EDUCATION


Doctor of Philosophy (PhD), Counseling Psychology (2018)
University of Florida
Advisor: Carolyn M. Tucker, PhD
Dissertation Title: Perceived Socioeconomic Status, Stress, Resilience, and Health-Related Quality of Life among Urban Adults

Master of Science (MS), Counseling Psychology (2014)
University of Florida
Advisor: Carolyn M. Tucker, PhD
Thesis Title: Motivators of and Barriers to Eating Healthy Foods and Snacks among Adolescents

Bachelor of Arts in Psychology and Spanish and Hispanic Studies (2010)
The University of Texas at Austin
Graduation with Honors

 

PEER- REVIEWED PUBLICATIONS


Williams, J., Tucker, C.M., Wippold, G., Roncoroni, J., Moutinho, M.E., Lee, S., Desmond, F., & Ateyah, W. (2020). Impact of a health empowerment-focused program on adult employee’s motivators of and barriers to engaging in healthy behaviors. American Journal of Health Education. doi: 10.1080/193235037.2020.1744490.

Roncoroni, J., Whitaker, W.S., & Wippold, G. (2020). Sociodemographic and health correlates of sleep in U.S. Hispanic older adults. Sleep Medicine, 68, 213-217. doi: 10.1016/j.sleep.2020.01.007.

Wippold, G.M., Tucker, C.M., Hogan, M.L., & Bellamy, P.L. (2020). Motivators of and barriers to drinking healthy beverages among a sample of diverse adults in Bronx, NY. American Journal of Health Education. doi: 10.1080/19325037.2020.1740118.

Wippold, G.M., & Roncoroni, J. (2019). Hope and health-related quality of life among chronically ill uninsured/underinsured adults. Journal of Community Psychology, 48(2), 576-589. doi: 10.1002/jcop.22270.

Wippold, G.M., Tucker, C.M., Smith, T.M., Whitehead, N.E., Kang, S., Guastello, A.D., Morrissette, T.A., Arthur, T.M., & Desmond, F.F. (2019). An examination of health-promoting behaviors among Hispanic adults using an activation and empowerment approach. Progress in Community Health Partnerships: Research, Education, and Action, 13(1), 9-17. doi: 10.1353/cpr.2019.0004.

Roncoroni, J., Tucker, C.M., Wall, W., Wippold, G.M., & Ratchford, J. (2019). Associations of health self-efficacy with engagement in health-promoting behaviors and treatment adherence in rural patients. Family & Community Health, 41(3), 168-177. doi: 10.1097/FCH.0000000000000219.

Tucker, C.M., Roncoroni, J., Wippold, G.M., Marsiske, M., Flenar, D.J., & Hultgren, K. (2018). Health Self-Empowerment Theory (HSET): predicting health behaviors and BMI in culturally diverse adults. Family & Community Health, 41(3), 168-177. doi: 10.1097/FCH.0000000000000195

Wippold, G.M., Tucker, C.M., Smith, T.M., Rodriguez, V.A., & Hayes, L.F. (2018). Motivators of and Barriers to Health-Promoting Behaviors among Culturally Diverse Middle and High School Students. American Journal of Health Education, 49(2), 105-112. doi: 10.1080/19325037.2017.1414644

Tucker, C.M., Williams, J.L., Wippold, G.M., Bilello, L.A., Morrissette, T.A., Good, A.J., Shah, N.R., & Rowland, N.E. (2018). Views of primary care patients on the roles of healthcare providers and staff and the influence of other variables in their weight management. Clinical Obesity, 8(1), 11-20. doi: 10.1111/cob.12225

Tucker, C.M., Roncoroni, J., Wippold, G.M., Wall, W., & Marsiske, M. (2017). Validation of an inventory for providers to self-assess their engagement in patient-centered culturally sensitive health care. Journal of Patient Experience, 1-9. doi: 10.1177/2374373517706622

Kang, S., Tucker, C.M., Wippold, G.M., Marsiske, M., & Wegener, P. (2016). Associations among perceived provider cultural sensitivity, trust in provider, and treatment adherence among predominantly low-income Asian American Patients. Asian American Journal of Psychology, 7 (4), 295-304. doi: 10.1037/aap0000058

Roncoroni, J., Tucker, C.M., Wall, W., Arthur, T., & Wippold, G.M. (2016). Increasing Health-Promoting Behaviors and Health Education Efficacy among Clinical Staff. Pedagogy in Health Promotion. doi:10.1177/2373379916665636

Tucker, C.M., Wippold, G.M., Guastello, A., Arthur, T.M., Desmond, F.F., Rivers, B.M., Davis, J.L., Rivers, D., & Green, B.L. (2016). Predictors of cancer screening among culturally diverse men. American Journal of Men’s Health. doi:10.1177/1557988316644398

