Dr. Kimball helps athletes of all levels to enhance their mental performance and gain the competitive edge they need to succeed in sports and life. In addition to athletes, she works with coaches, educators, parents, corporate leaders and other professionals who seek to improve their mental performance. She has been cited in various print media publications, including Men’s Health, Runner’s World and the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, in addition to appearing on broadcast outlets such as ESPN, NPR and KDKA-TV’s Pittsburgh TODAY Live.
Dr. Kimball also assists athletes outside of their sport in developing life skills and balancing athletics with other priorities. In 2009, she created a student athlete handbook based on her research examining the status of high school and middle school sports across Pennsylvania. She also co-directs the Student-Athlete Leadership Academy, which brings together more than 200 local high school athletes each year to teach them valuable leadership and life skills.
A certified consultant with the Association of Applied Sport Psychology, Dr. Kimball is a member of the American Psychological Association, the United States Olympic Committee’s Sport Psychology Registry, and the USA Swimming Sports Medicine Network . She also was named one of Pittsburgh Magazine’s Top 40 People Under 40 for her dedication to improving the Pittsburgh region.
Dr. Kimball is a clinical faculty member at the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine’s Department of Orthopaedic Surgery and has been an adjunct faculty member at Duquesne University, Chatham University and Robert Morris University.
Dr. Kimball earned a doctorate degree from the University of Tennessee, where she specialized in sports psychology. She received a master’s degree in sports studies from Miami University of Ohio, and a bachelor’s degree in psychology with a minor in movement science from Pennsylvania State University.