Research team

Current Research Projects

Graduate Students

Undergraduate Research Assistants

Undergraduate research assistants have an opportunity to be involved in ongoing research studies in the Child and Family Health Lab. Research assistant responsibilities will vary depending upon the status of ongoing studies. Research assistants may be involved in participant recruitment, data collection, coding of observational data, data entry in SPSS, and preparation of presentations and/or publications. Depending upon the study, research assistants may travel to the Children’s Hospital of Wisconsin or collect data in the community. Requirements include attendance at weekly laboratory meetings. Typically students are asked to provide a one-year commitment to working in the lab. Dr. Kaugars collaborates with other pediatric psychologists in the greater Milwaukee area, and there may be possibilities for working in other pediatric psychology research laboratories.

Students who are interested in submitting an application for a research position are encouraged to contact Dr. Kaugars by e-mail to request an application.

Current Undergraduate Research Assistants

Class of 2014

Class of 2013

Class of 2012

Class of 2011

Class of 2010

Class of 2009

Class of 2008

Class of 2007

Class of 2006

Laboratory Photos

Kaugars lab Fall 2014 Lab photo Fall 2014:
(Back row left to right) Astrida Kaugars, Ashley Moss, Lauren Borchardt
(Front row) Katie Van Horn, Claire Guidinger
Lauren Borchardt  Dr. Debra Oswald Lauren Borchardt and Dr. Debra Oswald at the Honors Program Poster Session October 2014
Ashley's ribbon Ashley Moss’ blue ribbon award for her poster at the American Psychological Association 2014 Annual Meeting
Lisa Wolf and Stephanie Ocweija at WPA 2013 Lisa Wolff and Stephanie Ocweija poster presentations at the Wisconsin Psychological Association Annual Meeting April 2013
Sara Engel and Hanna Meidl Sara Egel and Hanna Meidl’s poster presentation at the Wisconsin Psychological Association Annual Meeting April 2013
Dr. Kaugars Lab  Fall of 2013 Lab photo Fall 2013:
(Back row left to right) Saffire McCool, Lucy Christenson, Ashley Moss (Front row) Astrida Kaugars, Sara Egel, Hanna Meidl, Clarissa Shields, Ashley Langford
Kaugars lab Fall 2012 Lab photo Fall 2012: Award winning ice cream sundaes! (left to right) Lisa Wolff, Ashley Moss, Stephanie Ocwieja
Kaugars Lab MRC 2012Former and current Kaugars lab members at the Midwest Regional Conference on Pediatric Psychology: (Left to right) Lauren Perazzo, Ashley Moss, Astrida Kaugars, Susan Tran, Chris Fitzgerald
MU MRCP 2012MU attendees at the Midwest Regional Conference on Pediatric Psychology: (Left to right) Chris Fitzgerald, Lauren Haack, Astrida Kaugars, Denise Gardner, Jeffrey Karst
Kaugars lab Spring 2012 at CRI Lab photo Spring 2012: Children’s Research Institute conference (left to right back row) Astrida Kaugars, Alison Heinen, Maura Coffey, (front row) Christopher Fitzgerald, Ashley Moss
Kaugars Lab Spring 2012 Lab photo Fall 2011: (Left to right) Chris Fitzgerald, Astrida Kaugars, Ashley Moss, Maura Coffey, Alison Heinen
Kaugars lab Spring 2011Lab photo Spring 2011: (Left to right) Allison Ellsworth, Nicole Wuerl, Denise Gardner, Emily Peiffer, Sarah Hodges, Chris Fitzgerald
Kaugars labLab photo Fall 2010: (Left to right; back row) Denise Gardner, Sarah Hodges, Nicole Wuerl, Annele Kaugars (honorary lab member); (Front row) Allison Ellsworth, Emily Peiffer, Astrida Kaugars
Patricia EsparzaLab photo Spring 2010: (Left to right) Emily Peiffer, Carrie Massura, Patricia Esparza, Denise Gardner, Chris Fitzgerald, Chelsey Roberts, Astrida Kaugars
Patricia EsparzaLab photo Fall 2009: (Left to right; back row) Denise Gardner, Patricia Esparza, Astrida Kaugars (front row) Carrie Massura, Chris Fitzgerald, Sara Lamb
Patricia EsparzaLab photo Fall 2008: (Left to right; back row) Chris Fitzgerald, Emily Bird, Sara Lamb, Carrie Massura, Astrida Kaugars, Kelly Brutto, Patricia Esparza (front row) Allison Graf, Denise Gardner
Patricia EsparzaLab photo Spring 2008: (Left to right) Susan Heinze, Lisa Reinemann, Allison Graf, Chris Fitzgerald, Kara Lindstedt Leiser
Patricia EsparzaPatricia Esparza MPA presentation April 2010
Chris FitzgeraldChris Fitzgerald Forward Thinking presentation (Marquette University) December 2007

Conference Presentations

Undergraduate and graduate students have been authors on posters and/or papers at professional conferences for the following organizations:
American Association for the Surgery of Trauma
American Diabetes Association
American Dietetic Association
American Psychological Association
Children’s Research Institute
International Neuropsychological Society
Midwestern Psychological Association
Society of Pediatric Psychology
Society for Personality Assessment
Society for Psychotherapy Research
Society for Research in Child Development
Wisconsin Psychological Association



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