Smith, T.M., Tucker, C.M., Arthur, T.M., Wippold, G.M., & Tran, S. (2016). Frequency of visits to a health care provider, health promoting behaviors, and perceived health status among African American women. Women & Health. doi:10.1080/03630242.2016.1178683

Tucker, C.M., Wippold, G.M., Williams, J.L., Arthur, T.M., Desmond, F.F., Robinson, K.C. (2016). A CBPR study to test the impact of a church-based health empowerment program on health behaviors and health outcomes of black adult churchgoers. Journal of Racial and Ethnic Health Disparities, 3(11), 1-9. doi:10.1007/s40615-015-0203-y

Tucker, C.M., Wall, W.A., Wippold, G.M., Roncoroni, J., Marsiske, M., & Linn, G. (2016). Development of an Inventory for Healthcare Office Staff to Self-Assess their Patient-Centered Cultural Sensitivity. Health Services Research & Managerial Epidemiology, 3, 1-5. doi:10.1177/2333392816629600

Tucker, C.M., Smith, T.M., Wippold, G.M., Whitehead, N.E., Morrissette, T.A., Williams, J.L., Ukonu, N.A., Arthur, T.M., Sealy, Y.M., & Crosier, B.S. (2016). Impact of a University-Community Partnership Approach to Improving Health Behaviors and Outcomes among Overweight/Obese Hispanic Adults. American Journal of Lifestyle Medicine. doi:10.1177/1559827615623773

Wippold, G.M., Tucker, C.M., & Smith, T.M. (2015). Motivators of and Barriers to Eating Foods and Snacks among Adolescents. American Journal of Lifestyle Medicine, 10(3), 207-2015. doi:10.1177/1559827615575505

Davis, J.L., Rivers, B.M., Rivers, D., Tucker, C.M., Desmond, F.F., Arthur, T.M., Wippold, G.M., & Green, B.L. (2015). A community-level assessment of barriers to preventive health behaviors among culturally diverse men. American Journal of Men’s Health, 10(6), 495-504. doi: 10.1177/1557988315575997

Tucker, C., Wippold, G.M., Smith, T., Desmond, F., Arthur, T., Butler, A., Pauly, R., & Surrency, S. (2014). Association of Health Self-Empowerment with Health Promoting Behaviors among Chronically Ill African-American and non-Hispanic White Adolescents. Journal of Health Care for the Poor and Underserved, 25(4), 2019-31. doi: 10.1353/hpu.2014.0168

 

NEWSLETTERS


Wippold, G.M., & Tucker, C.M. (2016). Childhood obesity disparities: Influence Factors and Intervention Strategies. Newsletter for the American Psychological Association Committee on Children, Youth, and Families.

 

ROUNDTABLE DISCUSSIONS FACILITATED


Kloos, B., Kaufman, J., Wippold, G., & Davis, B. (2019, June). Promoting Community Psychology Integration in Clinical Settings. Presented at the biennial conference of the Society of Community Research and Action, Chicago, Il.

Palaniappan, M., Suh, H., Sundaram, S., Wippold, G., Ege, E. (2014, March). Recruitment and Retention of Ethnic Minority Graduate Students in Counseling Psychology: Students’ Perspective. Roundtable presented at 2014 Counseling Psychology Conference: Counseling Psychology in Action, Atlanta, GA.

 

PRESENTATIONS


Wippold, G.M., Tucker, C.M., Rodriguez, V., & Prieto, C. (2019, June). An examination of health-promoting behaviors among Hispanic adults using an activation and empowerment approach. Poster presented at the biennial conference of Society of Community Research and Action, Chicago, Il.

Nmezi, N., Bellamy, P., Prieto, C., Tucker, C.M., Hogan, M.L., Wippold, G.M., & Kang, S. (2019, August). Association of Weight Control Strategies with Physical Health Quality of Life among Black Women. Poster presented at the annual American Psychological Association, Chicago, Il.

Hogan, M.L., Tucker, C.M., Wippold, G.M., & Rodriguez, V.A. (2019, August). Motivators of and Barriers to Physical Activity among Adolescent Students. Poster presented at the annual American Psychological Association, Chicago, Il.

Rodriguez, V.A., Tucker, C.M., Wippold, G.M., McNeil, V.A., Hogan, M.L., Desmond, F.F., & Hayes, L. (2019, August). Motivators of and Barriers to Health Promoting Behaviors among a Sample of School Teachers and Staff. Poster presented at the annual American Psychological Association, Chicago, Il.

Roncoroni, J., Wall, W., Wippold, G., Edelman, A., & Zhao, C.J. (2018, August). The role of health status in predicting work volition. Poster session presented at the annual American Psychological Association, San Francisco, CA.

