Deborah Kurrasch

Associate Professor, Department of Medical Genetics · University of Calgary

Kurrasch’s research is focused on genetic programs that govern hypothalamic development using both mice and zebrafish as model organisms.

Molecular Biology Developmental Biology Pharmacology Neuroscience Genetics

Marla Sokolowski

University Professor, Department of Ecology & Evolutionary Biology · University of Toronto

Sokolowski's work is esteemed worldwide as a clear, integrative paragon of the manner in which genes can interact with the environment.

Genetics Molecular Biology Scientific Writing Higher Education Public Speaking

Mark Zylka, Ph.D.

Associate Professor, Department of Cell Biology and Physiology & Member, UNC Neuroscience Center · UNC at Chapel Hill

Professor Zylka's research explores the management of chronic pain

Cell Biology Angelman Syndrome Chronic Pain Ectonucleotidases in Nociceptive Circuits Neural Circuit-Based Approaches

Dr Nazanin Zand

Associate Professor of Food and Science Nutrition · University of Greenwich

She researches - and advises industrial partners - on issues of nutrition, food content and food production.

Catering Baby Food Healthy Eating Special Diets Food

Bruce Compas

Patricia and Rodes Hart Professor of Psychology and Human Development, Professor of Pediatrics, Co-Director of Clinical Psychology Training, and Director of Psychology at the Vanderbilt-Ingram Cancer Center · Vanderbilt University

An expert on how stress affects the physical and mental health of children and families, and the power of coping and preventative measures.

Neurocognitive Deficits Depression Stress Coping and Resilience Huntington Disease Childhood Cancer Survivorship

Tracey Covassin

Professor of Kinesiology · Michigan State University

Tracey Covassin is an expert in the effects of concussions and the epidemiology of sports injuries.

Concussions Athletics Injuries

Micah Berman

Assistant Professor I Moritz College of Law & College of Public Health · The Ohio State University

Micah Berman is assistant professor of public heath and law at Ohio State University and a member of the OSU Comprehensive Cancer Center.

Public Policy Public Health Legal Doctrine Tobacco Policy

Gerard Costa, PhD

Associate Faculty - Infant & Early Childhood Development - School of Psychology · Fielding Graduate University

Committed to professional "formation" in student development, with emphasis on "ways of knowing", "ways of doing" and "ways of being."

Infant Mental Health Developmental Approaches to Autism Impact of Exposure to Trauma and Violence on Children Interpersonal Neurobiology Professional Formation (Development/Education)

Joshua D. Feder, MD

Affiliate Faculty - Infant & Early Childhood Development - School of Psychology · Fielding Graduate University

Senior Expert, Early Years. Clinical practice, teaching, research, advocacy, and tech development.

Clinical Child and Family Psychiatry Developmental and Learning Challenges Research in Relationship Based Interventions Peace Building in Conflict Zones Reflective Practice

Kathy Seifert

CEO · ESPS, LLC

Dr. Seifert brings her unique research on the roots and prevention of violent crime and dynamic style to your discussion of today's top issu

Treatment of Trauma and Attachment Problems Assessment and Treatment of Violence Developmental Effects of Trauma Threat Assessment

Daniel Hackman

Assistant Professor of Social Work · USC Suzanne Dworak-Peck School of Social Work

Examines the role of early experience and the psychological and biological factors that contribute to disparities in health and development.

Joanne C. Gerstner

Sports Journalist in Residence · Michigan State University

Expert in: Sports multimedia journalism, social media, sports neurology & concussion, youth sports, women in sports & sports media, Title IX

Athletic Culture Title IX Medicine Sports Media Sports Business

Stacy Drury, MD

Remigio Gonzalez MD Endowed Professorship of Child Psychiatry, Associate Professor of Psychiatry, Vice Chair of Research, Department of Pediatrics · Tulane University

Drury explores how early life adversity interacts with genetic and epigenetic factors to shape child health and neurodevelopmental outcomes.

Telomeres Health Disparities Pediatric Medicine Child Psychiatry Genetics

John Gilmore, MD

Thad and Alice Eure Distinguished Professor of Psychiatry and Vice Chair of Research and Scientific Affairs; Director of the Center for Excellence in Community Mental Health · UNC-Chapel Hill

Dr. Gilmore is a physician with special interest in pre & early postnatal brain development and how it contributes to risk for schizophrenia

Bipolar Disorder Psychology Schizophrenia Community Mental Health Psychiatry

Fumiko Hoeft

Scientific Director · University of Connecticut

Will be leading UConn's Brain Imaging Research Center (BIRC), and joining the Department of Psychological Sciences.

Neuroimaging Scientific Writing Neuroscience Science Life Sciences

Elizabeth Cauffman

Professor of Psychological Science, Education and Law · UC Irvine

Elizabeth Cauffman’s research addresses the intersect between adolescent development and juvenile justice.

Social Ecology Juvenile Justice Adolescent Development Mental Health Legal and Social Policy

Candice Odgers

Professor Psychological Science · UC Irvine

Candice Odgers is a developmental psychologist who studies adolescents’ mental health and development.

Early Adversity Quantitative Psychology Social Inequality Technology and Young People Digital Inequality

Stephen Hooper

Faculty · UNC at Chapel Hill

Chair, UNC-Chapel Hill Department of Allied Health Sciences; Professor and Associate Dean at UNC School of Medicine

Child Psychology Education Medicine Allied Health Sciences Clinical Psychology

Stephen Crocker, Ph.D.

Associate Professor of Neuroscience and Associate Director of Neuroscience Graduate Program · University of Connecticut

Prof. Stephen Crocker is an expert on how the immune and nervous systems interact and how this balance is disrupted.

Nervous System Immune System Neuroscience