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SCANlab Members

Lab Director

(573) 882-1805 104 McAlester Hall
BartholowB@missouri.edu

Dr. Bartholow is the director of the Social Cognitive and Addiction Neuroscience lab (SCANlab) and is Professor in the Psychological Sciences Department at the University of Missouri. His research interests fall generally within four distinct yet overlapping areas: (1) the role of cognitive control in social behavior; (2) acute effects of alcohol on cognitive control; (3) individual differences in neurobiologically based risks for addiction, primarily alcohol use disorder; and (4) effects of incidental stimulus exposure on cognition and behavior (i.e., priming effects). The common theme around which these lines of work are integrated is the interplay between salience (i.e., motivational significance) and cognitive control.

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    Lab Members

    Sandie Keerstock, PhD

    Dr. Keerstock, earned her PhD in Linguistics from the University of Texas at Austin in 2020. She is the project coordinator for the "CLAS Study", our ongoing large multi-method longitudinal project funded by the NIAAA ('Characterizing Low Alcohol Sensitivity in Laboratory and Real-World Contexts, NIH R01-AA-025451). Undergraduate RAs should contact her to inquire about lab openings.
    Joined in 2020 124 Psych Bldg
    skeerstock@missouri.edu

    Roberto Cofresi, PhD

    Former postdoctoral fellow for 4 years in the lab, Dr. Cofresi received a prestigious NIH-NIAAA K99/R00 Pathway to Independence Career Award and is now a Research Assistant Professor at the University of Missouri forward-translating preclinical non-human animal models of addiction relapse risk into human laboratory models and testing their clinical utility.
    Joined in 2018 123 Psych Bldg
    cofresir@missouri.edu

    Casey Kohen, MA

    Casey completed his bachelor’s degree in Psychology from the University of Colorado, Boulder, and his master’s degree in Psychology from San Diego State University. He is broadly interested in using event-related potentials (ERPs) to understand how neurocogntive processes contribute to the etiology, maintenance, and abatement of substance use disorders.
    Joined in 2019 119 Psych Bldg
    ckohen@mail.missouri.edu

    Paul Brancaleone, MS

    Paul (PJ) received a BA in Psychology from Florida Atlantic University in 2016 & an MS in experimental psychology from Nova Southeastern University in 2018. His research interests center around the neuroscience of social perception, using Event related-potentials (ERPs) to study how we process traits including race, gender, and sexual orientation in others, and how the way these traits are processed translate to expressions of bias.
    Joined in 2021 119 Psych Bldg
    pbmhz@missouri.edu

    Mikayla Rodgers, B.S.

    Joined Summer 2020
    Health Sciences & Nuclear Medicine

    Emma Johnson, B.S.

    Joined Spring 2021
    Major: Biology
    Joined Fall 2021
    Major: Psychology
    Honors Thesis 2022-2023 (Dr. Bartholow)
    Joined Fall 2021
    Major: Psychology
    McNair Scholar 2022-2023 & Honors Thesis (Dr. Bartholow)

    Skye Jackson-Sims

    Joined Fall 2021
    Major: Pre-Nursing

    Elizabeth Conley

    Joined Fall 2021
    Major: Electrical Engineering
    Joined Spring 2022
    MARC/IMSD Apprentice

    Hannah Drzewiecki

    Joined Spring 2022
    MARC/IMSD Apprentice
    Joined Fall 2021
    Joined Fall 2021
    Joined Spring 2022
    Joined Fall 2021
    Major: Statistics
    Joined Summer 2022
    Major: Psychology
    Joined Fall 2022

    Lab alumni

    Who are they? Where are they now? A number of former SCANlab members have gone on to interesting and prosperous lives elsewhere. We are proud to call them our lab alumni. (If you belong on this list but you're not currently on it, send an email with your info and we'll add you.) *denotes approximate dates.


