Our Mission

Our mission is to understand more about how early environment shapes infant brain and behavior in order to inform potential interventions aimed at improving the lives of children and families.



800+ families across 5 of NYC’s boroughs comprise our amazing COVID-19 and Perinatal Experiences (COPE) cohort. Our families help us to understand how babies develop, grow and learn from their environments. To learn more visit our COPE families page. 


For Researchers

Our collaborative values open science in research. For an updated list of research resources, click below.

For Parents

Our research team specializes in infant and fetal MRI. Click here to learn more about the MRI process and how best to prepare you and your baby!


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