Karen Herrera-Ferrá is an MD, with a Master’s in Clinical Psychology (MA), a PhD on Bioethics and Posdoctorate in Neuroethics. Dr. Herrera-Ferrá also has clinical training and specialization on Cognitive Behavioural Therapy. Her training also includes fellowships on Depression, Psychosis and Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder.
Her work is based in Mexico (State of Mexico) as a private clinical mental health physician and cognitive behavioural therapist; as an independent scholar, and as an international advisor in bioethics and neuroethics.
Dr. Herrera-Ferrá is Founder and former President of the Mexican Association of Neuroethics (Asociación Mexicana de Neuroética (AMNE)) whose aims include the promotion, national and international academic collaboration, the development of neuroethics outside the developed world (i.e. to analyze specific domestic medical, legal, social and ethnocultural factors, that shape attitudes toward neuroscience, neurotechnology and artificial intelligence) according to the neuroscientific and neurotechnological demands of Mexico and globally.
Her research focuses on recurrent violent behavior; global and cross-cultural neuroethics, and human rights related to the brain and mind.
She is also an Associate Faculty at the Neuroethics Studies Program at the Pellegrino Center for Clinical Bioethics at Georgetown University, Washington DC. She is a member of the Board of Directors of the International Neuroethics Society (INS).