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Jamie Rose Kleiner

Neuroscience & Data Analytics

 

Phone:

(732) 778-5556

 

Email:

jamierosekleiner@iCloud.com 

 

LinkedIn:
www.linkedin.com/in/jamierosekleiner

 

 

Curriculum Vitae PDF

The Metacognition of Agency

The value of control in decision making, confidence & cognitive flexibility 

Are we truly agents of our own behavior? Neuroscientists, psychologists and philosophers have been chipping away at the mind-brain problem for generations. Though humans claim an acceptance and ownership of consciousness, more research must be done to uncover the necessity of these thought processes, and the neural correlates behind them. What neural substrates give rise to the metacognitive acceptance that we are conscious? What are the behavioral benefits of this in decision-making? The application of manipulated behavioral tasks frequently studied in neuroeconomics, along with imaging techniques such as fMRI and eye-tracking and how might this better inform treatment protocols for various clinical populations?

How can we better inform treatment options through empirically-based research?

RESEARCH AND WORK EXPERIENCE
Experience
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Wharton Neuroscience Initiative, Perelman School of Medicine, University of Pennsylvania

Research Specialist

​Philadelphia, PA - 05/2021 – present

  • Under the supervision of Dr. Michael Platt, Dr. Elizabeth Johnson and Dr. Joseph Kable I am working with external partners to sit in configuration of gasified behavioral tasks.

  • Independently wrote IRB protocol #849669 which is approved through Penn. Managing aspect of amendment writing and adherence to self-designed normative data collection currently being performed to validate projects run with external partners.

  • Performing factor analyses to extract relevant behavioral and survey data to serve as predictive measures of performance in applicants training for cyber positions in the Department of Defense.

  • Working with Dr. Joseph Kable and Dr. Josh Gold to explore pupillometry and EEG as a possible measure of rate of learning.

  • Working with Dr. Jeremy Clifton to analyze categorizations between individuals' Primals and agency within decision-making tasks.

  • Aided in designing WiN client's deliverable report card of research participants utilizing data visualization and UX design.

  • Presented detailed research design, hypothesis, and anticipated analysis of rate of learning study at Platt Labs round table.

  • Headed offsite study collaboration with the University of Chicago focusing on cognitive correlates of morbid curiosity. Analysis consists of EEg and heart rate data collected as participants ventured through a famous haunted house in Detroit, Michigan.

  • Conducting data collection and research design for collaborative study with Children's Hospital of Philadelphia measuring impacts of concussion on decision-making and learning.

  • Mentoring and training undergraduate students in R and Python coding and data analysis, IRB adherence and study design.

  • Submitted abstract to conduct 15-minute data blitz at upcoming Cognitive Neuroscience Society annual conference in April, 2022.

  • Submitted National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellowship Program (GRFP) application to support my graduate education, highlighting my current work taking place at Platt Labs along with anticipated future directions.

Pymetrics, Inc

Data Science / Behavioral Research Coordinator

New York, NY - 12/2019 – 7/2020

  • Utilized Amazon Mechanical Turk (MTurk), Qualtrics and LimeSurvey to manage multiple behavioral data collections targeting thousands of crowdsourced participants with various screening parameters both nationally and internationally.

  • Headed data scrubbing initiatives to convert big data into digestible format for data warehousing. 

  • Performed analyses involving reliability of behavioral measures, preliminary factor analyses, visualizations and descriptive statistics to present to data team.

  • Established relationships with multiple vendors, developed contractual requirements and served as point person for research project management between research, data and psychology teams along with outside partners. 

  • Planned logistics and organized project sprints, informing machine learning model builds. 

  • Aided in configuration of neurophysiological measures of intelligence “G” to a computerized platform.

  • Analyzed return of investment (ROI) metrics for various clients based on their defined requirements.

  • Inventoried company-wide Mode reports for systematic update.

SPARK Neuro

Neuroanalytics Engineer

New York, NY - 6/2019 – 10/2020

  • Served as both client facing and internal engineer to understand clients’ needs, designing ad and content optimization studies for pre-release creatives/animatics, slogans and full advertisements. 

  • Assessed advertisement breakthrough potential utilizing statistical metrics of success seen in industry.

  • Applied EEG, GSR, eye-tracking, and facial recognition to create an aggregate measure of participants’ engagement for overall and moment-by-moment analyses of advertisements. 

  • Designed and implemented survey and interview questions to support biometric findings and for correlation analysis.

  • Created initial findings, in-depth ad optimization and overall study reports consisting of quantitative and qualitative data analysis to present alongside CEO and/or sales team.

  • Automated recruitment platform and increased study participant registry from 700 to 1500 participants.

  • Responsible for social media advertisements of upcoming study participation opportunities. 

  • Involved in numerous sales pitches to demonstrate our technology and to network with potential clientele.

Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center, Neurocognitive Laboratory

Clinical Research Coordinator (CRC)    

​New York, NY - 6/2018 – 6/2019

  • Lead coordinator for Behavioral Science Department’s longitudinal neurocognitive study, aiming to merge traditional values of neuropsychological testing with methods rooted in neuroscience to investigate cognitive impacts of breast cancer. Worked closely with principal investigators, laboratory staff and IRB to ensure maintenance of protocol.

  • Conducted study appointments both before and after chemotherapy treatment. Administered standardized neuropsychological assessment batteries, eye-tracking, GSR, and EEG alongside computerized behavioral paradigms.

  • Worked to recruit 300 participants, 200 of whom were MSK breast cancer patients and 100 of whom were healthy control participants. Screened medical records to determine eligibility while tracking participants’ health records to conduct follow-up appointments according to specific timepoints in their treatment plan.

  • Served as neuroscience specialist on CRC staff and led independent trainings to enhance biometric measurements.

