PhD Students

Julie Sakla

Julie Sakla

Julie Sakla

Trauma, mental health of adolescents, memory, Alzheimer's

I graduated with a Bachelor of Science in Psychology with a minor of Forensic Psychology in May 2022 at GMU. As an undergraduate, I was a research assistant in the Cognitive and Behavioral Neuroscience lab where I assisted a graduate student with literature reviews, and editing and revising thesis proposals. I was enrolled in the Accelerated Masters program August 2021, studying Cognitive and Behavioral Neuroscience, which is the program I am in now. Aside from academics, I am also an intern at the National Defense University's Institute for National Strategic Studies, where I help develop discussion for projects, conduct literature reviews, and prepare posters for national conferences. In November 2022, I had my poster on the impact of injury of military members and resources that help them presented at the APA's Division 19 conference. My research interests lie in memory issues, specifically related to Alzheimer's disease. I also have a passion for helping contribute to the betterment of mental health for adolescents, especially those who have endured forms of trauma.

Courses Taught

Spring 2023 - PSYC301: Research Methods in Psyc Lab

Education

Bachelor of Science - B.S. in Psychology at George Mason University

Recent Presentations

2022. Sakla, Julie, et al. “The Impact of Injury Post-combat and Resources for Service Members.” APA Division 19 Conference, Washington, D.C.