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Elena L. Grigorenko, Ph.D.

Elena Grigorenko, Ph.D.

Hugh Roy and Lillie Cranz Cullen Distinguished Professor of Psychology
Developmental, Cognitive, & Behavioral Neuroscience
Clinical Psychology Program
Director of Human Genetics Lab
Ph.D., Moscow State University, Russia - (general and educational psychology)
Ph.D., Yale University (developmental psychology and genetics )

Health 1, Room 456
Houston, TX 77204-6022

Dr. Grigorenko will be reviewing graduate student applications for the 2024-2025 academic year in two areas: (a) the Clinical Program and (b) the Developmental, Cognitive, & Behavioral Neuroscience Program. Application deadline is Dec 1, 2023. Please see Student Admissions, Outcomes, and Other Data for details.

Biographical Summary

Dr. Grigorenko's background is unique because of her degrees in psychology and genetics. She completed her doctoral and habilitation qualifications in general and educational psychology at Moscow State University, Russia, and her Ph.D. in developmental psychology and genetics at Yale University. Dr. Grigorenko is a licensed clinical psychologist (CT and TX) with a specialization in forensic psychology. She previously held the position of Emily Fraser Beede Professor of Developmental Disabilities, Child Studies, Psychology, and Epidemiology and Public Health at Yale and joined the University of Houston's psychology department in September 2015. Dr. Grigorenko is also a Professor in the Department of Molecular and Human Genetics at Baylor College of Medicine. Dr. Grigorenko has published more than 500 peer-reviewed articles, book chapters and books. She has received multiple professional awards for her work and funding for her research from organizations such as the National Institutes of Health, the National Science Foundation, the US Department of Education, and numerous private foundations. Dr. Grigorenko has worked with children and their families in Africa, India, Russia, Saudi Arabia and the United States.