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Jordan Gaines Lewis

Neuroscience Doctoral Candidate at Penn State College of Medicine

Jordan Gaines Lewis is a science writer and PhD candidate in neuroscience at Penn State College of Medicine. Her award-winning writing has been featured in Scientific American, NBC, The Washington Post, Psychology Today, and The Guardian, among others. She is also the Editor-in-Chief for ScienceSeeker.

Her dissertation research focuses on risk factors for obesity and metabolic syndrome in adolescents, and how these risk factors might be predicted by sleep quality in childhood.

Jordan was honored as a member of Pacific Standard Magazine's inaugural list of 30 Top Thinkers Under 30, was a 2014 TED@NYC speaker, and was selected as a 2014 TEDMED Front Line Scholar.

A Maryland native, Jordan currently lives in central Pennsylvania with her husband and their kitten, Yoshi.