Natalie H. Brito

Assistant Professor of Applied Psychology

Natalie H. Brito

Phone: 212-998-5571

Natalie Hiromi Brito is a developmental psychologist who examines how early social and cultural contexts (e.g., poverty, multilingualism) shape the trajectory of neurocognitive development. Specifically, her research examines associations between the early home environment and the development of memory and language during the first three years of life. She has published work on learning from media, parent-child interactions, bilingualism, and how individual differences mediate brain-behavior associations during childhood. Prior to joining the NYU faculty, Dr. Brito spent two years as a Robert Wood Johnson Health and Society Scholar and two years as a postdoctoral research fellow at the Sackler Institute for Developmental Psychobiology at Columbia University Medical Center. Dr. Brito has received national recognition for her work, including awards from the American Psychological Association, the New York Academy of Sciences and the Rita G. Rudel Foundation. She has also been the recipient of grants from the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation and the National Institute of Child Health and Human Development (NICHD).


Grants and Awards



Courses Taught