Lab Alumni

Lab Alumni

Don Kretz

Don Kretz, PhD
UT Dallas Adjunct Assistant Professor in the School of Behavioral and Brain Sciences
ARA Principal Scientist/Director, Intel Group (Dallas Office)

Dissertation Abstract for Don Kretz


Kevin Murch

Kevin Murch, PhD
PhD Student 2007-2010
Currently a Forensic Neuropsychologist

Dissertation Abstract for Kevin Murch


Adam Teed

Adam Teed, PhD
PhD Student 2010-2017 — Cognition and Neuroscience Program — UT Dallas
Email: [email protected]

Adam has recently earned his PhD in cognition and neuroscience at The University of Texas at Dallas. During his graduate career, he has employed non-invasive neuropharmacological and non-invasive neuroimaging techniques to examine the effects of oxytocin and vasopressin on social perception and on preferences relating to social values. His research interests include using these methods to understand the biological bases of prosocial and antisocial behavior, individual differences in moral character, the role of interoception in social emotions, and social deficits in psychopathology.

Dissertation Abstract for Adam Teed


Ehsan Shokri-Kojori

Ehsan Shokri-Kojori, PhD
PhD Student 2008-2014
Currently a Postdoctoral Fellow at the National Institutes of Health

Dissertation Abstract for Ehsan Shokri-Kojori


Leanne Young

Leanne Young, PhD
PhD Student 2013-2016
Currently the Executive Director of the Brain Performance Institute in Dallas

After more than 20 years in engineering, Leanne Young joined the Center for BrainHealth to lead its Brain Performance Institute. Prior to joining the Brain Performance Institute, Leanne ran a division of Applied Research Associates, as a defense contractor, and helped establish human vulnerability as a core business area for that company.

Leanne is a nationally recognized expert in blast injury research and worked with the Department of Defense’s Combatting Terrorism Technology Support Office to obtain the first histological evidence of primary blast-induced brain injuries. She worked with the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) to lead the first clinical trials of blast-induced brain injuries and, working with the Office of Naval Research, she led development of a computer model for planning the medical response to a blast attack on a ship.

Leanne recently completed her doctoral degree in cognitive neuroscience. While studying under Dr. Daniel Krawczyk, Leanne combined her past career goals with a dual focus on social neuroscience and virtual reality-based characterization and treatment of functional impairment associated with traumatic brain injuries.

Dissertation Abstract for Leanne Young


Jameson Miller

Jameson Miller
Research Coordinator: Center for BrainHealth
Email: [email protected]

Jameson Miller has been with Dr. Krawczyk’s research team since 2014, with primary focus on TBI (Traumatic Brain Injury) within our military and veteran population. His current project is Expedition, a virtual reality game-based TBI intervention. The Expedition project is remotely deployable, meaning that our current and former service members are able to participate from home, and set their own activity schedule to a large degree.

Jameson applies his unique background and experience to be of continued service to our nation’s wounded warriors. His career with the U.S. Army began in the field artillery, later transitioning to medic and laboratory scientist. As a civilian, Jameson continued his work in clinical and forensic pathology and biochemical genetics before attending UT Dallas and later joining the Center for BrainHealth’s commitment to serving our current and former military service members.


Barry Rodgers

Barry Rodgers
Research Coordinator: Center for BrainHealth
Email: [email protected]

Barry is a member of the Traumatic Brain Injury research team and is responsible for data analysis and management. Prior to coming to the Center for BrainHealth he worked in the Office of Institutional Access and Equity at Southern Methodist University as the Data Administration Analyst. Before that he spent 12 years working in the private sector as a Programmer and Data Analyst in the commercial building industry. Barry holds a Master of Science degree in experimental psychology and his research interests include learning, memory, reasoning, social cognition, and statistics.


Richard Cole

Richard Cole
MS Student — Psychological Sciences Program — UT Dallas
Email: [email protected]

Richard Cole received his BA in psychology from the University of Arizona and his MS in applied psychology from Walden University in 2013, and MS in psychological sciences from UT Dallas May 2018.

Richard joined the Krawczyk Lab in 2016, with an interest in TBI/rehabilitative techniques, decision-making, and therapeutic methods. His master’s project at UT Dallas used facial recognition technology to determine if there was a visible, emotional aspect of decision-making. As an RA, Richard helped coordinate many aspects of Expedition — a remotely-delivered, cognitive intervention for Veterans with TBI — and outlined procedures for recruiting, the participant experience, and tour-guiding.

In August 2018, he began a PhD program in clinical psychology (military track) at Uniformed Services University in Bethesda, Maryland, where he is currently serving on Active Duty in the Army. His research aspirations include suicide in the military, improving suicide training packages, and stigma in seeking treatment—with an emphasis on the Special Operations Forces community.