Angela Haeny Selected for MU Distinguished Dissertation Award

Dr. Angela Haeny was selected for the MU Distinguished Dissertation Award for "A Meta-Analytic Review of the Relation between Impulsivity-Related Traits and Family History of Alcoholism". Her dissertation, under the mentorship of Dr. Ken Sher, made a significant contribution to the field of alcohol research, demonstrating  that sensation seeking is the core component of impulsivity that is most consistently linked to family history of Alcohol Use Disorder.

While a graduate student in our department, Dr. Haeny received numerous honors and awards related to her research scholarship, including Mizzou’s Rollins Society, our department’s Mark H. Thelen Outstanding Clinical Graduate Student Award, and several merit awards from the Research Society on Alcoholism.  She earned a competitive predoctoral fellowship from the National Institutes of Health to support her dissertation research.  Dr. Haeny served as a panelist on many campus and community groups working to improve racial justice and minimizing stress for people of color.  She led a semester-long workshop to help young counselors and clinicians discuss and learn about intersecting identities within psychology.  

Dr. Haeny is currently a postdoctoral fellow in the Yale University Psychiatry Department.

Angela Haeny and Ken Sher

Drs. Angela Haeny and Ken Sher at the ceremony recognizing Dr. Haeny's recognition with the MU Distinguished Dissertation Award.