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Grace Huckins

Adjunct Professor

Part-Time Faculty


Grace Huckins is a PhD candidate in neuroscience at Stanford University and a freelance science writer. At Stanford, they work on building models and explanations of mental illness that are not only useful for scientist but are also able to be communicated to patients. As a journalist, they cover topics ranging from neuroscience and psychiatry to gender-affirming medical care and AI for publications like WIRED, Slate, and Scientific American. In their free time, they enjoy reading fiction and hiking around the Bay Area with their two husky mixes, Winnie and George.


  • Neuroscience
  • Gender studies
  • Philosophy

Research Areas

  • Computational neuroscience
  • Psychiatry
  • Philosophy of neuroscience


  • University of Oxford, MA in Women's Studies, 2018
  • University of Oxford, MSc in Neuroscience, 2017
  • Harvard College, BA in Neurobiology and Physics, 2016

Awards & Distinctions

  • Rhodes Scholar, 2016
  • Stanford Interdisciplinary Graduate Fellowship, 2020
  • American Association for the Advancement of Science Mass Media Fellowship, 2020

Selected Publications

  • Poldrack, R. A., Huckins, G., & Varoquaux, G. (2020). Establishment of best practices for evidence for prediction: a review. JAMA psychiatry, 77(5), 534-540.