Krista Lisdahl, PhD
Dr. Lisdahl (formerly Medina) serves as the Director of the UWM Brain Imaging and Neuropsychology (BraIN) laboratory. She completed a Clinical Neuropsychology Internship at the University of Arizona Health Sciences Center, as well as a NIDA-funded two-year Postdoctoral Fellowship in Clinical Neuropsychology at the University of California, San Diego under the mentorship of Susan F. Tapert. Dr. Lisdahl's main specialization is in clinical neuropsychology, addiction, adolescent brain development, and neuroimaging. At UWM, she teaches courses in Neuropsychology, Brain Development, Assessment, Psychopathology, and Drugs & Behavior/ Psychopharmacology.
- 2013: Received a UW-Milwaukee Graduate School/Foundation Research Award.
- November 2012: Named a Kavli Fellow by the National Academy of Sciences (NAS) and invited to attend the Japanese-American Kavli Fronteirs of Science Symposium.
- July 2012: Received a Presidential Early Career Award for Scientists and Engineers (PECASE) from President Obama and the National Institute of Health (NIH).
- 2011: Received the NIDA Division of Clinical Neuroscience and Behavioral Research, Behavioral and Brain Development 2011 Outstanding Early Career Investigator Award.
Megan is currently an advanced practicum student in neuropsychology at the Medical College of Wisconsin and aims to become a board certified clinical neuropsychologist.
Kyle’s current research interests focus on the influence of aerobic fitness on functional connectivity in the brain and subsequent effects on cognition, especially executive function, learning, and memory. He is also interested in neuropsychological test development and novel applications of common assessments to better predict risk for, and course of, cognitive function and impairment across the lifespan. Kyle is currently an advanced neuropsychology extern in both the Health Psychology Service in the Department of Transplant Surgery at Froedtert Hospital and the Clement J. Zablocki VA Medical Center. Kyle plans to be board certified clinical neuropsychologist in an academic medical setting and maintain his clinical research interests in psychometrics and complex medical/neurologic populations across the lifespan.
Ryan is primarily interested in researching etiology, manifestation, and maintenance of substance use disorder and the comorbidities that may follow and/or precede onset. He is also interested in neuropsychological outcomes, ERP-related measures, and meta-analytic techniques in this field.
STAFF & RESEARCH ASSISTANTS
Kelah Hatcher, BAKelah graduated with a BA in Psychology from the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee in 2016. She started at the BraIN Lab as an undergraduate research assistant in 2015 and became lab manager in 2017. She plans on attending graduate school to pursue a PhD in Clinical Psychology. Her research interests include the study of severe mental illness, particularly schizophrenia, and its development and prevention in adolescents and adults.
UNDERGRADUATE RESEARCH ASSISTANTS
Jose De La O
Tasha Wade (Wright), PhD
Skyler Shollenbarger, PhD
Alicia Thomas, PhD
Jenessa Price, PhD Faculty profile: https://fcd.mcw.edu/?module=faculty&func=view&name=Jenessa_Price_PhD&id=6653MCW Health Psychology Residency page: https://www.mcw.edu/Psychiatry-Behavioral-Medicine/Health-Psychology-Residency-Doctoral-Internship-Program/Core-Faculty.htm
Jenna Ausloos, BA
Danny Mulligan, BA
Erika Gilbart, BA