First Year Fellows
Second Year Fellows
Dr. Alyssa Vela is a 2018 graduate of the Health Psychology PhD program at The University of North Carolina at Charlotte. She completed a clinical internship in health psychology at the Louis Stokes Cleveland VA Medical Center before returning to her home state of Michigan. Alyssa's clinical and research interests include disordered eating, type 2 diabetes management, and obesity/weight management, as well as the intersection of these areas. Her interests also include lifestyle and culinary medicine practice and education, and physician wellness. She is an involved member of APA's Divisions 38 and 35, SBM, APAHC, and ACLM. Alyssa enjoys traveling and spending time with her family and dog, Paisley.
Dr. Yaser Dorri received his Ph.D. in Counseling Psychology program at the University of Oklahoma. He then completed his pre-doctoral clinical internship at the Oklahoma Health Consortium at the University of Oklahoma. Dr. Dorri enjoys working with adults with wide range of clinical issues such as anxiety, depression, trauma, PTSD, sleep disorders, OCD, pain management, as well as conducting psychological assessments. He also enjoy medical education where he can teach residents and medical students. Dr. Dorri has 10 years of medical research experience at the University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center and the Oklahoma Medical Research Foundation. He has also worked at the Center for Educational Research at the University of Oklahoma and has designed, coordinated, and analyzed many different research projects in the fields of psychology, and education. His current research interests are designing psychological measures that are normed for specific minority populations.