Dr. Lezak joined The Medical Foundation as a Scientific Officer in 2018 and works as part of a team devoted to biomedical research grant program management and grant making. She received a B.A. from Lehigh University and a Ph.D. in Experimental Psychology from the University of Vermont. As a Kaneb Fellow and awardee of the Jonathan Edward Brooking Mental Health Research Fellowship, Dr. Lezak recently completed postdoctoral training at McLean Hospital where she conducted basic research focusing on the neurobiological underpinnings of stress-related psychiatric illnesses including PTSD, anxiety, and addiction related disorders. The 10 years of research experience resulted in publication of multiple papers and presentations at local and national conferences.