Graduate Students

Ph.D. Students

Ashley Welsh

Ashley is a doctoral student in Health Behavior and Health Education. She received a master’s degree in Occupational Therapy from Alvernia University and a doctorate of science degree in Occupational Therapy from the U.S. Army/Baylor University program. She is an active-duty military officer who has served as an Army Occupational Therapist for over 12 years. Her research interests lie in enhancing the holistic health of Service Members within physical, mental, psychosocial, and sleep domains. She spends most of her free time with her wife and dog either relaxing on the couch or traveling the world searching for the best parks.

Victoria Saba

Tori is a doctoral student in Health Behavior and Health Education and a Graduate Research Assistant in Dr. Steinhardt’s lab. She holds a bachelor’s degree in Comparative Religion from Miami University and a master’s degree in Clinical Psychological Science from the University of Maryland. Her research interests focus on the psychological factors of health intervention and the importance of resilience in both psychological and physical well-being. In her free time, she can be found scouring Austin for its best hikes and breakfast tacos. 


Master’s Students

Lauren Cebulske

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Lauren is a master’s student in health behavior and health education and a graduate research assistant in Dr. Steinhardt’s lab. She received a B.A. in health and society and international relations from The University of Texas at Austin. Her research interests involve community-intervention programs, health communication and the impact of gender role socialization on health. She enjoys reading, cooking and playing with her dog in her spare time.