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