IMPART Trainees

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IMPART Postdoctoral Fellows

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T32 Trainees

CURRENT IMPART TRAINEES

2021-PRESENT

Soamy Montesino Goicolea, MD

Dr. Montesino Goicolea focuses on mechanisms contributing to pain and sleep disturbances in older adults

Mentoring Committee: Drs. Yenisel Cruz-Almeida, Roger Fillingim, and Eric Porges

Soamy

2023 – Present

Rachel Ho, PhD

Dr. Ho’s research interests are investigating the brain mechanisms underlying pain and movement in older adults as well as using ecological momentary assessments to connect mechanisms to behavior.

Mentoring Committee: Dr. Stephen Coombes, Dr. Yenisel Cruz-Almeida, Dr. Melissa Armstrong

Rachel

2023 – Present

Ariana Brice-Tutt, PhD

Dr. Brice-Tutt’s research focues on understanding the impact of age on pain and drug reward, and subsequently finding improved treatment options for both pain and substance use.

Mentoring Committee: Dr. John Neubert

Ari

2022 – Present

Javier Tamargo, PhD

Dr. Tamargo is interested in the role of nutrition and nutrition-based interventions on pain management  and the maintenance of physical function in older adults to promote health, longevity, and independence. Additionally, they are interested in the intersection of nutrition and socioeconomic factors, such as food insecurity, and how these influence health and functional status among older adults, particularly those of vulnerable and minority groups.

Mentoring Committee: Dr. Yenisel Cruz-Almeida, Dr. Stephen Anton, Dr. Kimberly Sibille

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2021 – Present

Folly Patterson

Folly

PAST TRAINEES