Researcher Team



Michal Ben Shachar, PhD

Dr. Michal Ben-Shachar is a Lecturer in the English Department and a member of the Gonda Multidisciplinary Brain Research Center at Bar Ilan University, where she is the Head of the Neurolinguistics Lab. She completed her Ph.D. at Tel-Aviv University and conducted postdoctoral research at Stanford University.

Learn more about Dr. Ben-Shachar's Neurolinguistics Lab.

Bruce McCandliss, PhD

Dr. Bruce McCandliss is a Professor of Education and, by courtesy, of Psychology in the Stanford University Department of Education. His area of focus is educational neuroscience. 

Brian Wandell, PhD

Dr. Brian Wandell is the Isaac and Madeline Stein Family Professor of Psychology and, by courtesy, of Electrical Engineering and Ophthalmology. As founder of Stanford's Center for Neurobiological Imaging, he collaborates with Dr. Feldman on neuroimaging of children at risk for language and reading disorders. 

Kristen Yeom, MD

Dr. Kristen Yeom is an Associate Professor of Radiology at Lucile Packard Children's Hospital Stanford with expertise in neuroradiology in children. 

Postdoctoral Fellow

Clinical Research Coordinators

Aubrey Adiao, BS

Aubrey Adiao received her BS in Psychology at the University of California, San Diego (UCSD). Her previous experience includes working with deaf infants, children, and adults in the Mind Experience and Perception Lab at UCSD. She will be working in Dr. Feldman's lab, where she will help manage a study about improving reading skills in preterm and fullterm children. Aubrey is broadly interested in clinical psychology and public health. Specifically, she's interested in psychopathology, executive function, mental health, access/equity, and health in minorities. She also has an interest in language acquisition and social/emotional development from her experiences working in a developmental lab at UCSD.

Mai Manchanda, BA

Mai Manchanda is a doctoral student in clinical psychology in the PGSP-Stanford PsyD Consortium at Palo Alto University. She is currently working with Dr. Huffman as a research assistant.  Mai is a graduate of Brown University. Her clinical interests include working with children, adolescents, and their families; Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT); and family systems. Research interests include psychological flexibility, psychotherapy processes, ethics, and education/training/professional development in clinical psychology.

Research Alums

Lisa Gresch, MS, CCC-SLP

Vanessa Kovachy, MEd

Elizabeth Loi, BA

Yael Leitner, MD

Jenna Adams, BA

Elizabeth Martin, MD

Nchedo Ezeokoli, BA

Lauren Borchers, BA

Cory Dodson, BA

Nicole Heller, BA