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Research Staff

Suzy Bird Gulliver, PhD

Director, Warriors Research Institute

Dr. Suzy Bird Gulliver is a licensed clinical psychologist and clinical researcher. Currently, she serves as Director and Chief of the Warriors Research Institute and as a Professor at the Texas A&M Health Science Center.

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Eric Meyer, PhD

Associate Director

Dr. Meyer is a licensed clinical psychologist, Associate Professor in the Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Science at Texas A&M Health Science Center, College of Medicine, and a faculty member of the VA VISN 17 Center of Excellence for Research in Returning War Veterans at the Central Texas Veterans Healthcare System. He is an experienced clinician, researcher, trainer and mentor. His clinical expertise is in evidence-based treatments for people living with post-traumatic stress and commonly co-occurring problems such as depression, anxiety, and alcohol and other substance use problems.

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Postdoctoral Fellow

Elizabeth Coe, PsyD

Postdoctoral Fellow

Dr. Coe joined the Warriors Research Institute in February 2018 after earning her Doctorate in Clinical Psychology from Baylor University. Prior to joining the WRI, she completed training rotations at the Baylor Psychology Clinic, Talitha Koum Institute, Methodist Children’s Home, and the Baylor University Counseling Center in Waco, TX, and completed her predoctoral internship at The Help Group in Sherman Oaks, CA.

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Program Managers

Alexia Maness

Program Manager

Alexia joined the Warriors Research Institute team 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.

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Michelle Pennington

Program Manager

Michelle joined the Warriors Research Institute (WRI) team in July 2013 and is currently the program manager for the FEMA Award "Stamp Out Stigma: A National Campaign to Decrease Stigma and Increase Behavioral Health in Fire Service." She graduated with honors from Baylor University with a Bachelor of Arts degree in psychology in May 2013. While in school, Michelle worked as a tutor and volunteered at a residential psychiatric treatment facility for adolescents.

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Jessica Rostockyj

Program Manager

Jessica joined the Warriors Research Institute (WRI) team in February 2018 as a program manager. She 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. Jessica first started working at Baylor Scott & White Health in 2010 and has worked on various grant funded projects. She is passionate about helping others improve their quality of life. Veteran and First Responders' health is particularly dear to her as her spouse is both. Jessica grew up in a small town outside of Waco and loves Central Texas. Her greatest joy is being a momma to her son & daughter. Outside of work she enjoys spending time with her family, reading & vacationing.

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Research Assistants

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Megan Cardenas

Research Assistant

Megan joined the Warriors Research Institute (WRI) team in June 2019. She graduated from Baylor University with a Bachelor of Science in Psychology in May 2019. During her time as an undergraduate, Megan worked as a research assistant in a lab studying Anxiety and Related Disorders. She also worked as an assistant in the Department of Psychology and Neuroscience at Baylor University.

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Jessica Dupree

Research Assistant

Jessica joined the Warriors Research Institute (WRI) team in July 2018. She graduated from Butler University with a Bachelor of the Arts in Psychology, International Studies, and Spanish in May 2018. During her time as an undergraduate, she participated in the Butler Summer Institute where she conducted research on religious acceptance in the Indianapolis community.

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Jordan Strack

Research Assistant

Jordan joined the Warriors Research Institute team in June of 2018. She graduated from Baylor University with a Bachelor of Science degree in neuroscience in May 2018. During her undergraduate career Jordan worked as an undergraduate research assistant in a lab studying Coldheartedness, Vigilance, and Contagious Yawning. She was also the fundraising chair for the Baylor Quidditch team.

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