Alisa Bartel, MPA

Alisa Bartel

Alisa Bartel, MPA

PhD Student, Clinical Psychology
Psychology

Biography

Alisa Bartel, MA, MPA is a fifth-year doctoral student in the trauma psychology track. She completed her thesis on the cognitive benefits of a nature or mindfulness intervention for trauma-exposed individuals. Her dissertation is examining change in objective and subjective neurocognitive performance following a brief online trauma intervention. She recently published her first first-authored article on somatic burden and perceived cognitive problems in a trauma sample with pain and PTSD in the Journal of Clinical Psychology. Her current research interests include appraisals related to PTSD and TBI, somatic burden and chronic pain, and adjunct therapies (e.g. nature). Her clinical interest is in treating combat PTSD. Prior to attending UCCS, Alisa received her Masters of Public Administration at the University of Dayton, where she was actively involved in the state and federal campaigns to end human trafficking. Hobbies include trail running, disaster response, and chasing her reticent dog around for snuggles.  For a full list of research articles and presentations, click here.