My undergraduate and graduate work in experimental psychology and clinical neuroscience focused on cognitive models underlying empathy, care, and compassion, as well as research and implementation of interventions as alternative therapies for cognitive, behavioral, and neurodegenerative disorders including Alzheimer's, Parkinson's, Cerebral Palsy, Autism, ADD and AD/HD.
Research has included non-invasive brain imaging and stimulation (EEG, NIRS, TMS, tDCS, TBS) at the Berenson Allen Center, Therapeutically Active Digital Medicine designed to develop and support Executive Function including memory and attention at Akili Interactive, the significance of biofeedback devices in promoting sensory awareness of bodily responses to stress and anxiety at the Langer Mindfulness Lab, and somatic-based enrichment practices with Body Brain Connect and the Center for Anxiety and Related Disorders.
My research and education has led to collaborations with organizations and institutions including the MIT Media Lab, the Yale Department of Physics, and the Robotics, Automation, and Dance Lab at the University of Illinois-Urbana. Currently, I use my background in cognitive science to teach workshops and modules on science communication for researchers, faculty, and students. Over the last six years, I advised undergraduates at Harvard University in the Mind, Brain, Behavior Initiative including students in neurobiology, psychology, philosophy, computer science, anthropology, and history of science.