Anna Graefe, M.S.
Year: 2009 – Present
Program: PhD in Clinical Psychology
Concentration: Clinical Neuropsychology
B.A. (2007) Carleton College, Major: Cognitive Studies, Minor: Spanish
2014 – John E. Gordon Dissertation Award, Philadelphia, PA
2013 – Best Student Podium Presentation, International Conference on Virtual Rehabilitation, Philadelphia, PA
2010 – Provost Fellowship, Drexel University, Philadelphia, PA
Masters: Risky driving behavior in young adults: decision making and executive functioning correlates
Dissertation: The role of cognition in simulated driving behavior in young adults with attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder
I am a fifth year doctoral student currently on internship at Emory University School of Medicine/Grady Health System. My research interests include decision making and executive functioning in a variety of clinical populations and the use of technology in assessment and intervention. Both my master’s thesis and dissertation have focused on the development of a virtual reality driving task that aims to mimic real-world situations in which risky driving behaviors might occur, and defining the contributions of executive dysfunction and risky decision making to these behaviors.
Fun fact: My favorite philosophers are Calvin and Hobbes.