Allyson S. Hughes, M.A.
M.A., University of Texas at El Paso
B.S., University of Texas at El Paso
Allyson is a Health Psychology Ph.D. student at the University of Texas at El Paso. Her thesis utilized Integrative Mixed Methods to examine the sociocultural influences on perceived risk in Latinos at risk of developing type 2 diabetes. Her current work focuses on determining what influences the knowledge about depression (including depression symptoms and treatment) in Latino college students. She also collaborates on research examining the influences of personality traits and attachment style on social media usage. Previous work includes studies to determine the optimal schedules and conditions of learning for older adult recall of facts and foreign language vocabulary.
Allyson is currently a Health Psychology Ph.D. student at the University of Texas at El Paso. She is from Ohio and is dedicated to her community. Her outreach includes speaking with local policy makers about national legislation and volunteering through Big Brothers Big Sisters. She conducted her clinical internship at a homeless shelter where her clients were residents who were addicted to illicit substances and were diagnosed with at least one mental disorder. Her thesis work examined both qualitative text narrative information and numeric quantitative data regarding diet and exercise, perceived diabetes risks, and familial social supports for Latinos at risk of developing type 2 diabetes.