Jacob Lafo, Ph.D.  (2012-2018)

Lafo-lab graduate

  • Dissertation: Emotion Perception and Reactivity in Essential Tremor 
  • T32 Predoctoral Trainee
  • APA  Internship: Brown University, Providence, RI (2017-2018)
  • Current Position:  Post-Doctoral Fellow at Brown University, Providence, RI (2018-2020)



Paul Mangal, Ph.D. (2012-2018)


  • Dissertation:   Revitalize Cognition:  A Proof of Concept Study using Transcranial and Intranasal Near-infrared Light Therapy
  • T32 Predoctoral Trainee T32
  • APA Internship: Emory University, Atlanta, GA.  (2017-2018)
  • Current:  Post-Doctoral Fellow at University California San Francisco- San Francisco VAMC  (2018-2020)



Sarah Szymkowicz, Ph.D. (2012-2018)

co-chaired with  Dr. Vonetta Dotson

  • Dissertation:  Age-Related Mechanisms of Emotion Anticipation and Perception
  • T32 Trainee
  • APA Internship:  James A Haley Veterans Administration Medical Center  (2017-2018)
  • Post-Doc in Neuropsychology:  University of Nebraska Medical Center (2018-2020)


Jacob Jones, Ph.D.  (2010-2016)

  • Jones-graduate
  • Dissertation:  White Matter Disease, Hypertension, and Cognition in Parkinson’s Disease
  • APA Internship:  Brown University, Providence RI  (2015-2016)
  • Post-Doc in Neuropsychology:  UCLA Semel Institute (T32 Post-Doctoral Training Program), Los Angeles CA  (2016-2018)
  • Current Position:   Assistant Professor, University California –


Jenna Dietz Renfro, Ph.D., ABPP-CN  (2008-2014)

co-chaired  with  Dr.  Margaret  Bradley

  • Dissertation:  Psychophysiology of Emotion in Parkinson Disease: Electrocortical Correlates of Emotion Perception, Preparation for Action, and Anticipation.
  • APA Internship: Boston Veterans Administration Medical Center  (2013-2014)
  • F31 Trainee
  • Post-Doc in Neuropsychology: Medical University of South Carolina and VAMC, Charleston, SC (2014-2016)
  • Current Position: Staff Neuropsychologist, St. Vincent’s Hospital, Jacksonville, FL.


Daniel Kay, Ph.D.  (2010-2013)

  • Dissertation:  Sleep and Cognition in Parkinson Disease
  • APA Internship: University of Mississippi, Oxford, MS.
  • Post-Doc: University of Pittsburgh (T32 Post-Doctoral Training Program).
  • Current Position:  Assistant Professor, Brigham Young University, Salt Lake City, UT


Laura Zahodne, Ph.D.  (2006-2012)

  • Dissertation:   Depression in Parkinson Disease:  Affective Chronometry, Psychophysiology and Anticipation
  • T32 Trainee
  • APA Internship: Brown University, Providence, RI.
  • Post-Doc in Neuropsychology: Columbia University (T32 Post-Doctoral Training Program), New York, NY  (2012-2014)
  • Associate Research Scientist (K99-R00, 2014-19), Columbia University
  • Current Position: Assistant Professor, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI. 


Utaka Springer, Ph.D. (2004- 2010)

  • Dissertation: Essential Tremor- Paradoxical Visuospatial Cognition
  • T32 Trainee
  • APA Internship: Veterans Association Northern California Health Care System (2009-2010)
  • Post-Doc in Neuropsychology: UC Berkeley, Berkeley and VA NCHCS (2010-2012)
  • Current Position: Clinical Director of  Behavioral Health, Community Wellness Department,  Native American Health Council,  San Francisco CA


Ania Mikos, Ph.D. (2004-2010)

  • Dissertation: Verbal Fluency Declines following DBS:  Computational Modeling
  • APA  Internship: Brown University, Providence, RI (2009-2010)
  • Post-Doc in Neuropsychology: Brown University, Providence, RI (2010-2012)
  • Current Position:  Research Scientist, University of Zurich, Switzerland  


