Kratz Lab Team

Anna Kratz, PhD | Current CV
Dr. Kratz is a clinical psychologist and Associate Professor in the Department of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation at the University of Michigan. She earned her BA in Psychology in 2000 from the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee and completed her Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology at Arizona State University in 2009. Dr. Kratz is particularly interested in assessing, characterizing, and treating symptoms such as pain, cognitive dysfunction, and fatigue that interfere with functional ability and quality of life across multiple clinical populations. She has expertise in advanced statistical analyses, repeated measurement methods, ecological momentary assessments of symptoms and physical activity, and psychometric evaluation and development of patient reported outcomes.

 

Daniel Whibley, PhD
Dr. Whibley is Research Assistant Professor in the Department of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation at the University of Michigan and an Honorary Lecturer in Applied Health Sciences (Epidemiology) at the University of Aberdeen, Scotland. Dr. Whibley is a UK-registered physiotherapist with clinical experience managing patients within rheumatology and specialist neuro-musculoskeletal rehabilitation settings. He completed a PhD in Applied Health Sciences in 2018 (University of Aberdeen), followed by a Foundation Fellowship Versus Arthritis, working across the universities of Aberdeen and Warwick in the UK and the University of Michigan in the US. He currently sits on the Editorial Board of Frontiers in Pain Research (Review Editor, Geriatric Pain specialty section) and is Co-Chair of the US Association for the Study of Pain’s ‘Sleep and Pain’ Special Interest Group.  Dr. Whibley’s research is focused on the intersection of sleep health, chronic pain, cognitive function, and physical activity, with a view to developing and testing non-pharmacological interventions for pain management.

 

Duygu Kuzu, PhD
Dr. Kuzu is an Advanced Rehabilitation Research and Training (ARRT) Program Fellow working in the Department of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation at the University of Michigan. She earned her BA in Psychology at the Izmir University of Economics, and a PhD in Clinical Health Psychology at Istanbul University. She is currently interested in understanding factors influencing the pain experience, well-being, and functioning in multiple clinical populations (e.g., people with spinal cord injury, scoliosis, osteoarthritis, and fibromyalgia).

 

 

Kristi Pickup, MSW
Kristi is a Clinical Research Coordinator in the Kratz Lab. She earned her B.A. in Psychology from the University of Michigan and joined Dr. Kratz’s lab in April of 2014. She began working in research as an undergraduate at the University of Michigan in the Psychology department before spending three years working in healthcare. She returned to research in September 2013, working on multiple studies examining behavioral interventions for patients with chronic pain in the Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation department’s PRISM Lab. Kristi studied Interpersonal Practice with a concentration in Health at the University of Michigan School of Social Work and received her Masters in Social Work in December 2017.

 

David Johnson, BS, RRT, CCRP
David is a Clinical Research Coordinator with experience managing a variety of investigator-initiated and multinational industry-sponsored studies.  He currently works on the COMBO-MS study for fatigue in patients with MS.  He previously worked on studies for children with mild sleep disordered breathing, asthma, and Charcot Marie Tooth disease.   He received his Certified Clinical Research Professional credential in 2016 and is also a licensed Respiratory Therapist.  In his spare time, David enjoys kayaking, dog training and travel.

 

 

Shay Lavon Robison, BS
Shay is a Research Assistant in the Department of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation in the Kratz Lab. She recently graduated with a B.S. in Psychology from Michigan State University, where she worked on a variety of projects, including a role as Database Manager/Research Assistant at MSU’s Prenatal Stress Study. In the future, she hopes to continue her education, and is particularly interested in researching the role that stress plays on health.

 

 

 

Matt Melvin, BA
Matt is an administrative assistant with the Kratz Lab and has been with the Department of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation since 2015. He is currently supporting both clinical and research faculty within the department. Matt graduated from Albion College in 2013 with a degree in Kinesiology.