Kathleen Uchal is currently pursuing a Bachelor of Science in Applied Health Science in Human Development and Family Studies with minors in Psychology and Chemistry. Following her undergraduate education, she plans to attend medical school and pursue a medical career in Pediatric Psychiatry or Neurology. During her time at IU, Kate served as the Vice President of Personal Development for the Panhellenic Association, overseeing and providing mental health programming for over 3,000 women in the community and is a member of Phi Delta Epsilon Medical Fraternity. She is also an Indiana University Founders Scholar and a member of the Hutton Honors College. She is interested in researching mental health in young adults to find better preventative treatments for mental illness. Kate hopes to use her work as a part of the Healthy Development Lab to continue furthering her knowledge and to gain experience in research in the mental health field.
Kathleen won the Undergraduate 1st Place Research Poster Award at the 2019 Indiana University School of Public Health Research Day. The title of her poster is “Do Parents Matter? The Effects of Parental Intervention during High School on Subsequent Smartphone Dependency in college”.