Najuma Abdullah is a research associate with the EDUCATE study in the Center for the Developing Brain (CDB) at the Child Mind Institute. Najuma attended Brooklyn College where she earned a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology with a concentration in neuroscience. As an undergraduate at Brooklyn College, she dove into epidemiology research through an internship for the NYU-CUNY Prevention Research Center (PRC). During her time there, she assisted on two collaborative projects between the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and the New York City Health Department: the New York City Health and Nutritional Evaluation Survey (NYC HANES), and the East Harlem Community Social Workers Initiative.
Later, Najuma worked as a research assistant in the Emotion and Morality Laboratory at Brooklyn College, where she studied temporal order judgments and attention bias among Brooklyn College students. After graduation, she held several research assistant positions at New York University laboratories focused on areas such as neuroimaging methods and text analysis, intergroup relations, and personal and social judgments. Through her work on the EDUCATE study, Najuma hopes to strengthen her experience in social neuroscience research and to expand her knowledge of learning interventions and clinical research.
- BA, Psychology, Brooklyn College.