Brain Waves Interviews

Brain Waves™ welcomes guests from all facets of the brain health community: researchers, advocates, and individuals with lived experience. We meet with these guests to dive deeper into brain health, exploring the challenges, resources, and innovations from the experts who know them best.

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Brandon Staglin
One Mind President and original Brain Waves host, Brandon Staglin, M.S. launched the livestream series in 2011 to amplify the voices of the advocates and neuropsychiatric researchers shaping the future of brain health.
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One Mind President and original Brain Waves host, Brandon Staglin, M.S. launched the livestream series in 2011 to amplify the voices of the advocates and neuropsychiatric researchers shaping the future of brain health. Brandon\u2019s deep experience in communications, advocacy, and personal schizophrenia recovery inform his work to heal lives through One Mind.<\/p>\n

The American College of Neuropsychopharmacology designated Brandon as the winner of their 2020 Media Award, which was established to recognize major contributions to the education of the public about mental illness and substance abuse research and the positive impact of research on treatment. Among the many contributions Brandon has made, the award most notably recognizes his amazing work on Brain Waves.<\/p>\n

You can learn more about Brandon here<\/a>.<\/p>\n"}

Laurie Hernandez
Laurie Hernandez is an American artistic gymnast who competed at the 2016 Summer Olympics, winning gold in the team event and silver on the balance beam.
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Laurie Hernandez is an American artistic gymnast who competed at the 2016 Summer Olympics, winning gold in the team event and silver on the balance beam. Since posting on Instagram in April 2020 about the verbal and emotional abuse she received by a former coach and the mental health challenges it created, Laurie has continued to be a passionate and supportive advocate for mental health.<\/p>\n

Building on the stellar work Laurie did as a co-host for the 3-day Stronger Than You Think web-event that One Mind partnered on in 2020, we are proud to have Laurie\u2019s support as a host for our One Mind Brain Waves program.<\/p>\n"}

Hunter Hayes
Hunter Hayes is a multi-platinum selling recording artist, songwriter and multi-instrumentalist. Proficient at more than thirty instruments.
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Hunter Hayes is a multi-platinum selling recording artist, songwriter and multi-instrumentalist. Proficient at more than thirty instruments, Hayes has achieved nearly 2 billion on-demand career streams globally along with six gold and platinum-certified singles and an astounding 50+ award-nominations and wins, including five GRAMMY\u00a9 nominations.<\/p>\n

Of his mental health advocacy, Hayes says, \u201cMy life has been changed by fans sharing not only their connection with the music, but also their story. They\u2019ve opened up about their lives in such an inspiring way. I want my voice and our community to be a safe place where these conversations have the potential to show them they are not alone, and that they deserve to understand, embrace, and love themselves exactly as they are.\u201d<\/p>\n"}

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