Sara Norton, PhD

Postdoctoral Research Scholar at Washington University, St. Louis

Sara Norton received her Ph.D. in Biological Psychology from Rutgers University, where her research was focused on biological pathways that link stressful life events to health outcomes.


Michael Boudreaux, PhD

Research Scientist at Hogan Assessment Systems, Tulsa, OK

Michael Boudreaux joined the SPAN Study shortly after receiving his Ph.D. in Personality Psychology from the University of California, Riverside. He worked with us for 5 years and was responsible for data management and statistical analyses, while also playing a key role in a large number of our published papers. He currently works in Product Innovation at Hogan Assessment Systems where he develops tools for personnel selection and development.

Marci Gleason, PhD

Associate Professor of Human Development at the University of Texas in Austin

Marci Gleason was a post-doc at WU when she and Tom Oltmanns worked together to write the original proposal for funding for the SPAN Study.  She then served as a post-doc for two additional years at Wayne State University before accepting her current faculty position at the University of Texas in Austin.  Her substantive research interests center on the influence of major life transitions on adults’ mental, physical, and relationship health. The focus of her research program is on the fundamental question of how close relationships, as social contexts, influence individuals’ ability to cope with both big and small stressors associated with major life transitions.

Gitanjali Narayanan, PhD

Associate Professor, Department of Clinical Psychology, NIMHANS

Gitanjali Narayanan worked closely with members of the SPAN Study while she was supported by a Fulbright Post-Doctoral Fellowship sponsored by Dr. Cottler in Psychiatry.  She is a currently a faculty member in the Department of Clinical Psychology, National Institute of Mental Health and Neuro Sciences, Bengalore, India. She is also a Consultant at the Centre for Addiction Medicine at NIMHANS and has initiated the establishment of a personality and emotions division in her department. Gitanjali does research in addictive and personality disorders, dialectical behavior therapy, schema therapy and qualitative methods.