Yang Hou, Ph.D., Joins ISL as Faculty Affiliate
Dr. Yang Hou joins the Institute for Successful Longevity as its newest Faculty Affiliate.
Dr. Hou is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Behavioral Sciences and Social Medicine in the College of Medicine at Florida State University and the PI of the Development, Equity, and Resilience (DEaR) Lab. Dr. Hou earned her Ph.D. from the University of Texas at Austin. Broadly, her research centers on how environmental and biological factors influence the neurobehavioral (cognitive, academic, socioemotional, behavioral) development of individuals in underrepresented groups such as ethnic minorities and families with neurofibromatosis type 1 (NF1). Her current primary line of research aims to use innovative and advanced quantitative methods to provide a more comprehensive understanding of the patterns and predictors of neurobehavioral development of individuals with NF1 across the lifespan. Her research has been funded by the USA Department of Defense and the Children’s Tumor Foundation. She also received multiple international awards, for example, Rising Star from the Association for Psychological Science and Early Career Outstanding Paper Award from the American Psychological Association.