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Neuroscience & Education Lab

We focus on the development of self-regulation throughout the lifespan, from infancy to adulthood.

Led by principal investigator Clancy Blair, PhD, MPH, the Neuroscience and Education Lab (NEL), focuses on the development of self regulation throughout the lifespan, from infancy to adulthood. Using a multi-method approach, NEL aims to build a comprehensive understanding of the ways in which early environmental adversity associated with social and economic inequality shapes cognitive, emotional, behavioral, and physiological aspects of development.

In the News

NYU Awarded over $65 Million for Research on Environmental Influences on Children’s Health
The National Institutes of Health (NIH) funding, part of a 7-year initiative called Environmental Influences on Child Health Outcomes (ECHO), enables Dr. Clancy Blair to conduct the Family Life Project, an extension of 2 years of ECHO-funded and 15 years of NIH-funded research.

Twenty-three NYU Professors Make List of Most Influential Researchers
Our world-class researchers, including Dr. Blair, were recognized for publishing multiple papers that rank in the top 1 percent by citations for their fields.

Exposure to Smoking in Early Childhood Linked to Hyperactivity and Conduct Problems
Published in the Journal of Child Psychology and Psychiatry, the Family Life Project study highlights the importance of mitigating children’s exposure to environmental smoke, including sources beyond parents.

Contact Us

For more information about our research, please contact Dr. Clancy Blair at Dr. Blair is the Bezos Family Foundation Professor of Population Health at NYU Langone’s Department of Population Health, and a professor in the Department of Applied Psychology at NYU Steinhardt School of Culture, Education, and Human Development.

For more information about our lab, including study data available for analysis and student research opportunities, please contact Ali Bennett, lab and project manager, at