Tammi is a former Postdoctoral Research Associate with the Center for Healthy Minds and currently works at Healthy Minds Innovations. Tammi investigates neural and behavioral processes underlying affective experience, their developmental trajectories, and mechanisms of change that contribute to improved well-being and resilience. Her approach builds from multidisciplinary training in the foundations of clinical, social and developmental psychology, and neuroscience. She uses a combination of behavioral, physiological and neuroimaging methods. Tammi’s research has contributed to the scientific understanding of brain networks underlying emotion regulation in adults and empathy in adolescents. She has examined brain-behavior relationships and plasticity following training in mindfulness meditation, and the impact of an empathy training video game in adolescents.
PhD, Psychology, UW–Madison
M.S., Psychology, University of Wisconsin–Madison (2014)
B.S., Psychology & Biology, University of Wisconsin–Madison (2005)
Exploring whether meditation training via mobile technology (e.g., smartphones) could dramatically increase access to potentially beneficial practices.
Examining whether experience with mindfulness-based programs and training is helping people cope with daily stress and mental challenges during the COVID-19 pandemic.
How does chronic stress impact a child's social, behavioral and cognitive development?