Heather Berlin

Speaker Bio

Heather Berlin

Dr. Heather Berlin is a cognitive neuroscientist and Assistant Professor of Psychiatry at the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai in New York. She explores the human brain and mind with the goal of contributing to improved treatment and prevention of impulsive and compulsive psychiatric disorders. She is also interested in the neural basis of consciousness, dynamic unconscious processes, and creativity. Dr. Berlin is a Visiting Scholar at the New York Psychoanalytic Society and Institute, and was a Visiting Professor at Vassar College, the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology (ETH)/University of Zurich, and The Hebrew University of Jerusalem. She is an advocate for the promotion of women in STEM, a member for the National Academy of Sciences’ Science and Entertainment Exchange, and host of the PBS TV series Science Goes to the Movies, and the Discovery Channel series Superhuman Showdown. She has made numerous media appearances including on the BBC, History Channel, StarTalk with Neil deGrasse Tyson, and TEDx. Dr. Berlin received her Ph.D. from the University of Oxford and Master of Public Health from Harvard University.

NECSS Appearances:
NECSS 2013
NECSS 2014
NECSS 2015