Maine-Syracuse Longitudinal Study investigator accepts postdoctoral fellowship at Mayo Clinic

Olivia Bogucki, a fifth-year University of Maine clinical psychology doctoral candidate, has accepted a two-year postdoctoral fellowship in Clinical Health Psychology at the Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minnesota, with a major emphasis in integrated behavioral health.

At the Mayo Clinic, she plans to conduct clinical research on the bidirectional relationship between depression and cardiovascular disease, as well as primary, secondary and tertiary prevention for these conditions in primary and specialty care settings, such as cardiac rehabilitation.

Currently, Bogucki is completing a doctoral dissertation at UMaine and a predoctoral clinical psychology internship at the VA San Diego Healthcare System.

Working in the Maine Mood Lab (MMDL) under the direction of UMaine professor Emily Haigh, Bogucki’s master’s and doctoral research has focused on the cognitive, affective and physiological processes that contribute to the etiology and maintenance of major depressive disorder. Her dissertation will clarify the nature of cognitive and mood reactivity and characterize the nature of cardiovascular reactivity to sadness in remitted depression. Her MMDL publications are online.

Bogucki also has been an active student investigator for the Maine-Syracuse Longitudinal Study (MSLS), working closely with Haigh and MSLS principal investigator Merrill Elias, among others. She has co-written MSLS articles and book chapters examining the relationship between dairy food intake and cardiometabolic health, depressive symptoms and cardiovascular disease, and obesity and cognitive functioning.

In addition, she has presented MSLS oral and poster presentations at local and national conferences. Her MSLS publications also are online.