Cohort 
2016

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 (citizenbrain.org). 

Personal Hero

Ben Franklin

Words of Strength

Storytelling

Vision

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

Strategy

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.

Motivation

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 Audible.com and Amazon.com.)

Awards & Honors

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

Videos

Podcasts

Atlantic Fellows Conversations

Josh Kornbluth: Atlantic Fellow for Equity in Brain Health