Kristen Breit

San Diego, CA, US
Field of Work 
Behavioral Teratology
San Diego State University
Job Title or "Student" 
Postdoctoral Fellow, Lecturer
Psychology (Behavioral Neuroscience)
Education Level 
Profile Biography 
My name is Dr. Kristen Breit, a postdoctoral fellow at the Center for Behavioral Teratology (CBT) at San Diego State University (SDSU). I work alongside Dr. Jennifer Thomas, who has a well-established history researching the effects of prenatal drug exposure on brain and behavioral development throughout the lifespan. My specific research interest is in the effects of prenatal exposure to combined alcohol, cannabis, and nicotine exposure (including electronic cigarettes) on behaviors later in life. In Dr. Thomas's lab, I mentor and train many undergraduate and graduate students, including several female minority students. In addition to conducting research, I am also a Psychology Lecturer at SDSU and at University of California, San Diego (UCSD), where I teach courses such as Introduction to Physiological Psychology, Behavioral Neuroscience, Sensory Neuroscience, and Evolution and Human Nature. I am also very passionate about science policy, particularly dispersing accurate information regarding developmental drug exposure to women who may not otherwise have access to such information.
Writing/blogging, Dance, Computing, Reading, Travel, Acting, Other
Race & Ethnicity 
Level of Participation 
After-school visit, Field trip participation, In-school visit, Job shadow, Online role model, Summer camp visit
My Experience 
I am a new Role Model.
Evenings, Weekends
Career exploration activities, Fun demonstrations or materials, Hands-on activities for students, Online Mentoring (email or Skype)
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Other Interests 

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