Michaela Patton

Program
MSc, Clinical Psychology

Supervisor
Dr. Fiona Schulte

Research Project Title
Characterizing Pain in Survivors of Childhood Cancer Characterizing Pain in Survivors of Childhood Cancer

Background
Michaela is a Seattle native and completed her Bachelor of Science in psychology at Oklahoma State University. Under the supervision of Dr. Larry Mullins, her undergraduate thesis looked at sleep disturbances as predictors of depression in adolescents with chronic pain. She has experience working in a variety of research labs studying oncology, pain, sleep, concussion, and implementation science, all in pediatric populations. Her primary research interests are pain and quality of life in survivors of childhood cancer, which will be the primary focus of her masters thesis project under the supervision of Dr. Fiona Schulte.

Career Goals
Michaela’s goal is to work as a research psychologist in an academic children’s hospital.She aspires to not only develop interventions to treat and prevent pain in individuals throughout their cancer trajectory, but also to conduct some of these interventions herself as a clinician.