Atika Khurana

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Atika Khurana, PhD

Director of Community Engagement
Professor, Prevention Science and Counseling Psychology

Atika Khurana’s research examines the development of self-regulation in childhood and adolescence, the timing and impact of environmental influences (e.g., parenting, socioeconomic disadvantage), and how individual differences in self-regulation predict long-term academic and behavioral outcomes. The ultimate goal of this line of research is to advance the development of targeted interventions that can reduce disparities in self-regulation, and promote positive developmental outcomes. Another strand of her research focuses on understanding the impact of screen-based media on children’s attention, self-regulation, sleep, and other health outcomes. Her research has been funded by the Institute of Education Sciences (IES), the National Institute of Child Health and Human Development (NICHD), and the National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA).