Helen Tager-Flusberg, Ph.D.Director and Principal Investigator Director, Developmental Science Program, Boston University Professor, Department of Psychology, Boston University Professor, Department of Anatomy and Neurobiology, BUSM
Ph.D. 1978 Experimental Psychology, Harvard University
As the director of the lab, I oversee all the main activities of our research programs. I have long-standing interests in language and social-cognitive development in a number of different populations, especially autism, Williams syndrome, and developmental language disorders. More recently, my research has explored the connections among genes, brain pathology and cognitive/behavioral impairments in people with these disorders at different ages. My work is supported by grants from the National Institutes of Health and private foundations. I have edited several books, published many articles and chapters, and serve on the editorial boards of a number of professional journals. I present my research at professional conferences, parent advocacy group meetings, and training institutes.