Dr. Kent A. Kiehl, Ph.D.

Director, Science Advisory Board

Dr. Kiehl is an author and neuroscientist who specializes in the use of clinical brain imaging techniques to understand major mental illnesses, with special focus on criminal psychopathy, psychotic disorders (i.e., schizophrenia, bipolar disorder, affective disorders), traumatic brain injury, substance abuse and paraphilias.  He designed the one-of-a-kind Mind Mobile MRI System  to conduct research and treatment studies with forensic populations.  To date, his laboratory has deployed the Mind Mobile MRI System to collect brain imaging data from over 3000 offenders at eight different correctional facilities in two states.  This represents the world’s largest forensic neuroscience repository.

Dr. Kiehl lectures extensively to state and federal judges, lawyers, probation officers, correctional officials, academic audiences, and the public about the intersection of neuroscience and law and psychopaths and the law.  In the last several years he has worked with the Federal Judicial Center to develop the educational curriculum for federal judges on neuroscience in the courtroom. Dr. Kiehl recently co-edited with Dr. Walter Sinnott-Armstrong a Handbook on Psychopathy and Law (2013; Oxford Press).

Dr. Kiehl also serves as a legal consultant on criminal and civil cases involving neuroscience and law.  He recently formed a neuroscience and law consulting group, known as MINDSET, to aid lawyers and judges in the appropriate use (and misuse) of neuroscience in the courtroom.

For more information go to http://kentkiehl.com/

Author, Neuroscientist, Legal Consultant