Trainees and Staff


Autumn Lanoye, PhD
Postdoctoral Fellow

Dr. Lanoye is a is a Massey Cancer Center Cancer Prevention and Control Postdoctoral Fellow in the Department of Health Behavior and Policy. Her primary research interests are the treatment of overweight/obesity with an emphasis on tailoring interventions in service of cancer prevention and control efforts, the development of lifestyle interventions to improve health and quality of life in cancer survivors, and the role of executive functions in eating behavior and physical activity. She is currently working with Dr. LaRose on projects related to weight control and chronic inflammation reduction among emerging adults. Her independent research efforts are focused on developing and piloting a mindfulness/physical activity intervention to improve cancer-related cognitive impairment and quality of life among breast cancer survivors. Dr. Lanoye received a BA in Psychology from the University of Rochester in 2009, an MS in Clinical Psychology from VCU in 2014, and a PhD in Clinical Psychology (Behavioral Medicine track) from VCU in 2018. She completed her clinical residency in psychology at the West Virginia University Health Sciences Center in 2018.


Jean Reading, MA
Doctoral Candidate

Jean’s primary research interests concern the design and implementation of lifestyle interventions aimed to prevent and treat obesity among young men. Her dissertation is focused on determining the preliminary efficacy and feasibility of a low touch lifestyle intervention to reduce weight among young men. Jean is a predoctoral fellow in the NCI-funded T32 training program in cancer prevention and control at VCU Massey Cancer Center. On her free time, she enjoys spending time with her family, hiking, and listening to live music.


Justin Guan

Justin Guan, MS
Doctoral Student

Justin’s primary research interests revolve around the built environment and its effects on physical activity among older adults. He is interested in both objective and subjective measures of the built environment. He is also interested in longitudinal data analysis methods and is highly proficient in R. He previously examined the effects of changes in the built environment on changes in walking among older women for his master’s thesis. In his free time, he enjoys playing video games, board games, and hiking.


Morgan Meyer, MS, ACSM EP-C
Research Coordinator

Morgan has always had an interest in exercise and physical activity and loves being able to apply these in her career. Morgan received a BS in Exercise Science from VCU in 2018 and a MS in Health and Movement Sciences from VCU in 2020. Her research interests are in healthy lifestyle changes for teens and young adults.



Autumn Lanoye, PhD, LCP
2019-2021 Cancer Prevention and Control Fellow
Survivorship Research Scientist at Massey Cancer Center 

Kristal Lyn Brown, PhD, MSPH
2020 Graduate
T32 Postdoctoral Fellow in General Internal Medicine at Johns Hopkins School of Medicine

Brandi Galloway, PhD
2020 Graduate
Nurse Practitioner at Virginia Department of Health

Laura Caccavale, PhD, LCP
2017-2018 Postdoctoral Fellow
Assistant Professor, Children's Hospital of Richmond at VCU