Kelly A. Vaughn, Ph.D.Assistant Professor of Pediatrics

Dr. Kelly Vaughn is an Assistant Professor of Pediatrics 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. She then received postdoctoral training in pediatric neuroimaging under the mentorship of Dr. Dana DeMaster.

Dr. Vaughn's research is broadly focused on supporting the development of bilingual children. She is interested in the neural underpinnings of typical and atypical language development and the relationship between language development and cognitive development for bilingual children.

Dr. Vaughn is a member of the Society for the Neurobiology of Language, the Cognitive Development Society, and the Cognitive Neuroscience Society.

  Curriculum Vitae
Kelly Vaughn
Assistant Professor of Pediatrics
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Kelly A. Vaughn, Ph.D.