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Department of Psychiatry

Department of Psychology
 

Developmental Brain Research

Eating Disorders and Impulsive Aggression


Lab Members

Guido K.W. Frank, MD Director  
Guido Frank, M.D, graduated from Medical School in Munich Germany. He worked as a postgraduate resident for three years in the Psychosomatic Hospital Roseneck, Prien, Germany, and was taught intensively in psychotherapy. Dr. Frank was awarded a Research Scholarship from the Christina-Bartz Foundation and worked for three years with Walter Kaye, M.D. in the Eating Disorders Research Department at the University of Pittsburgh. Dr. Frank completed adult psychiatry training at the University of Pittsburgh and training in Child and Adolescent Psychiatry at the University of California San Diego. Dr. Frank also completed the Fellowship in Biological Psychiatry and Neuroscience at the University of California San Diego. Dr. Frank is the Head or the Developmental Brain Imaging Program at the University of Colorado Denver at The Children’s Hospital Denver.  
   
Megan E. Shott, BS, Research Assistant  
Megan Shott graduated with a BS in chemistry from the University of Colorado Denver in 2009.  Currently, Megan coordinates several behavioral and imaging studies involving eating disorders and substance abuse. Her research interests include exploring the neurobiology of psychiatric disorders and how that relates to behavior.  
Katie A. Crook, BS, Research Assistant
Katie Crook is a research assistant for the Developmental Brain Research Program. She graduated from the University of Colorado Denver in May of 2010 majoring in Biology and minoring in Chemistry and Music. Her responsibilities include data entry and analysis for a study on body image distortion in eating disorders and pilot movement study coordination. Her interests include bipolar disorder and how it relates to childhood trauma and eating disorder genetic predisposition. She plans to attend medical school in 2013 and is interested in studying neuropsychiatry.
 
Dana A. Satir, PhD, Postdoctoral Fellow
Dana Satir, PhD, graduated from Boston University’s doctoral program in clinical psychology in 2011. Prior to coming to Children’s Colorado she completed her clinical internship at the Cambridge Health Alliance/Harvard Medical School in Cambridge, MA, where she worked with adults with severe psychopathology in a community hospital setting. While at Boston University, Dr. Satir worked primarily with adults and adolescents with eating and comorbid personality disturbance as well as adults with severe mood dysregulation at various treatment programs in the Boston area (including McLean and Massachusetts General Hospitals). Her research interests include identifying and evaluating novel treatments for adults and adolescents with AN, clinician reactions to working with individuals with eating disorders, and personality and eating disorders.  
 
J. Casey Martin, MS, NCC, Research Assistant
Casey is a clinician at the Eating Disorder Center of Denver. He is collaborating with the Developmental Brain Research Program in a conjunctive team effort with the Children’s Hospital of Colorado. Casey completed his undergraduate education at the College of Charleston and completed his graduate studies in mental health counseling at Central Washington University. He began his work in eating disorders facilitating a support group at a bariatric weight management center during graduate school. Casey now facilitates the Binge Eating Disorder program at the Eating Disorder Center of Denver.
 
Lisa Mettler, BS, Research Assistant
Lisa Mettler is a current second year medical student at the University of Colorado School of Medicine. As a member of the Developmental Brain Research Program, she has been involved in researching the white matter changes seen in bulimia nervosa and anorexia nervosa. She has had previous experience with basic science research in pediatric pulmonary hypertension. She is interested in pursuing a career in pediatric neurology or psychiatry.
 
 
 
Previous Lab Members
University of Colorado School of Medicine
Leah Jappe, BS, Professional Research Assistant  

Leah Jappe graduated with a BS in psychology from University of Colorado Denver in 2006 and earned departmental honors for her role in various studies related to body image distortion and measurement. She spent six months as a counselor in the Eating Disorder Unit at The Children’s Hospital, Colorado before joining the Developmental Brain Research Program in December 2007 as a Professional Research Assistant. Currently, Leah coordinates recruitment, screening, and execution of various imaging, genetic, and behavioral studies involving eating disorders and reactive aggression. In the future, she aims to earn a doctoral degree in Clinical Psychology and further explore how neurobiology and development of psychopathology interact to influence behavior and treatment outcome in eating disorders.

 
   
Michael Rollin, MD, Psychiatry Fellow
Michael Rollin, M.D., is a second-year Child & Adolescent fellow at the University of Colorado Department of Psychiatry. Dr. Rollin completed undergraduate education at Stanford University and received his medical training at the University Of Colorado School Of Medicine. His research relates to the cognitive and sensory aspects of body image in anorexia nervosa.
   
Demitry Kazlouski, BS
 
Marissa Battaglie, PhD
 
University of California San Diego & San Diego State University
Lacy A. Olson, UCSD Impulsive Aggression Study Coordinator

Lacy Olson is an undergraduate student at San Diego State University. She runs the Impulsive Aggression study at the University of California San Diego, and is responsible for the overall organization of the study procedures, participant enrollment and interviews, fMRI data collection and analysis, and the supervision of research assistants. Lacy will graduate in May of 2009 with her B.A. in psychology and plans to attend graduate school to obtain a PhD in Clinical Psychology.

 
Yuliya Proosaselts, BS, Research Assistant

Yuliya Proosaselts graduated from the University of Denver in 2008 with a Bachelor of Science in Biological Sciences and Psychology. Yuliya is a research assistant in the lab, and works primarily on data processing and study procedures. Yuliya is planning to attend medical school and become a psychiatrist.

 
Trevor Davis, BS, Project Intern

Trevor Davis is a 2007 graduate of Colorado State University, where he received his B.S. in Psychology. He is entering his second year at the University of Denver, in the Psy.D. program. His clinical interests are in rehabilitation and health psychology as well as psychometric therapeutic assessment. Trevor’s research interests lie in applicable research that will directly aid the clinician in the treatment of their clients. Trevor is currently working on a virtual reality project.

 
Elizabeth M. Davis, PsyD., Psychology Fellow

Elizabeth M. Davis, Psy.D. is a Psychology Post-Doctoral Fellow with the Eating Disorders Program, dividing her time between clinical work and research pursuits.  She graduated with a Doctorate in Psychology from The George Washington University in Washington, DC.  She has joined the research team to assist with diagnostic interviewing and screening potential participants for the various eating disorder research projects. In the future, she hopes to continue bridging her clinical and research knowledge in order to provide the most effective treatment for eating disorders as well as co-morbid diagnoses.