Kimberly Firth, Ph.D. is a Scientific Review Officer in the Scientific Review Branch of the National Institute on Aging (NIA). She holds a Master’s Degree in Experimental Psychology from the University of Massachusetts and a dual Ph.D. in Social and Developmental Psychology from Brandeis University under the mentorship of Dr. Margie Lachman. Prior to coming to the NIA, Kimberly was the Director of Research for the Optimal Healing Environments Program at the Samueli Institute, a non-profit research foundation with the mission of transforming healthcare through the scientific exploration of holistic and complementary healing modalities. Subsequent to that, Dr. Firth was an Assistant Professor of Research Methods at The George Washington University School of Medicine and Health Sciences. Her significant research experience has included work in the area of adult midlife development and aging, temporal orientation and life satisfaction, implicit bias, and the effects of cultural enrichment on the physical and mental health of older adults.