Michelle M. Martel, Ph.D.
Office: 2005 Geology & Psychology Building
Phone Number: 504-280-6776
Michelle Martel received her Ph.D. in clinical psychology in 2008 from Michigan State University in East Lansing, Michigan. She completed a predoctoral clinical psychology internship at Texas Children’s Hospital Learning Support Center of Child Psychology in Houston, Texas. Before she began graduate school, Michelle attended University of Iowa in Iowa City, Iowa where she received a B.A. in Psychology and Literature, Science, and the Arts with a minor in French. Michelle has been very fortunate to have amazing mentors during her undergraduate and graduate career, many of whom with which she still works. She would like to thank Joel Nigg, Ph.D. (from Michigan State University, now at Oregon Health & Sciences University), Grazyna Kochanska, Ph.D. (University of Iowa), Robert Zucker, Ph.D. (University of Michigan), Naomi Breslau, Ph.D. (Michigan State University), John Knutson, Ph.D. (University of Iowa), and Natalie Denburg, Ph.D. (University of Iowa).
After nine long years away from home, Michelle returned to New Orleans to join the psychology faculty at University of New Orleans in August 2008 as part of the Biopsychology track. Michelle is overjoyed to return to the New Orleans area with its amazing Cajun culture and heritage.
On a more personal note, Michelle enjoys spending time with her family. Some of Michelle’s hobbies include reading for pleasure, creative writing, and making jewelry. She is proud that she recently learned how to make alligator sauce piquant. In recent brave moments, she went skydiving (see Dr. Shirtcliff’s laboratory homepage) and learned how to ride a motorcycle.
|Monica Gremillion received her B.A. in English Literature with a minor in Philosophy from Northwestern State University in Natchitoches, Louisiana. She currently attends the University of New Orleans where she is completing her graduate studies in Applied Biopsychology. Recently, Monica has been working closely with Dr. Michelle Martel to pilot a study on temperament and neuropsychological correlates of preschool ADHD and ODD. Her main interests include neuropsychology and genetic etiology, especially as they are related to disruptive behavior problems.|
|Bethan Roberts graduated from Michigan State University in 2008 with a B.S. in Psychology. Prior to, and upon graduation, she had the opportunity to work on the MSU Attention Study under the direction of Dr. Joel Nigg. This research focused on genetic and environmental factors related to attentional disorders. Her participation in this study sparked a deeper interest in the etiology of ADHD and related, commonly comorbid disorders, leading her to continue her graduate studies in this area under the direction of Dr. Michelle Martel, at the University of New Orleans. Bethan moved to the United States in 1995 from Wales and grew up in Michigan. She is looking forward to broadening her interests and experiencing the culture of New Orleans while she completes her graduate education in biopsychology.|