Chinmayi Balusu

Master's student

Columbia University

Gender, Society, and Health

Chinmayi is a student pursuing neuroepidemiology and medical humanities at Columbia University in New York City. She is a researcher at Columbia University Irving Medical Center and Stanford Medicine with interests in cognitive neuroscience, brain injury, and stroke. Chinmayi serves as the founder and Chief Executive Officer of Simply Neuroscience, a global non-profit organization dedicated to expanding student involvement in neuroscience and psychology through interdisciplinary education, outreach, and awareness initiatives; Simply Neuroscience works to connect 25,000+ young brain enthusiasts from 119 countries with free online resources, mentorship, opportunities, events, and more. Additionally, Chinmayi is a youth science communicator, three-time TEDx speaker, and leadership board member of 500 Women Scientists, an organization serving society by making science open, inclusive, and accessible by fighting racism, patriarchy, and oppressive societal norms. For her outreach efforts, she has been recognized as a Global Teen Leader, Daily Point of Light, Multiplying Good One in a Million, and Presidential Volunteer Service Award recipient, among others.

Area of Research Expertise
Traumatic brain injury; Stroke; Neuroethics; Science outreach

First Nations land acknowledegement

We acknowledge that the UBC Point Grey campus is situated on the traditional, ancestral and unceded territory of the xʷməθkʷəy̓əm (Musqueam) people.

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