Speaking at TED@NYC 2014 (Ryan Lash/TED)

Neuroscientist Jordan Gaines Lewis, PhD is currently an inaugural William Penn Fellow working to understand the opioid epidemic in Pennsylvania. She is also an Adjunct Assistant Professor of Psychiatry at Penn State College of Medicine studying mechanisms underlying the relationship between obesity and sleep apnea.

Jordan shares her passion for the brain on her blog Gaines, on Brainswhich breaks down the latest evidence-based research with the public — minus all the heavy scientific jargon.

Her writing has been featured in Scientific AmericanThe Washington PostThe GuardianNBC, and Popular Scienceamong others, as well as several books. She also gave a TED talk.

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

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