Grace Huckins

Neuroimaging, psychiatry, dynamical modeling, philosophy, explanation

Grace Huckins is a forth-year neurosciences PhD student at Stanford. Her research takes an interdisciplinary approach to the goal of trying to explain mental illness, with the objectives of both facilitating further research and helping those with mental illness understand what is happening in their brains. Using dynamical modeling, she aims to build interpretable models of neuroimaging data from both mentally healthy and mentally ill individuals; using tools from the philosophy of science, she hopes to understand how such models could be leveraged to build usable, accessible explanations of mental illness. Outside of her doctoral work, she is a passionate science communicator and a frequent contributor to WIRED.