Associate Professor of Neuroscience and Education
Teacher's College, Columbia University
Kimberly Noble, MD, PhD, is an Associate Professor of Neuroscience and Education at Teachers College, Columbia University. Trained as a neuroscientist and pediatrician, she studies how inequality relates to in children's cognitive and brain development. Her work examines both brain and cognitive development across infancy, childhood and adolescence. She is particularly interested in understanding how early in childhood 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. Dr. Noble has served as the principal investigator or Co-PI on several federal and foundation grants, and was named a “Rising Star” by the Association for Psychological Science. Her work linking family income to brain structure across childhood and adolescence has received worldwide attention in the popular press. Together with a team of prominent social scientists and neuroscientists from around the country, she is planning the first clinical trial of poverty reduction to assess the causal impact of income on cognitive and brain development in early childhood.
New York, NY 10027