• Graduate students & Affiliates

    Cassidy Armstrong

    Doctoral Student in the OSU Clinical Psychology Program

    Cassidy Armstrong is an enrolled member of the Muscogee Creek Nation of Oklahoma. She is currently a second-year graduate student in the OSU Clinical Psychology Doctoral Program. Her research interests include investigating the relationships between mental and physical health factors and health disparities, including trauma, substance use, exercise and eating patterns, and mindfulness among AI/AN (Indigenous) populations. In her free time, Cassidy enjoys spending time in nature, being active, and cooking.


    For questions about the lab, Dr. Cole's mentorship style, etc., please feel free to email Cassidy at cassidy.armstrong@okstate.edu.

    Payton Counts

    Affiliate Lab Member

    Payton Counts is a member of the Turtle Mountain Band of Ojibwe, located in North Dakota. She is an affiliated lab member of the Cole lab. Her primary research interests include examining connections between health disparities and behaviors and suicidality in American Indian communities, as well as exploring resiliency and protective factors for marginalized youth. In her free time, Payton enjoys hanging out with friends, working out and eating good food.

  • AFFiliate Lab Members

    Vanessa Oliphant

    Susie Lopez

    Emily Birkel

    Déjà Clement