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
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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
Applied Assistant 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.

Current Graduate Students

Felicitas A. Huber, MA
Ph.D. Candidate

Interests: Felicitas grew up in Austria and earned the equivalent of her Master’s at the University of Vienna before coming to Tulsa in the fall 2017. Her interests include investigating how cortical processes contribute to pain mechanisms and pain regulation, and how these processes interact with emotional and cognitive factors. In her spare time, Felicitas enjoys hiking, baking apple strudel for her lab mates, teaching her lab mates her native language (German), and watching TV.

Erin Street, MA
Ph.D. Student

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, BA
Ph.D. Student

Interests: Hayden is interested how changes in the bodily inflammation caused by chronic life stressors and adverse events may moderate pain outcomes, depression, and anxiety. She is also passionate about research that helps show how diversity and other societal factors put minority groups at a greater risk for both physical and mental health issues. Outside of school, Hayden enjoys playing video games with her partner, spending time outside, and snuggling her cats.

Katelyn Boster-Duke, BA
M.A. Student

Interests: Kate is a first-year student in the Clinical Psychology Master’s Program. Her research interests include Native American health and health disparities. In her spare time, Kate’s hobbies include reading, cooking, and painting.

Claudia Vore, BA
M.A. Student

Interests: Claudia is a first-year student in the Clinical Psychology’s Master’s Program. In her spare time, Claudia enjoys watching horror movies and eating sushi.

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.

Anish Reddy
Undergraduate Student

Interests: Anish is a sophomore from Austin Texas pursuing a B.S. in psychology with a minor in Anthropology. He is a student in the Early Careers in Community Medicine program, and dreams of a career in psychiatry. When he’s not preparing for his courses or entering data in lab, Anish enjoys listening to music and playing basketball.

Emmanuel Li
Undergraduate Student

Owen Gilstrap

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

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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