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Tammi Kral
Former Postdoctoral Research Associate, Center for Healthy Minds

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.

Recent Publications


PhD, Psychology, UW–Madison

M.S., Psychology, University of Wisconsin–Madison (2014)

B.S., Psychology & Biology, University of Wisconsin–Madison (2005)

Related Studies

Using Smartphone To Meditate

Evaluating the Healthy Minds Program Application in a Fully Remote Randomized Controlled Trial

Exploring whether meditation training via mobile technology (e.g., smartphones) could dramatically increase access to potentially beneficial practices.

Nccam Asthma Follow Up

Mindfulness-Based Training and Well-Being During the COVID-19 Pandemic

Examining whether experience with mindfulness-based programs and training is helping people cope with daily stress and mental challenges during the COVID-19 pandemic.

20171002 Chm 9186

Understanding Poverty’s Impact on the Developing Brain

How does chronic stress impact a child's social, behavioral and cognitive development?