Dr. Pérez-Edgar is the McCourtney Professor of Child Studies and a Professor of Psychology at Penn State. She received her A.B. in psychology from Dartmouth College and her M.A. and Ph.D. in psychology from Harvard University. Dr. Pérez-Edgar’s training was under the mentorship of Dr. Jerome Kagan at Harvard University, Dr. Nathan A. Fox at the University of Maryland, and Dr. Daniel S. Pine at the NIMH. Dr. Pérez-Edgar’s research focuses on the relations between temperament and psychopathology. In particular, she examines how individual differences in attention can work to ameliorate or exacerbate early temperament traits. In conducting her work, Dr. Pérez-Edgar has taken a multi-method approach involving direct observation of behavior, cognitive functioning, psychophysiology, and neuroimaging. Dr. Pérez-Edgar is a Fellow of the Association for Psychological Science (APS) and a James McKeen Cattell Fund Fellow. She is also the recipient of numerous awards including an NIMH R01 BRAINS Award, an NIMH K01 Career Development Award, a NARSAD Young Investigator Award, a Ford Foundation Dissertation Fellowship, and a National Science Foundation Graduate Fellowship.