Kailynn Schmidt

Research Assistant

A recent neuro- and medical sciences graduate with 2+ years of experience working as an institutional research assistant, Kailynn aided in the improvement of student and alum outcomes through qualitative and quantitative research initiatives. Her focus was on establishing university-wide data governance procedures while also expanding Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion programs for undergraduate students with the hope of establishing a stronger, more cohesive campus environment. Throughout her time at university, she was also a teaching assistant for organic chemistry and volunteered with Crisis Textline, where she provided support to individuals experiencing varying crises.

Beyond this, Kailynn participated in a summer internship at the University of Michigan Medical School, where she quantitatively studied the effects of sleep deprivation on inhibitory interneurons within the hippocampus. The research aimed to better understand the role of memory consolidation in disorders such as Alzheimer’s and schizophrenia.

Kailynn joined Modus Outcomes – THREAD as a research assistant in 2022 to garner experience in patient-centered research outcomes.