Jay Schulkin, PhD

professor, dept of neuroscience at the Georgetown school of medicine and department of Obstetrics and gynecology at University of washington

Dr. Schulkin received his Ph.D. in Behavioral Neuroscience from the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine. He is currently a research professor in the Department of Neuroscience at Georgetown University Medical Center and in the Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology at the University of Washington.  He was previously also the Senior Director of research at The American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists and a Research Associate at the National Institute of Mental Health.

Dr. Schulkin’s work focuses on the brain and neural endocrine systems that underlie behavioral adaptation (e.g. appetitive and consummatory behaviors). He has authored hundreds of academic papers and numerous books, including Social Sensibility and Neural Function (MIT), Bodily Sensibility and Neural Function (Oxford), Rethinking Homeostasis (MIT), Action Perception and the Brain (Palgrave), Naturalism and Pragmatism (Palgrave), Reflections on the Musical Mind (Princeton), and Cognitive Adaptation (Cambridge).