Dr. Aaron Reuben is an NIH-funded NRSA postdoctoral scholar in neuropsychology and environmental health. He investigates social determinants of healthy brain development and aging, focusing on modifiable environmental factors, including air quality, water quality, natural amenities, and diverse aspects of the built environment. His work seeks to inform urban design, environmental policy, and preventive medicine for neurodevelopmental and neurodegenerative diseases.
Aaron holds a PhD in Clinical Psychology from Duke University and a Masters in Environmental Management from Yale University. He is a former study coordinator for Columbia University's Taub Institute for Research on Alzheimer's Disease and the Aging Brain, an environmental policy researcher at the Yale Center for Environmental Law & Policy, a presidential policy intern at the White House Council on Environmental Quality, and a communications officers for the International Union for Conservation of Nature.
In addition to research and teaching, Aaron writes about nature, neuroscience, and public health for national magazines, including Mother Jones, Outside Magazine, Scientific American, and the Atlantic.