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DR. LISA FELDMAN BARRETT
Professor of Psychology and Director of the Interdisciplinary Affective Science Laboratory (IASLab), Northeastern University,

Lisa Feldman Barrett, PhD, is University Distinguished Professor of Psychology and Director of the Interdisciplinary Affective Science Laboratory (IASLab) at Northeastern University, with research appointments at Harvard Medical School and Massachusetts General Hospital. Dr. Barrett received her B.Sc. from the University of Toronto in 1986, and her Ph.D. in clinical psychology from the University of Waterloo in 1992.  Her research focuses on the nature of emotion from both psychological and neuroscience perspectives. She is also known for her groundbreaking research in the science of superaging. In 2007, Dr. Barrett received the prestigious Director’s Pioneer Award from the US National Institutes of Health for transformative research on emotion. She is also the recipient of numerous research awards, including the 2018 Mentor Award for Lifetime Achievement from the Association for Psychological Science.  She is an elected fellow of the Royal Society of Canada, the American Association for the Advancement of Science, the Association for Psychological Science, as well as several other scientific societies. In addition to publishing over 200 peer reviewed papers and book chapters, Dr. Barrett has authored a white paper on the science of emotion for the US National Research Council, she has testified before US Congress in support of basic behavioral research funding and she has edited five volumes, including the 4th edition of the Handbook of Emotion. Her first authored book, How emotions are made:  The new science of mind and brain, is published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt.


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