Dr. Nicole Logan (she/her) | Principal Investigator
Assistant Professor of Kinesiology
Core Faculty, Interdisciplinary Neuroscience Program
Ryan Research Assistant Professor of Neuroscience

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Nicole is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Kinesiology, the Interdisciplinary Neuroscience Program (INP), and in the George & Anne Ryan Institute for Neuroscience at URI. She completed her Ph.D. in Psychology at Northeastern University, in the Center for Cognitive and Brain Health. Before that, she received her M.S. in Psychology, and a B.S. double-majoring in Psychology & Exercise Sciences, at The University of Auckland in New Zealand. Nicole's research investigates the effects of health factors such as physical activity, fitness and adiposity, on mental health, cognition, and brain structure and function throughout the lifespan. Outside of the lab, she can be found coaching water polo, watching basketball, running, doing yoga, or enjoying the outdoors. 

 Graduate Students: 

Janis Gaudreau (they/them)
Master's Student | INP
Lab Manager

Erynn Field (she/her)
Master's Student | KIN

Michelle Lim
PhD Student | INP

Graduate Research Assistants:

Abbie Levinson

Alex Seng

Elena Esposito

Julia Cerveira-Bianchi


Undergraduate Research Assistants:

Alexa Calderon

Angela Marses

Abbie Smith

Cayla Cajilig 

Charlotte Imperio

Elixis Grela

Grace Heppes

Helena Florer 

Kelly McCormick

Maya Fraenza

Nikki Fernando


Charlotte Imperio
Summer 2024



Jillian Pencinger
BS Kinesiology 2023

Julia Wolf
MS Cognitive Neuroscience 2023