Education + Science

Dr. Joanna A. Christodoulou works at the intersection of education and neuroscience.

She holds positions of Associate Professor in the Department of Communication Sciences and Disorders at MGH Institute of Health Professions and Research Affiliate at MIT. She has taught courses at the Harvard Graduate School of Education and the Harvard Psychology Department. Her research explores the brain-behavior relationship of reading and language. Research topics include:

  • Risk factors: What factors from a child's life in and out of school help to predict language and literacy outcomes?
  • Identification: How do approaches in research, clinical, and educational settings compare for defining and conceptualizing reading disabilities?
  • Intervention: What tools from neuroscience and from psychoeducational assessment can improve our approach to assigning specific children to specific intervention approaches?