Wall, W.A., Roncoroni, J., Tucker, C.M., & Wippold, G. (2017, August). Testing a model of patient-centered culturally sensitive healthcare delivery with rural patients. Poster to be presented at the annual American Psychological Association, Washington, DC.

Wippold, G.M., Tucker, C.M., Morrissette, T.A., Williams, J.L., Desmond, F.F., Arthur, T.M., & Sahoo, V.P. (2016, August). Impact of a Health-Smart Church Program on Participants’ Health Behaviors and Outcomes. Poster session presented at the annual conference of the American Psychological Association, Denver, Colorado.

Williams, J.L., Tucker, C.M., Arthur, T.M., Wippold, G.M., Desmond, F.F., Robinson, K., & Sacht, J. (2016, August). Impact of a Health-Promotion Program on Employees’ Motivators of and Barriers to Healthy Behaviors. Poster session presented at the annual conference of the American Psychological Association, Denver, Colorado.

Wippold, G.M., Tucker, C.M., Smith, T.M., Morrissette, T., Williams, J., Arthur, T.M., & Desmond, F.F. (2015, August). Health Self-Empowerment Theory: A Predictor of Health Behaviors among Overweight/Obese Hispanic/Latino Adults. Poster session presented at the annual conference of the American Psychological Association, Toronto, Canada.

Guastello, A.D., Wippold, G.M., Tucker, C.M., Ukonu, N., Kang, S., Davis, J., & Rivers, B. (2015, August). Predictors of cancer screening among culturally diverse men. Poster session presented at the annual conference of the American Psychological Association, Toronto, Canada.

Morrissette, T.A., Tucker, C.M., Wippold, G.M., Arthur, T.M., Smith, T.M., & Williams, J. (2015, August). Associations of health-related stress and coping styles with BMI among overweight and obese African American and Hispanic/Latino churchgoing adults. Poster session presented at the annual conference of the American Psychological Association, Toronto, Canada.

Guzick, A.G., Reid, A.M., Fernandez, A.G., Balkhi, A.M., Wippold, G.M., McNamara, J.P.H., Deacon, B.J., & Geffken, G.R. (2015, April). Preliminary Psychometrics of the Exposure Training Assessment. Poster presented at the 2015 University of Florida Public Health and Health Professions Research Day, Gainesville, FL.

Wippold, G., Tucker, C., Smith, T., Arthur, T., & Morrissette, T. (2014, August). Motivators of and Barriers to Eating Healthy Foods and Snacks among Adolescents. Poster session presented at the annual conference of the American Psychological Association, Washington D.C., United States.

Smith, T., Tucker, C., Wippold, G., Arthur, T., & Morrissette, T. (2014, August). BMI, Chronic Health Conditions, and Motivation to Engage in Healthy Eating in a Hispanic Adult Sample. Poster session presented at the annual conference of the American Psychological Association, Washington, D.C., United States.

 

RESEARCH EXPERIENCE


Graduate Research Associate – Health Psychology Research Team – University of Florida, Department of Psychology, Counseling Psychology
PI: Carolyn M. Tucker, PhD
July 2012 – Present
Major projects:
• School-Wide Health-Smart P.K. Yonge (June 2015 – June 2017)
• Director of Data Management (July 2013 – June 2017)
• Project Trainer, The AME Health-Smart Church Model Program (October 2012 –Present)
• Team Education Co-Coordinator (July 2012 – June 2017)
• Health-Smart Rye YMCA (November 2014)
• Men’s Health Forum (March 2013; March 2014)
• Project Trainer, Florida Blue UF Health-Smart Behavior Program to Prevent and Reduce Childhood Obesity (May 2013)
• Training Materials Developer, The Health-Smart Behavior Program (August 2014 – December 2014)
• Conference Committee Member, People Scientific Conference to Promote Health and Eliminate Health Disparities (September 2012 – June 2013)

Research Assistant – Child Research Laboratory – The University of Texas at Austin, Department of Psychology
PI: Catharine Echols, PhD
May 2010 – August 2011

 

AD-HOC PEER REVIEWER


Journal of Health Care for the Poor and Underserved
American Journal of Men’s Health
American Journal of Community Psychology

 

TEACHING EXPERIENCE


Course: Advanced Psychotherapy (Instructor) – University of South Carolina
Spring 2019; Fall 2019; Spring 2020
Focus: This graduate-level course focuses on evidence-based psychotherapeutic interventions for adults and couples.

Course: Principles of Human Diversity (Instructor) – University of South Carolina
Spring 2019; Spring 2020
Focus: This graduate-level course seeks to increase understanding of self as a multicultural being, understanding of others as multicultural beings, and understanding of appropriate research and interventions with multicultural beings.

