Kristin Calfee, B.S.
BS, Behavioral and Cognitive Neuroscience, University of Florida, Gainesville, FL
Woods Lab, Center for Cognitive Aging and Memory
Department of Clinical and Health Psychology
College of Public Health and Health Professions
University of Florida
Kris joined the Woods Lab in spring of 2018 as part of the ACT study evaluating the effects of transcranial direct current stimulation (tDCS) on brain training in older adults. As part of the assessment team, Kris is responsible for the administration of cognitive batteries to participants, collecting functional neuroimaging data, and gathering measures of mood and physical ability. Kris got her start in administering neuropsychological tests as an undergraduate research assistant with Dr. London Butterfield on UF Health’s Vital and Revitalize studies to evaluate the effects of cognitive training and mindfulness meditation on memory, mood, and attention in older adults. Kris also volunteered as an undergraduate research assistant for the Center for the Study of Emotion and Attention. Under Dr. Andreas Keil, Kris collected, processed, and analyzed data using electroencephalography (EEG) to quantify the response of V1 neurons in the primary visual cortex to the presentation of emotional facial expressions. After graduating with a BS in Behavioral and Cognitive Neuroscience from University of Florida, Kris worked as a psychometrist for Clinical Psychology Associates of North Central Florida administering neuropsychological tests to a wide variety of patients with various attention, learning, memory, and behavioral disorders. With over 4 years of experience in neuropsychological assessment in both clinical and research settings, Kris aims to pursue a PhD in neuropsychology, and has a particular interest in studying cognitive aging as well as language and communication disorders.