(3rd year Doctoral Candidate)
Bernardo received his bachelor’s degree in psychology from DePaul University in 2016. During his undergraduate studies, he was involved in researching myalgic encephalomyelitis/chronic fatigue syndrome (ME/CFS) in children. Upon graduation, he accepted a research assistant position at the Center for Community Research where he continued his study of ME/CFS in children. Currently, Bernardo’s primary research interests are in understanding chronic illness in children and adolescents, specifically as it relates to physical functioning. He is also interested in how behavioral economic variables, such as delay discounting and food reinforcement, predict dietary intake and body mass index.