Kim Lewis Meidenbauer
Kim received her B.A. in Psychology at the University of WI-Milwaukee in 2012 and her PhD in Integrative Neuroscience at the University of Chicago in 2020. Before beginning grad school, Kim worked in Dr. Christine Larson’s Affective Neuroscience Lab at UW-Milwaukee performing ERP studies of emotion and at the Medical College of Wisconsin in a multi-modal neuroimaging lab. Her dissertation work was conducted in the Environmental Neuroscience Lab and focused on determining the role of nature preferences in the psychological benefits of nature exposure. Currently, Kim is a postdoctoral fellow working in the ENL and collaborating with the Goldin-Meadow Lab. Her current projects include employing functional Near-Infrared Spectroscopy (fNIRS) to measure brain activity in naturalistic settings, mapping disparities in the physical environments of Chicago neighborhoods, and elaborating how heat stress influences cognitive processing, mood, and aggressive behaviors.