Brain Blogger is an award winning health and science blog that covers brain related topics. We review the most impactful news and research related to neuroscience/neurology, psychology/psychiatry, and health/healthcare.

Our History

Founded in 2005 by Dr. Shaheen Lakhan, Brain Blogger is an official undertaking of the Global Neuroscience Initiative Foundation (GNIF) — an international charity for the advancement of neurological and mental health patient welfare, education, and research. It is one of the most effective mediums for the GNIF to raise awareness of neuro-related topics.

In 2013, Brain Blogger partnered with UBM Medica — one of the largest media companies in the United States serving the healthcare industry. As a member of the UBM Medica Partner Network, our content will be showcased to more biomedical professionals. We are also a proud member of the 9rules Network and the Scientific American Partner Network — a handful of selected blogs that share similar interests and readership. Also, our commitment to ethical biomedical journalism is exemplified by successfully undergoing annual voluntary certification by HONcode — the oldest and the most used ethical and trustworthy code for medical and health related information available on internet. Moreover, we adhere to the Healthcare Blogger Code of Ethics.

Our Team

Under the editorship of Dr. Shaheen Lakhan, Brain Blogger hosts a team of over 100 contributors from diverse academic, professional, and social backgrounds:

From March 2013, Mrs. Holly Cave joined our editorial team as a copyeditor. She holds a masters in science communications from Imperial College London. She served as contemporary science content developer and later senior biomedical content developer for the prestigious Science Museum in London.

To join our team as a writer, please follow our online instructions.
We would like to extend special thanks to SingleHop for providing a generous charity discount towards dedicated web hosting and to MaxCDN for graciously donating their content delivery network to richen our reader experience.


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Ranks, Awards, & Honors

We have been awarded the following accolades or honorable mentions:

Book, Multimedia, & Merchandise Reviews

Please send all books and other physical materials to the following address for potential review:

Shaheen Lakhan, MD, PhD, MEd, MS
110 Beverly St, Unit 1016
Boston, MA 02114

Should you have special media needing review, please send us a message.

Advertising & Sponsorships

We welcome advertising and sponsorship proposals. Please visit our advertising section for further information or send us a message to discuss custom advertising or sponsorship options.

Titles & Abbreviations

ACS: approved clinical supervisor; BA: bachelor of arts; BSN: bachelor of science in nursing; DC: doctor of chiropractic medicine; DDS: doctor of dental surgery; DO: doctor of osteopathy; IT: in training; JD: doctor of jurisprudence (law); LMSW: licensed master social worker; LPC: licensed professional counselor; MA: master of arts; MBA: master of business administration; MBBS: bachelor of medicine and bachelor of surgery; MD: doctor of medicine; MEd: master of education; MHS: master of health sciences; MPH: master of public health; MS/MSc: master of science; MSW: master of social work; NCC: nationally certified counselor; PharmD: doctor of pharmacy; PhD: doctor of philosophy; PT: physical therapist; RN: registered nurse, RPh: registered pharmacist.


Brain Blogger does not provide medical advice, diagnosis or treatment and requests for such communications are discarded. Our content is for information purposes only and should not substitute advice from medical professionals. Our website hosts sponsored ads and links, however, our editorial content is free of outside commercial influence.

Copyright & Intellectual Property

We have been victims of copyright infringement and theft on numerous occasions and in each instance we exercised our legal intellectual property rights afforded by the DMCA and other legal statutes. Our site clearly labels each webpage with “All Rights Reserved” with a hyperlink to this notice. Expressed permission is required in order to re-publish our content (submit your inquiry here).

Note: Our full-text feed ( is provided for personal readership only. For all other purposes, we offer a summary feed ( that may be re-published in its entirety provided it is used without modification.

Privacy Policy

We neither collect nor share visitor identifying information. Contact information submitted via the contact form remains private and used only to reply to inquiries. Our site employs cookies only for visitors who comment or create user accounts. Cookies eliminate the need to re-enter details for subsequent commentary and permits quicker/sustained logins.

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This page was last updated on 11/01/2014. Images via marema / N-trash / Shutterstock.

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