Karyn is on the Faculty of the Langer Mindfulness Institute. She is also a Research Fellow in the Psychology Department, Langer Lab, Harvard University. Karyn has a Ph.D. in Counseling Psychology from Lehigh University and completed her APA-Accredited Doctoral Internship in Clinical Psychology at Yale School of Medicine where she was a recipient of the 2014-2015 Leadership Award for Outstanding Contributions to the Internship Program. Since then, she has maintained academic appointments as both a Postdoctoral Fellow and now Research Fellow in the Psychology Department at Harvard.

In collaboration with Ellen Langer, Karyn’s research focuses on two primary areas. The bulk of her work includes examining socio-cognitive ways to manage health and mental health concerns. Some of these concerns include Stress, Major Depressive disorder, Anxiety, Infertility and Chronic pain. Additionally, Karyn has been working on studies related to sensory testing outcomes following the induction of an impairment manipulation.

Karyn is also an instructor of Intermediate Statistics.