UCM Cohort 2020-2021
Natasha Bailen, M.A.
Adult Health Intern
Natasha (Tasha) Bailen is in her sixth year in the clinical psychology doctoral program at Washington University in St. Louis. She is currently an Adult/Health intern at University of Chicago Medicine. Her research explores the role of emotion dysregulation in psychopathology, with a particular emphasis on the negative reactions that people often have to their own emotional experiences. Tasha is currently completing the Obsessive-Compulsive and Related Disorders rotation and the Integrated Primary Care rotation at UCM. She also delivers evidence-based trauma treatments (i.e., PE, CPT) in the Adult Outpatient clinic. In her free time, Tasha enjoys traveling and reading postmodern fiction.
Irina Vanzhula, M.S.
Adult Health Intern
Irina Vanzhula is a 6th year doctoral student in the clinical psychology program at the University of Louisville, KY and is currently an Adult/Health Intern at UCM. Irina’s specialty is in the area of eating disorders. Her research focuses on the development of treatments for eating disorders by using mindfulness and acceptance-based approaches and implementing novel statistical approaches to create and deliver personalized interventions. Irina is currently completing the Eating Disorder and Surgical Treatment of Obesity rotations under the supervision of Dr. Jennifer Wildes. She is also supervising externs and assisting Dr. Shona Vas with the program development as a part of the Training and Administration rotation. In her free time, Irina likes trying new local restaurants and hiking with her German shepherd dog Ragnar.
Molly Mather, M.S.
Adult Neuropsychology Intern
Molly Mather is 6th year doctoral student in the clinical psychology program at the University of Massachusetts Amherst, and is currently the Adult Neuropsychology intern at UCM. Her research focuses on understanding behavioral and neural markers of early cognitive decline in aging and the impact of neuropsychiatric symptoms on quality of life and disease progression in mild cognitive impairment and Alzheimer’s disease. Molly is currently completing rotations in the Adult Neuropsychology clinic and Memory Disorders clinic under the supervision of Drs. Joe Fink and Maureen Lacy. Outside of work, Molly enjoys hiking, knitting, and baking.
Erika Gustafson, M.A.
Child Psychology Intern
Erika Gustafson is a doctoral candidate in clinical psychology at the University of Illinois at Chicago, and is currently the Child/Pediatric Intern at UCM. Erika’s clinical and research interests both center on supporting the mental health of children and families in underserved communities, particularly those characterized by urban poverty. Her research focuses on broadening the boundaries of mental health treatment through a focus on upstream ecological factors impacting mental health (i.e. social determinants of health), non-traditional service providers such as community health workers, and embedded service settings such as schools and neighborhoods. Erika is currently completing the Trauma rotation with Dr. Dinizulu and the Pediatric Consultation Liaison rotation with Dr. Drossos. She will be completing the Parent Child Interaction Therapy rotation with Dr. Young as well as the Pediatric Neuropsychology rotation with Dr. Hunter next semester. She is also supervising an extern through the U-STAR clinic. In her free time, Erika likes to do yoga, try new restaurants and bakeries, and dance salsa.
Moshe Maiman, M.S.
Pediatric Neuropsychology Intern
Moshe (Mo) Maiman is a doctoral candidate in the clinical psychology program at Drexel University in Philadelphia and is currently the pediatric neuropsychology intern at UCM. His research focuses on exploring neurocognitive, academic, and psychosocial outcomes in children and adults with epilepsy. This line of research has blended his interests in late neurocognitive sequelae and complex medical conditions. Mo is currently completing the Pediatric Neuropsychology Rotation with Dr. Hunter, the Pediatric Neuropsychology Consultation/Liason Service to Oncology/Hematology rotation with Drs. Hunter and Drossos, and the REACT rotation with Dr. Dinizulu. He will completing thePediatric Consultation Liaison rotation with Dr. Drossos and Pediatric Neuropsychology Consultation/Liason Service to Neurology and Trauma. In his free time, Mo likes to play sports, socialize with family and friends, and be outdoors.