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Alexandra Ursache

Alexandra Ursache, PhD

Assistant Professor, Department of Population Health

self-regulation, executive function, neighborhoods, obesity

I am a developmental psychologist with expertise in multi-level influences on child health and development. My work aims to advance health and educational equity by understanding and supporting the development of skills and health behaviors that promote academic success and healthy development for children of color living in historically disinvested neighborhoods, with a focus on self-regulation in early childhood.

I hold a BASc in cognitive science from McGill University, an EdM in mind, brain and education from the Harvard Graduate School of Education, and a PhD in developmental psychology from NYU. I completed a postdoctoral fellowship in the Neuro-Epidemiology Training Program at Columbia University. My research has been published in numerous journals including Child Development and Developmental Psychology.

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New York, NY 10016

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PhD from New York University

Ursache, Alexandra; Blair, Clancy; Stifter, Cynthia; Voegtline, Kristin

Developmental psychology. 2013 Jan; 49(1):127-37

Ursache, Alexandra; Barajas-Gonzalez, R Gabriela; Adhikari, Samrachana; Kamboukos, Dimitra; Brotman, Laurie M; Dawson-McClure, Spring

SSM - Population health. 2022 Mar; 17:101053

Barajas-Gonzalez, R Gabriela; Ursache, Alexandra; Kamboukos, Dimitra; Huang, Keng-Yen; Dawson-McClure, Spring; Urcuyo, Anya; Huang, Tiffany June Jay; Brotman, Laurie Miller

American journal of orthopsychiatry. 2022 Dec; 92(2):176-189

Ursache, Alexandra; Robbins, Rebecca; Chung, Alicia; Dawson-McClure, Spring; Kamboukos, Dimitra; Calzada, Esther J; Jean-Louis, Girardin; Brotman, Laurie Miller

Child development. 2021 Sep; 92(5):1932-1950

Ursache, Alexandra; Regan, Seann; De Marco, Allison; Duncan, Dustin T

Geospatial health. 2021 Mar 11; 16(1):

Ursache, Alexandra; Kiely Gouley, Kathleen; Dawson-McClure, Spring; Barajas-Gonzalez, R Gabriela; Calzada, Esther J; Goldfeld, Keith S; Brotman, Laurie M

Child development. 2020 Nov; 91(6):e1249-e1266