Dana Suskind, M.D.

Opening Plenary Keynote

Opening Plenary Q&A Session

Dana Suskind, M.D., is a professor of surgery, pediatrics, and public policy (affiliated) at the University of Chicago and co-director of the TMW Center for Early Learning + Public Health. An internationally recognized thought leader, Suskind has dedicated her research and clinical life to optimizing foundational brain development and preventing early cognitive disparities and their lifelong impact. In 2013, Suskind and her team led the first-ever Bridging the Thirty Million Word Gap convening at the request of the White House Office of Science and Technology Policy. She is the author of Thirty Million Words: Building a Child’s Brain and of the New York Times bestselling book, Parent Nation: Unlocking Every Child's Potential, Fulfilling Society's Promise, which empowers parents to use developmental neuroscience to build a society that works for families, not against them.