Substance Use in Context: Adverse Childhood Experiences and Developmental Trajectories

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Substance Use in Context: Adverse Childhood Experiences and Developmental Trajectories


Event Info
Category Date and Time
  • Wednesday, April 24, 2024
  • 01:00 PM - 02:00 PM
Topic and Speaker
  • Substance Use in Context: Adverse Childhood Experiences and Developmental Trajectories
  • Katie J. Paige MA PhD(c)
    • Predoctoral Psychology Intern
    Katie J. Paige

  • Gina (Diagou) Sissoko MA MPhil
    • Predoctoral Psychology Intern
    Gina (Diagou) Sissoko

  • Stephanie H. Yu MA
    • Predoctoral Psychology Intern
    Stephanie H. Yu

  • In-person
  • School of Public Health / Psychiatric Institute (SPHPI)
  • 1601 W. Taylor St.
  • Chicago IL 60612
  • Conference Room
    • Auditorium, Room 109
Event Coordinator
  • Department of Psychiatry Education Team
  • psych-education [at]
Event Details

Katie Paige completed her Bachelor of Arts with a double major in Psychology and Spanish at the University of Notre Dame. Currently, she is a 7th year Ph.D. Candidate in the Clinical Psychology program at the University at Buffalo and a clinical psychology resident in the child track at UIC. Katie received an F31 National Research Service Award from the National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism to support her dissertation research. Her research uses a developmental psychopathology framework to understand the development, and sequelae, of adolescent substance use. Specifically, she is interested in the impact of adolescent substance use, and the broader context of problem behavior, on the development of executive functioning. Upon completion of her doctoral training, Katie will begin her work as a T32 postdoctoral fellow in Addiction Science at the University of Michigan in the department of psychiatry. 

Gina (Diagou) Sissoko is a doctoral candidate in clinical psychology at the John Jay College of Criminal Justice and the CUNY Graduate Center. She is also a predoctoral intern in clinical psychology at UIC. Gina’s work focuses on the impact of colorism, gendered racism, and trauma on mental health and system involvement among marginalized populations—with a focus on Black women and girls. Her dissertation examined the manifestation and impact of colorism on Black adolescent girls through a critical participatory action research framework. Gina is an NSF Graduate Research Fellow and a NASEM Ford Foundation Pre-doctoral Fellow. She is the founder of the BlackGIRL Project, a research collective aimed at solving social problems impacting Black women and girls. As part of her clinical training, Gina has worked in forensic assessment, substance use, child and adolescent psychiatry, and child welfare and assessment settings.

Stephanie H. Yu is a Clinical Psychology PhD Candidate at the University of California, Los Angeles, and current clinical psychology resident in the child track at the University of Illinois at Chicago Department of Psychiatry. Across her research, clinical, and advocacy work, she is passionate about advancing social justice and equity for racial/ethnic minoritized communities through community partnership. To date, her research has focused on culturally responsive adaptation and implementation of evidence-based practices in public systems of care serving structurally marginalized communities. Her research also centers on understanding the impact of, and how communities heal from, individual and systemic racism and discrimination. Finally, Stephanie's advocacy work extends to advancing initiatives towards greater equity, access, and anti-racism in academia and higher education overall. Upon completing her doctoral training this year, Stephanie will begin as a NIMH T32 postdoctoral fellow at the University of California, San Francisco in the Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences.


Psychiatrists, Neurologists, and other affiliated professionals interested in mental health


To provide current information on research, treatment, and policy issues relating to psychiatry and its adjunct fields

Instructional level:



  1. Explain the dynamic relationships between adolescent drinking, cannabis use, and impulsivity.
  2. Consider substance use within a broader context of problem behavior and social identities.
  3. Apply intersectionality theory to study psychological phenomena.

The University of Illinois at Chicago (UIC) College of Medicine is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

The University of Illinois at Chicago (UIC) College of Medicine designates this live activity for a maximum of 1credit AMA PRA Category 1 credit(s)TM. Physicians should only claim credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Continuing Education Units (1) will be available for Social Workers and affiliated reciprocal agencies. Illinois Board License number 159-000112.

The Department of Psychiatry at the University of Illinois at Chicago is approved by the American Psychological Association to sponsor continuing education for psychologists.  The Department of Psychiatry at the University of Illinois at Chicago maintains responsibility for this program and its content. This event is 1 credit hour continuing education.

No member of the planning committee for this activity have reported a relevant relationship with a commercial interest.  There is no conflict of interest and nothing to disclose.

Katie Paige, Gina Sissoko and Stephanie H. Yu have no relevant financial relationship with commercial interests related to this CME activity.