Center Staff

The core team at CLBB is committed to bringing together experts in the neuroscientific and legal communities in order to advance new discoveries and determine best practices for using them to improve the application of justice.


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.

Leadership & Center Staff


Judith G. Edersheim, JD, MDedersheim 150x150 new

Attending Psychiatrist, Department of Psychiatry, Massachusetts General Hospital
Assistant Professor of Psychiatry, Harvard Medical School

Bruce H. Price, MD

Chief, Department of Neurology, McLean Hospital
Associate in Neurology, Massachusetts General Hospital
Associate Professor of Neurology, Harvard Medical School

Executive Director

Robert Kinscherff, JD, PhD

Faculty, Doctoral Program in Clinical Psychology (forensic psychology, Concentration in Children and Families of Adversity and Resilience) and Associate Vice President for Community Engagement, William James College

Managing Director

Nancy Gertner, JD, MA

Senior Lecturer of Law, Harvard Law School
Former Federal Judge, U.S. District of Massachusetts

Chief Scientific Officer

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

Director of Law & Ethics

Rebecca Weintraub Brendel, MD, JD

Director, Master’s Program in Bioethics, Harvard Medical School Center for Bioethics
Psychiatrist, Law & Psychiatry Service and Consultation Psychiatry Service, Massachusetts General Hospital
Assistant Professor in Psychiatry, Harvard Medical School


Emily Rehmet, BA

Project Manager, Center for Law, Brain & Behavior

Current and Former CLBB Fellows