Briana Scurry

Briana Scurry is a studio analyst for ESPN and a goalkeeper for the United States Women’s National Team.

Scurry joined ESPN in March 2011 to cover the FIFA Women’s World Cup Germany and, through her extensive sports coverage, obtained the National Association of Black Journalists’ Sam Lacy Award.

She is also an advocate for awareness on women’s brain health, focusing on traumatic brain injuries because of her concussion in 2010, which lead to her retirement. Prior to her injury, she played three seasons as starting goalkeeper and captain for the Atlanta Beat, as well as winning the 1999 World Cup and two Olympic gold medals.

Because of her role in women’s soccer and advocacy work, Scurry was inducted into the National Soccer Hall of Fame in 2017. She is currently Assistant Coach for the Washington Spirit and Technical Advisor for the Washington Spirit Academy.


Studio Analyst at ESPN

Areas of Expertise: Women’s Soccer, World Cup, Women’s Brain Health

Location: Washington D.C.

Contact Info:


        Phone: (703) 362-2755

        Twitter: @BriScurry

Heard on BrainLine: The Hit That Ended Briana Scurry’s Soccer Career

Adriana Galván

Adriana Galván, is an Associate Professor of Psychology and the Brain Research Institute at UCLA. She is an expert on teenage brain development, behavior and related public policy. Her work is centered on the emotional reactivity, learning,  and decision making process of adolescents. Galván is able to characterize neutral changes in the developing brain using brain imaging technology. She also serves as the Jeffery Wenzel Term Chair in Behavioral Neuroscience. Several organizations have funded her research including the National Science Foundation.

Galván is a lively and engaging speaker as heard in her TedxYouth talk: “Insight Into the Teenage Brain”

Associate Professor of Psychology and the Brain Research Institute at UCLA 

Areas of Expertise: Teenage Brain Development, Teenage Behavior, Juvenile- Related Public Policy

Location: Los Angeles, CA

Contact Information: 


Phone: 310-206-4850

Heard presenting at a TedxYouth@Caltech: “Insight into the Teenage Brain”

Dr. Roberta Diaz Brinton

Dr. Roberta Diaz Brinton is the R. Pete Vanderveen Chair in Therapeutic Discovery and Development and Professor of Pharmacology and Pharmaceutical Sciences, Biomedical Engineering and Neurology at the University of Southern California where she directs theNorris Foundation Laboratory for Neuroscience Research and the USC STAR Science Education Program. She is a nationally recognized expert in the areas of learning and memory, diseases and aging of the Brain and  the effects of drugs on the brain.

Dr. Brinton is the recipient of many prestigious awards for her teaching and research. She was named one of the “Best Minds in 2004” by U.S. News & World Report, Woman of the Year by the California State Senate, Educator of the Year by The Society for Neuroscience Science and the Outstanding Service Award by The Association of Trojan Leagues.

She is also helping future scientific minds through the USC Science Technology and Research program, known as STAR, which helps bring science education to inner city youth in Los Angeles. For her commitment to science education through the STAR program she received the 2010 Presidential Citizens Medal.

Upon joining USC in 1988, Dr. Brinton co-founded the biotechnology company, CoCensys and is the joint holder of several patents on therapeutic agents for the treatment of neurological disease. She serves on the scientific advisory boards for the Alzheimer’s Drug Development Foundation, NIH/NIA Women’s Health Initiative Memory Study, Alzforum and National Institute of Mental Health Scientific Board of Councilors.

Professor of Pharmacology and Pharmaceutical Sciences at University of Southern California

Areas of Expertise: Learning, Memory, Alzheimer’s, Aging of the Brain, Effects of Drugs and Steroids on the Brain, Neuropharmacology, the Biochemistry of Learning and Memory

Location: Los Angeles, CA

Contact Information:

Phone: (323) 442-1436


Audio from Keck Medicine of USC: