The Science of Learning Institute includes a broad network of scientists, practitioners, and educators with expertise spanning basic and applied sciences.
I am interested in literacy and instruction and working to develop educational programs to increase achievement, particularly for disadvantaged students.
My research focus towards understanding human learning in the context of surgical skills, and how technology can actively augment human learning using coaching and skill information from experts.
I am interested in individual gene effects on brain structure in typical populations and in patients with neuropsychiatric disorders such as schizophrenia and Parkinson’s disease.
I am interested in cognitive deficits in children and adults with brain damage or learning disabilities, including deficits in visual perception, reading, spelling, and memory.
I am interested in the development, evaluation, and dissemination of prevention strategies to improve maternal and child mental health, with a focus on underserved urban populations.
I am interested in computer vision and image understanding.
I am interested in computational modeling of the circuits of the hippocampus for spatial learning and memory.
I am interested in identifying the roles of various neural signaling pathways in the controls of food intake and body weight and how these systems go awry in obesity and eating disorders.
I am interested in the mechanisms by which people learn from experiences - both their own and others’ - in work organizations, with a particular emphasis on vicarious learning in healthcare organizations.