A photo of Tzipi Horowitz-Kraus.

Scientific Director, Reading and Literacy Discovery Center

Director, Neurodevelopment of Reading and Dyslexia Lab

Associate Professor, UC Department of PediatricsAssistant Professor, Technion, Israeli Institute of Technology

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My Biography & Research

Biography

Tzipi Horowitz-Kraus, PhD, is an assistant professor in the Division of General and Community Pediatrics within the UC Department of Pediatrics and the program director of the newly formed Reading and Literacy Discovery Center at Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center. Dr. Horowitz-Kraus received her BS (2002) in Biology and her MS (2004) in Neurobiology from the department of Neurobiochemistry at Tel-Aviv University, Tel-Aviv, Israel. Dr. Horowitz-Kraus also received her MA (Summa Cum Laude, 2007) in the clinical program for diagnosis and treatment of learning disabilities and her PhD (2009) from the Edmond J. Safra Brain Center for the Study of Learning Disabilities at the University of Haifa in Israel. Her PhD focused on characterizing event-related potentials in children and adults with dyslexia and learning disabilities.

After her completion of her PhD, Dr. Horowitz-Kraus conducted post-doctoral research at the University of Haifa and was the leader of school-based projects in Israel. In this project, she determined behavioral and electroencephalographic measures following intervention programs for children with learning disabilities as well as studies aimed at developing objective measures to assess the effectiveness of interventions for children with reading difficulties.

In 2011, Dr. Horowitz-Kraus was awarded a Fulbright Scholarship and moved to the United States to join the Pediatric Neuroimaging Research Consortium at Cincinnati Children's to continue post-doctoral research using advanced neuroimaging tools including fMRI, DTI and EEG to better understand the role of executive functions in reading and in children with reading disabilities in order to develop more effective interventions.

Research Interests

Neuroimaging; brain development; cognitive development; reading; dyslexia; reading difficulties; executive functions; attention; functional MRI; functional connectivity; EEG

Academic Affiliation

Associate Professor, UC Department of PediatricsAssistant Professor, Technion, Israeli Institute of Technology

Departments

General and Community Pediatrics, Clinical Psychology, Developmental and Behavioral Pediatrics, Reproductive Sciences, Communication Sciences, Reading and Literacy, Imaging

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My Education

PhD: University of Haifa, Haifa, Israel.

My Publications

Functional Connectivity of Attention, Visual, and Language Networks During Audio, Illustrated, and Animated Stories in Preschool-Age Children. Hutton, JS; Dudley, J; Horowitz-Kraus, T; DeWitt, T; Holland, SK. Brain Connectivity. 2019; 9:580-592.

Altered association between executive functions and reading and math fluency tasks in children with reading difficulties compared with typical readers. Meiri, R; Levinson, O; Horowitz-Kraus, T. Dyslexia: an international journal of research and practice. 2019; 25:267-283.

Six-minute screening test can provide valid information about the skills that underlie childhood reading and cognitive abilities. Shamir, N; Zivan, M; Horowitz-Kraus, T. Acta Paediatrica: promoting child health. 2019; 108:1278-1284.

Functional Connectivity of Cognitive Control and Visual Regions during Verb Generation Is Related to Improved Reading in Children. Twait, E; Horowitz-Kraus, T. Brain Connectivity. 2019; 9:500-507.

Cognitive and emotional challenges in children with reading difficulties. Nachshon, O; Horowitz-Kraus, T. Acta Paediatrica: promoting child health. 2019; 108:1110-1114.

Maternal reading fluency is associated with functional connectivity between the child's future reading network and regions related to executive functions and language processing in preschool-age children. Greenwood, P; Hutton, J; Dudley, J; Horowitz-Kraus, T. Brain and Cognition. 2019; 131:87-93.

Increased Functional Connectivity Within and between Cognitive-Control Networks from Early Infancy to Nine Years during Story Listening. Farah, R; Horowitz-Kraus, T. Brain Connectivity. 2019; 9:285-295.

Differential effect of reading training on functional connectivity in It children with reading difficulties with and without ADHD comorbidity. Horowitz-Kraus, T; Hershey, A; Kay, B; DiFrancesco, M. Journal of Neurolinguistics. 2019; 49:93-108.

Children With Dyslexia and Typical Readers: Sex-Based Choline Differences Revealed Using Proton Magnetic Resonance Spectroscopy Acquired Within Anterior Cingulate Cortex. Horowitz-Kraus, T; Brunst, KJ; Cecil, KM. Frontiers in Human Neuroscience. 2018; 12.

Altered functional connectivity of the executive functions network during a stroop task in children with reading difficulties. Levinson, O; Hershey, A; Farah, R; Horowitz-Kraus, T. Brain Connectivity. 2018; 8:516-525.