Gail Tripp, Professor/Principal Investigator トリップ・ゲイル 教授

Completed an honors degree in psychology, professional qualifications in clinical psychology and a PhD in neuroscience at the University of Otago, New Zealand. Following this she took up an appointment as a clinical psychologist in a large public hospital before returning to an academic position in the Psychology Department at the University of Otago. She taught graduate and undergraduate courses in adult and child abnormal psychology and graduate courses child assessment and intervention. At Otago, she established an active research program focusing on understanding the etiology and management of ADHD and supervised numerous undergraduate, Masters and PhD students. In 2007, she joined the OIST initial research project and established the Human Developmental Neurobiology research unit and OIST Children’s Research Center to undertake research on the nature, etiology and management of ADHD. 

Emi Furukawa, PhD, Group Leader 古川絵美 グループリーダー

I've had the privilege to work with the Human Developmental Neurobiology Unit/Children's Research Center since when it was first established!

I received a PhD in Clinical Psychology from George Mason University, completed an internship and residency in child psychology, and maintain a clinical psychology license in Virginia, USA. My research focuses on reinforcement processing in ADHD, ranging from experimental imaging and behavioral studies to evaluating the feasibility and effectiveness of translating the basic knowledge into to practice (caregiver training). I hope our work will lead to improved assessment and treatment for ADHD and will help many families! 

Language:English, Japanese


Dr. Catherine Williams, Staff Scientist ウィリアムズ・キャサリン スタッフサイエンティスト

My role within the CRC is to guide the assessment and diagnosis of our wonderful volunteers!  I am a clinical neuropsychologist by training, having completed a PhD in Clinical Psychology at Idaho State University in 2017 and a postdoctoral fellowship in neuropsychology at Dartmouth Hitchcock Medical Center in 2019.  I have been working with the Tripp Unit since 2022 and continue to maintain an active license to practice psychology in the state of Vermont.

My clinical interests are broad, ranging from ADHD to movement disorders to intractable epilepsy.  I love my clinical work, but I have always been fascinated by research that explores how our brains regulate desire and reward.  In the CRC, I get to enjoy both!

Ms. Hend Samniya, PhD Student サムニヤ・ヘンド  OIST学生

I’m a PhD candidate at OIST under the supervision of Professor Gail Tripp. I’m clinically trained as a speech and language therapist, and I’m also a licensed audiologist. In my master’s degree, I studied auditory neurophysiology using clinical electrophysiology methods to investigate central auditory processing in the brain. Before I joined the CRC, I worked in assessment and intervention with children with autistic spectrum disorder (ASD), and in auditory assessments and rehabilitation of people with hearing disorders. 

Since I joined the CRC, I conduct language and social functioning assessments as part of my studies on language and social communication in children with and without ADHD.

Dr. Shizuka Shimabukuro, Staff Scientist

島袋静香 スタッフサイエンティスト


Dr. Mana Oguchi, Post Doctoral Fellow

小口 真奈 リサーチフェロー


Ms. Emi Nakanishi, Research Unit Technician

仲西恵美 技術員


Ms. Juli Cornett, Research Unit Technician

コーネット・ジュリ 技術員


Ms. Ryoko Uchida, Research Unit Technician 

内田涼子 技術員


Ms. Izabela Porębska, PhD Student

ポレブスカ・イザベラ OIST学生


Ms. Kokila Dilhani Perera, PhD Student

ペレラ・コキラ OIST学生


Ms. Ayame Munoz, Research Unit Administrator 

ムニョス あやめ リサーチアドミニストレーター


Ms. Yuko Goto, Project Administrator 

後藤裕子 プロジェクトアドミニストレーター