Hannah Swearingen, BA
Hannah Swearingen is a Research Coordinator at the Providence VA Center for Neurorestoration and Neurotechnology (CfNN). She joined CfNN in July 2017 after receiving her B.A. in Neuroscience and German from Washington & Jefferson College. Hannah coordinates several neuroimaging projects at the VA and supports investigators and their study staff with neuroimaging and scientific computing projects including fMRI data collection, preprocessing, and analysis. Her research interests include using neuroimaging and computational approaches to investigate brain signatures of psychiatric disorders and treatment response. Hannah is also interested in leveraging scientific computing methods to develop best practices in data analysis and sharing in order to promote scientific reproducibility. She is currently pursuing a Master’s degree in Applied Data Science from the University of Michigan.
Emily DeLuca, MSc
Senior Research Assistant
Emily is a Senior Research Assistant for the Clinical Neuroimaging Research Core at Brown University. In 2020, Emily received her Master of Science (MSc) in Performance Psychology from The University of Edinburgh. Prior to this she graduated from Northeastern University where she received a Bachelor of Science (BS) in Health Science with a minor in Psychology. While studying at the University of Edinburgh Emily completed her master’s dissertation on the effects of a mindfulness meditation intervention on creativity in improvisational dance. Her current research interests lie in the areas of sport and performance psychology, mindfulness, and neuroimaging.
Jake Winter, BA
Jake is a Health Science Specialist at the Center for Neurorestoration and Neurotechnology (CfNN) at the Providence VA Medical Center. He recently graduated from Carleton College with a BA in Cognitive Science and Philosophy. At Carleton, Jake contributed to research on psycholinguistics, cognitive psychology, and emotions/mental illness across cultures. His cognitive science thesis focused on Theory of Constructed Emotion, and his philosophy thesis considered the cross-cultural validity of DSM and ICD psychiatric classifications. Jake’s research interests lie at the intersection of affective science and clinical psychology.
Nauder Namaky, PhD
Postdoctoral Research Fellow
Dr. Namaky is a postdoctoral research fellow in the Warren Alpert Medical School Department of Psychiatry and Human Behavior. He received his B.A. from the Plan II Honors program at the University of Texas and his Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology from the University of Virginia. Dr. Namaky utilizes functional magnetic resonance imagining (fMRI), electroencephalography (EEG), and genetic/epigenetic analyses to understand the biological underpinnings of mood and anxiety disorders. He is working with Dr. Barredo as part of the T32 in Suicide Research.
W. Luke Acuff, MSc
Senior Research Associate
Luke is a Senior Research Associate for the Butler Neuromodulation Research Facility (BNRF) and Design and Analysis Core (DAC) for the COBRE Center for Neuromodulation at Butler Hospital. He obtained a BS in Biomedical Engineering from Mississippi State University in 2020 and an ScM (MS) in Biomedical Engineering from Brown University in 2022. His graduate work in the lab of Dr. Nicole McLaughlin contributed to detecting quantitative electroencephalographic (EEG) biomarkers of obsessive-compulsive disorder. His work with Dr. Barredo through the DAC and the greater Butler COBRE focuses on managing, processing, and analysing EEG and other neural data towards improving function and understanding of neuromodulation therapy, primarily transcranial magnetic stimulation (TMS), for psychiatric disorders.
Ana Bogdanovich, BS
Ana is currently a Research Assistant for COBRE Project RISE at Butler Hospital. She completed her Bachelor of Science in Psychology at Hillsdale College in Michigan in the spring of 2021, though she is originally from Seattle, WA. Ana is primarily interested in OCD etiology, maintenance factors, and comorbidity. She hopes to pursue a doctoral degree in clinical psychology.