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The People of the Olin Neuropsychiatry Research Center

The People of the Olin Neuropsychiatry Research Center

Hannah Janis 
Research Assistant

Olin Neuropsychiatry Research Center

200 Retreat Avenue 
Whitehall Building - Institute of Living
Hartford, CT 06106
Phone: (860) 545-7106

Who Am I?

Hannah earned a B.A. in Psychology from the College of the Holy Cross in May 2014. At Holy Cross, Hannah worked for two years as a research assistant in the Cognition Laboratory, under the direction of Dr. Richard Schmidt, examining social motor coordination in children with Autism Spectrum Disorder. Her senior research tested a methodology that could be used in an fMRI to investigate intentional and unintentional social coordination. Hannah joined the COBBRA Lab in July 2014. Hannah plans to pursue a career in medicine.

Roles & Responsibilities

Hannah?s primary responsibility is acting as a research assistant for the Hartford Hospital Interdisciplinary Center on Obesity Research. In this study, her main responsibilities include psychological and diagnostic assessment, participant recruitment, data collection and data management. Hannah is also trained as a secondary MRI operator. Additionally, she works on a taste sensation study that is in collaboration with UConn Health Center.

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