    Lab alumni > Graduate & Postdoc

    Kelsey Irvin

    Then (*2015-2022): Graduate Student, Clinical Psychology
    Last Known: Clinical Internship at SUNY Upstate Medical University-Syracuse

    Hannah Volpert-Esmond

    Then (2014-2020): Graduate Student, Social Psychology
    Last Known: Assistant Professor, The University of Texas at El Paso

    Jorge Martins

    Then (2014-2020): Graduate Student, Social Psychology
    Last Known: William James Center for Research ISPA – Instituto Universitário

    Meredith Johnson

    Then (*2013-*2019): Graduate Student, Social Psychology

    Curt Von Gunten

    Then (2012-2018): Graduate Undergrad Research Assistant
    Last Known: Data Scientist, Ford Motor Company

    Liana S. E. Hone

    Then (2015-2017): Postdoctoral Fellow
    Last Known: Assistant Professor of Health Education and Behavior at the University of Florida

    Ozlem Korucuoglu

    Then (2014-2016): Postdoctoral Fellow
    Last Known: Washington University School of Medicine.

    Kimberly A. Fleming

    Then (*2011-*2016) Graduate Student
    Last Known: Clinical Health Psychologist, Allegheny Health Network, Psychiatric and Behavioral Health Institute, Pittsburgh, PA, USA

    Kira Bailey

    Then (*2012-2015): Postdoctoral Fellow
    Last Known: Assistant Professor, Department of Psychology, Ohio Wesleyan University

    Elena V. Stepanova

    Then (2010-2011): Postdoctoral Fellow
    Last Known: Assistant Professor of Psychology, University of Southern Mississippi

    Chris Loersch

    Then (2009-2011): Postdoctoral Fellow
    Last Known: Research Scientist

    Eunsam Shin

    Then (2007-2010): Postdoctoral Fellow
    Last Known: Center for Cognitive Science, Yonsei University, Seoul, South Korea

    Eduardo Vasquez

    Then (2007-2009): Postdoctoral Fellow
    Last Known: Senior Lecturer in Forensic Psychology, Senior Academic Adviser, University of Kent, School of Psychology

    Sarah L. Tragesser

    Then (2005-2007): Postdoctoral Fellow
    Last Known: Associate Professor of Psychology, Washington State University

    Joseph Hilgard

    Then (2009-2015) Graduate Student
    Last Known: Data Scientist at AbbVie

    Chris Engelhardt

    Then (*2009-2013) Graduate Student
    Last Known: Data Scientist, Carfax, Inc.

    Sarah Lust

    Then (*2008-2011): Graduate Student
    Last Known: Visiting Assistant Professor, Department of Psychological Sciences, Auburn University

    Erika Henry

    Then: Graduate Student
    Last Known: Principal Research Scientist & Head of Alexa Marketing Science, Amazon, Inc.

    Cheryl L. Dickter

    Then: Graduate Student
    Last Known: Associate Professor, College of William and Mary, Williamsburg , VA

    Marc Sestir

    Then: Graduate Student
    Last Known: Associate Professor of Psychology, University of Central Arkansas


    Lab alumni > Undergraduate

    Makayla Pollock

    Then (2021-2022): Undergraduate Research Assistant

    Devon Terry

    Then (2020-2022): Undergraduate McNair Scholar and Capstone Student
    Last Known: Research Specialist, The Health Neuroscience Center, University of Missouri

    Gage Crum

    Then (2018-2022): Undergraduate Student
    Last Known: Research Specialist, Clinical Neuropsychology Laboratory, University of Missouri

    Cole Schilling

    Then (2021-2022): Postbac Technician
    Last Known: Graduate Student, Counseling, University of Missouri-Kansas City

    Kristina Essig

    Then (2021): Undergraduate Student - Recruitment & Retention Specialist

    Karen Yates

    Then (2019-2021): Research Coordinator

    Kolton Speer

    Then (2018-2020): Undergraduate Research Assistant
    Last Known: PhD student in Computer Vision and Graphics at the University of Missouri

    Haley Benson

    Then (2018-2019): Research coordinator
    Last Known: University of Missouri School of Law

    Ellie Stillwell

    Then (2015-2016): Research coordinator
    Last Known: Assistant Professor of Management at the London School of Economics and Political Science

    Megan Fleming

    Then: Undergraduate Capstone Student
    Last Known: Graduate Student, Clinical Psychology Program, Department of Psychology, University of Missouri

    Ward Davis

    Then: Undergraduate Honors Undergrad Research Assistant
    Last Known: Assistant Professor, Wheaton College, Wheaton, IL



    And all the undergraduate students who have contributed to the lab over the years: Zachary Denton, Christina Werner, Karsen Wilkins, Kathryn McCulloch, Carsen Steele, Kyle Kirby, Harjeev Singh, Olivia Layton, Anthony Alvarado.