Dr. Helen Neville is currently The Robert and Beverly Lewis Endowed Chair and Professor of Psychology and Neuroscience, Director of the Brain Development Lab, and Director of the Center for Cognitive Neuroscience at the University of Oregon in Eugene. She has published in many books and journals including Nature, Nature Neuroscience, Journal of Neuroscience, Journal of Cognitive Neuroscience, Cerebral Cortex and Brain Research.
Yusuke Narita is a Ph.D. student in the Department of Economics at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. His current research interest centers around market design and economics of education. He has been working on empirical/experimental/theoretical projects on the design of public school choice systems, especially how it interacts with long-term education production and school quality. He is currently a member of an SEII project on the effects of a reform in the selective public high school choice system in Chicago.
Dan Mroczek holds a shared appointment between the School of Medicine and the Psychology Department at Northwestern University since 2013. Previously, he did a postdoc at the University of Michigan from 1992 to 1995. He was then on faculty in the psychology department at Fordham University in New York City from 1995 to 2005. From 2005 to 2013, he was on faculty at Purdue University where he held the Berner Hanley Chair in Gerontology.
Terrie E. Moffitt studies how genetic and environmental risks work together to shape the developmental course of abnormal human behaviors and psychiatric disorders. Her particular interest is in antisocial and criminal behavior, but she also studies depression, psychosis, and substance abuse. She is a licensed clinical psychologist, who completed her clinical hospital training at the UCLA Neuropsychiatric Institute. She is associate director of the Dunedin Longitudinal Study, which follows 1000 people born in 1972 in New Zealand from birth to age 38 so far.
Edward (Ted) Melhuish is Professor of Human Development at Birkbeck, University of London, and Research Professor at the University of Oxford, and is director of the Institute for the Study of Children, Families & Social Issues. He has undertaken research in 12 countries, including the Effective Pre-school, Primary & Secondary Education (EPPSE) and the National Evaluation of Sure Start (NESS) projects.
Dan P. McAdams is the Chair of the Psychology Department at Northwestern University, Evanston, IL. He is also Professor of Psychology and Professor of Human Development and Social Policy at Northwestern, and he is the Director of the Foley Center for the Study of Lives, which is an interdisciplinary research group funded by the Foley Family Foundation and dedicated to studying personality development in adulthood.
Ifat Levy is an assistant professor of comparative medicine and neurobiology at Yale School of Medicine. She was trained as a computational neuroscience, and as a graduate student she used functional MRI to study the visual cortex. During her postdoc training she turned to the field of decision-making, and has been studying the neural basis of decision-making ever since. Her lab's research focuses on decision-making under uncertainty. They study the effects of different types of uncertainty on valuation and choices and on their neural correlates.
Dr. Carl Lejuez is the Director of Center for Addictions, Personality and Emotion Research at the University of Maryland. He joined the Clinical Psychology Program at the University of Maryland in 2001 and was promoted to Professor in 2008. Dr. Lejuez's research is translational in nature, applying laboratory methods to understand real world clinical problems and then applying this knowledge to develop novel assessment and treatment strategies.
Betina Jean-Louis, Ph.D., is the Director of Evaluation for the Harlem Children's Zone. Dr. Jean Louis has spearheaded HCZ's evaluation efforts since March 2002. In this capacity, she assesses the impact of a variety of programs that are key to the short- and long-term success of poor children and families living in the zone. Dr.