Brain Blogger is an award winning health and science blog and brain-themed community. 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

Shaheen E Lakhan, Editor-In-Chief

Shaheen LakhanDr. Shaheen E. Lakhan, MD, PhD, MEd, MS, is executive director of the Global Neuroscience Initiative Foundation and editor-in-chief of Brain Blogger. After graduating from medical school at the Technion – Israel Institute of Technology, he completed neurology residency training at the Cleveland Clinic. His letter to Brain Blogger readers can be found here.

Favorite Quote:

He who joyfully marches to music in rank and file has already earned my contempt. He has been given a large brain by mistake, since for him the spinal cord would suffice. – Albert Einstein

James S. Rice, Public Relations Director

James RiceMr. James S. Rice, RN, BSN, MSN (candidate) is currently a staff nurse at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, Harvard Medical School. He holds a Bachelors of Science in Nursing from Youngstown State University and recently matriculated in the Masters of Science in Nursing (Family Nurse Practitioner) program at George Washington University.

Favorite Quote:

The chief function of the body is to carry the brain around. – Thomas A. Edison

Holly Cave, Chief Copy Editor

Holly CaveMs. Holly Cave, MSc, served as contemporary science content developer and later senior biomedical content developer for the prestigious Science Museum in London. She holds a Masters of Science in science communication from Imperial College London.

Favorite Quote:

Be less curious about people and more curious about ideas. – Marie Curie

Section Editors


Brain Blogger hosts a team of over 100 contributors from diverse academic, professional, and social backgrounds:

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Dr. Shaheen Lakhan c/o Brain Blogger
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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).

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This page was last updated on 02/01/2019. Images via marema / N-trash / Shutterstock.