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Residency Faculty

Gretchen Adams, MD

Gretchen Adams, MD

Assistant Professor

James Barrett, MD, CAQ-Sports Medicine

Jim Barrett, MD, CAQ-Sports Medicine

​Edith Kinney Gaylord Presidential Professor,
Family Medicine Chair, 
Adult Physician Champion, OU Health

William Chow, MD

William Chow, MD

Assistant Professor

Family and Preventive Medicine Resident

Brian Coleman, MD, CAQ-Sports Medicine

Brian Coleman, MD, CAQ-Sports Medicine

Family Medicine Residency Program Director,
Sports Medicine Fellowship Program Director

Steven Crawford, MD

Steven Crawford, MD

Senior Associate Dean, Office of Healthcare Innovation and Policy

Mark Doescher, MD, MSPH

Mark Doescher, MD, MSPH

Associate Director, Community Outreach and Engagement, Stephenson Cancer Center

Rachel Franklin, MD, FAAFP

Rachel Franklin, MD, FAAFP

Regents’ Professor,
Family Medicine Vice Chair

Andrea Jones, MD

Andrea Jones, MD

Assistant Professor,
Family Medicine Clerkship Assistant Director

Kathryn E. Klump, MD, PhD

Kathryn E. Klump, MD, PhD

Assistant Professor of Family & Preventive Medicine, 
Assistant Professor of Cell Biology,
Director of Global Health Initiatives/Global Health Track

Olivia Lust, DO

Olivia Lust, DO

Assistant Professor,
Residency Education Director,
Clinical Medicine Course Assistant Director

Michael McCoy, MD

Michael McCoy, MD

Sports Medicine Faculty

Sports Medicine Fellow

Family and Preventive Medicine Chief Resident

Zsolt Nagykáldi, PhD

Zsolt J. Nagykáldi, PhD, BTh

Director of Research (OUFMC)
Associate Director of Community-Engaged Research (OSCTR)
Associate Director of the Oklahoma Primary Healthcare Improvement Collaborative (OPHIC)

Kalyanakrishnan Ramakrishnan, MD
Kathryn E. H. Reilly, MD, MPH, CAQ-Sports Medicine

Kathryn E. H. Reilly, MD, MPH, CAQ-Sports Medicine

Associate Residency Program Director

Robert C. Salinas, MD, CAQ(G)

Robert Salinas, MD, CAQ(G)

Associate Professor,
Assistant Dean, OUCOM, Office of Diversity, Inclusion, and Community Engagement,
Director of Community Medicine,
Medical Director, OU Health, Palliative Care


Dewey Scheid, MD

Dewey Scheid, MD, MPH

Medical Decision Making



Peter Winn, MD, CAQ-Geriatrics

Peter Winn, MD, CAQ-Geriatrics

Geriatrics Program Director

Research Faculty

Jason A. Oliver, PhD
Family and Preventive Medicine

Jason A. Oliver, PhD

Assistant Professor

Health Promotion Research Center
University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center
655 Research Parkway, Suite 400
Oklahoma City, OK  73104

(405) 271-6872

Jason A. Oliver, Ph.D. is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Family and Preventive Medicine at the University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center and an Adjunct Assistant Professor in the Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences at the Oklahoma State University Center for Health Sciences. He completed his PhD in Clinical Psychology at the University of South Florida in 2015 followed by a postdoctoral fellowship in Addiction Neuroscience at Duke University. After completion of fellowship, Dr. Oliver remained on as faculty at Duke University where he conducted research on tobacco use and maintained an active clinical practice specializing in health behavior change and coping with chronic illness. He joined the TSET Health Promotion Research Center at SCC and OUHSC in 2021.

Dr. Oliver's research program draws on concepts and methods from basic, clinical and epidemiological research to help improve our understanding of why people engage in unhealthy behaviors and develop novel behavioral and pharmacological interventions that can help people lead healthier lives. One current topic of focus in Dr. Oliver's lab is the development and testing of interventions that can curtail the impact of environment on smoking behavior by enabling smokers to better cope with the "breakthrough" cravings that can emerge in settings they associate with smoking. Another focus is on understanding the role that alternative rewards (i.e. pleasurable activities incompatible with smoking, drinking or other drug use) can play in the development and maintenance of addiction. Cutting across both topics is an effort to better understand how these factors may contribute to health disparities. For example, by increasing exposure to environments where smoking, drinking or other drug use are common or by limiting access to alternative rewards.

