Dr. Nathan Fox is the Lab Director at the Child Development Lab at the University of Maryland. Their research focuses on multiple facets of socio-emotional development. They study cognitive, social and emotional processes and are interested in the observation and measurement of attention, memory, as well as emotion expression and social experience. The Child Development Lab specializes in linking these psychological processes to neural activity through brain imaging methods such as EEG, ERP and functional neuro-imaging.
Dr. Fox has completed research on the biological bases of social and emotional behavior, developing methods for assessing brain activity in infants and young children during tasks designed to elicit a range of emotions. His work is funded by the National Institutes of Health where he was awarded a MERIT award for excellence of his research program examining social and emotional development of young children. He is one of three Principal Investigators on the Bucharest Early Intervention Project.
Dr. Fox has served as Associate Editor of the journals Developmental Psychology and Psychophysiology and as Editor of the journal Infant Behavior and Development. He is currently Associate Editor of the International Journal of Behavioral Development.
Dr. Fox was awarded the Distinguished Scientific Investigator Award from the National Association for Research in Schizophrenia and Depression (NARSAD) and was appointed a Fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science in 2008. He is a member of the Executive Committee of the NIH Toolbox Project and of the National Scientific Council for the Developing Child.