Dr. Nelson received his undergraduate degree from McGill University, masters degrees from the University of Wisconsin and his PhD from the University of Kansas, all in psychology (with an emphasis on developmental psychology). He then received a NIH postdoctoral fellowship to train in electrophysiology at the University of Minnesota. Nelson is currently Professor of Pediatrics and Neuroscience and Professor of Psychology in the Department of Psychiatry at Harvard Medical School, and Professor of Education in the Harvard Graduate School of Education. His research interests center on a variety of problems in developmental cognitive neuroscience, including: the development of social perception; developmental trajectories to autism; and the effects of early adversity on brain and behavioral development. Among his many honors he has received the Leon Eisenberg award from Harvard Medical School, an honorary Doctorate from Bucharest University (Romania), was a resident fellow at the Rockefeller Foundation Bellagio Center (Italy), has been elected to the American Academy of Arts and Sciences, the National Academy of Medicine, and received the Ruane Prize for Child and Adolescent Psychiatric Research from the Brain & Behavior Research Foundation.
EPA Presidential Invited Symposium: Developmental Research for the Next 125 Years
Developmental Keynote: Charles Nelson