Hannah Swearingen, BA
Research Coordinator

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.

Paul Kornman, MA
Senior Research Associate

Paul is a Senior Research Associate for the COBRE Center for Neuromodulation. He completed his Master of Arts (MA) in Research Psychology at UMASS Dartmouth after earning a Bachelor of Arts (BA) in Psychology at Auburn University. He worked as a research and clinical assistant in four labs at UMASS and Auburn gaining experience in statistical programming and data analytics. His graduate research focused on how health literacy and behaviors, such as self-care interventions (e.g., mindfulness meditation), could reduce depression, stress, and anxiety during the COVID-19 pandemic. Continuing this theme, his interests have evolved to include how transcranial magnetic stimulation (TMS) interventions aid in the reduction of depression and obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD) symptoms. Paul is learning data analysis methodologies and statistical programming techniques involving EEG and fMRI. His career goal is to earn a Ph.D. in Quantitative Psychology or Statistics to continue his involvement in research centered around reducing and understanding behavioral and emotional disorder symptomology.

Jake Winter, BA
Research Assistant

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.