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Mission

The speed of technology in neuroscience as it impacts ethical and just decisions in the legal system needs to be understood by lawyers, judges, public policy makers, and the general public. The Massachusetts General Hospital Center for Law, Brain, and Behavior is an academic and professional resource for the education, research, and understanding of neuroscience and the law. Read more

Dr. Neal Baer is an Emmy-winning executive producer and television writer. He is currently the Executive Producer of the television series, A Gifted Man, and was formerly Executive Producer for Law & Order: Special Victims Unit and ER. Dr. Baer is a Clinical Professor of Preventive Medicine at the Keck School of Medicine at the University of Southern California, a Senior Fellow at the Annenberg School of Journalism, and a Lecturer in the School of Arts and Sciences. Dr. Baer recently established The Center for Storytelling, Activism and Health to use new media to promote global health. He graduated from Harvard Medical School, completed his internship in Pediatrics at Children’s Hospital, Los Angeles, and received the Jerry L. Pettis Memorial Scholarship from the American Medical Association as the outstanding medical student who contributed the most to promoting a better understanding of medicine in the media.  Dr. Baer is also a distinguished executive producer of television who has won the Shine, People’s Choice, Prism, Edgar, Sentinel for Health, and Media Access awards and has been nominated for five Emmys. Dr. Baer graduated magna cum laude with a B.A. in Political Science from Colorado College and he holds master’s degrees from the Harvard’s Graduate School of Education and Graduate School of Arts and Sciences in Sociology. He is a member of the Board of Associates at the Whitehead Institute for Biomedical Research, a trustee of Colorado College, Co-Chair of the CDC and Gates Foundation-supported Hollywood, Health, and Society, and was recently appointed to the Board of Fellows at Harvard Medical School. He received the Valentine Davies Award in 2004 from the Writers Guild of America for “public service efforts in the entertainment industry and the community at large, bringing dignity to and raising the standard for writers everywhere.”

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