Allison Schimmel-Bristow

Graduate Assistant

Newport Hall
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About Allison Schimmel-Bristow

Allison is currently a doctoral candidate in the Counseling Psychology program at the University of Memphis in the Department of Counseling, Educational Psychology, and Research. She has primarily worked in research settings with children and adolescents, specifically youth with anxiety at Johns Hopkins Medicine, and gender variant youth at Seattle Children’s Research Institute. Currently, Allison is a team lead in two research labs including the SGM lab and the constructivist sexuality lab. Allison’s current research interests include gender identity development in the SGM community, SGM resilience, and healthy sexual development.

Allison received her master’s degree in Clinical Psychology from Loyola University Maryland in Baltimore, MD, completing an original thesis. She received her bachelor’s degree in Psychology from Seattle University in Seattle, WA.


Expected Ph.D., Counseling Psychology, University of Memphis (2022)
M.S., Clinical Psychology, Loyola University Maryland
B.A., Psychology, Seattle University