Dr Tracy Dennis-Tiwary

“If you look today at kid’s engagement with the crises of our day, if you look at gun violence, if you look at climate change, who is actually speaking up and screaming about it? It’s kids, it’s Gen Z, it’s millennials. It’s not us, we’ve messed it up”

Dr. Tracy A. Dennis-Tiwary, Ph.D. is a Professor of Psychology and Neuroscience at The City University of New York, where she conducts NIH-funded research on teen anxiety, suicide risk, and the impact of technology on well-being. She has served as an advisor for ABC and Universal Kids, has been featured in media outlets from the New York Times to The Today Show, and explores emotional risk and resilience in her Psychology Today blog More than a Feeling. She is Co-founder of Wise Therapeutics, which translates cutting-edge science into digital tools that democratize access to mental healthcare, and Co-Executive Director of the Center for Health Technology at Hunter College, where the mission is to bridge the healthcare gap and reduce health disparities in NYC and beyond. In her forthcoming book with Harper Wave, Future Tense: Making Anxiety Our Superpower, she argues for the radical idea that anxiety is not the enemy – it can be our ally.