Fumiko Hoeft, MD, PhD
|School||UCSF School of Medicine|
|Address||401 Parnassus Ave.|
San Francisco CA 94143
|Harvard U - Neurophysiology||Predoc||Neurology||2000|
|Caltech - Computation & Neural Systems||Fellowship||Biology||2003|
|Stanford U - Developmental Cog Neurosci||Postdoc||Psychology||2005|
|Keio U (Tokyo) - Medicine & Neurophysiology||MD PhD||Neuropsychiatry||2003|
|Learning & the Brain Foundation; Int'l, Mind, Brain & Education Society (IMBES)||2015||Transforming Education through Neuroscience Award|
|UNESCO||2015||UNITWIN Network on Global Literacy|
|White House||2015||OSTP Neuroscience and Learning Workshop|
|International Dyslexia Association||2014||Norman Geschwind Memorial Lectureship|
|NICHD||2008||K23 Career Award|
|Lucile Packard Foundation for Children’s Health||2008||Spectrum Child Health & Clinical and Translational Science Award|
|Brain & Behavior Research Foundation||2008||Young Investigator Award|
|Stanford University||2008||Postdoctoral Mentor Award (Honorary Mention)|
|Lucile Packard Foundation for Children’s Health||2007||Spectrum Child Health & Clinical and Translational Science Award|
|Mind Science Foundation||2005||Tom Slick Research Award in Consciousness|
|World Psychiatric Association||2002||XII World Congress of Psychiatry Award for Outstanding Contribution |
|Cellular Science Research Foundation||1998||Young Investigator Award|
|Japan North America Medical Exchange Foundation (JANAMEF)||1998||Young Investigator Award|
|Yoshida Science Promotion Foundation||1998||Young Investigator Award|
|Windward School||2016||Robert J. Schwartz Memorial Lectureship|
GENERAL: Fumiko Hoeft MD PhD is Associate Professor of Child & Adolescent Psychiatry and Dyslexia Center, and Director of UCSF Hoeft Laboratory for Educational Neuroscience (brainLENS.org). She is also Scientific Advisor of the Bay Area Discovery Museum’s Center for Childhood Creativity (BADM’s CCC), Board Member of the International Dyslexia Association (IDA), and serves as Neuroscientist-in-residence at schools and organizations. She received research training at Harvard, UCLA, Caltech and Stanford. Dr. Hoeft’s current research program focuses on brain development, and brain mechanisms underlying skill acquisition such as language and reading, and educationally relevant concepts such as motivation, mindset, grit and stereotype threat. She is particularly passionate for her research in dyslexia and autism. Recent honors include the Norman Geschwind Memorial Lectureship from the International Dyslexia Association (IDA), and Transforming Education through Neuroscience from Learning & the Brain Foundation, and International Mind Brain & Education Society (IMBES). She has published over 100 articles in journals such as the Proceedings for the National Academy of Sciences and the Journal of Neuroscience. Hoeft has delivered over 120 lectures including remarks at UNESCO, White House, and keynotes at IMBES and Learning and the Brain conferences. Her work has been covered in media such as The New York Times, NPR, CNN, the New Yorker, and Scientific American.
SCIENTIFIC: I am a developmental and cognitive neuroscientist with clinical training in psychiatry. Broadly speaking, our group examines brain development in children using various neuroimaging techniques such as TMS/tDCS, fNIRS, fMRI, aMRI, DTI/HARDI and MEG. We are interested in identifying how biology (gene) and environment influence the development of language, social and executive brain networks. We are also interested in developing practical (clinical and educational) applications of neuroimaging: for example, 1. by using machine learning methods and neuroimaging, behavioral, cognitive, genetic and environmental measures to predict outcome of interventions, academic achievement and clinical symptoms, 2. by using real-time fMRI (fNIRS) feedback training to enhance cognitive function and reduce symptoms, and 3. by investigating brain mechanisms underlying response to certain interventions and training such as motivation training and reading intervention. We study healthy children and also children with learning disabilities such as developmental dyslexia, and neurodevelopmental disorders such as idiopathic autism.
Other appointments include: Research Scientist @ Haskins Laboratories affiliated with Yale and U Conn, and Adj Faculty of Neuropsychiatry @ Keio Univ Sch of Med (Japan).
neuroimaging, cognitive neuroscience, educational neuroscience, dyslexia, autism, motivation, SEL
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