Principal Investigator

Mary Beth Miller, PhD, LPC, DBSM

Mary Beth Miller, PhD, LPC, DBSM

Bio

Dr. Miller is a licensed clinical psychologist who specializes in the prevention and treatment of substance use disorders. She is part of the Motivational Interviewing Network of Trainers (MINT) and is also board certified in Behavioral Sleep Medicine. She received her doctorate from Oklahoma State University in 2015, after completing her clinical residency in the Brown University training consortium. She completed an NIAAA-funded postdoctoral fellowship at the Center for Alcohol and Addiction Studies at Brown University from 2015-2017 and began a faculty position at the University of Missouri in July 2017. Her research aims to enhance understanding of the etiology of substance use disorders in order to improve the effectiveness and efficiency of treatment. She is particularly interested in the interplay of substance use and sleep disorders and the process by which personalized feedback on one’s health and behaviors may facilitate behavior change.

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Lab Manager/Project Coordinator

Sofia Rubi, BS

Sofia Rubi, BS

Bio

Sofia came to the University of Missouri from Chicago, IL for her undergraduate degree. She graduated with a Bachelor of Science in Psychology with a minor in Spanish and certificates in Neuroscience and Multicultural studies. She is a former McNair Scholar and hopes to pursue a PhD in Clinical Neuropsychology in the future.

Graduate Students

Lindsey Freeman, BS

Lindsey Freeman, BS

Bio

Lindsey is a graduate student pursuing a PhD in clinical psychology. She graduated from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill with a BS in psychology and a minor in biology. After graduation, she worked as a research assistant at the Center for Developmental Science in Chapel Hill on a NIDA-funded study, which involved investigating the relationship between sleep quality and cravings in a sample of people in recovery for substance use disorders. Lindsey came to the University of Missouri in 2017 to work with Dr. Tim Trull. She has started working on projects predicting substance use from momentary contexts and personality/mood variables measured in participants’ daily lives. Lindsey is excited to have joined the HIT research lab and is excited to continue studying how sleep disturbance and substance use interact and influence one another.

Anthony Schmiedeler, MA

Anthony Schmiedeler, MA

Bio

Anthony is a counseling psychology PhD candidate who joined the HIT Lab in June 2022. He earned a B.A. in human biology from the University of Kansas followed by a M.S. in psychology from Avila University. At Mizzou, Anthony has been involved in cognitive, sleep, and health psychology related research. His ongoing dissertation topic is focused on psychosocial predictors and outcomes of decent work among US Veterans.

Research Assistants

Sarah Choe

Sarah Choe

Bio

Sarah is an undergraduate at Mizzou, originally from Springfield, MO. She is majoring in Health Science and minoring in Psychology. She plans on attending medical school after graduation.

Colten Miller

Colten Miller

Bio

Colten is an undergraduate at Mizzou, originally from Kansas City, MO. He is majoring in Biology with Medical Science emphasis. He also minors in Psychology and Business. He plans on attending medical school after graduation.

Nivy Prabhu

Nivy Prabhu

Bio

Nivy is an undergraduate student at Mizzou, originally from St. Louis, MO. She is majoring in Biochemistry and minoring in Psychology and Sociology. She plans on attending medical school after graduation.

Delaney Sisk

Delaney Sisk

Bio

Delaney is an undergraduate at Mizzou, originally from Odessa, Missouri. She is working on her bachelor’s degree in social work, with a minor in psychology. She is also working towards a Multicultural Certificate. She hopes to practice Military/Veteran social work, leading to her own comprehensive aid program to provide social and mental health services to Military, Veterans, and first responders.