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Primary Advisor

Bruce Compas

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Research Area

  • Clinical Science
  • Education

    Masters of Science

    Department of Psychology and Human Development, Peabody College, Vanderbilt University, Nashville, TN

    Thesis Title: Social Competence and Social Problems in Children Recently Diagnosed with Cancer

    Advisor: Bruce E. Compas, PhD 


    Bachelor of Arts

    McGill University, Montreal

    Major: Honors Psychology

    Minor: Italian

    Leandra Desjardins

    Graduate Student
    Research Area: Clinical Science

    Currently a fifth year student in clinical psychology. I'm interested in the relations between coping, cognitive functioning, and social adjustment in children with chronic illnesses, particularly cancer. I am a member of the Compas lab and work on the Coping and Communication and Cognitive Remediation for Pediatric Brain Tumors projects. My dissertation focuses on examining the relations between social adjustment and coping in children diagnosed with cancer across the first year from diagnosis.