Clare Stroud
Director, Forum on Neuroscience and Nervous System
National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and M

Clare Stroud, Ph.D., is a senior program officer with the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine. In this capacity, she serves as director of the Forum on Neuroscience and Nervous System Disorders, which brings together leaders from government, academia, industry, and non-profit organizations to discuss key challenges and emerging issues in neuroscience research, development of therapies for nervous system disorders, and related ethical and societal issues. She also serves as director of a study that will inform decision making about which care interventions for individuals with dementia and their caregivers are ready for implementation on a broad scale. She recently served as director of a major study titled Preventing Cognitive Decline and Dementia: A Way Forward, and senior program officer for a study named Medications for Opioid Use Disorder Save Lives. Dr. Stroud first joined the National Academies as a science and technology policy graduate fellow. She has also been an associate at AmericaSpeaks, a non-profit organization that engaged citizens in decision making on important public policy issues. Dr. Stroud received her Ph.D. from the University of Maryland, College Park with research focused on the cognitive neuroscience of language. She received her bachelor’s degree from Queen’s University in Canada and spent a year at the University of Salamanca in Spain.