Dan Siegel, MD, is a Harvard-trained physician and codirector of the Mindful Awareness Research Center at UCLA. He is clinical professor of psychiatry at the UCLA School of Medicine, where he is also on the faculty of the Center for Culture, Brain, and Development.
An award-winning educator, Siegel is executive director of the Mindsight Institute, an educational organization, which offers online learning and in-person lectures that focus on how the development of mindsight (insight and empathy) in individuals, families, and communities can be enhanced by examining the interface of human relationships and basic biological processes. He serves on the advisory board of the Blue School in New York City, which has built its curriculum around his mindsight approach. He also serves as the medical director of the LifeSpan Learning Institute.
Siegel was a National Institute of Mental Health Research Fellow at UCLA and is a Distinguished Fellow of the American Psychiatric Association and recipient of several honorary fellowships.
Dan Siegel has published extensively for the professional audience. He is author of numerous articles, chapters, and the internationally acclaimed text, The Developing Mind, which introduces the field of interpersonal neurobiology and has been utilized by a number of clinical and research organizations worldwide. He serves as the founding editor for the Norton Professional Series on Interpersonal Neurobiology, which contains more than two dozen textbooks. He is also author Mindsight, The Mindful Brain, The Mindful Therapist, The Developing Mind, (with Mary Hartzell) Parenting From the Inside Out, (with Tina Payne Bryson) The Whole-Brain Child, and Pocket Guide to Interpersonal Neurobiology.
Siegel’s ability to make complicated scientific concepts exciting has led him to be invited to address diverse groups internationally. He has lectured for the King of Thailand, Pope John Paul II, His Holiness the Dalai Lama, Google University, London’s Royal Society of Arts (RSA), and TEDx.