Jeff Armstrong has been with the lab since 1994 and is its overall research manager. He works closely with the team of faculty investigators to develop research protocols and oversee their implementation, including training and supervising research assistants and professional staff. He also manages the lab's large database of information, analyzes data, writes reports of research findings, and assists in the development and writing of grant applications. Mr. Armstrong completed his master's degree in sociology at UW-Madison before joining the project.
Dr. Paula Ruttle joined the lab in 2011 after completing her Ph.D. in psychology at Concordia University in Montreal, Quebec, Canada. As a Post-doctoral Fellow in the lab, Dr. Ruttle works with project investigators, researchers, and collaborators to analyze data, interpret results, and publish findings. Her research interests include risks for and consequences of cortisol (dys)function in children and adolescents, including the development and progression of internalizing and externalizing problems.