Kristin B. Dupre

Kristin B. Dupre, Ph.D.

Scientific Content & Comm Strategist

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Office of Neuroscience Communications & Engagement
Neuroscience Content and Strategy
Areas of Interest:

NIH BRAIN Initiative

Dr. Kristin Dupre serves as a Scientific Content and Communication Strategist in the Office of Neuroscience Communications and Engagement (ONCE), Neuroscience Content and Strategy Branch,  at the National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke (NINDS). ONCE aims to provide a seamless flow of information on NINDS research advances and initiatives to various stakeholders including scientific and academic communities, as well as policy-makers, patients, and the public. ONCE manages the NINDS website, an important tool in broadly conveying this information. Major components of Dr. Dupre’s work involve the Brain Research through Advancing Innovative Neurotechnologies (BRAIN) Initiative, which seeks to revolutionize our understanding of the human brain, and the BRAIN Initiative Alliance (, a group of federal and non-federal participants whose mission is to coordinate and facilitate communications related to the BRAIN Initiative. Dr. Dupre is also an active participant in the NINDS Diversity Workgroup and the NIH Child Care Board. Prior to joining ONCE, Dr. Dupre was an intramural postdoctoral fellow and Research Fellow in the laboratory of Dr. Judith Walters in the Neurophysiology Pharmacology Section of NINDS. She earned her B.S. in Psychology from Le Moyne College (Syracuse, NY) and her M.S. in Psychology and Ph.D. in Behavioral Neuroscience from Binghamton University (State University of New York), where she studied the neural mechanisms of dyskinesia in a rat model of Parkinson’s disease using a variety of pharmacological, biochemical, neuromolecular, and behavioral techniques.