Kevin Ochsner

Kevin Ochsner is a professor of psychology and the 2019-20 chair of the Department of Psychology at Columbia University. He also directs the Social Cognitive and Affective Neuroscience (SCAN) Lab, which studies how emotion, self-control, and social behavior play key roles in human behavior and experience. Kevin received a Ph.D. in psychology from Harvard University and postdoctoral training at Stanford University. He is a recipient of the Young Investigator Award from the Cognitive Neuroscience Society, Columbia University’s Lenfest Distinguished Faculty Award, and the APA New Investigator Award. His research has been funded by grants from private and public institutions, including five different NIH institutes. Kevin also helped found the Social and Affective Neuroscience Society (SANS) and is a past president of the Society for Affective Science.

Kevin Ochsner is a member of the Presidential Scholars in Society and Neuroscience Advisory Committee.

Valerio Amoretti
Presidential Scholar in Society and Neuroscience (2020-23)

Matthew Sachs
Presidential Scholar in Society and Neuroscience (2019-22)