Kristin is a research assistant at the Center for Health Minds. She is working on the The Field Study of Long-Term Meditation Practitioners. Kristin is currently a psychiatry resident at the University of Wisconsin, and plans to continue her training at UW with a fellowship in Child and Adolescent Psychiatry. Prior to medical school, she worked as a licensed acupuncturist and Chinese medicine practitioner. She enjoys spending time with family, cooking, traveling and reading.
MD, University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health
Masters of Oriental Medicine, Northwestern Health Sciences University
LAc, State of Wisconsin
A global community of field researchers are collaborating on a study of an ancient monastic post-mortem meditative state known as tukdam, practiced by present-day expert Tibetan Buddhists and how such a practice might offer insight into mental, spiritual, and physical well-being during the death process, both for the dying and for their support community.