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Our Suffering and Our Power, With Dr. Julia DiGangi


Dr. Julia DiGangi, a neuropsychologist, author, and expert in the brain’s relationship with stress, resilience, and relationships, covers the growing study of mental health, “emotional shake”, how 99% of the world has good intentions, the way co-workers can LITERALLY alter your physiology, behavioral math and emotional physics, and the 2 drivers of the brain that create nearly all interpersonal problems.

About Dr. DiGangi:

As a neuropsychologist, Dr. Julia DiGangi brings a unique perspective to wellness and performance. Based on her expertise, she leads trainings and develops curricula on the neuroscience of emotional, cognitive, and social health. Using the latest advances in neuroscience and psychology, she focuses on practical, evidence-based strategies to achieve behavioral change that sticks. 

In her capacity as the founder of NeuroHealth Partners, Dr. DiGangi helps clients develop thoughtful strategies related to diversity and inclusion, motivation, recognition, biases, and wellbeing. She has published extensively in scientific journals and has presented to thousands of people on health-related topics. Additionally, she has designed evidence-based curricula for various organizations. She has worked in the field of neuroscience, using cutting-edge technologies like fMRI and EEG to study the brain. 

Dr. DiGangi holds a PhD in psychology. She is an expert on the effects of chronic stress on our brain and our behavior. She has treated stress and trauma in civilian, community, and military contexts. For more than 20 years, she has worked with traumatized and underserved communities around the globe. Prior to pursuing her Ph.D., she worked in international human rights, where she designed aid programs in places like Iraq, Nigeria, and Kenya. She received her Ph.D. from DePaul University and completed her residency at the Boston Consortium where she was a Clinical Fellow at Harvard Medical School and a Teaching Fellow at Boston University School of Medicine. In this capacity, she treated patients at VA Boston and the National Center for PTSD. She completed a two-year fellowship at the University of Illinois Chicago and VA Jesse Brown, where she researched the brain-trauma-behavior relationship.

She is known for her engaging and relatable communication style, which allows her to effectively teach people how to use their brains to live better, more emotionally intelligent lives. She has also worked at The White House Press Office and on U.S. presidential campaigns, so she is accustomed to helping people gracefully navigate fast-paced, high-stakes professional environments. Recently, she gave a TEDx talk on the relationship between stress and the brain.

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