Dr. Cole is an enrolled member of the Citizen Potawatomi Nation of Oklahoma and an Assistant Professor of Psychology at OSU. Her training as a clinical psychologist has strengthened the applicability of her research in examining both health and mental health comorbidities in underserved populations. As an American Indian (AI) scientist, Dr. Cole has the research experience and unique cultural understanding to facilitate contributions to health disparities research with AI communities.
Her long-term research career goal is to become a leading researcher in health disparities and culturally relevant clinical interventions that address health disparities in AI communities. Dr. Cole has published 23 peer reviewed publications (five as lead-author), published three book chapters (all lead author), and several additional manuscripts under review and in preparation for publication.