Member of the Equity Advisory Council from 2021 to 2022.
Laurie Santos is a former member of the Center for Healthy Minds Equity Advisory Council, an external body of world class scholars and practitioners who are invited to provide advice to the Center's community (leadership, researchers and staff) on all facets of work through the lens of equity, inclusion and diversity.
Santos is a Professor of Psychology and Head of Silliman College at Yale University. She is also the Director of Yale’s Comparative Cognition Laboratory, and Director of Yale’s Canine Cognition Lab. In January of 2018, one of her courses, Psychology and the Good Life, became the most popular courses in Yale history.
Her research focuses on cognitive biases that impede better choice making. Her classes teach students how to make wiser choices and to live a life that is more fulfilling. She has won numerous awards for her science and teaching and was recently voted as one of Popular Science Magazine’s “Brilliant 10” young minds.
B.A., Psychology, Biology, Harvard University
M.A., Psychology with a focus on Cognition, Brain and Behavior, Harvard University
Ph.D., Psychology with a focus on Cognition, Brain and Behavior, Harvard University