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Ann Fink
Ann E. Fink
Honorary Affiliate, Center for Healthy Minds

Ann is a neuroscientist with a background in the physiological mechanisms of memory and emotion. Her research has previously investigated neuronal plasticity in areas of the brain related to spatial, episodic and emotional memory formation. Ann’s current research explores how adverse life experiences can interact with gender socialization to predict health outcomes.

Ann is currently the Wittig Fellow in Feminist Biology at the University of Wisconsin–Madison, with an appointment in Gender and Women’s Studies and concurrent affiliations with Psychology and the Center for Healthy Minds. Her research in cellular and behavioral neuroscience has appeared in the Journal of Neuroscience, Journal of Neurophysiology, PNAS and other journals. Ann’s interdisciplinary work addresses the ethics of neuroscience in relation to gender, mental health and social justice. Her work also incorporates visual art as a tool for teaching and science communication.


Ph.D., Neuroscience, University of California, Los Angeles

B.A., Psychology, University of California, Los Angeles