Jessica is a graduate from St. Lawrence University where she received a BS in Behavioral Neuroscience in 2020.
Prior to joining Modus, she was a research assistant in the Experimental Behavior Laboratory at St. Lawrence University where she used quantitative methods to investigate the effect of hunger on delay discounting and the operationalization of impulsivity. Her research aimed to better understand the factors that may contribute to increased impulsivity, and potential avenues to mitigate these effects. She also volunteered at a crisis hotline where she provided non-judgmental confidential support, crisis intervention, and suicide prevention to individuals who were struggling with mental health, substance abuse, housing/food insecurities, and victims of sexual assault and domestic abuse.
During her time at Modus, Jessica has supported qualitative research studies across many different conditions, including Alzheimer’s disease, Lewy body dementia, spinal muscular atrophy, multiple sclerosis, NUT carcinoma, fibrodysplasia ossificans progressive (FOP), atopic dermatitis, and diabetic retinopathy. In these disease areas, she has experience supporting the research team by conducting literature reviews, developing study documents and obtaining IRB approval, forming conceptual models describing the patient experience of a condition, interviewing patients and caregivers, writing scientific reports, and preparing presentations and publications.