Pamela Cantor M.D.

Pamela Cantor M.D.

Founder & Senior Science Advisor

Turnaround for Children

PamelaCantor, M.D. is a child and adolescent psychiatrist, author, and thought leader on human potential, the scienceof learning and development, and educational equity. In the aftermath of the9/11 attacks, she founded Turnaround for Children, which translatesscientific insights into tools and services that help educators establish theconditions for all students to thrive.  


Intwo books published in 2021, Whole-Child Development, Learning andThriving: A Dynamic Systems Approach and The Science ofLearning and Development, Dr. Cantor crystallizes key scientific concepts about howhuman potential and learning unfold so that anyone seeking to open pathways forlearning and opportunity for young people can do so. She is a featuredcontributor to Edutopia’s How LearningHappens series whichhas been viewed more than 15 million times.

Dr. Cantor is agoverning partner of the Science of Learning and Development Alliance, a member of the Brookings Institution's Task Forceon Next Generation Community Schools, and a Commissioner of theLearning 2025 Commission of the American Association of SchoolSuperintendents. She received an M.D. from Cornell University, a B.A. fromSarah Lawrence College, and was a Visiting Scholar at the Harvard GraduateSchool of Education.

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