Staff: Todd Horowitz, Ph.D.

Todd Horowitz

Todd Horowitz, Ph.D.

Program Director
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Todd S. Horowitz, Ph.D., 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:

Current and/or past BRP mentees include Melissa Trevino.

Research Areas

  • Attention
  • Visual perception
  • Circadian rhythms

Selected Publications and Presentations

  • Horowitz TS, Suls J, Trevino, M. A call for a neuroscience approach to cancer-related cognitive impairment. Trends Neurosci .
  • Horowitz TS. Prevalence in visual search: From the clinic to the lab and back again. Japanese Psychological Research 2017; 59(2):65-108.
  • Horowitz TS, Saiki, J. Search: A New Perspective to Understand Cognitive Dynamics. Japanese Psychological Research 2017; 59(2):59-64.
  • Wolfe JM, Horowitz TS. Five factors that guide attention in visual search. Nature Human Behaviour ; 1(3):0058.
  • Horowitz TS, Rensink RA. Extended vision for oncology: A perceptual science perspective on data visualization and medical imaging. Oncology Informatics: Using Health Information Technology to Improve Processes and Outcomes in Cancer Care 2016.