Dr. Elizabeth K. Wood (she/her/hers) – post-doctoral scholar
Dr. Wood received her Ph.D. in Developmental Psychology from Brigham Young University in 2020. Her doctoral training involved utilizing translational models to understand the impact of genetics, temperament, and early life adversity on developmental outcomes, especially as they relate to developmental psychopathology, including substance abuse, anxiety, self-injury, compulsive behavior, sleep problems, and aggression. She has expertise in behavior, the mother-infant relationship, the neurobiology of addiction, and child development.
Maria D. Hayes (she/her) - graduate student
Maria D. Hayes (she/her) graduated Summa Cum Laude with a Bachelor of Science in Psychology from Portland State University in June of 2019. During her time at Portland State she was recognized with an Academic Achievement Excellence and Leadership Award, and served as the President of the Black Student Union during the 2018-2019 academic year. Her background includes investigating discrimination as a social stressor in African Americans as an undergraduate McNair scholar, and applied clinical work administering TMS therapy. Prior to joining the Clinical Psychology Program, Maria was a Postbaccalaureate Research Education Program (PREP) scholar at OHSU where she conducted an independent study examining the relationship between maternal perceived discrimination and infant negative affect behavioral outcomes. She has deep interest in further investigating the mechanisms by which social-emotional adversity transmits intergenerationally, and affects child behavior, affect and development. Her professional goals include using her unique perspective and voice to advocate for and provide mental health resources to underrepresented communities, and to conduct empirically-based research that is informed by patient care to address the adversity faced by those with marginalized identities, and to understand factors that protect some members of these communities from the consequences of the adversity that they face. In her free time Maria enjoys reading/writing poetry, traveling, concerts and a good suspenseful series.
Diana Vazquez Duque - graduate student
Diana received her B.A. in Psychology and Political Science at Linfield College in 2019. She graduated from Pacific University with an M.A. in Applied Psychological Science in 2021. Her clinical background includes providing individual and group therapy to children with ADHD, Autism, trauma, and behavioral challenges, as well as leading psychoeducational groups and delivering individual counseling to Spanish-speaking survivors of domestic violence. Her research experiences include assisting with a study on the interaction between emotions and racial biases, as an interviewer on a longitudinal study about media and child identity formation, and as first author on a project exploring advertisements and self-objectification in young women which was presented at the 2019 WPA conference. Diana's clinical and research interests include developmental disorders such as Autism and ADHD, as well as the development of culturally adaptive treatments for historically underserved populations, primarily Latinos.