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.