Lab Members - Kendall College of Arts and Sciences

Lab Members

Meet the SPARTA Lab

 

Elissar El SabbaghElissar El Sabbagh (ele4807@utulsa.edu)

Lab manager 2020-2022

“I am interested in post-trauma outcomes and interventions aiming to improve outcomes for children exposed to maltreatment and interpersonal violence, particularly in minority and underserved populations.”


Graduate Researchers


Devin BarlannDevin Barlaan (drb714@utulsa.edu)

“I am interested in researching the intergenerational transmission of trauma. More specifically, I want to understand the mechanisms of indirect trauma transmission and, more importantly, how protective factors can buffer children from experiencing these intergenerational effects.”

*Currently working on dissertation and is not an active project member*

Aviva JohnsAviva Johns (avj7348@utulsa.edu)

“I am interested in historical and intergenerational trauma, as well as resilience to trauma and the treatment of trauma.”


Christy Mather (cem4201@utulsa.edu)

“I am interested in the intergenerational transmission of trauma in the context of the wider ramifications of historical trauma. I want to understand perpetuating mechanisms, epigenetic factors, and interventions that may curb trauma trajectories.”


Brooke PangelinanBrooke Pangelinan (bap2853@utulsa.edu)

“I am interested in researching historical trauma, particularly understanding cultural protective factors. I also want to work towards understanding the pathways by which historical trauma is transmitted across generations.”


Mollie RischardMollie Rischard (mer597@utulsa.edu)

“I am primarily interested in researching executive function (EF) abilities in at-risk or trauma-exposed youth and examining the variables that impact EF deficits in this population (e.g., sleep quality and nightmares). Additionally, I am interested in the promotion of trauma-informed systems (particularly in the schools) and interventions that can help facilitate this system-wide change”


Jack StimsonJack Stimson (jrs3194@utulsa.edu)

“I am interested in studying trauma as it relates to athletes and their well-being. Specifically, I am interested in advocacy for at-risk athletic populations and the possible role trauma plays in the lives of athletes. Also, what can we do to prevent trauma exposure and mitigate the trauma-related symptoms.”


Undergraduate Researchers

Andrew HeltAndrew Helt (ajh419@utulsa.edu)

“I am curious about the development of emotional regulation and social skills in children exposed to Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs). I am also interested in what strategies are effective in adapting classroom learning to better teach children exposed to ACEs.”


Katie KingKatie King (ajh419@utulsa.edu)

“I am currently exploring and developing a more general interest in trauma psychology, specifically pertaining to children.”


Julia RichardsonJulia Richardson (jar256@utulsa.edu)

“I am interested in trauma research and exploring resiliency and trauma.”


Lab Alumni

Doctoral Alumni

Ashley LouieAshley Louie, PhD
Clinical Internship: Eastern Virginia Medical School
Dissertation: Resilience in Military Families with Young Children: A Pilot Study of Pre-deployment Parent Training


Emily CromwellEmily Kaier, PhD
Clinical Internship: University of Rochester Medical Center
Dissertation: Reaching a Rural Community: Feasibility of Delivering a Child Posttraumatic Nightmare Treatment Via Televideoconferencing


Danielle ZanottiDanielle Zanotti, PhD

Clinical Internship: Michael E. DeBakey VA in Houston, TX

Dissertation: Resilience in collegiate student-athletes: A pilot study of a prevention and resilience training program


Masters Alumni

Ludivina Vasquez, MA (ludivinavasquez1@gmail.com)


Undergraduate Research Assistants

Academic Year 2020-2021

  • Alexa Morton *Senior Thesis
  • Jada Holmes *TURC Project
  • Christie Mather
  • Alyssa Brewer
  • Hannah Havemeier

Academic Year 2019-2020

  • Katie King *Senior Thesis
  • Andrew Helt *TURC Project
  • Hannah Walker
  • Jada Holmes
  • Alyssa Brewer
  • Simon Olaoluwa Falokun
  • Marisol Jaramilo Delmgh

Academic Year 2018-2019

  • Katie King/Sinor
  • Andrew Helt
  • Hannah Walker
  • Jada Holmes
  • Julia Richardson

Academic Year 2017- 2018

  • Olivia Darr
  • Darian Dozier
  • Reagan Hausman
  • Katie King
  • McKenzie McAdams
  • Hannah Walker

Academic Year 2016- 2017

  • Agnes Chu
  • Darian Dozier
  • James Whisenhunt

Academic Year 2015- 2016

  • Erin Camp
  • Darian Dozier
  • Sage Martin
  • Jules Soper
  • Darcy Waller
  • James Whisenhunt
  • Destinee Yandell

Academic Year 2014-2015

  • Erin Camp
  • Isaura Enrique
  • Montega Jordan
  • Brandi Krieg
  • Darcy Waller
  • Chase Winterberg

Academic Year 2013-2014

  • Tom Gaus
  • Brooke Hinch
  • Montega Jordan
  • Brandi Krieg
  • Forrest Rice
  • Renee Vanasse
  • Chase Winterberg

Academic Year 2012-2013

  • Brooke Hinch (Summer)
  • Lexis Learmonth
  • Amanda Schenk
  • Renee Vanasse
  • Chase Winterberg (Summer)

Academic Year 2011-2012

  • Sara English
  • Brooke Hinch
  • Max Jaggers
  • Mitchell Johnson
  • Lexis Learmonth
  • Kaylene Rojas
  • Amanda Schenk
  • Renee Vanasse
  • Chase Winterberg

Academic Year 2010-2011

  • Katie Birnie
  • Julien Frazer
  • Joanna Hughes
  • Mitchell Johnson
  • Grace Kesic
  • Kaylene Rojas
  • Hanna Tacha

Academic Year 2009-2010

  • Katie Birnie
  • Clara Hill
  • Rachel Zarrow (Summer)