Trisha Pruis

Ph.D. Graduate (2010)

Undergraduate Education

BS (2004) University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, Major: Biology Honors, Minor: Chemistry
BS (2004) University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, Major: Psychology, Minor: German

Training at OHSU

2005 - 2010

Ph.D. Dissertation

Body image regulation in women (2010). Mentor: Jeri Janowsky, Ph.D.

Current Position

Surgical Education & Training Associate at MedCure, Inc.

Research Interests

I'm not directly involved in research anymore, but the company I work for does contribute to research indirectly. MedCure manages body donations to science. We also have 3 lab facilities where we host surgeon training courses. I work in the Business Development Department. I handle the business end of setting up courses and help maintain customer relationship.


Recovery from anorexia nervosa includes neural compensation for negative body image. International Journal of Eating Disorders, in press.

Assessment of body image in younger and older women. The Journal of General Psychology, 2010.

Hormone therapy does not affect emotion-induced brain activity in older women. Hormones & Behavior, 2009.

Estrogen modifies arousal but not memory for emotional events in older women. Neurobiology of Aging, 2009.