Philip D. Zelazo, PhD

Neuroscientist; Internationally-Recognized Leader on Executive Function; Nancy M. and John E. Lindahl Professor, Institute of Child Development, University of Minnesota; Fellow of the American Psychological Association, Association for Psychological Science, and the Mind & Life Institute; Lead Developer of the executive function measures for the NIH Toolbox, and the Lead Scientist (Cognitive Health Domain) for the National Children’s Study, federally authorized and funded study of over 100,000 children (and their parents) followed from birth through adulthood to examine a wide range of environmental and biological influences on healthy development; Co-Author, "Development of Executive Function Skills in Childhood" (2022, The Cambridge Handbook of Cognitive Development), "Self-Regulation and Executive Function: The Foundations for Student Success" (2022, Handbook of Special Education Research), and "The Neurodevelopment of Executive Function Skills: Implications for Academic Achievement Gaps" (2020, Psychology & Neuroscience)


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