Course: Mental and Behavioral Disorders (Instructor) – University of South Carolina
Fall 2018; Fall 2019
Focus: This course seeks to increase understanding of historical foundations, theories, research, assessment, and treatment of psychopathology.

Course: Abnormal Psychology (Graduate Instructor) – University of Florida
Fall 2014; Fall 2015; Summer C 2016; Fall 2016; Spring 2017
Focus: This course seeks to increase understanding of historical foundations, theories, research, assessment, and treatment of psychopathology.

Course: Health Psychology (Graduate Instructor) – University of Florida
Spring 2015; Spring 2016
Focus: Understanding the etiology and promotion and maintenance of health in the prevention, diagnosis, treatment and rehabilitation of physical and mental illness, and studying psychological, social, emotional, and behavior factors in physical and mental illness.

Course: General Psychology (Guest Lecturer) – University of Florida
September 16, 2016
Topic: Sleep and sleep-related disorders

Course: Abnormal Psychology (Guest Lecturer) – University of Florida
January 13, 2015
Topic: Psychological disorders and the brain

Course: Measurement Research Design, and Statistics II (Teaching Assistant; graduate-level course) – University of Florida
Spring 2014 (Marsiske, PhD)
Responsibilities: Attend lectures, answer student emails, conduct review sessions, grade homework assignments, grade exams

Course: Measurement Research Design, and Statistics I (Teaching Assistant; graduate-level course) – University of Florida
Fall 2013 (Marsiske, PhD)
Responsibilities: Attend lectures, answer student emails, conduct review sessions, grade homework assignments, grade exams

Course: Abnormal Psychology (Teaching Assistant; undergraduate-level course) – University of Florida
Fall 2012 (Neimeyer, PhD); Spring 2013 (Desmond, PhD)
Responsibilities: Attend lectures, answer student emails, conduct review sessions, proctor exams

 

CLINICAL EXPERIENCE


Clinical Supervisor – University of South Carolina – Department of Psychology
Spring 2019 – Present

Clinical Psychology Intern – University of Kansas Medical Center – Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences
Supervisor: Edward Hunter, PhD, ABPP; Elizabeth Penick, PhD, ABPP
June 2017 – June 2018

Equal Access Clinic Free Therapy Night – Clinical Co-Director
Supervisor: Jim Davis, LCSW; Robyn MooYoung, PsyD; Anyaliese Hancock-Smith, PhD; Michelle Smith, PhD
October 2015 – May 2017

Advanced Practicum Counselor – UF Health – Medical Psychology, Springhill Health Center – Psychiatric Inpatient Consultation-Liaison Service Program
Supervisor: Anyaliese Hancock-Smith, PhD
January 2015 – May 2017

Equal Access Clinic Free Therapy Night – Therapist
Supervisor: Jim Davis, LCSW; Robyn MooYoung, PsyD; Anyaliese Hancock-Smith, PhD; Michelle Smith, PhD
May 2014 – May 2017

Advanced Practicum Counselor – UF Health – Medical Psychology, Springhill Health Center
Supervisors: Gary Geffken, PhD; Joseph McNamara, PhD; Lisa King, PsyD; Shanee Toledano, PhD; Laura Hillman, PsyD; Anyaliese Hancock-Smith, PhD
May 2014 – May 2017

Advanced Assessment Practicum – UF Counseling and Wellness Center
Supervisors: Anthony Greene, PhD; Jennifer Alonso, PhD
May 2014 – December 2016

Practicum Counselor – UF Counseling and Wellness Center
Supervisors: Jennifer Stuart, PhD; Angela Koivula, PhD
August 2013 – May 2014

 

LICENSURE


South Carolina Licensed Psychologist, 2019 – Present

 

PROFESSIONAL ACTIVITIES AND AFFILIATIONS


Member, American Psychological Association, 2018 – Present

Member, Association for Contextual Behavioral Science, 2018 – Present

Member, Society for Community Research and Action, 2018 – Present

Graduate Affiliate, American Psychological Association, 2013 – 2018

Member, Diversity Awareness and Affirmation Committee, University of Florida, 2012 – 2014

 

HONORS AND AWARDS


Society for Community Research and Action Research Scholar (August 2019)

American Psychological Association Committee for Socioeconomic Status Student Leadership Award (August 2018)

American Psychological Association Division 38 (Society for Health Psychology) Outstanding Student Presentation Award (August 2015)

Ted Landsman Award (February 2017)

Dereck Chiu STAR Award (February 2016; February 2017; February 2018)

 

RECOGNITIONS


American Psychology Association Committee for Socioeconomic Status Student Leadership Award (August 2018).

Stringer, H. (2016, May). Psychology students: seeing injustices, making the right. Monitor on Psychology, 47(11), 50 -53.