Carlos Chirinos-Espin is Associate Professor and Director of the Music and Social Change Lab at New York University. Dr. Chirinos-Espin’s research explores how commercial music impacts human behavior, particularly in the areas of public health and social change, through the lens of music business as a social and economic practice. He has extensive experience working in the music industry and conducting research in Africa and Latin America, and his work has been published and covered by international media outlets. He is a programming consultant to the Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts in New York, advisor to the Recording Academy, and is the development editor of a book by the artist and social activist Rubén Blades. Dr. Chirinos holds a Master's degree in Ethnomusicology and a Ph.D. from the University of London, United Kingdom.