Dr. Heather Berlin

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Heather Berlin is a neuroscientist, clinical psychologist, and Associate Clinical Professor of Psychiatry and Neuroscience at the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai in NY. She explores the neural basis of psychiatric and neurological disorders.

Dr. Heather Berlin

About Heather Berlin

Dr. Heather Berlin is a neuroscientist, clinical psychologist, and Associate Clinical Professor of Psychiatry and Neuroscience at the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai in NY. She explores the neural basis of impulsive and compulsive psychiatric and neurological disorders with the aim of developing novel treatments. She is also interested in the brain basis of consciousness, dynamic unconscious processes, and creativity. Dr. Berlin is a passionate science communicator and a committee member of the National Academy of Sciences and the American Association for the Advancement of Science. She co-hosts StarTalk with Neil DeGrasse Tyson, and hosted series on PBS and the Discovery Channel. She makes regular media appearances including on the BBC, History Channel, Netflix, National Geographic, and TEDx. Dr. Berlin received her doctorate from the University of Oxford, and Master of Public Health from Harvard University, and trained in clinical neuropsychology at Weill Cornell Medicine’s Department of Neurological Surgery. She 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/University of Zurich, and The Hebrew University of Jerusalem. She has received numerous honors and awards and has published extensively in high-impact, peer-reviewed journals.