Dr. Adrienne Taren is currently a practicing Emergency Medicine physician in Tulsa, Oklahoma, and an adjunct professor of medical education at Oklahoma State University. She received her BA in Neuroscience and Economics from Middlebury College, and subsequently completed a post-baccalaureate fellowship in functional brain imaging under Dr. Scott Huettel at Duke University, working on the neural underpinnings of economic decision making. She received her MD and PhD from the University of Pittsburgh-Carnegie Mellon University Medical Scientist Training Program, with an additional certificate from the Center for the Neural Basis for Cognition. Her PhD research focused on prefrontal regulatory mechanisms of mindfulness based stress reduction.
Dr. Taren completed emergency medicine residency at the University of Oklahoma in 2020. In addition to her current clinical practice, she teaches clinical reasoning and procedural skills at OSU College of Medicine, peer reviews for several neuroscience journals, and is active in the Wilderness Medical Society. Her current research interests include fMRI methodology, stress injury prevention in frontline healthcare workers, and climate medicine/mental health. She is a member of the American Academy of Emergency Medicine, Wilderness Medical Society, and Medical Society Consortium on Climate and Health.
Email: adrienne.taren at gmail.com