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Laurel Quinlan
Laurel Quinlan
Former Associate Research Specialist, Center for Healthy Minds

Dates of Employment: May 2018 - May 2021

Laurel worked on the Midlife in the United States (MIDUS) project, a longitudinal study examining how biology, personal characteristics, life experiences, and health are related to emotional regulation using fMRI and facial EMG. She also worked on a Wisconsin Registry Alzheimer's Prevention (WRAP) project, which studies the relationship between emotional processes and risk for Alzheimer's disease.

Laurel has previous research and clinical experience with pediatric and adult mood disorders and is interested in the role such disorders may play in neurodegenerative diseases.


B.A., Psychology & Spanish, University of Wisconsin–Madison

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