Josh Kornbluth

Performer, Writer, Film- & Video-Maker

I believe that achieving equity in brain health is one of the world's great social-justice issues.

Current Work

Josh tours with his autobiographical monologues, writes and acts in feature films, and writes and hosts the "Citizen Brain" online video series ( 

Personal Hero

Ben Franklin

Words of Strength



To my way of thinking, the more political equity we can achieve, the more equity we will achieve in brain health.


Under the mentorship of Dr. Bruce Miller, Josh is making a series of videos, titled "Citizen Brain," that address a number of issues. One important purpose of the videos is to impress on viewers the importance of focusing on brain health.


He has also been spreading the message about brain health and brain science in a one-man show that premiered (via Zoom) in October 2020.


Not enough people understand the importance of brain health.

Education & Experience

Josh Kornbluth almost graduated from Princeton in 1980, but he didn't complete his senior thesis; he still plans to finish it, at which point he will receive his B.A. in Politics. (You can hear the whole story in his audiobook titled "Ben Franklin: Unplugged ... and Other Comic Monologues," available at and

Awards & Honors

"Red Diaper Baby" monologue was selected for the "Best American Plays" collection and nominated for a Drama Desk Award



Atlantic Fellows Conversations

Josh Kornbluth: Atlantic Fellow for Equity in Brain Health