Michelle Fenesy is the most recent Alum in the clinical psychology program at UCLA mentored by Dr. Steve Lee. She earned her B.A. in psychology from Lewis & Clark College in 2009. Subsequently, she worked at Oregon Health & Science University for Dr. Joel Nigg’s studies of childhood ADHD where she examined the relationship between interparental conflict and children’s internalizing symptoms. Later, at Stanford University School of Medicine, Michelle conducted assessments for multiple studies of neurodegenerative disease under the supervision of Drs. Geoffrey Kerchner and Penelope Zeifert. Michelle’s research focuses on the cognitive domain of executive function and its association with mental and physical health outcomes across development, particularly in youth with ADHD.
In addition to her research activities, Michelle has experience delivering evidence-based treatments to children, adolescents, and young adults with a variety of presenting concerns. She has conducted comprehensive neuropsychological and clinical assessments as well as interventions across multiple settings, including the UCLA Child and Adult Neurodevelopmental Clinic and UCLA Counseling and Psychological Services. Michelle has also received training in clinical supervision through the UCLA Psychology Clinic, where she supervised both assessment and intervention services. Currently, Michelle is a postdoctoral fellow at Columbia University Medical Center’s Youth Anxiety Program specializing in the delivery of evidence-based treatments for adolescents and young adults.