Featured Trainee - Jade Francetich M.S.

Jade is a doctoral candidate in the Clinical Health Psychology program at the University of North Texas. She is currently applying for a clinical psychology predoctoral internship position, with intent to advance her behavioral sleep medicine training. 

Who are your BSM mentors?

I have been very fortunate to work with multiple excellent mentors within the sleep field. In 2008, I was a Dement Fellow under the guidance of Dr. Mary Carskadon at Brown University. I then pursued postbaccalaureate clinical experience with Dr. Paul Teman at the University of Utah Sleep Wake Center. Since 2011, Dr. Daniel Taylor has served as my graduate advisor, mentoring me in sleep research and behavioral sleep medicine. Dr. Brandy Roane introduced me to pediatric BSM at the UNTHSC Center for Sleep Medicine and Dr. Gregory Carter supported my adult BSM training at the UTSW Sleep and Breathing Disorders Center. Each mentor has profoundly contributed to my BSM training, and I am looking forward to adding more mentors to this list over the next several years!

What is your dream job?

My dream job is to serve patients as a health psychologist and certified BSM provider. I would love to help medical inpatients sleep better during their hospital stay and follow up on an outpatient basis as they adjust to their medical condition. Ideally, I would also remain involved in research, studying the pervasive role of sleep in health promotion.

What are your favorite things to do away from the office?

I enjoy cooking meals, hiking in the mountains, practicing yoga, playing board games, and of course, sleeping!