Kristin Voegtline, Ph.D. - Principal Investigator
Assistant Professor of Pediatrics
Dr. Voegtline leads the Hopkins Early Neurodevelopment Lab. She is a developmental scientist who studies how the prenatal period sets the stage for child health and development. Her primary interest is how early experiences impact the development of self-regulation, which is behavioral self-control that enables children to effectively react to new situations, manage their emotions, and engage in intentional and thoughtful behaviors. She is also interested in sex differences in child neurodevelopment.
In 2014, Dr. Voegtline received funding from the National Institute of Child Health and Human Development to conduct two studies on early exposure to sex steroids and the development of self-regulation. Prior to joining the faculty in the Johns Hopkins School of Medicine, Dr. Voegtline spent six years in the Department of Population, Family, and Reproductive Health at Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health. She received her doctorate and master's degree in Human Development and Family Studies from the Pennsylvania State University.