Felicia R. Tuchman, B.A., Northwestern University
Felicia entered the clinical psychology Ph.D. program at the University of New Mexico in 2022. Her primary research interests are in (1) harm reduction and precision medicine in substance use disorder treatment, (2) the effective implementation of such treatments, particularly in communities that have been neglected and subjected to systemic racism and punishment, and (3) quantitative methodology.
Felicia graduated magna cum laude from Northwestern University with a Bachelor of Arts in psychology and a data science minor in 2022. At Northwestern, Felicia worked as a research assistant at the Personality Across Development Lab, where she completed independent research projects and an honors thesis investigating socioeconomic status as a contextual moderator of externalizing psychopathology. Additionally, Felicia served as project coordinator for the Illinois Twin Project, a multisite collaboration to establish a database of Illinois parents of multiples interested in participating in behavior genetic research. Felicia also worked as a research assistant at the Affective and Clinical Neuroscience Lab, where she monitored the quality of structural magnetic resonance imaging scans and segmentations of brain regions for a study modeling similarities and differences in brain structure across taxonomies of psychopathology. Felicia nurtured her quantitative interests at Northwestern through coursework in linear algebra, psychometrics, and data science.