Post-Doctoral Scholars

Current Post-Doctoral Scholars' Profiles Below:

Stephanie M. Davis, Ph.D.

Stephanie grew up in Clearwater, FL and graduated summa cum laude with her B.S. in Biochemistry and Molecular Biology from Florida Southern College in April 2012. That year, she was accepted as a Presidential Doctoral Fellow to the Biomedical Sciences Ph.D. program at the University of South Florida. Her dissertation research focused on the pharmacological targeting of antioxidant enzymes to promote neuroprotection during focal cerebral ischemia. Stephanie defended her dissertation in April 2016 and graduated in August 2016 with her Ph.D. in Molecular Pharmacology and Physiology. She is currently a postdoctoral fellow in the lab of Keith Pennypacker where her research primarily focuses on age and sex-specific differences in the post-stroke peripheral immune response.

Jordan Harp, Ph.D.

Dr. Jordan Harp completed his undergraduate degree in philosophy at DePauw University in Indiana and his M.S. and Ph.D. in clinical psychology at the University of Kentucky, specializing in clinical neuropsychology. He practiced for one year as a psychologist at the Lexington VA Medical Center and has returned to the University of Kentucky for a two-year postdoctoral fellowship in neuropsychology in the Department of Neurology. In his free time, he enjoys spending time with his wife and two sons, reading, exploring the Lexington area, and maintaining interests in the history of popular music, language, mathematics, and current trends in literature and cultural criticism.

Doctoral Studies

2017, MS/PhD in Clinical Psychology, University of Kentucky, Lexington, KY


2015-2017, Brain injury rehabilitation, inpatient psychiatry, orofacial pain, and psychotherapy, University of Kentucky Internship Consortium, Lexington, KY


2018-Current, Neuropsychology, Department of Neurology, University of Kentucky College of Medicine, Lexington, KY

Clinical Interests

Neurocognitive evaluation of TBI, epilepsy, neurodegenerative disease, and cerebrovascular disease, particularly in complex cases involving affective dysregulation, traumatic stress, functional neurological disorders, and/or PNES.

Research Interests

Neuropsychometric test development and validation; Effects of chronic stress on cognitive functioning and symptom presentation; Memory and language disorders; Structural-functional connectivity and network disruption in brain disease; Clinical, longitudinal, and network-based research methods; Data combination and neuroinformatics; Neuroepidemiology

Emily Watson, PsyD

Dr. Emily Watson is from Portland, Oregon. She earned her B.A. in psychology from Linfield College and her M.A. in forensic psychology from the University of Denver. After working in forensics for a few years, Dr. Watson returned to school to earn her Psy.D. in Clinical Psychology from Pacific University, where she studied neuropsychology. In her spare time, she enjoys dancing, traveling with her husband, and volunteering with animal rescues.