Portrait of Principal Investigator and Hoth Lab supervisor, Karin Hoth.

Karin Hoth, PhD

Professor, Lab Director

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Dr. Hoth is a board-certified clinical neuropsychologist whose research focuses on understanding factors that impact cognition and mood in people living with chronic medical illnesses. She received her PhD in Clinical Psychology from the University of Iowa and completed her internship and post-doctoral fellowship in Clinical Neuropsychology at Brown University. She has been a faculty member at the University of Iowa since 2013.

Tara Lanning

Tara Lanning, BS

Research Assistant

Tara Lanning is a Research Assistant for the Hoth Lab. Tara graduated from Iowa State University with a bachelor’s degree in psychology. She joined Hoth Lab in July 2023 and works with a range of research projects in the lab, including the Sarcoidosis study, Cochlear Implant study, and the COPD and the Brain study. Tara’s research interests include cognitive neuroscience, neurodegenerative diseases, vestibular system disorders, and language acquisition. She plans to pursue a PhD in Neuroscience following her time in Hoth Lab.

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Aimee Marino, BS

Research Associate

Aimee Marino, a Research Associate in the Department of Otolaryngology, has been actively engaged with the Hoth Lab on the Cochlear Implant and Human Ecology project since September 2023. Aimee holds a bachelor's degree in psychology from the University of Iowa, where she completed an honors thesis in developmental psycholinguistics. Aimee began a diverse professional journey by working for three years in the University of Iowa's Mechanisms of Audio-visual Categorization Lab before taking the opportunity to play a meaningful role in establishing and later directing a non-profit, faith-based counseling program in the community. After nearly a decade in counseling, Aimee returned to academia in 2023, driven by a passion for language, people, and science. Her academic interests focus on speech and hearing, psycholinguistics, research design, and fostering interdepartmental collaboration for more comprehensive research outcomes.

Portrait of Research Associate for Hoth Lab, Cari Linkenmeyer.

Carinda Linkenmeyer, MAE

Medical Student

Cari Linkenmeyer is an incoming medical student at the University of Iowa who previously worked as a Research Associate in the Hoth lab. She is currently involved in a study examining the role of the social determinants of health on cognitive impairment among individuals with a history of cigarette smoking exposure.

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Suchet Anand

Medical Student

Suchet Anand is a medical student at the University of Iowa pursuing the research distinction track. His research in the lab focuses on physiological factors associated with brain outcomes in COPD.

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Johanna Theeler, BSE

Medical Student

Johanna Theeler is a medical student at the University of Iowa.  She started working with the Hoth lab in the spring of 2023 as a senior biomedical engineering major.  She has completed 2 summer research fellowships in the lab and continues her research involving Long COVID and cognitive impairment in COPD.

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Kamryn Paulson

Undergraduate Student

Kamryn is a Speech and Hearing Science major in the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences at the University of Iowa with a minor in psychology. She joined Hoth Lab in Fall 2023 and is working on the Cochlear Implant Project as an undergraduate research assistant. After graduation, she plans to pursue a career in Audiology both as a practicing audiologist and researcher. 

Emerson Holmes

Former Rotation Student

Emerson Holmes completed a summer undergraduate research assistantship in 2021 to conduct her senior individualized project required as part of her biology major at Kalamazoo College. Currently, she is working with the Hoth lab to research the impact of insulin resistance, measured by triglyceride-glucose index level, on cognition in individuals with heavy smoking exposure. 

Collaborators

We have many collaborators across a number of disciplines:

Gary Pierce

Gary Pierce, PhD

Health and Human Physiology

University of Iowa

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Eric Hoffman, PhD

Radiology

University of Iowa

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Jacob Simmering, PhD

Internal Medicine

University of Iowa

YHW

Yu-Hsiang Wu, PhD

Communication Sciences and Disorders

University of Iowa

GK

Greg Kinney, PhD

Epidemiology

University of Colorado Denver

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Alejandro Comellas, MD

Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine

University of Iowa

NH

Nabeel Hamzeh, MD

Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine

University of Iowa

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Bob McMurray, PhD

Psychological and Brain Sciences

University of Iowa

DJ

Diana Jalal, MD

Nephrology

University of Iowa

NM

Nicholas Mohr, MD, MS

Emergency Medicine

University of Iowa

CM

Chooza Moon, PhD, RN

Nursing

University of Iowa

SF

Sean Fain, PhD

Radiology

University of Iowa

EK

Ethan Kutlu, PhD

Linguistics

University of Iowa

KC

Kristen Caraher, PsyD

Psychiatry-Psychology

University of Iowa

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Sharon Lutz, PhD

Population Medicine
Harvard University

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Vince Magnotta, PhD

Radiology

University of Iowa

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Terry Wahls, MD

Internal Medicine

University of Iowa

CDJ

Camille Dunn-Johnson, PhD

Otolaryngology

University of Iowa

EA

Erin Austin, PhD

Mathematical and Statistical Sciences

University of Colorado Denver

Anon

Katherine Pratte, MSPH, PhD

Biostatistics and Bioinformatics

National Jewish Health

Former Lab Members

Hannatu Amaza, BS, CCRC, Research Associate

Kelsey Baller, Undergraduate Research Assistant

Sabrina Brown, Undergraduate Research Assistant

Amanda Brunette, MA, Clinical Science Graduate Student - Behavioral-Biomedical Interface Training Program Rotation Student, Department of Psychological and Brain Sciences

Holly Hemann, Undergraduate Research Assistant

Chloe Hlas, BA, University of Iowa MD candidate - Summer Research Fellowship Program

Ellen Kinner, MA, Clinical Science Graduate Student-Behavioral - Behavioral-Biomedical Interface Training Program Rotation Student, Department of Psychological and Brain Sciences

Rachel Luehrs, PhD, Graduate Research Assistant - Department of Health and Human Physiology

Andrew Metzger, MABE, Clinical Trials Research Assistant/ Data Manager

Benjamin Reasoner, MS, University of Iowa MD candidate - Summer Research Fellowship Program

Christina Wong, Undergraduate Research Assistant