In her role as a Clinical Trials Assistant, Molly helps to prepare assessments and manage study materials for the DukeACT study. She works to ensure study visits run smoothly for the participants, their families, and the clinicians.
Molly received her B.A. in Psychology from North Carolina State University in 2015, where she worked as a Research Assistant in the Learning, Aging, and Cognitive Ergonomics Laboratory. There she worked on a project entitled "Food for Thought"; a cooking-themed video game designed to improve the multi-tasking abilities of older adults. Molly also worked as a Project Coordinator the Prenatal Experiences and Pediatric Sleep Study for the Center for Developmental Sciences at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, where she investigated how environmental influences affect the development of infant sleep patterns, primarily in the African American population.
Molly has worked extensively with children who have pervasive developmental disorders including ASD through various volunteer activities and clinical observations. In order to pursue her passion for helping individuals maximize their fulfillment and purpose in life, Molly wishes to eventually earn a M.S. in Occupational Therapy. It is her personal mission to advocate for developmentally challenged children to be able to enjoy the little and big things in life though early intervention, education, and accommodation.
1. Gomez-Gurley, K., Kim J. ,Ruble, M., Whitlock, L., & McLaughlin, A. (2014, March). Cognitive and affective predictors of achievement by older adults in a digital game. Poster session presented at the North Carolina Cognition Group Conference, Duke University, NC.