Luz Towns-Miranda, Ph.D. received her doctorate in clinical psychology from NYU and was licensed in 1985. She received a postdoctoral certificate from NYU’s Postdoctoral Program in Psychoanalysis and Psychotherapy in 1998. Her career has focused on the assessment and treatment of foster care children, running a therapeutic nursery and teaching family practice residents at Bronx Lebanon Hospital Center and Montefiore Medical Center. Dr. Towns-Miranda has served on the faculty of the Department of Psychiatry and the Department of Social and Family Medicine at Albert Einstein’s College of Medicine. She has consulted with The Community Association of Progressive Dominicans since 1989, where she has been instrumental in the development of its mental health programs. She also serves as a consultant for The Acacia Network, a provider of mental health and substance abuse recovery services in the Bronx. Dr. Towns-Miranda has been on the 18B panel in all five boroughs for over 25 years, conducting custody evaluations for the Family and Supreme courts. She has served on the New York State Psychology Board since 2005. Dr. Towns-Miranda is a member of Planned Parenthood Action Fund Board. She and her husband, Luis A. Miranda, Jr., have been married for 40 years and have two adult children, Luz Miranda-Crespo and Lin-Manuel Miranda. They reside in the Manhattan neighborhood of Washington Heights/Inwood.