Doctoral Candidate, Developmental Psychology
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Ann Arbor, MI 48109
Sammy Ahmed is a doctoral candidate in developmental psychology and a NICHD fellow in interdisciplinary science. His research focuses on the genetic, contextual and environmental predictors of neuro-cognitive development and academic achievement in young children. Sammy’s research integrates theory and methods from Genetics, Neurophysiology, Psychology and Education to study and understand the nature and sources of cognitive development. Sammy’s recent research has been aimed at understanding the joint effects of genetics and classroom environment in predicting neurological and behavioral indices of executive function in entering kindergarten students.