Sara Berger is a Research Staff Member at IBM Research. Sara received her PhD in systems and cognitive neuroscience from Northwestern University, with an emphasis on chronic pain conditions, clinical psychology, and bioethics. In the past, she has focused on identifying, quantifying, treating, and predicting changes in acute and chronic pain in animals and humans using machine learning, neurotechnology, and other methods – with over a decade of experience in the field of pain. Sara’s knowledge and skills also span clinical trial management and design, critical disability studies, and NLP. At IBM, she has applied her knowledge of neuroimaging, psychology, and behavioral research to address a wide variety of questions and applications. She is currently leveraging her multidisciplinary interests and background to design frameworks, tools, and methods that aid researchers and practitioners in being more proactively responsible in their projects and products, including in the field of neurotechnology. In 2021, Sara was named one of MIT Tech Review’s 35 Innovators and Visionaries under 35.