Trauma Research Center Staff

Mark Powers, PhD

Research Center Director

Dr. Mark B. Powers is a licensed clinical psychologist and Research Center Director of the Trauma Research Center (TRC) at Baylor Scott & White Research Institute. The TRC conducts clinical research to improve the quality of life among those impacted by trauma across 51 hospitals and 15 designated Trauma Centers. His research focuses on: a) treatment and prevention of PTSD, b) resilience training, and c) non-opioid pain management. Funding sources include NIH, DoD, DARPA, HHS, and private foundations. He has held positions at UCLA, Pepperdine University, University of Texas at Austin, Harvard University, Boston University, University of Washington, University of Amsterdam (Netherlands), University of Pennsylvania, and Southern Methodist University.


Ann Marie Warren, PhD, ABPP

Research Center Director

Ann Marie Warren, PhD, ABPP is a licensed psychologist and a Research Center Director for the Trauma Research Center at Baylor Scott & White Research Institute and the focus of both her clinical and research work over the past 20 years has been on the psychological experience of individuals with significant medical conditions including physical injury, organ transplantation, and chronic disease.


Megan Douglas, PhD

Research Investigator

Megan E. Douglas, PhD, is a licensed Clinical Health Psychologist and Research Investigator with the Center. Her research focus is on the intersection of trauma and health outcomes from a biopsychosocial perspective. Specific research areas include psychosocial outcomes following traumatic injury, evidence-based treatments for PTSD, and chronic disease management and behavioral medicine (including diabetes, pain, and obesity, healthy lifestyle, and behavioral sleep medicine).


Alexia Maness

Research Manager

Alexia joined Baylor Scott & White Research Institute in November 2015 as a Program Manager. She is a graduate of Baylor University with a Bachelor of Science degree in Education. Following undergraduate education, she taught middle school English language arts and worked in management at American Income Life Insurance Company.


Jessica Rostockyj, MS

Clinical Research Supervisor

Jessica graduated from Texas A&M University with a Bachelor of Science degree in Health and holds a Master of Science degree in Health Promotion Management from Nebraska Methodist College. She first started at Baylor Scott & White Health in 2010.


Shakeira Brown

Clinical Research Coordinator

Shakeira joined the Trauma Research Center in 2022 as a Clinical Research Coordinator. She graduated from Oklahoma State University with a Bachelor of Science degree in Psychology and holds a Master of Science degree in Forensic Science from Oklahoma State University Health Science Center. Shakeira plans to continue to develop her skills and interests in clinical research during her time at the TRC as she aims to pursue a PhD in Data Science.

Maris Adams, MS

Clinical Research Coordinator

Maris has been with The Baylor Scott & White Research Institute since 2018, leaving briefly in 2021 to obtain her Master of Science in Clinical Psychology at Southern Illinois University. Since returning to the Trauma Research Center at Baylor Scott & White Research Institute in July of 2023, Maris is eager to apply her research and clinical skills towards enhancing care for patients who have experienced trauma. Outside of work, Maris enjoys spending time rock climbing, reading, and attending weekly trivia tournaments.

Niroj Ari

Clinical Research Coordinator

Niroj joined the Trauma Research Center team in 2022. She graduated from Portland State University and Oregon Health Science University with a bachelor's degree in Public Health Science. While in university, Niroj was a scholar of a NIH funded program called Build Exito. The goal of this program is to increase diversity in research. Niroj immigrated to United States in 2010 and she was a first-generation college student. She found interest in research after the Build Exito program and continued to pursue this field after college. She loves changing the world for the better, and research fulfills that goal for her.

Alexis Evans, MS

Clinical Research Coordinator

Alexis joined the Trauma Research Center team in October of 2023. She graduated from the University of Texas at Arlington with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Psychology, and completed her Master of Science degree from Texas A&M-Commerce in Clinical Psychology. Alexis started working at Baylor Scott & White Health in 2019 and enjoyed working at the bedside as a patient care technician before transitioning into research. Alexis plans to pursue a Doctorate in Clinical Psychology. Her research interests include behavioral health intervention, integrated primary care, and the mental health of healthcare workers.

Courtney Tran

Practicum Student

Courtney joined the TRC team in September of 2022. She received her B.S. in Psychology from The University of Texas at Dallas in 2016. Currently, she is in her third year of doctoral training in the Clinical Psychology Program at The University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center. Her pre-doctoral internship is at Parkland Memorial Hospital in Dallas, TX on the Consult-Liaison Psychology Service. Courtney’s primary clinical interest is in the intersection of serious mental illness and health psychology. In her spare time, Courtney enjoys indoor rock climbing and PC playing video games.