Research Team

This research lab is home to Dr. Patricia Kinser, research nurses/project directors, undergraduate and graduate students, and interdisciplinary collaborators involved in the various studies.

If you are interested in participating in our Mamma Mia study, please CLICK HERE or contact our project coordinator/ research nurse Sara Moyer at

If you are a student or potential Ph.D. applicant interested in research opportunities, contact Dr. Kinser at

Research Nurses/Project Directors

The research nurses on our team are the project directors, in charge of the daily running of each project. Their nursing expertise, organizational skills, and caring attitudes allow our research studies to be successfully implemented.


Our undergraduate and graduate students are integral members of the research team. Hailing from various disciplines (such as nursing, psychology, biology, among others) our students bring unique perspectives and skills to this work.


Our interdisciplinary collaborators are experts in their respective fields and bring incredible experience to support the success of our studies. Click above to see the list of current and past collaborators with links to their individual websites.

Mindful Moms team photo

Photo Above: pictured from left to right: Front Row- Angela Starkweather, Patricia Kinser, Christine Aubry, Leroy Thacker
Back Row- Tim York, Emilie Fleagle, Sara Wagner, Amy Rider, Amy Heineman, Erica Gregory
Missing From Photo- Suzanne Mazzeo, Ananda Amstadter