  • Trained to offer emotional support and counseling referrals to patient participants undergoing cancer treatment.

GWU Cognitive Neuroscience Lab, Department of Psychology

Research Assistant   

Washington, D.C. - 5/2017 – 6/2018

  • Used MTurk to examine and analyze orientation tuning curves in motion in area MT and V1 in subjects on the autism spectrum under Dr. Dwight Kravitz and Dr. Gregory Wallace.

  • Aided in analysis of word frequency and word superiority effect.

GWU Evolutionary Neuroscience Lab  

Research Assistant   

Washington, D.C. - 5/2015 – 6/2018

  • Analyzed impacts of exercise and multiple sclerosis on adult hippocampal neurogenesis in the dentate gyrus. Using stereology to quantify DCX (protein) respondent cells.

Office of Autism Research Coordination, NIMH, NIH    

Research Policy Analyst   

Rickville, Maryland - 5/2017 – 8/2017

  • Assisted in research and policy analysis for the Interagency Autism Coordination Committee’s (IACC) Strategic Plan, which outlines autism research goals for 2018.

  • Assisted in policy research and expertise at July 2017 IACC meeting.

  • Aided in intramural and extramural collaboration and networking for the Office of Autism Research Coordination (OARC).

  • Implemented creation of OARC’s monthly newsletter.

George Washington Social Cognition Lab  

Intern

Washington, D.C. - 9/2017 – 6/2015

  • Studied cognitive behavioral aspects of learning (regarding memory and mimicking) in children between ages of 3 and 5, under Professor Francys Subiaul. Worked with children at the Smithsonian Museum of Natural History implementing behavioral tasks on a computer.

George Washington University Social Cognition Lab, Smithsonian Museum of Natural History

Social Cognition Research Lab Assistant

Washington, D.C. - 8/2015 – 12/2015

  • Studied the cognitive aspects of learning (regarding memory and mimicking) in children between the ages of three and five, under Professor Francys Subiaul.

Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee  

Member Services Intern 

Washington, D.C. - 8/2015 – 12/2015

  • Sole intern in Member Services Department working directly with members of U.S. Congress in scheduling appointments, call times and events. 

  • Aided fundraising cycle documentation. Maintained contact with donors and affiliated Super PACs.

Assembly Member Micah Kellner's Campaign for City Council

Campaign Specialist Targeting Young Voters

New York, N.Y. - 6/2013 – 8/2015

  • Worked on campaign strategies, phone banking and canvassing.

Assembly Member Micah Kellner's Office

Intern

New York, N.Y. - 6/2013 – 8/2013

  • Worked directly with the assembly member; researched waste removal in NYC by rail. Assisted district constituents with issues regarding rent, unemployment and health care. Worked in the NYC district office and created a database to track all sponsored legislation.

Marlboro Township Mayor's Office

Intern

Marlboro, N.J. - 10/2012 – 6/2013

  • Performed research and administrative duties with regards to public works for the township. Was the sole teen representative at the Marlboro Township annual budget hearing.

ACADEMIC POSTERS
Academic
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Poster Presented at Memorial Sloan Kettering’s Annual Research Days Symposium 2019

This poster is the result of experimenting with a staircase model of the stop-signal task in order to avoid artificial ceiling effects due to response time variations in patients between the ages of 40-75 years old on various cancer treatments.

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Poster Presented at Society for Neuroscience 2017

This independent project took place under the supervision of Dr. Chet Sherwood and Dr. Kimberley A. Phillips investigating potential impacts of adult hippocampal neurogenesis under conditions of experimental autoimmune encephalomyelitis and forced exercise in marmoset monkeys.

Please view this study's abstract by clicking here.

Press
PRESS / LEADERSHIP
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I sat down with GW-TV to discuss my journey in serving as the undergraduate founder and representative of George Washington University’s new neuroscience program.

Our kick-off event to launch the new neuroscience major led by Dr. Dwight Kravitz, Dr. Damien O’Halloran and myself. At this event I spoke to interested undergraduates about my experience in proposing this program, my experience in neuroscience course work, my research experiences, and the many avenues of studying neuroscience as an undergraduate.

https://blogs.gwu.edu/ccaspsychology/2018/04/12/strong-interest-in-the-new- cognitive-neuroscience-majors/  

https://www.gwhatchet.com/2018/04/05/ccas-to-launch-two-neuroscience- majors-to-meet-surging-student-interest/  

GWU Class of 2018 Psychology Departmental Honors and PSI CHI graduates

https://blogs.gwu.edu/ccaspsychology/2018/05/20/congrats-to-the-class-of-2018-b-a-in-psychology/

Recommendations
RECOMMENDATIONS
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“Jamie is a hard-worker and a fast-learner. She quickly picks up new knowledge and skills in order to work effectively with experts from other domains toward common goals. She is very knowledgeable and organized and asks good questions that make you think. Jamie is quite pleasant and a joy to work with.” 

-  Pymetrics, Inc Team

“Jamie’s tenacious passion is contagious; she thrives by digging deep into her work." 

-  Former PI George Washington University

Arts
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I sat down with GW-TV to discuss my journey in serving as the undergraduate founder and representative of George Washington University’s new neuroscience program.

I sat down with GW-TV to discuss my journey in serving as the undergraduate founder and representative of George Washington University’s new neuroscience program.

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PERFORMING ARTS

Jamie Kleiner starring as Ophelia in GW Shakespeare's Hamlet

Jamie Kleiner starring in The Crucible

Jamie Kleiner starring as Ophelia in GW Shakespeare's Hamlet

Jamie Kleiner starring in the Freshmen Showcase

Marlboro High School Anytown Candle Light Vigil

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