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Dr. Sara Hart


Ohio State University, 2010


W. Russell and Eugenia Morcom Chair

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Dr. Hart is recruiting a graduate student for Fall of 2023

Research Interests

I am interested in exploring the sources of individual differences in cognitive abilities. I focus on examining how genetics and the environment interplay to influence development of reading and math skills, as well as general cognitive processing factors. Part of this work is identifying what specific aspects of the environment, such as the home literacy environment, are important to cognitive development. I am also interested in incorporating genetic and family environment information in the classroom.

Selected Publications

Erbeli, F., Hart, S.A. & Taylor, J. (in press). Longitudinal associations among reading related skills and reading comprehension: A twin study. Child Development.

Little, C.W., Hart, S.A., Quinn, J.M., Tucker-Drob, E., Taylor, J., & Schatschneider, C. (2017). Exploring the co-development of reading fluency and reading comprehension: A twin study. Child Development, 88(3), 93-945. 

Little, C.W., Haughbrook, R. & Hart, S.A. (2017). Cross-study differences in the etiology of reading comprehension: A meta-analytical review of twin studies. Behavior Genetics, 47(1), 52-76.

Hart, S.A., Logan, J.A.R., Thompson, L.A., Kovas, Y., McLoughlin, G. & Petrill, S.A. (2016). A latent profile analysis of math achievement, numerosity, and math anxiety in twins. Journal of Educational Psychology, 108(2), 181-193.

Haughbrook, R., Hart, S.A., Schatschneider, C., & Taylor, J. (in press). Genetic and environmental influences on early literacy skills across school grade contexts.  Developmental Science.

Hart, S.A. (2016). Precision education initiative: Moving towards personalized education. Mind, Brain and Education, 10(4), 209-211.


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