Leanna Kalinowski


Neuromatch Civic Science Fellow



Project focus: The Fellow will explore how to best train early-career researchers, via learn-by-doing practices, to incorporate civic science engagement into their research projects.

Leanna Kalinowski is the Civic Science Fellow at Neuromatch, where she studies and implements strategies to encourage computational scientists to incorporate civic science into their research. As an interdisciplinary scientist with a background in public health and neuroscience, Leanna has previously conducted research on topics ranging from the use of research evidence in substance use policy to the impact of prescription stimulant medications on the adolescent brain. She has also held roles at the Scholars Strategy Network and National Science Policy Network, where she gained extensive experience in training academics how to make their research accessible for policymakers, the media, and the general public. Leanna holds a B.A. in psychology from Buffalo State University, as well as an M.A. in behavioral neuroscience and an M.P.H. in public health, both from the University at Buffalo. Following her fellowship, she plans to work in the knowledge translation space to bridge the gap between substance use research and practice.