Maggie Baisley, 1LT

Maggie Baisley, 1LT

Maggie Baisley

Name: Maggie Baisley, 1LT

Department of Primary Appointment: Medical & Clinical Psychology
Position: Lab Member - Graduate Student
Title: Fifth Year Graduate Student

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1LT Maggie Baisley is a fifth year graduate student (U.S. Army) working towards a Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology. She earned a B.S. in Psychology with a minor in Business Administration from Fordham University in 2012, where she was also a member of NYC Army ROTC. At Fordham, she worked under the supervision of Dr. Rachel Annunziato and studied interventions to help adolescent pediatric patients transition to adult-oriented care. Her honors thesis investigated peer feedback as a tool to develop professional behavior in undergraduates. Her Master’s thesis entitled, “A model of military deployment: Effects of psychological stress and caffeine use on information processing in male rats” focused on how caffeine affects behavior under stress and sleep disruption conditions in male rats to model the deployed experience of our service members and possibly inform military policy on caffeine use. For her doctoral research, entitled “The electronic Humor to Cope and Connect (e-H2C) workshop: Feasibility of internet-based humor skills training,” she is developing and piloting an Internet-based humor skills workshop intended to teach and motivate participants to use empirically based humor strategies more effectively in their lives. Maggie has received clinical training across military and civilian outpatient settings. She has developed particular interests in existentially-based integrative approaches to processing trauma, stressful life experiences, and associated identity concerns. She is currently on internship at Madigan Army Medical Center.