Lindsey Kirsch-Darrow, Ph.D. (2003-2010)

  • Dissertation: Multivariate Approach to Apathy, Neurocognition, and Parkinson Disease
  • F31 Trainee
  • APA Internship: University of Alabama, Birmingham, AL (2009-2010)
  • Post-Doc in Rehabilitation Neuropsychology:  Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, MD (2010-2012)
  • Current Position: Rehabilitation Neuropsychologist, Walter Reed Medical Services, Bethesda, MD.


Kimberly Miller, Ph.D. (2003-2009)

  • Dissertation: Psychophysiology, Parkinson’s Disease and the Amygdala
  • F31 Trainee
  • APA Internship: University of Florida, Gainesville, FL  (2008-2009)
  • Post-Doc in Neuropsychology: VA Northern California Health Care System (2009-2011) 
  • Current: Clinical Assistant Professor,  Berkeley and Staff Neuropsychologist, VA Northern California Health Care System.


Gregg Selk , Ph.D. (1999-2005)

Co-Chaired with Dr. Eileen Fennell

  • Dissertation: Startle Reactivity in Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder
  • F31 Trainee
  • APA Internship: Brown University, Providence, RI.
  • Post-Doc in Neuropsychology: University of Florida, Gainesville, FL.
  • Curren Positiont:  Clinical Associate Professor, Brown University, Providence, RI.


Otto Pedraza, Ph.D.  (1998-2004)

  • Dissertation: Taxonometric Analysis of Neuropsychology of  Malingering
  • APA Internship: Emory University, Atlanta, GA.
  • Post-Doc in Neuropsychology: Mayo Clinic, Jacksonville, FL
  • Current: Associate Professor, Mayo Clinic, Jacksonville, FL. Recipient of K23 Award


Miles Rogish, Ph.D.  (1997-2003)

  • Dissertation:  Depression and Social Support in Epilepsy
  • APA Internship: James A Haley VAMC, Tampa, FL  (2002-2003)
  • Post-doc in Neuropsychology: University of Florida (2003-2005)
  • Current Position:  Consultant Clinical Psychologists, York House, Brain Injury Rehabilitation Trust (BIRT), York, England 


Charles Rischardson, Ph.D. (1989-1996)

  • Dissertation:  Digitizing the Face:  Dynamic Expression Asymmetries
  • APA Internship:  McClean/Harvard Medical School  (1995-1996)
  • Other:  University of Virginia School of Law
  • Current Position:   Health Care Atty, Baptist Hospital,  Jacksonville, FL


Beth Slomine, Ph.D., ABPP/CN   (1989-1995)

  • Dissertation:  Hemispheric Differences in Emotional Physiology:  A Stroke Model
  • APA Internship:  Boston Consortion- VAMC and Harvard Medical School  (1994-1995)
  • Post-Doc in Neuropsychology:  Philadelphia Geriatric Center  (1995-1997)
  • Current Position:   Associate Professor, Johns Hopkins University, Director of Training and Neuropsychological Rehabilitation Services,; Co-Director, Center for Brain Injury Recovery, Kennedy Kreiger, Baltimore MD


Elena Balzac, Ph.D.  (1987-1993)

  • Dissertation:  Suboptimal Exposure of Emotional Stimuli across the Visual Half Fields
  • APA Internship:  Baylor College of Medicine, Houston TX  (1992-1993)
  • Post-Doc in Neuropsychology:   Houston VA    (1993-1995)
  • Current Position:  Private Practice,  Brookline MA


Cynthia Cimino, Ph.D.  (1982-1988)

  • Dissertation:  Attentional  Tactile Asymmetries
  • APA Internship:  Brown University,  Providence RI (1987-88)
  • Post-Doc in Neuropsychology:  Brown University, Providence RI  (1988-1990)
  • Current Position:  Associate Professor, University of South Florida, Tampa, FL