The Center for Law, Brain & Behavior puts the most accurate and actionable neuroscience in the hands of judges, lawyers, policymakers and journalists—people who shape the standards and practices of our legal system and affect its impact on people’s lives. We work to make the legal system more effective and more just for all those affected by the law.

CLBB Project Manager

Heidi M. Kmetz, BS, is the Project Manager and Clinical Research Coordinator of the Massachusetts General Hospital Center for Law, Brain, and Behavior. Heidi graduated from the University of Massachusetts-Amherst cum laude as a psychology major with a minor in sociology and a certificate in criminology and the criminal justice system. At UMass Amherst, Heidi worked as a research assistant in the Psychotherapy Research Lab studying patient-therapist relational processes that influence patient treatment outcomes, a position she still holds as a postbaccalaureate volunteer. Additionally, Heidi was an undergraduate teaching assistant for a forensic psychology course, a crisis counselor for the Crisis Text Line, and a District Court Administration intern at the Northwestern District Attorney’s Office in Greenfield, MA. In the area of neurolaw, Heidi’s research interests include the neuropsychology of competency to stand trial and criminal responsibility, the quality and administration of those evaluations, and the role of brain maturation in juvenile sentencing.

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