2020 David Kucharski Young Investigator Award, Natalie Hiromi Brito, PhD, Department of Applied Psychology, NYU

2020 David Kucharski Young Investigator Award, Natalie Hiromi Brito, PhD, Assistant Professor of Developmental Psychology, Department of Applied Psychology, NYU

Natalie Hiromi Brito, Ph.D., is currently an Assistant Professor in the Department of Applied Psychology at NYU. Dr. Brito earned her Doctoral degree in Psychology with a concentration in Human Development and Public Policy from Georgetown University in 2013 under the mentorship of Dr. Rachel Barr. Dr. Brito then spent two years as a Robert Wood Johnson Health and Society Scholar and two years as a postdoctoral research fellow at Columbia University Medical Center working with Drs. Bill Fifer and Kimberly Noble. As a developmental psychologist, Dr. Brito’s focus is on understanding how early social and cultural contexts shape the trajectory of neurocognitive development. Specifically, her research examines links between the early home environment and the development of memory, language, and socioemotional skills during the first three years of life.