Research Associates


Ruth Klaming
Research Project Coordinator, University of California, San Diego
VA San Diego Healthcare System
858-552-8585 x2509

Ruth Klaming received her Bachelor of Science in Psychology and Master of Science in Neuropsychology from Maastricht University (Netherlands) and is currently an external Ph.D. candidate at the Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam (Netherlands). Her research interests include neuroimaging and neuropsychological assessments in veterans with PTSD and other comorbidities. She is also interested and experienced in research focused on the effects of cognitive aging, as well as psychiatric and neurological conditions, on memory function.


Brittany Bramer 
Research Project Coordinator,  VA San Diego Healthcare System
858-552-8585 x2521

Brittany Bramer received her Bachelor of Arts in Psychology and Social Behavior from the University of California, Irvine in 2009. For the last 8 years, Britt has focused on research involving the treatment of Post Traumatic Stress Disorder, Substance Use Disorders and Traumatic Brain Injury. She is currently a Research Project Coordinator for the Stress and Neuroimaging Lab at the San Diego VA. 


Brittney Steele
Research Project Coordinator, University of California, San Diego
VA San Diego Healthcare System
858-552-8585 x2872

Brittney Steele received her Bachelor of the Arts in Literature from Point Loma Nazarene University in 2011. From 2013- 2015, she studied psychology through San Diego State University. She is currently a staff research technician through the University of California, San Diego in affiliation with The Veterans Medical Research Foundation and Veteran Affairs Hospital in La Jolla, California. Previously, she served in a clinical research environment focused on the treatment of posttraumatic stress disorder and alcoholism/polysubstance abuse among OIF/OEF/OND veterans. She currently works in the Stress and Neuroimaging Lab, focused on the study of conditions including posttraumatic stress disorder, substance abuse, traumatic brain injury, pain, and depression and their effects on the brain and behavior.