Chris graduated from St. Bonaventure University in 2006 with a B.A. in psychology. He entered the clinical psychology program at Marquette in the fall of 2006 and received his master's degree in the spring of 2009. His masters thesis examined the influence of fathers’ involvement in the illness management of adolescents with type 1 diabetes mellitus (T1DM). Chris’ clinical and research interests are primarily in the fields of pediatric psychology and neuropsychology. He has worked in multiple capacities with several chronic illness populations including children and adolescents with diabetes, asthma, constipation/encopresis, and traumatic brain injury. Chris is currently working on his dissertation, which is a project examining the associations among neurocognitive functioning, treatment adherence, and metabolic control among adolescents with T1DM. In addition to his research and clinical work, Chris has also worked as an adjunct instructor in the department of psychology at Marquette teaching Introduction to Psychology and Abnormal Psychology classes. In his free time Chris enjoys playing golf, tennis and softball.