Billi Gordon, PhD


Oppenheimer Center for Neurobiology of Stress
Ingestive Behavior and Obesity Program
David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA

CHS 42-210 MC737818
10833 Le Conte Avenue
Los Angeles, CA 90095-7378
Phone: (310) 794-0019
Fax: (310) 825-1919

“There are no victims, only volunteers.”
-Billi Gordon, PhD

Dr. Billi Gordon is truly one of the most unforgettable people I have ever met—to move, from the artistic world of Hollywood to the highly structured, and serious world of the UCLA neuroscientist as he did took not only courage and commitment, it took a kind of brilliant intelligence that is extraordinarily rare.

Arguably, to be able to reliably make people laugh hysterically is more important of a gift than being able to add an innovative paper to the scientific literature–Billi can do both. Billi’s love and understanding of what makes people tick is the skill that allows him to nimbly bridge the two worlds and enrich them both. Yes I love talking to Billi and being with Billi–it’s always hilarious and fascinating–but Billi’s truly unique quality that makes so many diverse folks gravitate into his orbit is his extreme warmth and genuine caring toward others. Billi’s just a gigantic-hearted, nurturing, Midwesterner with whom I would, (and have) trusted the psyche of my youngest son. Bless this fabulous and phenomenally sophisticated man!” –Candace B. Pert, Ph.D.

Dr. Gordon received his bachelor’s degree from the University of Michigan. He has an Interdisciplinary Masters in Psychology and Sociology. He completed his doctorate in Neuroscience in 2004; he did his post-doctoral training in Functional Neuroimaging, under Mark S. Cohen Ph.D. in the Brain Research Institute and the Department of Neurobiology in David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA.

He has popular blogs on Psychology Today, The Huffington Post and the Los Angeles Times.

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