LEAP Fellow

Tzipi Horowitz-Kraus

Tzipi Horowitz-Kraus, Ph.D. is an Associate Professor in the Faculty of Education in Science and Technology and the Faculty of Biomedical Engineering, heading the Educational Neuroimaging Group (ENIG). She is also an Associate Professor (PAR) at Kennedy Krieger Institute and Johns Hopkins School of Medicine. Between 2013 and 2021, Dr. Horowitz-Kraus was appointed an Associate Professor of Pediatrics in the College of Medicine, the University of Cincinnati and the Scientific Director of the Reading and Literacy Discovery Center at Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center in Cincinnati, Ohio, USA.

In her research, Dr. Horowitz-Kraus focuses on the involvement of executive functions during word reading and fluency in typically and atypically developing children with reading difficulties. As reading difficulties may stem from environmental and genetic factors, Dr. Horowitz-Kraus’s approach examines the involvement of executive functions in reading acquisition and remediation using a nature-nurture perspective. This includes an examination of parent-child interaction during joint reading and screen and literacy exposure using various neuroimaging tools.

In addition to serving as an editor in several scientific journals, Dr Horowitz-Kraus has authored more than 90 peer-reviewed papers and is the principal investigator of several competitive grants focusing on child brain development regarding reading and language development. She is also a board member of the Society of Developmental Cognitive Neuroscience Society (Flux) and an active member in scientific societies focusing on child brain development, neuroscience, and reading.