Peter Felsman

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Peter is a postdoctoral associate in the Alda Center, with a joint appointment to the Social Competence and Treatment Lab in Stony Brook’s Department of Psychology. In addition to his science communication research, Peter studies mental health and social development in youth and adults with and without autism spectrum disorder. Before joining the Alda team, Peter earned his doctorate from the University of Michigan in social work and psychology, where he researched improvisation as an indirect mental health intervention. As a licensed social worker, a musical improvisor, a theater improviser, performer, teacher, and researcher, Peter is passionate about making connections between art and science.

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Alan Alda Center for Communicating Science
Postdoctoral Associate