BethYvette&Cassie

Bethany, Yvette and Cassie each proposed their dissertations within a few weeks of each other, and our lab couldn’t be more proud!

Bethany’s dissertation will focus on the effects of diabetes risk on pain processing, using data from our federally funded R01 study titled, “Oklahoma Study of Native American Pain Risk- OK-SNAP”. Bethany will be funded on the prestigious Bellwether Fellowship offered at TU. This fellowship is highly competitive within TU, and she deserves every success! Way to go, Beth!

Yvette’s dissertation will focus on the effects of social discrimination on pain processing, also using data from our federally funded R01 study titled, “Oklahoma Study of Native American Pain Risk- OK-SNAP”. Yvette’s career has been working towards this study and her investigation into how discrimination impacts pain processing has implications of helping millions of minorities lower their risk of chronic pain. We’re so proud of Yvette!

Cassie’s dissertation will focus on the efficacy of an inpatient intervention for suicide attempt survivors and their pain processing. Cassie will be funded on the prestigious Bellwether Fellowship offered at TU as well! Her study is aimed at understanding how pain is processed in the body and how a brief intervention following a suicide attempt can help those in need. Fantastic work Cassie!

Our lab has 4 students currently working on dissertations, as Edward’s dissertation proposal was accepted last summer!