Dr. Smalley, Professor Emeritus in the Department of Psychiatry at UCLA, conducted seminal studies on the genetics of Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) and Autism Spectrum disorders, publishing over 100 studies in the field of behavioral genetics.  In 2004, she founded the Mindful Awareness Research Center at UCLA to increase mindfulness through research and education.  She writes, lectures, and works philanthropically to promote a kinder and more equitable society.  She serves on the Board of Equality Now, a human rights organization dedicated to gender equality and the High Panel on Education formed by Gordon and Sarah Brown to tackle the issue of education for all.