Payton Rule

Post-Baccalaureate Researcher

Payton (she/her) graduated from Washington University in St. Louis in 2022. During her undergraduate training, Payton completed an honors thesis examining the relationships between various psychosocial factors and components of well-being among adults with a neuromuscular disorder, Charcot-Marie-Tooth disease (CMT). This experience further sparked her interest in well-being, psychosocial functioning, resilience, and mental health, particularly among those with chronic illness/disability. She intends to pursue a Ph.D. in clinical psychology.​ In her free time, Payton enjoys playing adaptive soccer and spending time with her golden retriever, Whitt.

Research Interests
  • Well-being and Health
  • Disability/Chronic Illness
  • Psychosocial Functioning
  • Resilience
  • The Connection Between Psychological and Physical/Cognitive Health

B.A., Philosophy-Neuroscience-Psychology, Washington University in St. Louis (2022)