Generation Bold Radio, April 18, 2021--Guest: Dr. Tara Thiagarajian, Mental Wellness

Generation Bold Radio

Apr 16 2021 • 42 mins

Dr. Tara Thiagarajan is Founder and Chief Scientist at Sapien Labs a nonprofit research organization with the mission to understand and enable the human mind. Sapien Labs overarching goal is to monitor and understand the interplay between life experience, brain physiology and our cognitive and mental health outcomes, and put forth insights that can help us manage it for more positive outcomes.  Sapien Labs’ two major program areas are the Human Brain Diversity Project which relates brain and other physiological metrics to life experience and outcomes and the Mental Health Million Project which surveys our evolving mental wellbeing across the globe to understand its evolution and the social determinants that drive it.
Dr. Thiagarajan is a scientist and entrepreneur and has built and managed multiple companies. She holds a Ph.D. in Neuroscience from Stanford University as well as a BA in Mathematics from Brandeis University and an MBA from the Kellogg School of Management. She was also a post-doctoral fellow at the National Institutes of Health (NIH) in the Section on Critical Brain Dynamics and a Visiting Scientist at the National Center for Biological Sciences in India.