Olivia Doyle, BS - Lab Manager
I am a Research Assistant in DCAN Lab. I work primarily on the Autism study doing data management and performing neuropsychological testing. I also operating MRI scans for multiple studies; working with children with ASD, ADHD, and infants. My research interests include, executive functioning in typical and atypical children, DTI imaging and gender differences in ASD. I got my B.A. in Psychology with a minor in Neuroscience from Lewis and Clark College and I hope to pursue a PhD in Clinical Psychology. When I am not at work I am usually hanging out with my cat, bouldering or making pasta.
Gracie Arnone, BS - Research Coordinator
Gracie graduated from the University of Oregon with a B.S. in Psychology and a focus in Neuropsychology. There she researched motivational and affective influences on eating behaviors and how the brain correlates behind those behaviors. Her primary research experience has involved preventative interventions, cognitive reappraisal, and neuroimaging. Her research interests include preventative science, maternal and natal well-being, early childhood intervention, and positive emotionality. Gracie is excited to help coordinate the Maternal Well-Being study and be involved in general lab management.
Michaela Cordova, BA, CADC-I – Clinical Assessor
Michaela is a Research Associate for the Developmental Cognition and Neuroimaging (DCAN) lab in the Department of Behavioral Neuroscience at OHSU, collaborating across multiple grants and projects through independent and collaborative investigation. Michaela joined DCAN in the fall of 2014 after previously working with dual-diagnosis clients as a Certified Alcohol and Drug Counselor (CADC-I). Her projects utilize behavioral and neuroimaging data, as well as machine learning methods, to explore atypical neurodevelopment across the lifespan, neurodevelopmental risk factors, and comorbidities effecting mood and cognition. In the SCAN lab, Michaela brings her clinical expertise conducting formal diagnostic interviews for the Maternal Well-Being study
Ray Anthony, A.S. Research Assistant (Clinical)
Ray comes to the SCAN Lab with over 8 years professional experience in early therapeutic intervention and residential care. They hold an A.A. in human development, an A.S. in general science, and is working on their B.S. in health sciences focusing on the Pre-Health Physician Assistant Program. Ray is excited to be a part of the SCAN Lab and continue to work with an amazing team dedicated to researching how cognitive abilities are affected by early experiences.
Kara Gallemore, BS - Research Assistant
Kara graduated Magna Cum Laude from Portland State University with a Bachelor of Science in Community Health Studies. She is currently earning her Master of Public Health at the OHSU-PSU School of Public Health in Public Health Practice.
Her research interests include the transference of intergenerational trauma through epigenetic mechanisms, social determinants of health and chronic disease prevention, and the rapidly growing field of Developmental Origins of Health and Disease (DOHaD).
She was placed with SCAN lab through the Build EXITO program at PSU, which specializes in training biomedical undergraduates with a focus on research. Her undergraduate project examined the incidence of neurodevelopmental disorders in adolescents with a history of maltreatment. Since then, she has spearheaded a project that analyzed the effects of stress on correctional officers, and she heads recruitment efforts and provides study support for the Roo Study.