University of Massachusetts Amherst

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Socioeconomic Inequality and Children’s Brain Development

Professor Kimberly Noble studies how socioeconomic inequality relates to in children's cognitive and brain development from infancy through adolescence. She is particularly interested in understanding how early in infancy or toddlerhood such disparities develop; the modifiable environmental differences that account for these disparities; and the ways we might harness this research to inform the design of interventions. Along with a multidisciplinary team from around the country, she is currently launching the first clinical trial of poverty reduction to assess the causal impact of income on children’s cognitive, emotional and brain development in the first three years of life, funded by NIH as well as a consortium of private founders. 

Joint colloquium with Center for Research on Families and Institute for Social Science Research, UMass Amherst

Thursday, October 12, 2017 -
1:00pm to 2:00pm
Commonwealth Honors College Events Hall, Rm. 160 East
Free and Open to the Public

Kimberly Noble, MD, PhD
Associate Professor of Neuroscience and Education
Columbia University