James Coan, PhD (CoInvestigator) is a Professor of Psychology at the University of Virginia. His work seeks to uncover the neural mechanisms of emotion and social behavior, with an emphasis on neural systems mediating known links between social relationships and improved health. Dr. Coan’s work has been featured in Science, Nature, the New York Times, Time Magazine, NPR, the Today Show and other major media outlets. Dr. Coan received the inaugural Janet Taylor Spence Award for Transformative Early Career Contributions from the Association for Psychological Science, and the Award for Distinguished Early Career Contributions from the Society for Psychophysiological Research.

This profile was last updated on January 1, 2017

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