Scientific Advisory Board

Nancy C. Andreasen, M.D., Ph.D.Nancy C. Andreasen, M.D., Ph.D., is Andrew H. Woods Chair of Psychiatry and Director of its Neuroimaging Research Center and the Mental Health Clinical Research Center at The University of Iowa Carver College of Medicine. Her research spans multiple topics, including creativity, spirituality, neuroimaging, genomics, and the natural history and neural mechanisms of schizophrenia. Throughout her career she has successfully integrated interests in the arts and sciences.  Among her many pioneering accomplishments, Dr. Andreasen conducted the first modern empirical study of creativity that examined familial and environmental factors, cognition, and relationship with mental illness. She has written three widely-praised books for the general public, including The Creating Brain: The Neuroscience of Genius.