David J. Lewkowicz is a Senior Scientist at Haskins Laboratories and a Professor Adjunct in the Yale Child Study Center. He received his BA from Brandeis University, his PhD from the City University of New York, and completed a postdoctoral fellowship in child mental health at the Albert Einstein College of Medicine of Yeshiva University.
Dr. Lewkowicz has served as Secretary and was subsequently honored by being elected President of the International Congress on Infant Studies. He is an elected Fellow of the Association for Psychological Science as well as an elected Fellow of the American Psychological Association.
The primary focus of Dr. Lewkowicz’s research is perceptual and cognitive development in human infants and young children, with a specific interest in the development of attention, multisensory perception and integration, and sequence/statistical learning and the role that these fundamental processes play in the development of speech, language, and general cognitive abilities. He has published widely in the psychological literature and especially in developmental psychology and psychobiology. One of his current and primary interests is concerned with the way that developmental changes in selective attention mechanisms during the first years of life mediate acquisition of speech and language.