Research Personnel - Kendall College of Arts and Sciences

Research Personnel

Principal Investigators

Jamie L. Rhudy, PhD
Professor of Clinical Psychology
Director, Psychophysiology Laboratory for Affective Neuroscience
Dr. Jamie Rhudy Faculty Page
Download Dr. Jamie Rhudy’s CV

Interests: Affect and pain modulation; neurobiology of affect; neurobiology of pain; affect and health; statistical analysis with an emphasis on longitudinal methods; health psychology/ behavioral medicine; psychophysiology; neurobiology of psychological disorders.

*Interested in joining our research team as a graduate student? For more information in the graduate program, click here.

Joanna O. Shadlow, PhD
Teaching Professor of Clinical Psychology

Interests: Joanna’s research interests are in the area of Native American health and clinical child psychopathology. She is very interested in investigating markers for chronic pain risk with a desire to create culturally appropriate pain interventions. Joanna’s time outside the office is spent with her family and traveling.

Travis Lowe, PhD 
Associate Professor of Sociology

Travis Lowe has published research on racial income inequality in urban areas and locational attainment. His current research focuses on changes in perceived job and labor market precarity from the 1970s to the present. Areas of expertise include inequality and stratification, urban sociology, and work/occupations.

Travis Lowe CV 

Research Coordinator

Kayla Trevino, BA 


PLAN Lab Research Coordinator

Kayla joined the lab in November 2022 as a part of our OK-SNAP III team. She has been key to launching the study and keeping many of the complex, behind-the-scenes pieces working.

Current Graduate Students

Erin Street, MA
Ph.D. Candidate

Interests: Erin’s research interests include lifestyle factors contributing to chronic pain development, pain prevention and resilience, and health disparities. In her spare time, Erin enjoys board games, baking, hiking, and reading.

Parker Kell, BA
Ph.D. Student

Interests: Parker’s research interests include the impact of sleep on health outcomes such as chronic pain, and health disparities. In his spare time, Parker enjoys running, playing board games, and spending time with his dog, Sun.

Hayden Ventresca, MA
Ph.D. Student

Interests: Hayden is interested how chronic stress and bodily inflammation contribute to the development of chronic pain and mental health conditions like anxiety and depression. She is also passionate about advocacy-focused research that aims to improve physical and mental wellbeing among underserved/disadvantaged populations. Outside of school, Hayden is busy planning her wedding, organizing cohort adventures, keeping up with BookTok and snuggling her cats.

Claudia Vore, BA
Ph.D. Student

Interests: Claudia’s research interests include investigating how cortical processes contribute to pain mechanisms and pain regulation, and how these processes interact with emotional and cognitive factors. Clinically, she plans to specialize in neuropsychology. In her spare time, Claudia enjoys eating sushi, watching horror movies, and grabbing drinks with her cohort.

Taylor Brown, BA
Ph.D. Student

Interests: Taylor is interested in how social support, isolation, and other social relationship factors can influence the experience and perception of pain, and in how these effects can vary across different populations and contexts. Outside of the lab, Taylor enjoys reading, traveling, hiking, and spending time with her cohort.

Brandon Jones, M.A.
Ph.D. Student

Brandon is our incoming PhD student for Fall 2023. We are so excited to have him join the lab. Bio to come soon!


Current Undergraduate Students

Nicole Baughman
Undergraduate Student

Interests: Nicole is a junior from St. Louis, Missouri studying psychology with a minor in biology. She would like to become a clinical psychologist in the future and is interested in health psychology, psychophysiology, and studying mental health disparities. In her spare time, Nicole enjoys knitting, being outdoors, and playing guitar.

Emmanuel Li
Undergraduate Student

Reese Fagan

Undergraduate Student

Former Students

Our research lab graduates prolific and successful students, many of whom hold positions in academia, clinical settings, and research facilities. Over the years, our research lab trained many students who have achieved great success in their desired fields. Below are some examples of what our alumni are currently up to!

Former Graduate Students

Felicitas Huber, Ph.D. –  Postdoctoral Fellow, Washington University

Tyler Toledo, Ph.D. – Postdoctoral Fellow, Vanderbilt University

Natalie Hellman, Ph.D. – Postdoctoral Fellow, Emory University

Cassandra A. Sturycz, Ph.D. – Postdoctoral Fellow, Laureate Institute for Brain Research

Yvette M. Güereca , Ph.D. – Postdoctoral Fellow

Bethany L. Kuhn, Ph.D. – Postdoctoral Fellow

Edward W. Lannon, Ph.D. – Postdoctoral Fellow, Stanford University 

Mara Demuth, M.A. – Works at Oklahoma Pain and Wellness Center, while preparing for enrolling in Medical School

Shreela Palit, PhD – Postdoctoral Fellow, University of Florida

Michael Payne, MA – Study Coordinator, Cincinnati Children’s Hospital

Jennifier L. DelVentura, PhD – Clinical Psychologist, Atlanta Veterans Affair

Ellen L. Terry, PhD- Postdoctoral Researcher, University of Florida

Emily Bartley, PhD- Research Scientist, University of Florida

Amy WIlliams, PhD- Faculty researcher, Indiana University Indiana University Faculty Page

Philip Rambo, MA – Clinical Psychologist, Montana Veterans Affair

Klanci McCabe, PhD- Faculty health service psychologist, Children’s Mercy Hospital Children’s Mercy Hospital Faculty Page

Former Undergraduate Students

Edward Trimble, B.A.

Katelyn Hoang, B.A.

Burkhart J. Hahn, B.A. – Enrolled in the Oklahoma State University’s Clinical Psychology Program

Garrett Newsom, B.S. – Enrolled in Hospital Administration Graduate Program at The University of New Haven

Abby Greenhaw, BA- Speech Pathology Graduate Program at The University of Tulsa

Kathryn Thompson, BS- Medical/Clinical Psychology Graduate Program at The University of Alabama at Birmingham

Jessica M. Fischer, BS- Medical Student at the University of Kansas Medical Center

Former Annual Lab Pictures


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