Our Experts

The Science of Learning Institute includes a broad network of scientists, practitioners, and educators with expertise spanning basic and applied sciences.

Dr. Robert Blum

William H. Gates Sr. Professor & Chair, Dept. of Population, Family & Reproductive Health; Dir., Urban Health Institute
Bloomberg School of Public Health

I am interested in adolescent sexuality, chronic illness, international adolescent health care issues, and urban health.

Dr. Dana Boatman

Professor, Departments of Neurology and Otolaryngology
School of Medicine

I am interested in how the human brain ‘hears’ simple and complex sounds.

Dr. Solange Brown

Assistant Professor, Department of Neuroscience
School of Medicine

I am interested in the function of the human cerebral cortex, which underlies our ability to learn about and interact with our environment through sensory perception and voluntary movement.

Dr. Randal Burns

Associate Professor, Department of Computer Science
Whiting School of Engineering

I am interested in the development of scalable systems that support neuroscience imaging analysis and annotation with the goal of reverse engineering the neurophysiology of mamalliam brains.

Dr. Brian Caffo

Professor, Center for Global Health and Department of Biostatistics
Bloomberg School of Public Health

I am interested in biological signal analysis focusing on statistical methods development and applications.

Dr. Susan Carnell

Assistant Professor, Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences
School of Medicine

My research focuses on the biological and behavioral determinants of obesity in children and adults, including the use of neuroimaging techniques to study appetite. Specific interests include neural mechanisms underlying the learning of food preferences and motivation to consume high-calorie foods.

Dr. Pablo Ariel Celnik

Interim Director, Department of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation and Professor of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
School of Medicine

I am interested in the mechanisms underlying motor learning and motor recovery after brain lesions, and on developing new strategies to enhance motor recovery after stroke.

Dr. Lawrence Cheskin

Associate Professor, Department of Health, Behavior & Society
Bloomberg School of Public Health

I am interested in understanding the effectiveness of various lifestyle and dietary changes in weight loss and weight maintenance.

Dr. Vikram Chib

Assistant Professor, Department of Biomedical Engineering
School of Medicine

I am interested in how the brain integrates information about rewards to motivate performance.

Dr. Jeremiah Cohen

Assistant Professor, Brain Science Institute, Department of Neuroscience
School of Medicine

I am interested in the neural circuits underlying reward, mood, and decision-making.