Among the Established Investigators, Dr. Richard Prather, assistant professor in the Department of Human Development and Quantitative Methodology, has been listed on the second issue of CrossTalk's 100 Inspiring Black Scientists in America series, set to be shared throughout the year.
"This list is to commemorate some of the more established scientists, rising stars, and lesser-known scientists across many scientific fields—and with this list, we hope to achieve a conversation that allows conferences, universities, and institutes to realize that Black scientists are no longer invisible." — Dr. Antentor Hinton Jr., CrossTalk
Richard Prather’s laboratory investigates children's neurocognitive development with a primary focus on cognitive processes relevant to early mathematics learning. His research program uses neuroimaging, computational modeling and behavioral experimentation to develop mechanistic explanations of behavior and insights into the relationship between children's behavior and neural activity. In addition to laboratory based experiments, he also works in schools to develop interventions to improve children's mathematics performance. This multifaceted approach allows him to investigate questions in a manner that integrates neuroscience with developmental theory and important educational applications.