Nim Tottenham

Nim Tottenham is a professor of psychology in the Department of Psychology at Columbia University and director of the Developmental Affective Neuroscience Laboratory. Her research examines brain development underlying emotional behavior in humans. Her research has highlighted fundamental changes in brain circuitry across development and the powerful role that early experiences, such as caregiving and stress, have on the construction of these circuits.

Nim Tottenham is a member of the Presidential Scholars in Society and Neuroscience Advisory Committee.