Speaker Bios

Dr. David Van Nuys is Emeritus Professor of Psychology at Sonoma State University, where he served as the Psychology Department Chair for seven years. He hosts the popular psychology podcast Shrink

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Erin Clabough is a neuroscientist, science writer, and teacher based at the University of Virginia, which is where she received her doctorate in neuroscience and molecular genetics. As a graduate

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Deby Dihoff is Executive Director of the National Alliance on Mental Illness in North Carolina. She has made a career of serving children and adults with mental illnesses, behavioral disorders,

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Dr. Paul N. Friga is the Director of the Consulting Concentrations for undergrads and MBAs at the Kenan-Flagler School of Business at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.

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Neuropsychological evaluation, emergency responding and forensic psychology Dr. Robert Conder is the Clinic Director at the Carolina Neuropsychological Service. He is a native of Hamlet, NC. After graduating from University

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Healthy young minds from theory to practice Dr. John R. Weisz is a Professor in the Harvard Psychology Department and at Harvard Medical School. He serves as President and CEO

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Dr. Sally Rhine Feather is the Executive Director Emeritus at the Rhine Research Center. She carries on the legacy of her parents, J.B. and Louisa Rhine, who launched the experimental

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Biostatistics: the pixie dust that makes research magic Denise Esserman is a Research Assistant Professor of Biostatistics at UNC at the Gillings School of Global Public Health and at the

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Memory, consciousness, and free will Dr. Felipe De Brigard recently received his PhD in philosophy from UNC Chapel Hill, where he also conducted research at the Cognitive Neuroscience of Memory

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Addiction research at the Cognition and Addiction Biopsychology Lab Katie Kelm graduated from Purdue University majoring in Pharmaceutical Sciences and went on to earn her Ph.D in Pharmacology at UNC

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Serious games Phaedra Boinodiris is an entrepreneur with an MBA from UNC Chapel Hill who produces serious games–video games that help people solve complex business and social problems. She currently

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Buddhism and psychotherapy David Rademacher is a professional psychological counselor who has spent the last 12 years of his 20-year practice serving Chapel Hill and Pittsboro. He has practiced Buddhism

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