Clinical Child Psychology Program

Adrian Ortega

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Adrian is a fourth year student in Dr. Christopher Cushing’s Pediatric Health Insight Team (PHIT) lab. Adrian previously earned a Bachelor of Science in Psychology from the University of Florida in Spring 2017 and joined the PHIT lab in Fall 2017. Adrian's research interests are in understanding the microtemporal (i.e., moment-to-moment) processes that influence healthy decision-making in youth. Adrian's research goals are to better explain the underlying situational, contextual, and temporal mechanisms that mediate physical activity behaviors. His long-term aim is to translate these findings into personally-tailored clinical interventions (e.g. just-in-time adaptive interventions, N-of-1 RCTs) for youth with chronic health conditions.

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