Tzipi Horowitz- Kraus, PhD is an an associate professor (PAR) at the Department of Neuropsychology at Kennedy Krieger Institute and at the Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences, Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine. She is also an associate professor (PAR) and the head of the Educational Neuroimaging Group at the Faculty of Education in Science and Technology and Faculty of Biomedical Engineering at the Technion, Israel.
Dr. Horowitz-Kraus received her BS in biology in 2002 and her MS in Neurobiology from the department of Neurobiochemistry at the Tel-Aviv University, Tel-Aviv, Israel in 2004. Her MA in the clinical program for diagnosis and treatment of learning disabilities (Cum Laude, 2007) and her PhD (2009) were awarded by the University of Haifa in Israel from the Edmond J Safra Brain Center for the Study of Learning Disabilities. After completing her PhD, she conducted post-doctoral research at the University of Haifa that determined behavioral and electroencephalographic measures following intervention programs for children with learning disabilities and studies aimed at developing objective measures to assess the effectiveness of interventions for reading difficulties.
In 2011, Dr. Horowitz-Kraus was awarded a Fulbright Scholarship and moved to the United States to join the Pediatric Neuroimaging Research Consortium Cincinnati Children's Research Foundation to continue post-doctoral research using advanced neuroimaging tools including fMRI, DTI and EEG to understand better the role of executive functions in reading disabilities in children in order to develop more effective interventions. Together with her colleagues, she had then established and developed the Reading and Literacy Discovery Center in Cincinnati and served as its Program Director (2012-2015) and Scientific director (2012-2021) as an adjust associate professor at General and Community Pediatrics, Cincinnati Children’s Hospital and the University of Cincinnati College of Medicine.
Dr Horowitz-Kraus's research focuses on the contribution of executive functions to reading, reading acquisition and language processing in different populations using cognitive and neuroimaging tools. Her research utilizes neuroimaging tools to characterize the effects of nature and nurture on the infrastructure for reading development in the context of the Simple View of Reading model. Dr Horowitz-Kraus is working with children with, or at risk, for reading difficulties such as dyslexia, attention deficit, psychiatric and neurological conditions, or children exposed to high levels of screens or neglect. She is currently leading an R01 study from the National Institute of Child Health and Human Development (R01 HD086011), focusing on the role of Executive functions in reading and reading remediation.