Graduate Students

Amanda Crandall, PhD Candidate

Crandall is currently a PhD student in Community Health and Health Behavior. She earned a Bachelor’s of Science in Nutrition and a Bachelor’s of Arts in Honors Psychology from Indiana University of Pennsylvania. Crandall also completed her Master’s degree in Psychological Science at Montana State University; working on research related to eating behavior and childhood predictors of obesity. Her current research interests include the effects of scarcity on eating behavior, adolescent dieting behaviors, and social influences on health behavior. She enjoys spending time outside and hiking with her family. 

Adam Graczyk, PhD Candidate

Graczyk is currently a PhD student in Community Health and Health Behavior. He previously completed his masters degree in Nutrition Science at UB; working with the Nutrition and Health Research Laboratory. His current research project involves creating narrative videos to reduce drunk driving influenced by consuming alcohol and energy drinks. Graczyk also has a certification in therapeutic massage and body work. In his spare time, Graczyk enjoys exercising (especially HIIT and running), cooking vegetarian meals, meditating and watching Gordon Ramsay reality TV marathons with his wonderful wife Melody.

Tegan Mansouri

Tegan is a Master's student at UB studying Nutrition and Exercise Science. She completed her undergraduate degree in Dietetics at SUNY Oneonta, and came to Buffalo to complete her Dietetic Internship. She will soon be a Registered Dietitian and hopes to pursue a career promoting nutrition, health and wellness in underserved communities. Her hobbies include powerlifting, hiking and exploring with friends.