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Graduate Alumni


Jacob Kraft, Ph.D.

Jake is currently a postdoctoral research fellow at the University of Michigan. He is interested in researching the maintenance of anxiety disorders and their symptomology. More specifically, he is interested in attentional biases and mental imagery presented in circumscribed anxiety in relation to working memory factors such as, inhibition and shifting, along with their behavioral counterparts. Outside of research, he enjoys winter sports, exercising, and photography. Jake can be reached at


Danielle Taylor, Ph.D.

Dr. Taylor is currently a postdoctoral fellow in the Mental Illness Research, Education, and Clinical Center (MIRECC) at the Ralph H. Johnson VA Medical Center in Charleston, SC. Her research examines how repetitive negative thinking (i.e., worry, rumination) affects emotional and attentional processes utilizing multi-modal psychophysiological techniques. The aim of this research is to understand symptom maintenance and improve transdiagnostic interventions for anxiety, depression, and trauma disorders. She enjoys hiking, cooking/baking, and spending time with family. You can reach Danielle at

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Kristen Frosio, Ph.D.

Dr. Frosio is currently completing a postdoctoral residency in the focus area of serious mental illness at the Michael E. DeBakey VA Medical Center in Houston, TX. Her research interests broadly focus on utilizing systems-level data to improve the quality of mental healthcare. She enjoys road trips, cooking, and embracing her Native American heritage through learning Kitikiti’sh (Wichita) language and attending annual ceremonies. You can reach Kristen at:

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Evan White, Ph.D.

Dr. White is an Associate Investigator at Laureate Institute for Brain Research (LIBR) in Tulsa, Oklahoma. Dr. White’s research program aims to understand the development and maintenance of anxiety and mood disorders with a particular focus on using psychophysiological techniques (i.e., event-related potentials) to test cognitive theories. His work has demonstrated how various executive functions (e.g., cognitive control, error monitoring) are related to symptoms of anxiety. Recently, he has extended his line of work to understand protective and resiliency factors against mental health conditions, specifically among American Indian populations. This line of work is focused on understanding how cultural characteristics may play a protective role against poor mental health outcomes. Specifically, Dr. White is interested in integrating advances in clinical and cultural neuroscience to understand mental health resilience, with a long-term goal of developing culturally relevant prevention and intervention efforts. 

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Adam Mills, Ph.D.

Dr. Mills is currently a Clinical Psychologist at Nebraska Medicine in Omaha, NE. His research program examines how repetitive negative thought styles (e.g., worry, rumination, anticipatory processing) interact with each other, with cognitive biases, and with symptoms of psychopathology.  Within this domain, he has a line of research documenting the specific effects of anticpiatory processing on attentional processes in social anxiety disorder. 

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Matt Judah, Ph.D.

Dr. Judah is currently an Assistant Professor at Old Dominion University. His main research interest is in maladaptive information-processing in anxiety and mood disorders. He is interested in using ERPs to examine how anxiety and depression affect cognitive processing, with a focus on cognitive control, attention, and working memory. He enjoys fencing and oil painting.


William Lechner, Ph.D.

Dr. Lechner  is currently an Assistant Professor at Kent State University. His primary interests involve examining the relationship between psychopathology and addiction, as well as the role of executive function deficits in addiction. He is particularly interested in utilizing psychophysiological techniques (e.g., affective modulation of the startle response), neurostimulation, and genetic factors to examine this area of research. To learn more, visit:

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Collin Davidson, Ph.D.

Dr. Davidson is a graduate of the clinical psychology program at Oklahoma State University who was advised by Dr. LaRicka Wingate and collaborated with the LEAP Lab. He completed his internship at the University of Washington School of Medicine and a postdoctoral fellowship at the Denver VA Mental Illness Research, Education, & Clinical Center.  His primary research interests include positive psychology, physical activity, and suicide risk. Collin currently is a Senior Clinical Psychologist at Hennepin County Medical Center in Minneapolis, Minnesota where he practices in the Adult Outpatient Clinic and supervises psychology interns. In his spare time Collin enjoys music, guitar, working out, stand up, reading, mindfulness, photography, and coffee. 

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