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 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

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

Francis Shen, JD, PhD

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

Managing Director

Nancy Gertner, JD, MA

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

Associate Managing 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

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

Former CLBB Fellows