Mission Statement

Founded in 2017, Source Research Foundation (SRF) is a 501(c)(3) non-profit research and educational organization that aims to connect, inspire, and support students who study the epidemiology, phenomenology, and the environmental, cultural and clinical contexts of psychedelic use, and to develop a virtual collaboratory of students, scientists, and community members who are passionate about psychedelic science.

We fully support and adhere to the Statement on Open Science for Psychedelic Medicines and Practices.

2019 Grant Recipients

Dr. Giancarlo Glick
Dr. Giancarlo Glick
Dr. Giancarlo Glick who is a medical resident at the University of California, San Fransisco. Giancarlo's study examines the immune-modulating effects of psychedelic-assisted therapy at the level of gene expression in patients being treated for mental illness. A secondary purpose...
Ana Flecha
Ana Flecha
Ana Flecha is a PhD student in Latinx studies at the University of California, Santa Cruz. Ana's study focuses on the practice of the bailado, or the Santo Daime danced spiritual work, during a historic festival in the village Ceu...
Madeline Pantoni
Madeline Pantoni
Madeline Pantoni is a PhD student in psychology at the University of California, San Diego. Madeline's study examines the effects of MDMA on learning and memory, social behavior, depression, and anxiety in mice across a wide range of doses. This...
Halsey Niles
Halsey Niles
Halsey Niles is a medical student at Yale University. He is undertaking a qualitative approach to determine major themes in the attitudes toward psychedelic-assisted therapy held by providers who care for patients facing existential distress. Analysis of themes from interviews...
Terence Ching
Terence Ching
Terence Ching is a PhD student in clinical psychology at the University of Connecticut. His project aims to examine ethnic differences in efficacy, safety, and putative mechanisms of action of MDMA-assisted psychotherapy in a sample of 37 participants (27 non-Hispanic...

SRF Board Members

Mortimer E. Davis “Morty”
Mortimer E. Davis “Morty”
Founding Board Member (Furry Love)
Morty was born in August 2013 and quickly rose to the position of head of household in his families home. His favorite hobbies include chasing a ball, barking at strangers, and doing any number of tricks for treats. He is currently pursuing learning new skills at running through obstacle courses. He is passionate about psychedelic research because he believes there is something very important about learning to stay present and “in the moment” which he has heard several humans talking about regarding one potential avenue of psychedelic benefits.
Lauren Padgett
Lauren Padgett
Board Member (Fundraising Coordinator)
Lauren Padgett is an organizer and activist who has been involved in the drug policy reform movement since 2013. She is the Development Director at Students for Sensible Drug Policy, a nonprofit organization that mobilizes 5,000 students in 33 countries to change harmful and punitive drug policies, especially those that directly harm students and young people. Lauren joined the SSDP team in 2014 and has been with the organization through its largest period of growth. At 29, she became the youngest Development Director ever to work in drug policy. She is primarily responsible for major donor stewardship, grant writing, and crafting and executing SSDP’s annual strategic fundraising plan.
Rafael L. Lancelotta, MS.
Rafael L. Lancelotta, MS.
Founding Director (Secretary)
Rafael Lancelotta is currently working as a psychedelic-assisted therapist at Innate Path in Denver. He is interested in the use of psychedelics towards greater levels of resiliency, mental health, openness, and social/systemic change. He is also interested in the investigation of techniques used in the counseling relationship that may deepen and enhance the benefits of psychedelic-assisted therapy integration.
Kathleen A. Davis
Kathleen A. Davis
Founding Director and Registered Agent (Treasurer)
Kathleen A Davis is a United States Army Veteran who served in the Women’s Army Corps during the Vietnam War. She studied psychology at the University of California in San Diego prior to working in law enforcement and security for many years in Las Vegas, Nevada.
Dawn D. Davis, MA.
Dawn D. Davis, MA.
Founding Director
Dawn D. Davis is Tribal person belonging to the Shoshone-Bannock Tribes. She holds a master's degree from the University of Arizona where she researched the conservation and sustainability of peyote, an Indigenous medicine, within its natural habitat.
Alan K. Davis, PhD.
Alan K. Davis, PhD.
Founding Director (President)
Dr. Alan K Davis is a postdoctoral research fellow at Johns Hopkins University where his research focuses on the epidemiology, phenomenology, and psychology of recreational and medical use of licit and illicit substances.
Mariana M. Cajaiba, MD.
Mariana M. Cajaiba, MD.
Founding Director
Dr. Mariana M. Cajaiba is a physician trained in Clinical Oncology and Anatomic Pathology who currently holds an appointment as Associate Professor at Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine.
Joseph P. Barsuglia, PhD.
Joseph P. Barsuglia, PhD.
Founding Director
Dr. Joseph Peter Barsuglia is a research psychologist and a former Christian pastor. He recently served as the Director of Clinical Research and Assessment at Crossroads Treatment Center in Mexico, which utilized the psychedelic compounds Ibogaine and 5-MeO-DMT in the treatment of addiction and for psychospiritual development.
Lynnette A. Averill, PhD.
Lynnette A. Averill, PhD.
Founding Director
Dr. Lynnette “Nette” A. Averill is a clinical research psychologist at the National Center for PTSD-Clinical Neurosciences Division (NCPTSD-CND) at the VA Connecticut and Yale School of Medicine Department of Psychiatry.
Brooke J. Arterberry, PhD.
Brooke J. Arterberry, PhD.
Founding Director (Vice President)
Dr. Brooke J. Arterberry is currently an Assistant Professor in the Department of Psychology at Iowa State University. Dr. Arterberry completed her Postdoctoral Training at the University of Michigan Addiction Center in the Department of Psychiatry and the Ann Arbor VA. She received her Ph.D. in Counseling Psychology at the University of Missouri, M.S. in Counseling and Counselor Education at Indiana University, and B.A. in Psychology and English at the University of Southern Indiana. Her research focuses on understanding the developmental risks associated with substance use (e.g., alcohol and cannabis use/co-use) using a socio-ecological perspective and polysubstance use framework.