Lab Director (Dr.
I am a researcher interested in contributing to basic
knowledge in psychological science. This includes research that I hope will one
day prove useful for improving the lives of individuals at risk for attentional
I joined the faculty at Brigham Young University as an
Assistant Professor of Psychology in 2013 and established the Development of
Visual Cognition Lab. Research in my lab focuses on understanding genetic and
environmental influences on the development of visual attention in infants,
children, adolescents, and young adults.
I have worked on research projects at Brigham Young
University, the University of Wisconsin-Madison, Rice University, the
University of Houston-Clear Lake, the Houston VA Medical Center (HCQCUS), and
the University of Houston.
I received my PhD in Cognitive Neuroscience from Rice
University (Houston, Texas) in 2013. My previous studies have included genetic
studies with adults and a study following up on children who were tested
on reflexive attention as infants. The follow up study added a genetic
component not previously examined.
Please check out the other web pages on this site. In
addition, you can view a pdf version of my curriculum vita .