Martha Herbert, MD, PhD

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Dr. Martha Herbert is a pediatric neurologist and neuroscientist at the Massachusetts General Hospital and Harvard Medical School who is an affiliate of the Harvard-MIT-MGH Martinos Center for Biomedical Imaging and directs the TRANSCEND Research Program and the Higher Synthesis Foundation.  Her research interests include how changes in whole-body physiology may impact brain structure, function and development, how environmental influences can act through our physiology to degrade molecular and neuroglial function – or create improvement and fulfill potential, and how emerging bioinformatics and small-scale measurement technologies can facilitate crowdsourcing of health and lifestyle data.

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