adolf - Ezzy is a first-year doctoral student at CU Denver in the Clinical Health Program. Ezzy originally hails from Washington State where she received her bachelor’s degree in Psychology at Eastern Washington University. She received her master’s degree in Applied Developmental and Educational Psychology at Boston College and worked at Dana-Farber Cancer Institute as a clinical research coordinator, where she was responsible for maintaining and supporting the...
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David Avram

Graduate Student
Psychology Department
David Avram graduated from Northern Arizona University (NAU) with a post-baccalaureate degree in psychology in 2012. He then pursued graduate work at NAU and earned a master’s degree in clinical health psychology in 2014. His current research explores the connections between psychological resilience and psychological and physical health outcomes in cancer patient and caregiver populations. Additional research interests include the interdependence of patient and caregiver health in palliative care settings,...
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Emily Bilenduke

Graduate Student
Psychology Department
Emily graduated from the University of Redlands in 2016 with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Psychology. She then worked at the Summit Community Care Clinic, a primary care clinic, as the grant coordinator. Her time at the clinic has inspired her to evaluate how people interact with their health. Her research interests include, preventative care, integrated healthcare, and health disparities. In her spare time, Emily enjoys being outdoors in...
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Alaina Carr

Graduate Student
Psychology Department
Alaina graduated from the University of Colorado at Boulder Magna Cum Laude with a B.A. in psychology. She then worked as a clinical research coordinator at Massachusetts General Hospital in the Cancer Outcomes Research Group (CORe). She defended her Master's thesis on a randomized control trial of a psychoeducation and skills based mobile platform to reduce distress in caregivers of patients with advanced illness. Her master's thesis was accepted to...
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Lauren Languido

Graduate Student
Psychology Department
Lauren is a clinical health psychology doctoral student at the University of Colorado Denver (CU-Denver). She is a student therapist in the CU-Denver Psychology Clinic. She conducts individual psychotherapy with adults of diverse backgrounds using holistic perspectives and evidence-based techniques to tailor the therapeutic experience to each individual. She often utilizes perspectives and strategies derived from cognitive-behavioral therapy, motivational interviewing, and acceptance and commitment therapy to address such issues as...