ORCCAMIND Faculty, Fellows, Staff

Faculty, Staff, Current & Past T32 trainees

Director, ORCCAMIND; Professor of Neurology and Behavioral Neuroscience

Barry Oken, M.D., Ph.D.

Grant Administrator

Andy Fish

Research assistant

Dan Klee

Current postdoctoral fellows

Nadir Balba, Ph.D. (April 2021, OHSU)
Mentors: Miranda Lim, M.D., Ph.D.; Barry Oken, M.D., Ph.D.
Project title: Mindfulness Meditation for veterans with TBI and chronic pain

Christine McClure, N.D. (July 2020, OHSU)
Mentor: Amala Soumyanath, Ph.D.
Project title: Investigating botanicals enhancing neurological and functional resilience in aging

Jacqueline O'Brien, Ph.D. (January 2023, OHSU)
Mentor: Anna Wilson, Ph.D.
Project title: Role of stress, parenting and intergenerational mental and physical health outcomes in families who experience chronic pain

Tara Rutter, Ph.D. (August 2022, OHSU)
Mentors: Alice Graham, Ph.D.; Elinor Sullivan, Ph.D.
Project title: Brain development and early life stress

Alex Speers, N.D. (October 2020, OHSU)
Mentor: Amala Soumyanath, Ph.D.
Project title: Centella asiatica to improve cognitive function

Taylor Swank, Ph.D. (August 2022, OHSU)
Mentors: Alice Graham, Ph.D.; Kristen Mackiewicz Seghete, Ph.D.
Project title: Mindfulness-Based Intervention and psychiatric disorders

Previous trainees

Thimmappa Anekonda, Ph.D. (2009, OHSU) Current position: left science & academia

Rachel Atchley, Ph.D., M.P.H. (2014-2017, OHSU) Current position: Postdoctoral Research Associate, College of Social Work, University of Utah

Gene Bowman, N.D., M.P.H. (2005-2008, OHSU) Current position: Head of Nutrition and Brain Health, Nestle

Alisha Bruton, N.D. (2019-2022, OHSU) Current position: lab manager, SNACK lab, Psychiatry Department, OHSU; Master's degree student in biostatistics at the OHSU-PSU School of Public Health

Laura-Carim Todd, Ph.D. (2010-2013, OHSU) Current position: Affiliate Assistant Professor, Dept of Neurology, OHSU

Irina Chamine (formerly Fonareva), Ph.D. (2008-2012, Predoc 2014-2017, Postdoc, OHSU) Current position: Program Director, Family Medicine

Rajal Cohen, Ph.D. (2010-2011, OHSU) Current position: Assistant Professor, Dept of Psychology and Communication Studies, University of Idaho

Dharmakaya (Dana) Colgan, Ph.D. (2017-2020, OHSU) Assistant Professor, Dept of Neurology, OHSU

Alexandra Dimitrova, M.D., M.A. (2012-2014, OHSU), Current position: Assistant Professor, Dept of Neurology, OHSU

Tracy Edinger OHSU, N.D. (2007-2009, OHSU) Current position: Senior Research Associate, Dept of Medical OHSU, Informatics

Jonathan Elliott, Ph.D. (2016-2017, OHSU) Current position: Assistant Professor, Dept of Neurology, OHSU

Mary Fry, N.D. (2007-2008, OHSU) Current position: Instructor, OHSU & private practice

Nora Gray, Ph.D. (2012-2014, OHSU) Current position: Assistant Professor, Dept of Neurology, OHSU

Sarah Hourston, N.D., M.S. (2014-2016, OHSU) Current position: medical student, University of Utah School of Medicine

Jeanette Johnstone, Ph.D. (2014-2017, OHSU) Current position: Assistant Professor, Dept of Psychiatry, OHSU

Josh Kaplan, Ph.D., (2020-2023, OHSU), Current position: Assistant Professor, Dept of Neurology, OHSU

Karen Kaufman, Ph.D. (2007-2008, OHSU) Current position: private practice

Dove Keith, Ph.D. (2009-2012, OSU) Current position: Research Associate, OSU Linus Institute, Pauling

Sará King, Ph.D. (2019-2022, OHSU) Current position: Postdoctoral Fellow, Dept of Neurology, OHSU; Postdoctoral Fellow, Dept of Psychiatry, Harvard; Research Fellow, Ford Foundation and Robert Wood Johnson Foundation

LeeCole Legette, Ph.D. (2013-2014, OSU) Current position: Senior Research Nutritionist, OSU Pharmavite

Bryan Loy, Ph.D. (2015-2018, OHSU), Current position: Senior Research Associate, School of Nursing, OHSU

Don Matthews, Ph.D. (2018-2020, OHSU), Current position: Scientific Liaison Officer, miR Scientific

Andrew McCollough Ph.D., LLC (2011-2012, OHSU) Current position: Computer Programmer/Developer, OHSU

Scott Mist, P.h.D., LAc (2009-2011, OHSU) Current position: Assistant Professor, School of Nursing, OHSU

Lucille Moore, Ph.D. (2019-2022, OHSU) Current position: Research Project Specialist in the Developmental Cognition and Neuroimaging Lab at the Masonic Institute for the Developing Brain, University of Minnesota

Caroline Peterson, D.C., Ph.D. (2008-2010, OHSU) Current position: private practice

Andrea Pfalzgraf, Ph.D., M.P.H., (2017-2019, OHSU), Research Fellow, National University of Natural Medicine

Angela Senders, N.D., (September 2011-September 2012 and September 2013, MCR) Current position: Epidemiologist, Center for Health Systems Effectiveness; Adjunct Assistant Professor of Neurology

Kate Peterson-Shay, Ph.D. (2006-2007, OSU) Current position: Research Associate, OSU Linus Pauling Institute

Nicholas Thomas, Ph.D. (2017-2020, OSU), Current position: Biologist, Risk Assessment Branch, US EPA

Jeffrey Proulx, Ph.D. (2015-2017, OHSU) Current position: Assistant Professor, Brown University School of Public Health

Kristine Robinson, Ph.D. (2010-2011, OHSU) Current position: Chemistry Professor, Augusta State University

Anthony Smith, Ph.D. (2006-2007, OSU) Current position: Analytical Chemist, Herb Pharm OSU

John Sowell, Ph.D. (2005-2006, OSU) Current position: Staff Scientist, Greenwood Genetic Center

Kateri Spinelli, Ph.D. (2012-2014, OSU) Current position: Program Manager, Providence Heart Institute

Kari Trumbull, Ph.D. (2007-2010, OSU) Current position: private sector chemist

Helane, Wahbeh, N.D. (2006-2008, OHSU) Current position: Director of Research, Institute of Noetic Sciences

Heather Wild, Ph.D. (2006-2008, OHSU) Current position: Investigator, Helfgott Research Institute

Kirsten Wright, Ph.D. (2016-2019, OHSU), Current position, Assistant Professor, Dept of Neurology, OHSU