Assistant Professor, Epidemiology
Director, Wolf Cub Lab
In her research, Dr. Weber aims to reduce disparities in child health and development that can arise in situations of poverty, inadequate education, and gender and racial inequalities. Much of her research has focused on assessing the effectiveness of programs aimed at improving the health and development of children living in low-income countries or contexts. However, evaluating the impact of such programs in a fair and unbiased way across cultures
is a global challenge. To address this challenge, Dr. Weber joined with a consortium of researchers led by the World Health Organization to validate the Global Scales for Early Development (GSED), a new measure to allow for cross-
national comparisons of children’s early development.
The Wolf Cub Lab aims to combine traditional child assessments, such as the GSED, with state-of-the-art cognitive neuroscience methods, such as neuroimaging, to examine the neural mechanisms underlying children’s acquisition of
early developmental skills. Ultimately, Dr. Weber’s goal is to use this information to expand our understanding of “what works” to advance early childhood development.
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