As Scientific Co-Director at the Center for Healthy Minds, Robin provides direction, support, and guidance for research projects, as well as to graduate students, post-docs, and junior scientists. In addition, she collaborates with the rest of the leadership on strategic planning and implementation, leads mentorship initiatives, heads development and management of scientific resources, and helps bring CHM’s scientific findings to the general public.
Robin’s research focuses on developing novel techniques for integration of electrophysiology (EEG, EMG) and functional magnetic resonance imaging (fMRI) to investigate neuropsychological and neurocognitive questions, ultimately to examine relationships of brain-mind-body connections to health and well-being. She designs and builds MR-compatible EEG/EMG systems, and develops single-trial analysis methods for combining the simultaneously acquired data. In addition to her scientific work, Robin trained in Clinical Pastoral Education with the New York Zen Center for Contemplative Care, and has worked as an interfaith chaplain in a number of New York City hospitals.
Robin is committed to fostering a lab environment where the individuals, the community, and the science all flourish.
B.S., Physics, University of California–Santa Cruz (1994)
Ph.D., Biomedical Physics, University of California–Los Angeles (2002)
Clinical Pastoral Education, New York Zen Center for Contemplative Care (2011)