Eating disorders, obesity, diabetes, health behaviors.
Dr. Abascal is a clinical psychologist who specializes in health and well-being. She is an Assistant Professor at the California School of Professional Psychology at Alliant in San Diego, CA in the PsyD program. She teaches statistics, research methods, and health psychology.
Dr. Abascal completed her undergraduate degree at UC Berkeley, her PhD from the SDSU/UCSD Joint Doctoral Program in Clinical Psychology, and a Masters in Public Health from SDSU. She completed her internship at the UCLA Semel Institute and postdoctoral work in the UCLA School of Public Health.
She has held positions with the Behavioral Diabetes Institute, the UCSD Eating Disorders Center, and Rady Children's Hospital.
Since 1999, she has been involved in both research and clinical work related to various health topics, including chronic disease prevention and management, diabetes, eating disorders, and nutrition. She also maintains a private practice and enjoys bringing real-world examples to the classroom.