Abby is a research assistant on the ABCD study.
Abby graduated from the University of Portland with a degree in Psychology and minors in Neuroscience and Education. She is a research assistant on the ABCD Study and her professional interests broadly include how the neurocognitive development of adolescence influences psychological disorders.
Ana graduated from the University of Puget Sound with a B.S. in Biochemistry and Neuroscience. Currently a research assistant working on the ABCD study. Research interests include developmental psychopathology, neurogenetics, and the role empathy plays in the diagnosis, progression, and treatment of mental disorders.
Arturo Lopez Flores
Arturo graduated from the University of Oregon with a B.A in Psychology and a minor in East Asian Studies and is currently a research assistant on the ABCD study. Research interest include neuropsychology, pharmacology and clinical research on the therapeutic potential of psilocybin.
David graduated with an M.A. in Research and Experimental Psychology from San José State University and is the project coordinator for the 21BrainStudy. David's research interests are mainly in cognitive areas including consciousness and perception. Additionally, he is interested in examining sleep effects as they relate to these areas.
Elizabeth graduated from Lewis & Clark College with a degree in Psychology and Neuroscience. In the lab, she is a Research Assistant for the ABCD study. In the future, Elizabeth hopes to work as a neuropsychologist with children and adolescence.
Iris graduated from Lewis & Clark College with a degree in Mathematics. She is also currently completing a data analytics certification program through the University of Oregon. Iris recently joined the ABCD research assistant team and is eager to learn more about research and data collection processes within the study!
Kalene received her B.S. in Psychology with a minor in Communication Studies from Portland State University. She is currently working as a research assistant on the N-CANDA study. Her research interests include nutritional neuroscience, neuropsychological assessment, and developmental psychopathology.
Kristina received her M.A. in Clinical Psychology from Ball State University. She is currently the lab manager for the Developmental Brain Imaging Lab. Her interests include cognitive neuroscience, time perception, and neuropsychological correlates of psychopathology.
Marissa received a B.A. in Psychology from the University of Portland. She is currently the Project Coordinator for the Risk Taking Study. Her broad research interests include emotional regulation, resilience, relationships, and personality.
Rachel graduated from the University of Oregon with a B.S. in Psychology and from Portland State University with a Masters of Social Work. She is currently the Project Coordinator for the ABCD study. Her research interests include the prevention of youth antisocial behavior, social welfare policy, and addiction prevention and interventions.
Ryan Van Fossen
Ryan will graduate from Western Illinois University with a M.S. in General/Experimental Psychology and is currently project coordinator for the N-CANDA study. His interests include clinical/health psychology, integrative health care, and personality.
Sammie graduated with a B.S. in Psychology from Portland State University. She is currently a research assistant on the Risk-Taking study. She is interested in the crime-age correlation, community mental health and well-being, and developing healthy coping strategies specifically with at-risk youth.
Sydney graduated from the University of Oregon's Clark Honors College with a degree in Psychology and a minor in Biology. She worked as an Optician for 2 years post-grad and is now a research assistant for the N-CANDA study. Her research interests primarily revolve around the neurological basis and experience of perception, vision science, developmental psychology, suicide, and addiction.