Research Staff

Research Coordinators

Allison Corlett

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Allison graduated from Carleton College with a B.A. in Psychology and a minor in neuroscience. In the lab, Allison works as a Research Coordinator primarily on the SPARK autism genetics study and the CICADAS study. Her favorite part of working in the CAN Lab is learning about new ways to support individuals with neurodevelopment disorders, interacting with participants, and understanding the components of clinical research. She hopes to pursue a doctorate degree in clinical psychology in the future. Outside the lab, Allison enjoys hiking, playing frisbee and soccer, and searching for the best cold brew coffee in Minneapolis.


Megan DuBois

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Megan graduated from St. Olaf College with a B.A. in Psychology and American Studies. She is a Research Coordinator In the CAN lab and works primarily on the AV1ation study and the Cognitive Training study. Her research interests include further understanding neurodevelopmental disorders and exploring how new interventions can work to improve symptoms. Her favorite part about working in the lab is the opportunity to learn more about these topics and work directly with families. Outside of the lab, she enjoys hiking and spending time outside with friends and family.


Sarah Hodapp

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Sarah graduated from the University of Wisconsin-Madison with a BS in Genetics and Spanish. She is working in the CAN Lab as a Research Coordinator for the CBIT + TMS study. After graduating, Sarah served in the National Health Corps providing care coordination at a community health center in North Philadelphia. She also spent over 2 years years working as a Behavioral Therapist for young children with ASD throughout the Twin Cities metro area. She is excited to utilize her background in therapy to help study a potential treatment for individuals with tic disorders. In her free time Sarah enjoys music, the outdoors, and spending time with family and friends.

Kerry Houlihan

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Kerry graduated from the University of Minnesota with a B.S. in psychology and a second major in sociology of law, criminology, and deviance, along with minors in integrative neuroscience and developmental psychology. In the lab, Kerry is a Research Coordinator working on the CBIT + TMS study. Her favorite part of being in the CAN Lab is learning more about neurodevelopmental disorders, along with using brain imaging and neuromodulation. Kerry’s long-term goal is to pursue a doctorate degree in child and adolescent clinical psychology. Outside of the lab, Kerry enjoys reading, playing tennis, spending time with family and friends, and playing with her cat, Aslan. 


Taryn Posch

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Taryn graduated from Ave Maria University in southwest Florida with a degree in Psychology and minors in chemistry and biology. In the lab, Taryn is a Research Coordinator working primarily on the CBIT+TMS study leading assessment visits with participants both before and after treatment. In addition to her work at UMN, Taryn works in the child/adolescent inpatient psychiatric unit at Abbott Northwestern Hospital in Minneapolis. Outside of work, Taryn enjoys spending time with friends and family, cooking, and discovering new places and things to do in Minneapolis/St. Paul.

Amy Yang

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Amy is a first-generation Hmong college graduate from the University of Minnesota Rochester with a Bachelor of Science in Health Sciences. In the lab, she is a Research Coordinator for the SPARK autism genetics study and assists with outreach and recruitment strategies. Amy is especially interested in investigating genetic and behavioral traits of children with ASD and other comorbid neurodevelopmental disorders. Her interests outside of the lab include couponing, cooking, nurturing her plant babies, and being a great aunt to her nieces and nephews. 

Research Assistants

Mia Kellman

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Mia is a Research Assistant in the CAN Lab who primarily works on the CBIT + TMS study, along with the Tic Tech study. Mia graduated from University of Minnesota with a bachelor of science in psychology and a minor in Russian. She is interested in sex differences that appear among individuals diagnosed with Tourette's syndrome, ASD, ADHD, and OCD, and interventions that improve symptoms of neurodevelopmental disorders, particularly in school settings. Mia plans on applying to medical school in Fall of 2023. 

Alison Pryor

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Alison is a Research Assistant in the CAN lab working primarily on the Tic Tech study. Her interests are in sex differences in individuals diagnosed with Tourette's Syndrome. Alison graduated with a B.S in Psychology from the University of Minnesota and is currently applying to medical school. She work as a psychiatric associate in an inpatient psychiatric unit for M Health Fairview. Alison loves to travel, be outside, and participate in any activity that gets her adrenaline pumping! 

Brittany Raab

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Brittany is a student at the University of Minnesota studying Biology Society and Environment on a pre-med track with a minor in Spanish. In the lab, she works as a Research Assistant on the CBIT+TMS study. She is interested in understanding behavioral and lifestyle traits of neurodevelopmental disorders in addition to developing improved interventions. Outside of school and work, Brittany enjoys hiking, music, rowing, and cooking.