Speaking at [email protected] 2014 (Ryan Lash/TED)

Neuroscientist Jordan Gaines Lewis, PhD shares her passion for the brain on her blog Gaines, on Brains , which breaks down the latest evidence-based research with the public — minus all the heavy scientific jargon.

Her writing has been featured in Scientific American , The Washington Post , The Guardian , NBC , and Popular Science , among others, as well as several books . She also gave a TED talk .

Jordan is an inaugural William Penn Fellow for the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania working on public health policy related to the opioid epidemic. She also conducts research at Penn State College of Medicine examining mechanisms underlying the relationship between obesity and sleep apnea.

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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