Jeremy Richman, Ph.D.
Dr. Richman is a neuro-pharmacologist with more than 20 years of research and drug discovery experience. While his roots are in neuroscience, his research experience has spanned the range from neuroscience to cardiovascular biology, diabetes, obesity, metabolic syndrome, immunology and inflammation, and kidney disease. Jeremy is passionate about helping people live happier and healthier lives and is dedicated to engaging and educating youth, believing that our future relies on their imaginations. This is manifest in his teaching martial arts, biology, neuroscience, and rock climbing to children and teens for the past 25 years. Most importantly, he believes it is critical to empower youth to advocate for themselves and their peers when it comes to brain health and brain illnesses. Following the murder of his six year old daughter, Avielle, in the Sandy Hook Elementary School Murders, Dr. Richman and his wife, Jennifer Hensel, started the Avielle Foundation, committed to preventing violence and building compassion through brain health research, community engagement, and education. Dr. Richman serves as the CEO of the Avielle Foundation and has a Faculty Lecturer appointment in the Department of Psychiatry at Yale’s School of Medicine.
Avielle’s Father, co-founder of The Avielle Foundation