Lab Director Joanna A. Christodoulou, EdD
Dr. Joanna Christodoulou is Associate Professor in the Department of Communication Sciences and Disorders at MGH Institute of Health Professions. She is also a professor at the Harvard Graduate School of Education and leads the Brain, Education, and Mind (BEAM) Lab in the Center for Health and Rehabilitation Research at the MGH Institute.
Dr. Christodoulou works at the intersection of education and neuroscience. Her research focuses on brain and behavior correlates of development, difficulties, and intervention effects for reading.
Current projects address the following goals:
- Improving our understanding of reading, math, and attention, as well as dyslexia, dyscalculia (math disability) and ADHD
- Using behavioral tools and neuroimaging tools to better understand brain and behavior relationships
- Investigating effective intervention approaches for struggling learners
- Harnessing individual variability to improve educational outcomes