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Kimberly Noble    

Neuroscientist; Pediatrician; Director of the Neurocognition, Early Experience & Development (NEED) Lab at Columbia University

Kimberly Noble, MD, PhD, is a Professor of Neuroscience and Education at Teachers College, Columbia University. As a neuroscientist and board-certified pediatrician, she studies how socioeconomic inequality relates to children's cognitive and brain development. Her work examines socioeconomic disparities in cognitive development, as well as brain structure and function, across infancy, childhood and adolescence.

She has funding from the NIH and more than a dozen private foundations, and is one of the principal investigators of Baby’s First Years, the first clinical trial of poverty reduction in the first three years of life.

Dr. Noble received her undergraduate, graduate and medical degrees at the University of Pennsylvania. She was the recipient of the Association for Psychological Science Janet Taylor Spence Award for Transformative Early Career Contributions, the American Psychological Association award for Distinguished Contributions to Psychology in the Public Interest, and is a Fellow of the Association for Psychological Science. Her TED talk has received more than 2 million views to date, and her work has received worldwide attention in the popular press.


More than 100 moms will get paid $12K for poverty study
... detrimental outcomes for children,” Columbia University researcher Dr. Kimberly Noble told The Post. “But we don't know if poverty is causing these outcomes.
Can an Extra $333 a Month Improve a Baby's Brain? A Research ...
Kimberly Noble, neuroscientist at Teachers College, Columbia University. She is leading a study that aims to identify whether reducing poverty can make a ...

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