Dr. Lisa Feldman Barrett, PhD, stands among the top 0.1% most cited scientists globally, recognized for her groundbreaking research in psychology and neuroscience. Currently a University Distinguished Professor of Psychology at Northeastern University, she holds additional appointments at Harvard Medical School and Massachusetts General Hospital, serving as the Chief Science Officer for the Center for Law, Brain & Behavior. Renowned for her influential publications, including “Seven and a Half Lessons About the Brain” and “How Emotions are Made,” Dr. Barrett’s work spans over 275 peer-reviewed scientific papers, published in prestigious journals such as Science and Nature Neuroscience.
Recipient of the National Institutes of Health Director’s Pioneer Award, a Guggenheim Fellowship, and the APS Mentor Award for Lifetime Achievement, Dr. Barrett’s accolades reflect her transformative contributions to biomedical and behavioral research. Beyond academia, she has testified before Congress, consulted for the National Cancer Institute, and made appearances on notable platforms like TED talks and major media outlets. As an elected fellow of the American Academy of Arts & Sciences and the Royal Society of Canada, Dr. Barrett continues to shape the landscape of psychological science and affective research globally.