Claudia Aguirre, US
neuroscientist and mind-body expert
Dr. Claudia Aguirre is a neuroscientist and skin expert, specializing in the connection between the mind and the body. She is a speaker, writer and spokesperson in the health and wellness industries, having spoken at many conferences including TEDx. She is a science storyteller, creating entertaining scientific content through animation, video and audio channels on a variety of wellness topics including nutrigenomics, psychodermatology, mindfulness, neuroplasticity and longevity. She received her Bachelor of Science degree from UCLA and earned her Doctorate degree from the University of Southern California, where she investigated hormonal interactions in the aging brain. In between her studies, she researched molecular mechanisms of schizophrenia at the National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH). She has also completed a certificate course on Yoga, Mindfulness and Social Change at Loyola Marymount University.
Dr. Aguirre has presented on the brain-skin connection at TEDxUCLA and has also created several TED Education lessons, which have reached an audience of millions worldwide.