GREER KIRSHENBAUM PHD
NEUROSCIENTIST, INFANT AND FAMILY SLEEP EXPERT, DOULA, LIFE COACH
I am very proud to be the first Neuroscientist Doula!
Transforming lives by improving health is my life’s work and passion. For over 15 years, in academic neuroscience laboratories, I studied how genetics and experience shape the brain, nervous system and body to influence lifelong mental and physical health. With a deep love and commitment to this work I earned competitive grants and published numerous articles to develop novel treatments for illness.
Over time in the lab I became increasingly inspired to bring existing powerful knowledge to families, because what we currently know has tremendous power to transform lives, minds and health and make the world a better place for future generations.
My mission is to teach the science and support the art of nurturing infants so families can use sound science to enhance every single day of their children's lives. Early life experience is so paramount and foundational to creating a healthy brain, mind and body; I can't imagine knowing about this work and not sharing it with the world.
Together we can create a paradigm shift towards a healthier society.
Training and Education
Neuroscience and Mental Health
Dalhousie University: BSc Honors Neuroscience
University of Toronto: PhD Medical Science and Neuroscience
Columbia University: Postdoctoral Research Fellow
Columbia University: Assistant Professor, Lecturer
Parent Infant Relationships and Mental Health
New York University Medical School Institute for Psychoanalytic Education:
Psychodynamic Thinking and Practice
Yale University Child Study Center: Minding the Baby
The Toronto Psychoanalytic Society and Institute: Parent Infant Psychotherapy
The Hospital for Sick Children: Infant Mental Health Promotion
DONA International: Birth Doula
DONA International: Postpartum Doula
Bebo Mia: Maternal Support Practitioner - Fertility, Birth and Postpartum Doula
Center for Applied Neuroscience: Life Coach.
As a lifelong learner I continue to educate myself in new and exciting areas that promote health starting from early life.
“I've learned that people will forget what you said, people will forget what you did, but people will never forget how you made them feel.”