Jennifer Bakalar, M.S.

Jennifer Bakalar, M.S.

Name: Jennifer Bakalar, M.S., Ph.D. Candidate

Department of Primary Appointment: Medical & Clinical Psychology
Position: USU Staff

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Room: B1022


Jennifer Bakalar, M.S. is a doctoral candidate in the Medical and Clinical dual-track Ph.D. program (2010 Cohort). Jen graduated from Cornell University in 2008 with a B.A. in Psychology and a minor in French. From 2008-2010, she completed a post-baccalaureate Intramural Research Training Award fellowship in Child Psychiatry at the National Institute of Mental Health in Bethesda, MD. At USUHS, Jen’s research interests center on the impact of early adversity on the psychological and physical health of U.S. Military personnel. In 2011, she was awarded the American Psychological Association, Society for Military Psychology (Division 19) graduate student fellowship for her Masters research. In 2015, she was awarded a Henry Jackson Foundation Fellowship in the Medical Sciences. For her dissertation, she is investigating the association between pre-service adverse life events, eating disturbance, and body mass index in U.S. service members.