Christian Banks

Christian Banks

Clinical Research Coordinator I

Christian Banks is a Clinical Research Coordinator for the ARCHES Study and The DRIVES Project. He is currently completing a Bachelor’s degree in Healthcare Management at Southern New Hampshire University. Christian previously worked as a Medical Scribe in the field of Emergency Response during the initial outbreak of the COVID-19 pandemic for multiple hospitals, simultaneously. He most recently was a Health Information Specialist/Medical Assistant at an ENT Center where he worked with medical codes and assisted in-office procedures. Christian is passionate about helping others and is determined to identify solutions for the multitude of socioeconomic inequalities that contribute to the development of degenerative diseases in underrepresented groups.

Taylor Brown, BA

Taylor Brown, BA

Clinical Research Coordinator I

Taylor Brown is a Clinical Research Coordinator for the DRIVES lab. She completed her bachelor’s degree in economics and philosophy at Columbia University in the City of New York in May 2022 and is currently completing the Post-Baccalaureate Premedical Program at Washington University in St. Louis. She is interested in better understanding how socioeconomic, gender, and educational disparities intersect with a variety of health outcomes in aging populations.

Hailee Domash, BA

Hailee Domash, BA

Clinical Research Coordinator I

Hailee Domash is a Clinical Research Coordinator for the DRIVES lab. She completed her Bachelor’s degree in psychology at Maryville University of St. Louis. Prior to the DRIVES Project, Hailee worked at clinics specializing in addiction treatment and recovery. Her previous research experience focused on the interplay of working memory, emotional stimuli, and physiological responses. She holds a particular interest in neuroplasticity and is involved in researching numerous factors related to cognitive decline, tauopathy, and Alzheimer’s Disease.

Brad Garland

Brad Garland

Driving Evaluator

Brad Garland has been a part of the DRIVES lab since 2015 and  brings over 16 years of experience as the driving evaluator for our research studies. Brad has a BS in Education with an emphasis in Kinesiology, and a Driver Education and Safety endorsement. Brad has completed numerous post graduate hours of study in Educational Leadership and he is a co-owner along with his wife of My Tutor Learning Center and Driving School. Currently, My Tutor has 10 certified driving instructors on staff. Several thousand students and adults have received their driver’s license with the assistance of My Tutor’s certified instructors.  My Tutor services approximately 250 drivers annually.

Maren Jorgensen, BA

Maren Jorgensen, BA

Research Assistant

Maren Jorgensen is a Research Assistant for the DRIVES lab. She completed her Bachelor’s Degree in Psychology and Health Science with a minor in Disabilities in Society at the University of Florida in May of 2021. She is currently pursuing a Doctorate in Occupational Therapy at Washington University in St. Louis. Her research interests include successful aging, aging in place, and prosthetics/adaptive equipment.

Samantha Murphy, MA

Samantha Murphy, MA

Clinical Research Specialist

Samantha Murphy is a Clinical Research Coordinator for the DRIVES lab. She completed her Bachelor’s degree in psychology and trauma studies certification at University of Missouri – St. Louis. She recently obtained her Master’s degree in clinical psychology from Southern Illinois University Edwardsville. Samantha has worked in various labs across the St. Louis area focusing her research on various neuropsychological topics. Her main research focuses have been on traumatic brain injury, family burden factors, and performance validity testing.

Noah Riley, BA

Noah Riley, BA

Clinical Research Coordinator I

Noah Riley is a Clinical Research Coordinator for the DRIVES lab. He completed his Bachelor’s degree in clinical and behavioral neuroscience at Drury University in Springfield, MO. Previously, Noah worked as a medical assistant in both the fields of Ophthalmology and Otolaryngology. He is passionate about social determinants of health and how those interact with cognitive reserve, as well as the prevention of neurodegenerative disease.

Ashwin Sabapathy, PhD

Ashwin Sabapathy, PhD

Senior Scientist

Dr. Ashwin Sabapathy is a Senior Scientist at the DRIVES Lab. He earned his Ph.D. in Urban and Regional Planning at the University of Hawaii in Manoa where his research focused on transportation behavior modeling and air pollution exposures to particulate matter and carbon monoxide. He was a Fulbright award recipient in 2013 to carry out research on total exposure assessment at the East-West Center in Honolulu.

He was involved in applied research for a decade, working on urban and corporate sustainability, and has published several articles in this area. Over the past ten years, he has worked in product development in the telematics sector, where he has led data science teams to build new products, services, and features by applying machine learning and deep learning techniques on high-frequency vehicle sensor data. He was also a Chevening CRISP Fellow at the Said Business School, University of Oxford, in 2017.