• Graduate students & Affiliates

    Alex Blair, M.S.

    4th Year Doctoral Student in the OSU Clinical Psychology Program

    Alex Blair is a fourth year doctoral student in the clinical psychology program at Oklahoma State University (OSU). In summer 2022, Alex transitioned to the COLE lab, and she is co-mentored by Dr. Ashley Cole at OSU and Dr. Ashley Clawson at the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences (UAMS). Alex is originally from Oklahoma City, OK and completed her bachelor's degree in psychology at OSU. Prior to entering the OSU doctoral program, Alex worked as an undergraduate research assistant for Ashley Clawson, Ph.D. and Lana Beasly, Ph.D. Alex is interested in examining cannabis vaping among college students. In addition. In addition, Alex is interested in studying asthma among youth with and without asthma.


    Alex currently serves as a Campus Representative for the Pediatric Psychology Division 54 Network of Campus Representatives through the Society of Pediatric Psychology.

    BS: Oklahoma State University, 2019

    MS: Oklahoma State University, 2022

    Cassidy "Cass" Armstrong

    3rd Year Doctoral Student in the OSU Clinical Psychology Program

    Cassidy Armstrong is an enrolled member of the Muscogee Nation of Oklahoma. They are currently a third-year graduate student in the OSU Clinical Psychology Doctoral Program. Their research interests include investigating mental and physical health factors and health inequities, including trauma, substance use, ecological factors, and mindfulness among AI/AN (Indigenous) populations. In their 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.

    Katherina "Kat" Arteaga, M.A.

    1st Year Doctoral Student in the OSU Clinical Psychology Program

    Katherina Arteaga is a member of the Ysleta del Sur Pueblo located within El Paso, Texas. She is currently a first-year graduate student entering the OSU Clinical Psychology Doctoral Program. Her research interests focus on the intersection of trauma and health risk behaviors, such as substance use. Through this work, she aims to address barriers to mental health treatment among marginalized communities. In her free time, Katherina enjoys taking peaceful walks with her dog, cooking, and crafting.

    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