Our brains are vast networks of connections and so are societies. These networks shape each other. Let me tell you how - and let's connect brain & society to make a better world.
I've spent my career in the academy and in industry working to unite science and society for a greater whole. I'm a professor of law at the University of Maryland School of Law, where I teach neuroscience & law, and I'm the Director of the Program on Pain the Center for Law, Brain & Behavior at Massachusetts General Hospital.
In 2015, I had the honor to serve as Harvard Law School’s first Senior Fellow on Law & Applied Neuroscience. I collaborate with scientists on the brain imaging of pain, addiction, and other subjective states, leading to publications in Nature Neurology and on behalf of the Aspen Institute.
Prior to entering the academy, I practiced litigation at Sullivan & Cromwell and Covington & Burling, clerked on the United States Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit, and worked as a management consultant at McKinsey & Co., in New York.
My work grows out of my foundation in History & Philosophy of Science, which I studied at Harvard College, the University of Cambridge, and Yale Law School. My work has been published in numerous law reviews and peer-reviewed scientific journals. I invite you to learn more about how neuroscience, society, and law connect - and to connect with me.