Meet Our Staff
Anna Wilson, Ph.D.
Dr. Anna C. Wilson is an Associate Professor of Pediatrics with secondary appointments in Psychiatry and Anesthesiology and Perioperative Medicine at Oregon Health & Science University. Dr. Wilson received her Ph.D. in Child Clinical Psychology from University of Washington. Her graduate work focused on children's stress responses, including physiological responses, parenting, and psychological adjustment. Dr. Wilson is particularly interested in better understanding the effects chronic pain can have on families and youth, and in preventing chronic pain in children. She completed an NIH/NICHD-funded career development award that examined adolescents who are at risk for developing chronic pain problems due to family history. She is currently the primary investigator for an NIH/NICHD-funded longitudinal study examining mothers with chronic pain and their children.
Amy Holley, Ph.D.
Dr. Amy Lewandowski Holley is an Assistant Professor of Pediatrics at Oregon Health & Science University with a secondary appointment in the Department of Psychiatry. Dr. Holley received her Ph.D. in Clinical Child Psychology from Case Western Reserve University. The focus of her clinical activities and research is pediatric pain. Dr. Holley's research examines the impact of chronic pain on children and their families, and seeks to identify factors associated with risk and resilience. The goal of her research program is to shift the focus of the field from specialist care treatment of chronic pain toward prevention and early intervention. Dr. Holley's work uses state-of-the-art laboratory assessment to identify youth at highest risk for developing chronic pain. She completed a K23 funded by the NIH/NICHD that identified physiological and psychological factors associated with the transition from acute to chronic musculoskeletal pain in children. She is currently the primary investigator on R01 (pending funding NIH/NIAMS) which follows youth with new-onset musculoskeletal pain over one year seeking to identify mechanisms in the transition from acute to chronic pain and predictors of pain outcomes over time. This project assesses pain in both the parent and children to examine shared risk factors and the intergenerational transmission of risk.
Katrina Poppert Cordts, Ph.D
Postdoctoral Research Fellow
Dr. Katrina Poppert Cordts is a Postdoctoral Research Fellow at Oregon Health & Science University. Dr. Cordts received her Ph.D. in Clinical Child Psychology from the University of Kansas. Her graduate work focused on the intersection of key health behaviors and children's outcomes with specific emphasis on pediatric obesity and sleep. Dr. Cordts' primary research interest is in utilizing laboratory assessment and actigraphy to explore mechanisms and risk factors that contribute to the development of chronic pain in children and adolescents.
Catlin Dennis, B.A.
Cat Dennis is the Lab Manager for the ARPP Lab. She received her undergraduate degree in Psychology at Scripps College in Claremont, California and is currently pursuing a Master of Public Health degree at the School of Public Health, a joint program between OHSU and Portland State University. She is particularly interested in pediatric psychology, intergenerational pain transmission, health psychology, health promotion, and violence and trauma prevention.
Simone Mendes, B.A.
Research Assistant II
Simone is currently a research assistant for the Maternal Chronic Pain (MCP) Study under Dr. Wilson. She received her Bachelor's degree from the University of Virginia in African-American and African Studies with coursework in biology, psychology, and public health. Simone is an aspiring clinical psychologist, and her current academic interests revolve around the interplay between psychoneuroimmunology and social factors pertaining to chronic pain conditions, intergenerational pain transmission, and family health and wellness.
Corrin Murphy, B.S.
Research Assistant II
Corrin is the study coordinator for the Research on Adolescent Management of Pain study (ROAM). She received her degree in Biomedical Sciences from the University of New Hampshire. An aspiring career clinical researcher, she is interested in psychosocial factors contributing to addiction across adolescent populations and access to mental health care for at risk youth.
Hayley Turner, B.A.
Research Assistant II
Hayley is the study coordinator for the Teen Musculoskeletal Pain Outcomes (TEMPO) study. She received her Bachelor's degree from Whitman College in Philosophy and Psychology. Her interests primarily lie in the overlap between philosophy of mind and health psychology, namely what studying pain outcomes can teach us about the relationship between brain and body.
Denae is an undergraduate research assistant for the ARPP lab. She is currently pursuing her Bachelor's degree in Psychology at Portland State University, with plans to apply to graduate school for Clinical Psychology. Her current research interests pertain to studying the role of parenting in the development and treatment of chronic pain and mental health outcomes in children and adolescents.
Jordan is currently an intern in the ARPP Lab through Build EXITO at Portland State. She is currently pursuing her undergraduate degree in Psychology with a minor in Criminology at the Portland State University Urban Honors College and will graduate in Spring 2020. As an aspiring clinical psychologist and researcher, Jordan plans to apply for Clinical Psychology PhD programs with academic and clinical interests specifically in psychosocial factors contributing to youth and adolescent behaviors, juvenile offenders in correctional facilities, and at-risk youth.