Portrait of Harris Eyre

Harris A. Eyre

Fellow in Brain Health


Harris A. Eyre, MBBS, Ph.D.,  is the fellow in brain health at the Center for Health and Biosciences. He is a physician and neuroscientist dedicated to enhancing the brain health of nations. His goal is to achieve economic and national security for communities. Eyre’s achievements span a diverse array of fields, including business and policy, and he is currently driving a systemic transformation. At the forefront of this effort is his leadership in the brain capital movement, which seeks to elevate brain capital into a vital national asset.

Prominent corporations now recognize that the global economy increasingly hinges on brain capital, placing significant value on cognitive, emotional, and social brain resources. Major international policy organizations emphasize that investing in the development of brain capital is indispensable for tackling contemporary societal challenges and fostering innovation. Brain capital has been highlighted in platforms such as the United Nations General Assembly, Bloomberg, the Conference of the Parties, OECD, Neuron, Forbes, PwC, The FT, Brookings, The Lancet, and U.S. Congressional testimonies.

Eyre and his colleagues are advancing a brain capital grand strategy aimed at integrating brain capital considerations into all policy domains. Additionally, they are championing a brain capital investment plan, which has led to the formation of a new venture capital fund.

A brain capital industrial strategy has been designed to amplify brain power and invigorate economies. This collaborative public-private approach concentrates on bolstering economic resilience by nurturing the brain health and skills of citizens, thus contributing to a dynamic and innovative economy. This approach has accelerated business development for a major mental health technology company.

His key positions also include senior fellow at Meadows Mental Health Policy Institute and lead at the Brain Capital Alliance. He advises the HEKA Fund and the Euro-Mediterranean Economists Association, and is a member of the Champion’s Cabinet of the Davos Alzheimer’s Collaborative and the Mental Wealth Initiative.

He is an alumnus of the Forbes 30 Under 30 and the Fulbright Scholar program and an awardee of the EB1A Green Card, an honor typically reserved for Nobel and Pulitzer Prize winners. He has authored more than 190 papers with thousands of coauthors and was the lead editor of the book "Convergence Mental Health: A Transdisciplinary Approach to Innovation" (Oxford Press, 2021). 

Beyond his professional achievements, Eyre authored a reflective short story titled "My Migraines are a Superpower." He finds enjoyment in pursuits like golf, cross-country mountain biking, swimming, meditation, and podcasting.

Eyre received his medical degree from James Cook University and a Ph.D. from The University of Adelaide.

Contact at he16@rice.edu or 310-995-0755.