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

Jordan Gaines Lewis, PhD is a neuroscientist and award-winning science communicatorJordan shares her passion for the brain and evidence-based science on her blog Gaines, on Brains, which explores the latest neuroscience 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 in 2014.

Jordan is currently a sleep disorders researcher at Penn State College of Medicine examining mechanisms underlying the relationship between obesity and sleep apnea. In summer 2017, Jordan will be starting as an inaugural William Penn Fellow for the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania working on public health policy.

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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