Kechna Cadet

Kechna Cadet

Kechna Cadet graduated Cum Laude from Drexel University in 2015 after completing her BS degree in Psychology and fulfilling a minor in Biology. She is is an MPH graduate of the CUNY Graduate School of Public Health and Health Policy. Presently, she is the lead clinical research assistant on a research study protocol at the Memorial Sloan Kettering Center. This research study, funded by the National Cancer Institute, seeks to evaluate advanced cancer patients’ decision-making processes as well as immediate and long-term emotions after undergoing germline genetic testing. At TRACC, she researched  sex-differences in the levels of risk decision-making and delay discounting across cannabis+cocaine users compared to cannabis-only users under the mentoring of Dr. Lesia Ruglass. Kechna’s research interests include racial, ethnic, and gender disparities within the addiction field, polysubstance use, decision-making and risk perception, and addiction research in community settings.