Chelsea Valdivia is the in-person assessments project manager for the Football Players Health Study at Harvard University. She received her master’s degree from Boston University in counseling, with a concentration in sports psychology. During graduate school, she was a mental health counselor at Riverside Day Treatment, utilizing various therapeutic modalities in group settings. She also interned at Boston University’s Student-Athlete Support Services, working with student-athletes on academic, athletic, and social issues. Valdivia received her bachelor’s degree in psychology and family & child sciences from Florida State University. During this time, she was a research assistant for the Social Psychology department on studies that looked at the effects of acute bouts of exercise on executive functioning, as well as the objectification of bodies and body image in relation to exercise apparel. She also worked on a study within the Sports Psychology department that examined jealousy and aggression in romantic relationships. Chelsea’s passion resides in the influence and integration of sport and exercise on mental health and wellbeing.
Team: Research Team