Center Faculty

CLBB's faculty of psychologists, psychiatrists, legal scholars, and scientists, each thought leaders in their fields, form the backbone of the center's expertise.


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

Core Faculty

Justin T. Baker, MD, PhD

Associate Director, Research Concentration Program, MGH/McLean Adult Psychiatry Residency Program
Instructor in Psychiatry at Harvard Medical School
Research Fellow at the Harvard University Center for Brain Science

Lisa Feldman Barrett

Lisa Feldman Barrett, PhD

Director, Interdisciplinary Affective Science Laboratory
University Distinguished Professor of Psychology, Northeastern University
Neuroscientist, Department of Radiology, Massachusetts General Hospital
Research Scientist, Department of Psychiatry, Massachusetts General Hospital
Lecturer in Psychiatry, Harvard Medical School

Gene Beresin, MA, MD

Executive Director, MGH Clay Center for Young Healthy Minds
Director of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry Residency Training Program, MGH and McLean Hospitals
Professor of Psychiatry, Harvard Medical School

David Borsook, PhD

Director, Pain and Analgesia Imaging Neuroscience (P.A.I.N) Group, Children’s Hospital Boston, MGH, and McLean Hospital
Professor of Anaesthesia, Children’s Hospital Boston

Joshua BuckholtzJoshua W. Buckholtz, PhD

Assistant Professor of Psychology, Harvard University
Director, Systems Neuroscience of Psychopathology lab
Assistant in Research, Department of Psychiatry, MGH

Randy L. Buckner, PhD

Principal Investigator, Cognitive Neuroscience Laboratory, Harvard University
Professor of Psychology and of Neuroscience, Harvard University
Neuroscientist in Psychiatry and Radiology, Massachusetts General Hospital
Director, Psychiatric Neuroimaging Research Program, Massachusetts General Hospital

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Assistant Professor of Psychology, Harvard University
Director, Moral Psychology Research Laboratory

Brad Dickerson, MD

Associate Professor of Neurology, Harvard University
Director of Clinical Applications, Morphometry Service, Massachusetts General Hospital
Director, Dickerson Neuroimaging Laboratory

Joshua Greene, PhD

Assistant Professor of Psychology, John and Ruth Hazel Professor of the Social Sciences, Harvard University
Director, Moral Cognition Lab in the Department of Psychology, Harvard University

hundert_150x150Edward Hundert, MD

Dean for Medical Education, Harvard Medical School
Daniel D. Federman, MD Professor in Residence of Global Health and Social Medicine and Medical Education, Harvard Medical School
Associate Director, Harvard Medical School Center for Bioethics

Steven E. Hyman, MD

Steven E. Hyman, MA, MD

Director, Stanley Center for Psychiatric Research, Broad Institute of MIT and Harvard
Distinguished Service Professor of Stem Cell and Regenerative Biology, Harvard University
Editor, Annual Review of Neuroscience
President, 2014-2015, Society for Neuroscience

Robert Kinscherff, PhD, Esq.

Faculty in the Doctoral Program in Clinical Psychology and Associate Vice President for Community Engagement,  William James College
Senior Associate, National Center for Mental Health and Juvenile Justice

Charles A. Nelson, PhD

Professor of Pediatric and Neuroscience, Harvard Medical School
Director, Laboratories of Cognitive Neuroscience, Boston Children’s Hospital
Director, Bucharest Early Intervention Project

Kerry Ressler, MD, PhD

Professor of Psychiatry, Harvard Medical School
Chief Scientific Officer, McLean Hospital
Director, Grady Trauma Project

Jerrold F. Rosenbaum, MD

Psychiatrist-in-Chief, Massachusetts General Hospital
Stanley Cobb Professor of Psychiatry, Harvard Medical School

Daniel L. Schacter, Ph.D

Daniel L. Schacter, PhD

William R. Kenan Jr. Professor of Psychology, Harvard University
Director, Memory Lab, Harvard University
Bestselling Author: The Seven Sins of Memory and Searching for Memory: The Brain, The Mind, The Past

Larry J. Seidman, Ph.D

Larry J. Seidman, PhD

Professor of Psychology, Harvard Medical School
Director, Clinical Neuroscience and Developmental Psychology Lab
Allied Scientific Associate in Psychology (Psychiatry), Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center
Research Associate, Psychiatry Service, MGH

Jordan Smoller, MD, Sc.D

Jordan W Smoller, MD, ScD

Director, Psychiatric and Neurodevelopmental Genetics Unit, Center for Human Genetic Research, MGH
Associate Chief for Research and Director of Psychiatric Genetics, MGH Department of Psychiatry
Professor of Psychiatry, Harvard Medical School
Professor of Epidemiology, Harvard School of Public Health

Leah Somerville, PhD

Assistant Professor of Psychology, Harvard University
Director, Affective Neuroscience and Development Laboratory, Harvard University
Faculty, Center for Brain Science
Faculty Fellow, Harvard Mind/Brain/Behavior Initiative

Affiliated Faculty

Amanda Pustilnik, JD

Professor of Law, University of Maryland School of Law
2014-2015 Senior Fellow in Law & Applied Neuroscience, CLBB & the Petrie-Flom Center 

Jeffrey Rosen, Esq

Jeffrey Rosen, JD, Esq

President and CEO, National Constitution Center
Professor of Law, George Washington University
Senior Fellow, The Brookings Institution, Project on Technology and the Constitution

Francis Shen, JD, PhD

Professor, University of Minnesota Law School
Executive Director of Education and Outreach, MacArthur Foundation Research Network on Law and Neuroscience 


Margaret Sheridan, PhD

Assistant Professor of Psychology, University of North Carolina
Director, Child Imaging Research on Cognition and Life Experiences (CIRCLE) Laboratory


Gina Vincent, PhD

Associate Professor of Psychiatry, University of Massachusetts Medical School
Director, Translational Law & Psychiatry Research, SPARC (Systems for Psychosocial Advances Research Center – formerly the Center for Mental Health Services Research), University of Massachusetts Medical School