Bio


Edith Brignoni Pérez completed her Ph.D. in Neuroscience at Georgetown University in June 2019. Her doctoral work focused on investigating the neurofunctional bases of reading in bilingual-biliterate children and adults, under the mentorship of Dr. Guinevere F. Eden at the Center for the Study of Learning. Edith used functional magnetic resonance imaging to investigate whether bilinguals rely on a different functional brain system to read words in English compared (1) to monolinguals and (2) to reading words in Spanish.

She joined the Developmental-Behavioral Pediatrics research unit in July 2019 as a postdoctoral fellow under the co-mentorship of Drs. Katherine Travis (Pediatrics), Dr. Heidi Feldman (Pediatrics), and Ian Gotlib (Psychology). Some of Edith’s current research interests include how the brain’s white matter microstructure and developmental outcomes relate to one another, particularly in infants born prematurely. She is also interested in changes to brain structure and function following early intervention of language exposure, and long-term neurodevelopmental outcomes relationship with early-life stress.

Professional Education


  • Bachelor of Arts, University of Puerto Rico Rio Piedras (2013)
  • Doctor of Philosophy, Georgetown University (2019)
  • Ph.D., Georgetown University, Neuroscience (2019)
  • B.A., University of Puerto Rico - Rio Piedras Campus, Psychology (2013)

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