Michaeline Jensen, MA
MA, Arizona State University
B.A. University of Arizona
Michaeline is a doctoral student in Clinical Psychology at Arizona State University. She was a 2013-2014 fellow of the Interdisciplinary Research Training Institute (IRTI) on Hispanic Drug Abuse. Michaeline has served as a graduate research assistant on several studies of Mexican origin youth, including an intervention trial of the Bridges to High School prevention program. Her clinical interests include interventions for adolescent problem behaviors, anxiety problems, and problematic grief.
Michaeline’s primary research focuses on understanding how cultural and contextual factors influence the development of adolescent substance use and risk taking behaviors, with an emphasis on Latino youth. She is very interested in the intersection of individual temperamental risk (i.e. disinhibition) and the contexts in which adolescents live. Her dissertation utilizes data from a multi-generational study of parental alcoholism to investigate how individual executive control, parenting consistency, and neighborhood factors moderate the impact of sensation seeking on adolescent substance use.