Barbara Davis Goldman

Barbara Davis Goldman
Barbara Davis Goldman
Senior Research Scientist
Director, Behavioral Measurement Core
Bypass, Room 116
Campus Box 8180
Chapel Hill, NC 27599-8180

Barbara Davis Goldman, PhD, is a Senior Research Scientist at Frank Porter Graham Child Development Institute and a Research Professor in the Department of Psychology & Neuroscience at UNC-Chapel Hill. She is a developmental psychologist with training in developmental disabilities, including an NICHD postdoctoral fellowship in mental retardation, and extensive experience in observational, longitudinal, and experimental research with infants, young children, parents, and teachers. Her research interests center on the development, assessment, and enhancement of cognitive, communication, and social skills in infants and young children with and without disabilities; the impact of environmental forces such as early nutrition and early exposure to known and potential neurotoxicants and the subsequent development of early cognitive and social abilities; the effects of parent-child and teacher-child interactions on child outcome; and the neural underpinnings of selected cognitive abilities. She collaborates with a wide variety of research colleagues in other departments. She shares her expertise in observational research and video editing as the Director of the Behavioral Measurement Core. She also shares her extensive experience as IRB board member, chair, trainer, and campus consultant in helping researchers navigate the human research subjects review process as the FPG departmental pre-IRB reviewer and consultant, providing IRB support.

Academic Affiliation: Research Professor, Department of Psychology and Neuroscience
Areas of Expertise:
Brain Development
Child Health and Development
Developmental Disabilities
Parent-Child Interactions
• PhD, Developmental Psychology, University of Waterloo, Canada
• MA, Developmental Psychology, University of Waterloo, Canada
• BA, Psychology, Smith College