Speaking at TED@NYC 2014 (Ryan Lash/TED)
Jordan Gaines Lewis, PhD is a neuroscientist and award-winning science writerJordan combines her passion for science communication and the brain on her blog Gaines, on Brains, which introduces neuroscience research to readers — minus all the heavy scientific jargon. 

Jordan is a science columnist for The Conversation and Psychology Today magazine, book contributor, and her writing has been featured in Scientific American, The Washington Post, The GuardianNBC, Popular Scienceand Slate, among others. 

She is also a Society for Neuroscience Early Career Policy Ambassador, and former Editor-in-Chief of ScienceSeeker and editor of the Journal of Science Policy & Governance.

Jordan is currently a sleep researcher at Penn State College of Medicine examining mechanisms underlying the relationship between obesity and sleep apnea.

Jordan was included on Pacific Standard Magazine's inaugural list of 30 Top Thinkers Under 30 and Business Insider's 22 Brilliant Thinkers Everyone Should Follow on Twitter.