Minneapolis, Minnesota, United States
Jocelyn A. Ricard, from Minneapolis, Minnesota, is pursuing a PhD in neuroscience at Stanford School of Medicine. Jocelyn graduated from the University of Minnesota, Twin Cities, with a bachelor’s degree in neuroscience. She studied overseas in Thailand, India, Croatia, Ghana, Iceland, and South Africa during her undergraduate program. Jocelyn has conducted research across various institutions, including at the International Sustainable Development Studies Institute in Chiang Mai, Thailand; the University of Minnesota; the German Center for Neurodegenerative Diseases in Berlin; Cornell University; and, most recently, Yale University. With a focus on substance use disorders, Jocelyn aims to understand how inequity and disadvantage impact brain functioning and to disrupt systemic racism in science. Her work has been published in numerous journals including Nature Neuroscience and The Lancet Psychiatry. Jocelyn is a 2023 recipient of the Ford Foundation Fellowship, awarded by the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine.