Berry Lab

Get to know the current members of the Berry lab!

Natasha Garcia, M.S.
4th year
Undergraduate institution: University of South Florida
I am interested in cognitive change and psychological well-being in aging populations and individuals with with neurodegenerative disease. Additionally, I have an interest in helping those with chronic illness, neurodegenerative disease, and caregivers cope with distress. My recent research focuses on purpose in life and quality of life in patients with Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis and their caregivers.
Brittany Walls, M.S.
3rd year
Undergraduate institution: Duke University
My research interests include malingering, sport-related concussion, and outcomes following epilepsy surgery. My clinical interests include neuropsychological assessment of a wide variety of diseases that affect the nervous system, but I have particular interests in the assessment and treatment of patients with epilepsy, brain tumors, and acquired brain injury. 
Combs, H.L., Folley, B.S., Berry, D.T.R., Segerstrom, S.C., Han, D.Y., Anderson-Mooney, A.J., Walls, B.D., & van Horne, C. (2015). Cognition and Depression Following Deep Brain Stimulation of the Subthalamic Nucleus and Globus Pallidus Pars Internus in Parkinson’s Disease: A Meta-Analysis. Neuropsychology Review, 25(4), 439-454.
Kent, T.M., Fu, B., Walls, B.D., Seidelman, W., Sublette, M.A., Lee, M., Carswell, C.M., Yang, R. (In Press). Does an Abstract Weld Pool Visualization Help Novice Welders Assess the Performance of a Weldbot? In Proceedings of the Human Factors and Ergonomics Society Annual Meeting. Sage Publications. 
Berry, D.T.R., Walls, B.D., Bouquet, C.M. & Wallace, E.R. (in press). Malingered neurocognitive deficits in Mild Traumatic Brain Injury. In. D.Y Han (Ed.) Acquired brain injury: clinical essentials for neurotrauma and rehabilitation professionals. New York: Springer Publishing Company.
Combs, H.L., Dunham, K.J., Walls, B.D., & Anderson-Mooney, A.J. (in press). Post-ABI Movement Disorders. In. D.Y Han (Ed.) Acquired brain injury: clinical essentials for neurotrauma and rehabilitation professionals. New York: Springer Publishing Company.
Chelsea Bosch, M.S.
2nd year
Undergraduate/Master’s institution: Missouri State University
While at Missouri State, I completed my thesis examining the convergent validity of the Wechsler Memory Scale – Fourth Edition (WMS-IV) and the WMS-IV Flexible Approach. During my first year at UK, I worked on multiple research projects, including a book chapter on malingered neurocognitive deficits in mild traumatic brain injury and a meta-analytic book chapter examining the diagnostic accuracy of embedded neuropsychological measures in the detection of malingering. Presently, my clinical and research interests are related to the neuropsychological evaluation of individuals who have suffered traumatic brain injuries and those diagnosed with seizure disorders.
Elizabeth (Liz) Wallace, B.S.
2nd year
Undergraduate institution: Birmingham-Southern College
During my first year in Dr. Berry’s lab, I contributed to a book chapter on malingered neurocognitive deficits in mild traumatic brain injury and aided in data collection for Brittany Walls’ thesis. Currently, I am beginning to work on my thesis. My project will examine profiles from an ADHD symptom measure produced under differing instruction sets and administration formats. I am interested in neuropsychological evaluation, particularly for adults with traumatic brain injuries and neurodegenerative disorders (such as Parkinson’s and Alzheimer’s disease).
Kullen Balthrop, M.S.
1st year
Undergraduate institution: Murray State University
MSc from University of Edinburgh
While at the University of Edinburgh, I completed my thesis on children's ability to accurately process fair and rigged feedback. Currently, I'm examining the ability of the MMPI-2 and MMPI-2-RF to detect faking good in non-student populations. I'm looking forward to helping out with other research projects this year while honing my own research interests. 
Stacey Brothers
Undergraduate (Senior)
While in Dr. Berry’s lab, I have helped to collect data for Brittany Walls’ thesis and Lisa Mason’s dissertation. I also aided in the completion of a meta-analysis on the Minnesota Multiphasic Personality Inventory 2’s (MMPI-2) validity scales. During my final year at UK, I will be completing a Senior Thesis that examines perceived and actual self-regulatory and executive function deficits in people with Parkinson’s Disease. Recently, I have become interested in neuropsychological deficits found in persons with comorbid traumatic brain injuries and post-traumatic stress disorder.
Past members of the Berry lab include:

Hannah Combs: The most recent student to complete her graduate training in Dr. Berry’s lab, Hannah is currently in the 1st year of her neuropsychology internship at the DeBakey VA Medical Center in Houston. She will return to UK in 2017 to complete her dissertation.

Lisa Koehl: Lisa is currently completing her neuropsychology internship in the St. Louis VA Healthcare System. She will return to UK in 2016 to defend her dissertation.

Maryanne Edmundson: Maryanne is currently a 2nd year Neuropsychology Resident in the Minneapolis VA Health Care System.

Lindsey Jasinski Schipper: Lindsey completed her residency at the Federal Medical Center in Lexington. She is currently an Assistant Professor of Psychiatry in the UK Health Care system. She also supervises graduate students at Eastern State Hospital in Lexington.

Myriam Sollman: Myriam completed her neuropsychology internship at the University of Florida. She then completed her neuropsychology fellowship at the Barrow Neurological Institute. Currently, she works as an Assistant Professor of Neuropsychology at Wake Forest University. She is a practicing neuropsychologist at the Wake Forest Institute for Regenerative Medicine. She also acts as director of the neuropsychology clinic and psychology internship at Wake Forest Baptist Health.

Anni Shandera: Anni completed the following dissertation research in 2012: Effects of Mild TBI and PTSD in OIF/OEF Veterans: Support for the “Additive” Hypothesis? After her time at UK, she completed her neuropsychology internship at Emory University School of Medicine. She then completed her neuropsychology fellowship at Wisconsin’s Mayo Clinic. She currently works as a neuropsychologist at Wisconsin’s Mayo Clinic.

Jessica Clark: Jessica completed the following dissertation research in 2010: Neuropsychological Correlates and Underlying Cortical Mechanisms of Working Memory in Moderate to Severe Traumatic Brain Injury. She completed her neuropsychology internship at the VA Maryland Health Care System/University of Maryland School of Medicine Psychology Internship Consortium in Baltimore, Maryland. She then completed her neuropsychology fellowship at the MedStar National Rehabilitation Hospital in Washington, D.C. Her current clinical work includes assessments and psychotherapy at MedStar Health in D.C.

Victoria Vagnini: Victoria completed the following dissertation research in 2007: Applying Reaction Time and Event-Related Potential Measures to Detect Malingered Neurocognitive Deficit. She is currently working as a clinical psychologist in the VA Connecticut Healthcare System.

Chantel Dearth: Chantel completed the following dissertation research in 2006: Cross-Validation of Malingering Tests for Adolescent Forensic Evaluations.


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