Kristen Schiavo

MRI Participant Navigator, Healthy Brain Network

Child Mind Institute

Kristen Schiavo is an MRI Participant Navigator for the Healthy Brain Network, where she manages scan preparation and data collection and creates a positive study experience for participants. She graduated from Skidmore College with a Bachelor of Arts degree in psychology. While at Skidmore, Kristen lead a positive psychology lab that studied the well-being of college students. She has studied both the research and clinical sides of the cognitive development of children as a mental health intern for children with autism spectrum disorder and as a research assistant for the Rutgers Cognitive Development Lab.

Kristen’s research interests include cognitive development and the mental health of children. She has a passion for working with children and a strong interest in early intervention for developmental and psychological disorders. Kristen is excited to gain valuable research and clinical experience at the Child Mind Institute before pursuing a doctorate program in clinical psychology.



  • BA, Psychology. Skidmore College