Speaker Bios

Dr. David Myers is a renowned social psychologist and a prolific writer and educator. His bestselling psychology textbooks have been translated into twelve languages and used in thousands of high

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Learn about the power of improv and its connections to mindfulness and spirituality in this fun-packed conversation with Anoo Tree Brod. Anoo has performed improv with Transactors since joining in 1997.

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Dr. Sherryl Kleinman is a sociologist at the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, where she has taught since 1980. She teaches and does scholarly writing about race, class, gender,

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Dr. Cort A. Pedersen is Professor in the Department of Psychiatry and in the Neurobiology Curriculum at the University of North Carolina School of Medicine. Most of his research has focused

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Dr. Alanna Conder is a child clinical neuropsychologist with a background in pediatrics. She has a doctorate in clinical psychology from Baylor University and she worked at Medical College of

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Dr. Mitch Prinstein is a Bowman and Gordon Gray Distinguished Term Professor of Psychology in the Clinical Program at the University of North Carolina (UNC) at Chapel Hill. He is also an

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Dr. Donita L. Robinson investigates the neurobiology of alcoholism by using animal models of alcohol reward.  Her research targets the dorsal and ventral striata, brain regions that have been shown

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What are therapists for? Where does happiness come from? Dr. Betty Phillips helps us with these questions and tells us how she became a psychologist in this short interview. Dr. Phillips

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Dr. Fred Jarskog is the Research Director of the North Carolina Psychiatric Research Center and a Professor in the Department of Psychiatry at UNC Chapel Hill. Dr. Jarskog’s research is

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Mae Lynn Reyes-Rodriguez, PhD is a Clinical Assistant Professor in Psychiatry at UNC Chapel Hill. She received her MA and PhD in Academic and Research Psychology at the University of Puerto

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Brad earned his B.A. in Communication and Psychology from Stanford University in 2005 and his M.A. in Communication from the University of California, San Diego in 2009. His graduate work

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Colin Pistell is the founder of Fifth Ape, a fitness program and blog started in 2010. Fifth Ape offers courses in parkour, slacklining, barefoot running and martial arts. Colin is

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Dr. Karen Glumm is a sociologist and teacher at the North Carolina School of Science and Math (NCSSM). NCSSM is a two-year, public boarding school that accepts rising juniors across

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Brian Sheitman, MD serves at UNC Chapel Hill School of Medicine as the Medical Director of the Center for Excellence in Community Mental Health (CECMH), the former Chief of the

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Dr. Kenneth Mills is a psychologist who developed the AlertDriver program—a series of science-based, interactive online driver training courses seven years in the making. He is also the author of

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April Harris-Britt is a Licensed Psychologist specializing in child, adolescent and family issues. She received her doctorate from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, where she continues to serve

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