Staff

Jessica Bibeau

Program Director
Department of Allied Health Sciences

Jessica has been involved in behavioral research for over 17 years and has been a project director for Dr. Pagoto since 2004.

Kaylei Arcangel

Research Coordinator
Department of Allied Health Sciences

Kaylei joined Dr. Pagoto’s team in 2018. She assists in projects, and recruiting participants for a variety of research studies including mhealth, social networks, weight loss and diabetes prevention.

Katherine Hibert

Research Assistant
Department of Allied Health Sciences

Katie joined the lab in October 2018. She assists in projects and recruiting participants for a variety of research studies. She received her Bachelor of Science in Animal Science from University of Vermont. More recently she received her Master of Science in Nutrition from Boston University and became a Registered Dietitian.

Jessica Deojay

Program Assistant
Department of Allied Health Sciences

Jess joined our team in 2019 and assists with finances and logistics to keep the Center running smoothly.

Graduate Assistants

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Jared Goetz

Research Assistant
Department of Allied Health Sciences

Jared joined Dr. Pagoto’s team in 2016. He is currently a PhD student in the Health Promotion Sciences program and a graduate research assistant. Prior to joining the PhD program, he gained experience as a research assistant/coordinator working on projects investigating emotion and attention, emotional learning and memory, PTSD psychophysiology and interventions, weight management interventions, and digital health. His research interests include the role of affect and other biobehavioral determinants of eating behavior, weight management, obesity and digital health.

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Kelsey Arroyo

Research Assistant
Department of Allied Health Sciences

Kelsey received her Bachelor of Science in Psychology at Hobart and William Smith Colleges in 2018. During her time at the colleges, she served as a research assistant in the clinical health psychology lab for two years examining stress and mindfulness as well as cognitive fusion levels and physical health in college students. She is currently a student at the University of Connecticut pursuing a Master’s degree in Health Promotion Science.

Laurie Groshon

Research Assistant
Department of Allied Health Sciences

Laurie received her Bachelor of Arts degree in Psychology at Goucher College in 2019. During her undergraduate career, she participated in two research labs examining topics such as childhood morality and coping expectancies in French-speaking adults respectively. She is currently a Master’s student in the Health Promotion Sciences Program at the University of Connecticut and is serving as a graduate assistant on Dr. Pagoto’s team.

Matthew Schroeder

Research Assistant
Department of Allied Health Sciences

Matt received his Bachelor of Arts in Psychological Science and Bachelor of Science in Applied Social Research at Miami University in 2019. During his undergraduate career, he participated in research labs studying undergraduate student motivation for research and social neuroscience respectively. He joined Dr. Pagoto’s research team as a graduate assistant in 2019. Matt is currently enrolled in the Master’s Program for health promotion sciences at the University of Connecticut.