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Amy F. Sato, Ph.D.
Amy F. Sato, Ph.D., directs the Pediatric Health & Stress Lab at Kent State University. Dr. Sato completed her doctorate in Clinical Psychology at the University of Wisconsin – Milwaukee and her pre-doctoral internship and post-doctoral T32 fellowship in Child Mental Health (with a focus on pediatric obesity) at Brown Medical School. Dr. Sato’s research and clinical interests are focused within the area of pediatric, child-health psychology. She is interested in promoting health in children & adolescents by helping youth & their families to establish healthy weight management. She is particularly interested in research aimed at better understand and reducing pediatric obesity health disparities. Dr. Sato is part of the Child Clinical Faculty within the Department of Psychology. Her interests also overlap with the Health Psychology Faculty. Dr. Sato is an active member of the APA Div 54. Society of Pediatric Psychology, where she serves on the Diversity Committee.

Amy Fahrenkamp, M.A.
Amy is a fourth year doctoral student in the Child Clinical Psychology Program at Kent State University. She received her B.A.S. in Psychology with a minor in Deaf Studies from the University of Minnesota Duluth in 2012. Amys interests broadly include research in prevention and intervention strategies in pediatric psychology (i.e., pediatric obesity). She is particularly interested in identifying relevant risk factors for pediatric obesity that are specific to children and adolescents from low-income households. Amy is currently an active student member of the APA Div 54. Society of Pediatric Psychology. Her future career goals are open to prevention and treatment research in pediatric obesity and clinical work in underserved populations.

Katy Darling, B.A.
Katy is currently a third year doctoral student in the Child Clinical Psychology Program. She graduated from the College of Wooster in 2013 with a degree in Psychology and minor in Early Childhood Education. Katy is serving as one of the Student Advisory Board members of Div. 54 (Society of Pediatric Psychology) from 2016-2018. Katy's research interests include health disparities, especially related to barriers to obesity prevention in children and adolescents. She is also interested in prevention and intervention for obesity and Type 2 Diabetes in low-income families.

Elizabeth (Libby) Ruzicka, B.A.
Libby is a second year doctoral student in the Child Clinical Psychology Program at Kent State University. She received her B.A. in Psychology with a second major in Educational Studies and a minor in Children's Studies from Washington University in St. Louis in 2009. Libby is interested in childhood obesity treatment and prevention. She is particularly interested in obesity treatment in children and families and the transmission of eating patterns in families. Her future career goals include the development and implementation of effective obesity treatment for families.



Spring 2015 Pediatric Health and Stress Lab Members
Dr. Sato and Graduate Student Research Assistants



Fall 2012 Pediatric Health and Stress Lab Members
Including Undergraduate and Graduate Student Research Assistants



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