Our Team

Lab Director

Dr. Matthew Calamia

Dr. Matthew Calamia

Associate Professor, Dept of Psychology, Louisiana State University

Email: mcalamia@lsu.edu

Clinical Psychology, PhD, Minor: Neuropsychology, University of Iowa, 2014

Clinical Psychology Internship, University of Illinois at Chicago, 2014

Psychology, M.S. University of Iowa, 2009

Psychology, B.S., Louisiana State University, 2007

Dr. Matthew Calamia joined the psychology faculty at LSU in 2014 after receiving his PhD in Clinical Psychology from the University of Iowa. He is also an adjunct faculty member at the Institute for Dementia Research and Prevention at the Pennington Biomedical Research Center. His main research interests involve the measurement of cognitive abilities and psychopathology in the context of neuropsychological assessment. Outside of work, he enjoys listening to podcasts as he tries to establish a running habit, cheering for the Jets (J-E-T-S, Jets!, Jets! Jets!), and going out to eat with friends.

Current Graduate Students

Ross Divers

Ross Divers

Email: rdiver1@lsu.edu

Clinical Psychology (MA), Louisiana State University

Psychological Research (MS), & Psychology (BA), Temple University

Ross is broadly interested in neuropsychological consequences associated with late-life depression in healthy older adults and those with MCI and dementia. Specifically, he is interested in decline in everyday functioning and in the incorporation of technology into functional assessments and cognitive rehabilitation. Outside of school, Ross enjoys cooking, reading, and going to the movies.

Anthony Robinson

Anthony Robinson

Email: arob181@lsu.edu

Psychological Research (MA), Psychology (BS), Criminal Justice (BS), Texas State University

Anthony is broadly interested in factors that impact neuropsychological assessment. More specifically, he is interested in how personality, psychopathology, and non-credible responding impact neuropsychological test performance across the lifespan. He is also interested in the development and validation of neuropsychological and self-report psychological measures. Outside of school, he enjoys watching/playing basketball, photography, and longboarding.

 

Luke Miller

Luke Miller

Email: lmil149@lsu.edu

Clinical Psychology (MA), Louisiana State University

Psychology (BS), Drexel University

Luke is interested in the utility of technology (e.g., virtual reality) and positive neuropsychological factors in the assessment and cognitive rehabilitation of those with acquired brain injury and dementia. Recently, Luke has been working with therapists at a local outpatient rehab to implement a driving simulator program, a resilience intervention, and other initiatives to track treatment progress.

In his free time, Luke enjoys traveling, cooking (but mostly eating) Mexican cuisine, and obsessing over Pittsburgh professional sports.

 

chrisChris Reed

Email: creed69@lsu.edu

Clinical Psychology, (MS) UT Tyler, (MA) Louisiana State University

Psychology (BS), Texas A&M Clinical 

Chris is interested in the psychological factors associated with neurocognitive disorders, including dementia. Specifically, how they progress in order to develop ecologically valid tests utilizing technology such as virtual reality to better assess an individual's true functioning in the real world. He is also interested in how mood disorders affect results of neuropsychological assessment to better account for their impact.

In his free time, Chris enjoys writing, cooking any type of cuisine, and exploring new places!

Grad student Katrail

Katrail Davis

Email: kdav285@lsu.edu

Psychology (BS), Wayne State University

Katrail is mainly interested in assessment with underrepresented populations. Particularly, she is interested in ways to improve neuropsychological measures to help improve health outcomes for aging adults. Outside of school, Katrail enjoys running, knitting, crocheting, and binge-watching criminal minds (or any crime show). 

ashlyn

Ashlyn Runk

Email: arunk1@lsu.edu 

Psychology (BS), University of Mary Washington

Ashlyn is broadly interested in the assessment of everyday functional ability in older adults with neurodegenerative disorders. She is specifically interested in the development of brief technology based measures of functioning and the use of behavioral interventions to maintain or improve independent everyday functional ability in these populations.

Outside of school, she enjoys cooking, hanging out with her cat (Mitties) and her dog (Lincoln), and trying (only somewhat successfully) to keep her houseplants alive.

 

 

Graduate Students on Predoctoral Internship

erika

Erika Pugh

Predoctoral Internship: Mass General Hospital/Harvard Medical School Multicultural Neuropsychology Internship Track

Erika is largely interested in utilizing neuropsychological approaches to examine predictive factors of cognitive changes and decline in older adults. She is particularly interested in investigating these predictive factors in community and minority populations. Outside of school, Erika enjoys live music, yoga, reading, exploring coffee shops, and hiking with her dog.