Research Associate

Brooke graduated from Kenyon College in 2018. Following graduation, Brooke served as a Research Coordinator at Boston Children's Hospital in the Labs of Cognitive Neuroscience. While at Children's she worked with young children and adults on various projects looking at the neural, biological, and social underpinnings of autism spectrum disorder across the lifespan. Brooke is committed to increasing the accessibility of mental health care and plans to pursue a graduate degree studying the intergenerational impact of perinatal mental health.


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Research Associate

Sarwat recently graduated with a BS from New York University in May 2021. She has been conducting research with Dr. Thomason since February 2020 through the Baby BEES Research Collaborative and COVGEN, working on various projects looking at how the COVID-19 pandemic is impacting pregnancy and post-natal experiences. Sarwat also has worked clinically as a behavior therapist for children on the Autism Spectrum and as a data manger for a public health data collective. Her goals include obtaining a medical degree and pursuing a career in developmental pediatrics.

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Medical Student


Nils Kjos is a 4th-year medical student at NYU Grossman School of Medicine. As part of the 5-year MD/Research program, Nils is excited to be working with Dr. Thomason and the rest of the LEGACI research team. Nils also serves as executive clinical coordinator for the New York City Free Clinic, a student-run initiative that provides primary care and comprehensive specialty referral service to New York’s uninsured. Following his research year, Nils intends to apply into Psychiatry residency with a special interest in Child and Adolescent Mental Health and Consult/Liaison Psychiatry.