2018 Simms/Mann Institute Think Tank



The Simms/Mann Institute Think Tank is an annual convening of leading neuroscientists from around the world who present to—and engage with—a select group of 500 stakeholders who can directly impact policy and practice in early child development. Researchers showcase cutting-edge science related to children ages 0-3 for leaders from fields including education, medicine, business and philanthropy, who can immediately incorporate the research in their work with children, families and communities.

The Think Tank is also a big stage to recognize and celebrate the outstanding contributions of leaders in the field of 0-3. At the Think Tank, the Institute presents Whole Child Awards to leaders in community leadership, medicine and education; as well as honors Simms/Mann Institute Fellows.


• Marc Brackett, PhD, Center for Emotional Intelligence, Yale University
• Natasha Cabrera, PhD, Family Involvement Laboratory, Maryland Population Research Center
• Ruth Feldman, PhD, Interdisciplinary Center, Herliza, Israel Child Study Center, Yale University
• Phil Fisher, PhD, Department of Psychology, University of Oregon
• Pat Levitt, PhD, Institute of the Developing Mind, Children’s Hospital Los Angeles
• Sonia Lupien, PhD, Centre for Studies on Human Stress, University of Montreal
• Emeran Mayer, MD, Director, Oppenheimer Center for Neurobiology of Stress, UCLA
• Michael Meaney, PhD, Ludmer Centre for Neuroinformatics and Mental Health Researcher, Douglas Institute
• Arietta Slade, PhD, Child Study Center, Yale University


VISIONARYMatthew Melmed, MD, Executive Director, ZERO TO THREE
MEDICALTom Boyce, MD, Lisa and John Pritzker, Distinguished Professor of Developmental and Behavioral Health, UCSF
COMMUNITYPat Kuhl, PhD and Andrew Meltzoff, PhD, Co-directors of the Institute for Learning and Brain Sciences, University of Washington


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