Our Research Team

 

Angela AuBuchon, Ph.D., is the Director of the Working Memory and Language Laboratory.  Her doctoral training was conducted at the University of Missouri under the mentorship of Dr. Nelson Cowan, whose Embedded Processes Model of Working Memory serves as one of the most-often-cited alternatives to Alan Baddeley's Multicomponent Model. In 2012, she moved to Bloomington, Indiana where she received postdoctoral training from Dr. David B. Pisoni. Her postdoctoral work investigated the executive function of children and adolescents with cochlear implants. Prior to earning her Ph.D., Dr. AuBuchon worked as a behavioral interventionist with Missouri FirstSteps and the Judevine Center for Autism in St. Louis, Missouri. These experiences inspire her to apply her deep theoretical training to answer clinically relevant questions.

Grace Meissner, B.A., is a research assistant in the Working Memory and Language Laboratory. She received her bachelor's degree in psychology from the University of Nebraska Omaha in 2015. She is currently working on her master's degree in Clinical Mental Health Counseling. Grace has had previous experience working with children and adults with developmental disabilities. She has worked as a direct support professional at the Autism Center of Nebraska and as a special education paraprofessional at Bellevue Public Schools.  

Rebecca Wagner is a research assistant in the Working Memory and Language Laboratory. She is currently pursuing her B.S. in psychology with a concentration in cognitive psychology and a minor in biomechanics at the University of Nebraska at Omaha. Her passion for research has brought her to the Working Memory and Language Laboratory at Boy's Town National Research Hospital where she hopes to further her knowledge and skills in the field of research before pursuing her graduate studies in cognitive psychology.

Allysia Holm, A.A., is a research assistant in the Working Memory and Language Laboratory. She received her Associates degree in psychology from the Chandler Gilbert Community College in 2017. She is currently working on her Bachelor’s degree in Psychology at the University of Nebraska at Omaha. Allysia has previous experience working with children and teenagers from all different backgrounds. Working with children has led her to work towards becoming a child psychologist to help the youth of today.

CONSULTANTS and COLLABORATORS

Dr. Denis F. Fitzpatrick, Research Computer Engineer III, Boys Town National Research Hospital

Dr. Emily Elliott, Professor, Louisiana State University

Dr. James Heaton, Associate Professor, Harvard Medical School; Associate Neuroscientist, Mass. General Hosp.; Professor, MGH Institute of Health Professions

Elizabeth Monzingo, M.M., Graduate Student, School of Music, College of Arts and Sciences, Ohio State University