Dr. King’s research focuses on factors that impact a child’s opportunity to learn. From a biological standpoint, she studies how chronic diseases such as sickle cell disease or brain tumors alter cognition. In addition, Dr. King studies the environment’s influence on children’s development and participation. The goal of this work is to determine targets for intervention that will have the greatest impact on development and education. Methods include psychological and performance based assessment, environmental assessments via home or public health measures, and epidemiological tools to incorporate medical and social science measures. Collaborators are from occupational therapy, pediatrics, public health, education, social work, neurology, psychology, and radiology.