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Mission

The Center for Law, Brain & Behavior puts the most accurate and actionable neuroscience in the hands of judges, lawyers, policymakers and journalists—people who shape the standards and practices of our legal system and affect its impact on people’s lives. We work to make the legal system more effective and more just for all those affected by the law.

Eugene V. Beresin, MD is Executive Director of The Clay Center for Young Healthy Minds, Professor of Psychiatry at Harvard Medical School and Director of the Child and Adolescent Psychiatry Residency Training Program at MGH and McLean Hospitals.  He is Director of the Elizabeth Thatcher Acampora Endowment, an outreach program to meet the needs of underserved youth and families. Dr. Beresin is also director of the year-long required Harvard Medical School third year course, Patient Doctor III that focuses on ethics and the patient-doctor relationship. He is Associate Editor and Media Editor for Academic Psychiatry and Associate Editor for the Journal of Graduate Medical Education and has published numerous papers and chapters in a wide variety of topics.

Dr. Beresin has consulted to a variety of television shows including ER and Law and Order SVU. He was Consultant to the Emmy Award winning HBO children’s specials, Goodnight Moon and Other Sleepytime Tales (2000), Through a Child’s Eyes: September 11, 2001 (2003) and Classical Baby (2005). He co-produced a Parenting Resource website for abcnews.com. He was script consultant, expert, and actor in Brains on Trial, a PBS NOVA broadcast (2013).

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