Joanna A. Christodoulou, EdD, is an Associate Professor at the MGH Institute of Health Professions, Adjunct Lecturer at the Harvard Graduate School of Education, and Research Affiliate at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. She works at the intersection of education, clinical, and research contexts. She leads the Brain, Education, and Mind (BEAM) Lab, conducting research on the brain and behavior links underlying reading development and difficulty. Her team’s research includes studies on reading intervention and summer reading outcomes.
Dr. Christodoulou’s research in cognitive neuroscience and education has been funded by the National Institutes of Health and National Science Foundation. She was a Fulbright Scholar, received the 2014 Transforming Education Through Neuroscience Award from the Learning & the Brain Foundation and the International Mind, Brain, and Education Society, and was part of the Obama White House Workshop on Neuroscience and Learning. Dr. Christodoulou completed her post-doctoral training at MIT, received her EdD in Human Development and Psychology and her EdM in Mind, Brain, and Education from the Harvard Graduate School of Education, and her MA in Applied Child Development from Tufts University.