Ph.D., 2019, Georgia State University, School Psychology
M.Ed., 2013, Georgia State University, School Psychology
B.S., 2006, University of Exeter, Psychology
Infant and Early Childhood Development, Neurodevelopmental Disabilities, and Equity and Inclusivity in Early Childhood Settings
Dr. Laura Wood is a Research Assistant Professor in the department of Health Policy & Behavioral Sciences in the School of Public Health at Georgia State University and works primarily within the Center for Leadership in Disability. She specializes in neurodevelopmental disabilities and infant and early childhood development. As a psychologist, researcher, and mother of a child born with special healthcare needs, Dr. Wood is committed to promoting health and educational equity for young children and their families through high quality, inclusive, and accessible early developmental services. Specific research interests include identifying and addressing disparities in early identification and intervention, neurodevelopmental support and follow-up for infants in the neonatal and cardiac intensive care units, and integrating inclusive early childhood supports into established systems of care through community partnerships and capacity building.
Dr. Wood earned her M.Ed. and Ph.D. in School Psychology from Georgia State University. She completed her predoctoral internship in Behavioral Pediatrics and Integrated Care at Munroe-Meyer Institute/University of Nebraska Medical Center and her postdoctoral pediatric psychology fellowship in the Cardiac Neurodevelopmental Program at Boston Children’s Hospital/Harvard University.