Berkman Consultants provides rapid, university-quality research and consulting services with integrity. 
Our aim is to make existing research knowledge about the neuroscience and psychology of goals, motivation, and behavior change accessible and relevant to you. We also provide a range of services for generating new, custom research to suit your needs.

We have been operating for more than 5 years and our team has more than 30 years of cumulative research experience.

"Research is too often sequestered within the ivory tower. It's higher purpose is to provide knowledge to all and enlighten public debate. We aim to make that happen."
Elliot Berkman, PhD
​Dr. Berkman is Founder and Director of Berkman Consultants, and a tenured Associate Professor of Psychology at the University of Oregon. There, he directs the Social and Affective Neuroscience Laboratory  in conducting field-leading, federally-funded research on goals, motivation, and behavior change, and is the Associate Director of the Center for Translational Neuroscience . He has published over 40 peer-reviewed academic papers and regularly writes about psychology and neuroscience for lay audiences. Download his CV here.

Ph.D., UCLA, 2010
M.A., UCLA, 2005
M.A., Stanford, 2004
B.A., Psychology, Stanford, 2002
B.S., Mathematics, Stanford, 2002

You can read more about Dr. Berkman's research here .


Dr. May is Director of Research at Berkman Consultants and the Project Director of the Social and Affective Neuroscience Laboratory at the University of Oregon. She has expertise in a wide variety of methods, from self-report measures to neuroimaging to neuropsychopharmacology. Lisa's background is in Biology, and her work has focused on mindfulness, pain physiology, social perception, and behavior change. Prior to graduate school she worked in marketing and development.

Ph.D., University of Oregon, 2017

B.S., Biology, Eastern Washington University, 2007