People

Lab Director

Matt R. Judah, PhDMatt R. Judah, Ph.D.

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Dr. Judah joined Old Dominion University as an Assistant Professor in Fall 2016. Prior to this he completed his PhD at Oklahoma State University, followed by a clinical internship at the Medical University of South Carolina.

Graduate Student

Nathan HagerNathan Hager

Nathan is a first-year in the clinical psychology PhD program at Old Dominion University and the Virginia Consortium Program in Clinical Psychology. After earning a BA in Psychology from Wake Forest University, he worked in addiction neuroimaging research at the University of Pennsylvania. His current                                                         research uses psychophysiological methods to explore                                                         cognitive and reward system function in anxiety and                                                             depression.

Lab Manager

Katherina Nako
Katherina Nako

Katherina graduated from Old Dominion University in May 2017 with a Bachelor’s degree in Psychology. She aspires to further her education and career by pursuing a graduate degree in Psychology. Katherina’s research interests include psychiatric disorders such as anxiety, depression, and schizophrenia.

Research Assistants

Casey Hayes

Casey is a sophomore at Old Dominion University and plans to graduate spring 2020. She is working towards her Bachelor’s degree in Biology with a minor in Psychology. She plans on furthering her education by applying to graduate schools in Neuroscience. Her                                                                 research interests include mental disorders, cognitive                                                           processing, and neurochemistry.

 

Ebony Edwards

Ebony is a senior at Old Dominion University and will be graduating in May 2018. She will receive a Bachelor’s degree in Psychology with a minor in Human Services. She plans to further her education by pursuing a graduate degree in Psychology. Her research interests include disorders such as anxiety.

 

Jordan ParkerJordan Parker

Jordan is a senior at Old Dominion University and is planning to graduate in 2018 with a Bachelor’s degree in Psychology and a minor in Human Services. He aspires to further his education by pursuing a graduate degree in psychology.

 

Korena Klimczak

Korena is a senior at Old Dominion University. Currently, she is majoring in Psychology and double minoring in Statistics and Biology. She plans to pursue a graduate degree in Psychology upon graduation. Her research interests include mental disorder such as dissociative and personality disorders.

 

Patricia Mejia
Patricia Mejia

Patricia is a senior at Old Dominion University and will be graduating in May 2018. She is currently majoring in Psychology and minoring in Spanish. She plans on applying to Psychology graduate programs in 2017. Her primary research interests center on the socio-cognitive factors that relate to anxiety disorders and depression.

Peter EichnerPeter Eichner

Peter Eichner is a senior at Old Dominion University and will receive his Bachelor’s of Science in Psychology in Spring of 2018. He plans apply to graduate programs in Psychology and continue research in areas ranging from anxiety to human factors psychology.

Richard A. Mason

Richard is a Sophomore and plans to pursue a Bachelor’s Degree in Psychology. His research interests are centered around post traumatic stress disorder, anxiety, depression, and service related trauma among military veterans and their families. He plans to further continue his studies by applying to graduate programs.

Samantha Sova
Samantha Sova

Samantha is a senior at Old Dominion University and will be graduating with a Bachelor’s in Exercise Science May of 2018. Currently working as a massage therapist, she plans to become a physical therapist after completing a doctoral program. She is interested in neurological research and understanding links between                                                       physical and psychiatric health.

Shaunie Holmes

Shaunie Holmes

Shaunie graduated from George Mason University in May 2016. She plans to further her education by pursuing graduate degree in Psychology. Her research interests include, mindfulness, anxiety and depression.

 

Taylor Bland

Taylor is a senior at Old Dominion University majoring in Psychology and minoring in Communications. She will be graduating December of 2018 and is planning to attend graduate school to pursue a Master’s degree in Psychology.

Lab Alumni

Ekaterina ShurkovaEkaterina Shurkova

Ekaterina received her M.S. degree in Applied Mathematics at Saratov State University, Russia, and her M.S. in Computer Science from Old Dominion University. She joined the Applied Cognitive Psychology program at Old Dominion University in Fall 2017.

 

Elizabeth Bauer

Elizabeth Bauer

Elizabeth received her B.S. in Psychology from Old Dominion University in 2017. In Fall 2018, she will join the Clinical Psychology Ph.D program at Texas A&M University where she will continue to research anxiety disorders using ERPs.


Ebone Brown

Ebone is a 2018 graduate of Old Dominion University who majored in Psychology with a minor in Criminal Justice. Ebone is now pursuing a Master’s degree in Clinical Social Work at Virginia Commonwealth University.