Current Staff


I am a RA in the Fair lab, where my current projects are focused on functional connectivity of the aging adolescent & mature adult brain in ADHD and typically developing populations.  I use MatLab, FSL, FreeSurfer, Fidle & Caret, to analyze the functional and structural images in my research. I graduated from Penn State, where I studied General Science with a focus on medical imaging. I'm currently taking prerequisites for my future application to nursing school.

Damion Demeter, M.A.Damion Demeter

I am a research assistant in the Fair Lab with my current research project exploring the effect of stimulant medication on functional connectivity of the adolescent brain in the ADHD population. My duties in the lab include MRI visit scanning and assisting, working on various aspects of the lab's image processing pipeline, and GUI creation (using Python and QT4). I completed my BFA in Film (Production/Editing) at Chapman University in CA, my MA in Counseling Psychology at Pacific University in OR, and plan to pursue a PhD in Behavioral Neuroscience in the near future. 

Eric Earl, B.S.

I have been a Research Assistant 2 in the Fair Lab since April, 2013. My role in the lab has been two-fold: developing new software to simplify image processing and supporting the wide variety of software in use now. I completed my BS in Electrical Engineering at the University of Portland, Oregon, in 2006. I developed my love for research in two different OHSU departments (Biomedical Engineering ’06-‘09 and the Advanced Imaging Research Center ’09-‘12) prior to settling down in the Fair Lab.


I am Research Associate in the Fair lab where my current project is adding high-density (256 channel) EEG source localization methods to the lab's research methodologies.  I hold BS degrees in Biology and Engineering & Applied Science, and a PhD in Engineering Science (Bioinformation Systems), all from Caltech. I plan to continue refining our EEG toolbox including our ability to record EEG and fMRI simultaneously, and lead the effort to apply these tools to further our understanding of ASD and ADHD.


I am a Project Coordinator in the Fair Lab and I am responsible for coordinating the Autism and Adult ADHD studies. I completed my Ph.D. in Psychology at the University of Leipzig, Germany and the Max-Planck Institute for Human Cognitive and Brain Sciences, Leipzig. I also graduated from the Catholic University of Eichstaett-Ingolstadt, Germany, where I studied Psychology.


I am a research assistant and study coordinator who completes neuropsychological testing visits and MRI scans for the Autism and ADHD studies.  My current research interest is exploring the familial transmission and co-occurrence of Autism and ADHD.  My undergraduate work was in Psychology and Art at the University of Missouri.  I plan to pursue a Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology and would like to study neurodevelopmental disorders in children and adolescents.


I am a Senior Research Associate and licensed Psychologist in the Fair Lab. I do cognitive and neuropsychological testing as well as specialized testing for the diagnosis of autism (ADOS-2) with children. I also do assessment for a CSLU study following infants and toddlers who are siblings of children with autism. Previously I worked on a study of expressive and receptive prosody in children with a diagnosis of autism and/or developmental language disorder. I completed a Ph.D. in Psychology at Purdue University (Developmental emphasis), a Postdoctoral Fellowship in Applied Developmental Psychology at Wayne State University, and a clinical re-specialization at Pacific University

Kiryl Shada, M.S.Kiryl Shada

I am a 4th year doctoral candidate in clinical psychology at Pacific University who works part time as a research assistant in the Fair lab; I complete neuropsychological testing and other assessment visits with parents and children with and without ADHD and Autism.  My current research interests are emotion and language tasks, executive functioning, and diversity in research.  My undergraduate work was in Psychology at Pace University and I plan to specialize in neuropsychological assessment with children diagnosed with neurodevelopmental disorders.

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