Susan Magsamen

Susan Magsamen

Susan H. Magsamen is a leader in behavioral translational health and learning through the arts with more than 35 years of experience bringing academic research to practice to maximize learning, health and wellness through scalable initiatives. She has created social impact programs and products for the private and public sectors from early childhood to aging adults. Susan is an active member of the brain sciences research, arts, education and social impact communities. In addition to her role at the IAM Lab, Susan is a senior advisor to the Science of Learning Institute at Johns Hopkins University.

In her role as executive director at the International Arts + Minds Lab, Susan combines interdisciplinary, evidence-based research with practical, applicable ideas and programs. Susan is pioneering Impact Thinking, a research approach to enhance human potential in health, wellbeing and learning through the arts.

Susan has served as an advisor to a range of organizations including First Book, Brain Futures, Learning Landscapes, National Geographic Society, Island Press and Sylvan Learning Systems.  Susan conceptualized and developed the precision learning digital company Curiosityville that was acquired by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt in 2014.  Previously, Susan served as Senior Vice President, Global Learning Sciences at Houghton Mifflin Harcourt where she created a comprehensive audit of global early learning and identified partnership and program opportunities as she developed a global strategy for children, families and child care providers in consumer and institutional sectors.