National Cancer Institute
Todd Horowitz

Todd Horowitz, PhD

Program Director
Basic Biobehavioral and Psychological Sciences Branch (BBPSB)
Behavioral Research Program (BRP)

Research Area: Attention, Visual Perception, Circadian Rhythms

Todd S. Horowitz is a Program Director in the Behavioral Research Program's (BRP) Basic Biobehavioral and Psychological Sciences Branch (BBPSB), located in the Division of Cancer Control and Population Sciences (DCCPS) at the National Cancer Institute (NCI).

Dr. Horowitz earned his doctorate in Cognitive Psychology at the University of California, Berkeley in 1995. Prior to joining NCI, he was Assistant Professor of Ophthalmology at Harvard Medical School and Associate Director of the Visual Attention Laboratory at Brigham and Women's Hospital. He has published more than 70 peer-reviewed research papers in vision science and cognitive psychology. His research interests include attention, perception, medical image interpretation, cancer-related cognitive impairments, sleep, and circadian rhythms.

Dr. Horowitz discusses basic research in perception and attention in the context of cancer control:

Secondary Branch Appointment:  Tobacco Control Research Branch (TCRB)

Current and past BRP mentees include Melissa Trevino.

Selected Publications and Presentations

Thornton, I. M. & Horowitz, T. S. Does action disrupt Multiple Object Tracking (MOT)?. Psihologija 2015; 48(3):289-301.

Horowitz, T. S. & Rensink, R. A. Extended vision for oncology: A perceptual science perspective on data visualization and medical imaging. B. W. Hesse, D. K. Ahern, & Beckjord, E. (Eds). Oncology Informatics: Using Health Information Technology to Improve Processes and Outcomes in Cancer Care ; In Press.

Alberti, C. F., Horowitz, T. S., Bronstad, P. M., & Bowers, A. R. Visual Attention Measures Predict Pedestrian Detection in Central Field Loss: A Pilot Study. PLoS ONE 2014; 9(2):89381.

Drew, T., Mance, Horowitz, T. S., Wolfe, J. M., & Vogel, E. K. A Soft Handoff of Attention between Cerebral Hemispheres. Curr Biol. 2014 May; 24(10):1133-1137.

Thornton, I. M, Böulthoff, H. H., Horowitz, T. S., Rynning, A., & Lee, S.-W. Interactive Multiple Object Tracking (iMOT). PLoS ONE 2014; 9(2):E8697.

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