Dr. Oliver has served as Principal Investigator or Co-Investigator on grants from the National Institute on Drug Abuse, the National Cancer Institute, the Brain and Behavior Research Foundation and the American Heart Association.

Academic Section(s):

OUFMC Research Division


Degree-Granting Institutions:

2007 - 2015 University of South Florida / Moffitt Cancer Center, Tampa, FL

  • PhD Clinical Psychology Dissertation: Effects of Nicotine Withdrawal on Motivation, Reward Sensitivity and Reward Learning
  • MA Clinical Psychology Thesis: Visual Search for Smoking Stimuli: Detection and Distraction

2001 - 2005 State University of New York at Buffalo, Amherst, NY

  • BA Psychology
  • BS Business Administration
  • Certificate in Human Resource Management
  • Summa Cum Laude

Postgraduate Training:

2015 - 2017 Postdoctoral Fellowship, Addiction Neuroscience, Duke University School of Medicine, Durham, NC

2014 - 2015 Clinical Psychology Resident, Yale University School of Medicine, New Haven, CT



Nicotine withdrawal and reward processing: Connecting neurobiology to real-world behavior
Role: Principal Investigator
This career development award examines the effects of nicotine withdrawal on neural responses to non-drug rewards and how these relate to real-world behavior measured using ecological momentary assessment.
Project Period: 4/1/2017 – 3/31/2022
Funding Source: National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA)

Anhedonia and activity patterns: Working towards a geospatial understanding of etiology and intervention
#28608 (NARSAD Young Investigator Award)
Role: Principal Investigator
This project examines the relationship between anhedonia and movement patterns as measured via GPS, as well as whether the effects of behavioral activation on anhedonia are mediated by changes in activity patterns. 
Project Period: 1/15/2020 – 1/15/2022
Funding Source: Brain & Behavior Research Foundation

Clarifying the role of tobacco retail outlets on maternal smoking during pregnancy and child secondhand smoke exposure
Role: Co-Investigator (PI: Bernard Fuemmeler)
This secondary data analysis project examines whether TRO density relates to cotinine biomarkers in pregnant women and the healthcare utilization of their offspring throughout early childhood.
Project Period: 5/2/2019 – 4/30/2023
Funding Source: National Cancer Institute (NCI)

Deep learning-based image analysis for assessing real-time smoking risk
Role: Co-Investigator (PI: Joseph McClernon)
This project seeks to apply machine learning algorithms to detect smoking contexts from images of smokers’ personal environments as an initial step towards the development of a novel mobile health intervention.
Project Period: 9/1/2018 – 8/31/2020
Funding Source: National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA)



Neurobehavioral substrates of propranolol’s effects on drug cue reactivity
Role: Principal Investigator
This translational pilot project builds off extensive pre-clinical findings to examine the acute effects of beta-adrenergic blockade on neural and behavioral responses to smoking cues.
Project Period: 9/1/2017 – 8/31/2019
Funding Source: National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA)

Paving the road to cardiovascular health: Translational science for smoking cessatio
Role: Principal Investigator
This predoctoral fellowship provided support for my dissertation research examining the effects of nicotine withdrawal on EEG and event-related potential (ERP) indices of motivation and reward response.
Project Period: 1/1/2014 – 12/31/2015
Funding Source: American Heart Association (AHA)

Select Honors & Accomplishments:

2015 to Present:

  • Selected for Alcohol Medical Scholars Program, University of California, San Diego (2020)
  • Selected for Early Career Reviewer Program, NIH Center for Scientific Review (2020)
  • Co-author on “2018 Best Paper Award”, Society for Research on Nicotine & Tobacco (2018)
  • Reviewer of the Year, Nicotine & Tobacco Research (2017)
  • Top 2% of Reviewers in Timeliness, Quality and Volume, Nicotine & Tobacco Research (2017)
  • American College of Neuropsychopharmacology Travel Award (2017)
  • New Investigator Award for Best Abstract, Society for Research on Nicotine & Tobacco (2016)

Select Publications:

  1. Wheeler DC, Boyle J, Barsell DJ, Maguire RL, Dahman B, Murphy SK, Hoyo C, Zhang J, Oliver JA, McClernon J, Fuemmeler BF. Neighborhood deprivation is associated with increased risk of prenatal smoke exposure. Prevention Science Epub 02-18-2022. DOI: 10.1007/s11121-022-01355-7
  2. Ekhtiari H, Zare-Bidoky M, Sangchooli A, Janes AC, Kaufman MJ, Oliver JA, Prisciandaro JJ, et al. A methodological checklist for fMRI drug cue reactivity studies: Development and expert consensus. Nature Protocols 02-04-2022. DOI: 10.1038/s41596-021-00649-4
  3. Wheeler DC, Boyle J, Barsell DJ, Glasgow T, McClernon FJ, Oliver JA, et al. Associations of alcohol and tobacco retail outlet rates with neighborhood disadvantage. International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health. January 2022; 19(3): 1134. DOI: 10.3390/ijerph19031134
  4. Engelhard MM, D’Arcy J, Oliver JA, Kozink R, McClernon FJ. Prediction of smoking risk from repeated sampling of environmental images: model validation. Journal of Medical Internet Research. November 2021; 23(11): e27875  DOI 10.2196/27875
  5. Oliver JA, Sweitzer MM. Commentary on Kunas et al.: Hijacked brain reward systems-how methodological advances can help to bridge gaps in the translational science pipeline. Addiction. Epub 09-22-2021    DOI 10.1111/add.15678
  6. Oliver JA, Sweitzer MM, Engelhard MM, Hallyburton MB, Ribisl KM, McClernon FJ. Identifying neural signatures of tobacco retail outlet exposure: Preliminary validation of a "community neuroscience" paradigm. Addiction Biology. September 2021;26(5): e13029. Epub 03-05-2021   DOI 10.1111/adb.13029
  7. Cernasov P, Walsh EC, Kinard JL, et al, Oliver JA, et al. Multilevel growth curve analyses of behavioral activation for anhedonia (BATA) and mindfulness-based cognitive therapy effects on anhedonia and resting-state functional connectivity: Interim results of a randomized trial. Journal of Affective Disorder. September 2021; 292:161-171. Epub 06-15-2021   DOI 10.1016/j.jad.2021.05.054
  8. Liautaud MM, Kechter A, Bello MS, Guillot CR, Oliver JA, et al. Anhedonia in tobacco withdrawal among African-American smokers. Experimental and Clinical Psychopharmacology. Epub 06-11-2021   DOI 10.1037/pha0000474
  9. Oliver JA, Foulds J. Association between cigarette smoking frequency and tobacco use disorder in U.S. adults. American Journal of Preventive Medicine. May 2021;60(5):726-728. Epub 12-29-2020   DOI 10.1016/j.amepre.2020.10.019
  10. Pollak KI, Oliver JA, Pieper C, et al. Cue-based treatment for light smokers: A proof of concept pilot. Addictive Behaviors. March 2021; 114:106717. Epub 10-29-2021    DOI 10.1016/j.addbeh.2020.106717
  11. Oliver JA, Pacek LR, Locey EN, Fish LJ, Hendricks PS, Pollak KI. Lack of utility of cigarettes per day cutoffs for clinical and laboratory smoking research. Addictive Behaviors. 2019; 98, 106066.
  12. Engelhard MM, Oliver JA, Henao R, Hallyburton MB, Carin LE, Conklin CA, McClernon FJ. Identifying smoking-risk environments from everyday images with Deep Learning. JAMA Network Open. 2019; 2, 1-13.
  13. Maynard OM, McClernon FJ, Oliver JA, Munafo MR. Using neuroscience to inform tobacco control policy. Nicotine & Tobacco Research. 2019; 21, 739-746.
  14. Oliver JA, Hallyburton MB, Pacek LR, Mitchell JT, Vilardaga R, Fuemmeler BF, McClernon FJ. What do smokers want in a smartphone-based cessation application? Nicotine & Tobacco Research 2018; 20, 1507-1514.
  15. Fowler CD, Gipson CD, Kleykamp A, Rupprecht LE, Rees VW, Gould TJ, Oliver JA, Bagdas D, Damaj MI, Schmidt H, Harrell PT, Duncan A, De Biasi M. Basic science and public policy: Informed regulation for nicotine and tobacco products. Nicotine & Tobacco Research 2018; 20, 789-799.
  16. Oliver JA, Evans DE, Addicott MA, Brandon TH, Drobes DJ. Nicotine withdrawal induces neural deficits in reward processing. Nicotine & Tobacco Research. 2017; 19, 686-693.