Kelly A. Vaughn, Ph.D.Postdoctoral Research Fellow
Dr. Kelly Vaughn is a Postdoctoral Research Fellow at the Children’s Learning Institute at the University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston. She earned her doctorate degree in Developmental Cognitive Neuroscience and her master’s degree in Psychology at the University of Houston. During her graduate training, Dr. Vaughn’s research focused on how the brain supports language and cognition in adult bilinguals and monolinguals using structural and functional magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) and transcranial direct current stimulation (tDCS).
As a Postdoctoral Research Fellow, Dr. Vaughn is receiving training in pediatric neuroimaging under the mentorship of Dr. Dana DeMaster. She is involved in collecting and analyzing MRI data from toddlers born preterm, as well as the application of a multimodal analysis method for investigating network connectivity following pediatric traumatic brain injury. Her long term research goal is to understand the neural underpinnings of typical and atypical language and cognitive development in children who are learning two languages.
Dr. Vaughn is a member of the Society for the Neurobiology of Language, the Cognitive Development Society, and the Cognitive Neuroscience Society.
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