Yasmin Hurd

Ward-Coleman Chair in Translational Research and Director, Addictive Institute, Icahn School of Medicine, Mount Sinai Health System (Festival Underwriter)

Yasmin Hurd is the Ward-Coleman Chair in Translational Research Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai, where she is also director of the Addictive Institute. A professor of psychiatry, neuroscience, and pharmacological sciences, her multidisciplinary research investigates the neurobiology underlying addiction disorders and related psychiatric illnesses, with a major focus on risk factors of addiction disorders, including genetics, and developmental exposure to drugs of abuse. Hurd’s lab’s research, especially with regard to the opioid epidemic and developmental changes caused by cannabis, has been in the spotlight due to the recent push to legalize recreational and medical marijuana. Her work has been cited more than 5,000 times. (Festival Underwriter Presenter)

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