Danielle M. Dick, Ph.D., is the distinguished Commonwealth Professor of Psychology and Human and Molecular Genetics at Virginia Commonwealth University, where she directs a research institute on behavioral and emotional health. She is an internationally recognized and award-winning expert on genetic and environmental influences on human behavior. She has led and contributed to more than 20 grants from the National Institutes of Health, with grant funding totaling more than 30 million dollars. She has over 350 peer-reviewed publications in the areas of child development, addiction, mental health, genetics, and human behavior, and won numerous national and international awards for her work. She has been named as one of the top 1.5 percent most highly cited researchers in the world across all fields of science. She is passionate about bringing research to the public in ways that are engaging and accessible; her first book The Child Code: Understanding your child’s unique nature for happier, more effective parenting will be published by Penguin Random House in September 2021.