Collaborating Implementation Site Director, Co-Director, EEG Workgroup
Charles A. Nelson PhD is Professor of Pediatrics at Boston Children’s Hospital in the Division of Developmental Medicine. Dr. Nelson has more than 25 years of experience and is internationally recognized for his expertise in the field of developmental cognitive neuroscience, using behavioral and neuroimaging tools (including EEG and ERP) to measure development. For the past several years, he has been engaged in studies targeting infants and children at high risk for developing autism and disorders in social communication. He collaborated to develop an EEG pipeline for post-processing of EEG data in young children and children with neurological disorders (including high-risk infants, children with tuberous sclerosis, and ASD). Dr. Nelson is co-PI on a multi-site NIH-funded study using imaging techniques, genotypic data, and phenotypic and clinical assessments to study the neurogenetics of females with ASD. He is PI on NIH-funded studies to examine the development of neural bases of emotion perception and recognition in typically developing infants and children and the effects of early psychosocial deprivation on mental health in adolescence. He is also PI on a study funded by the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation on brain imaging as a measure of future cognitive outcomes.
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