Dr. Afrouz Anderson received her Ph.D. in Biomedical Engineering focusing on biophotonic translational research from the University of California, Davis, and National Institutes of Health and her B.S. in Electrical Engineering from the University of Maryland, College Park. Her doctorate research focused on the application of Near Infrared Spectroscopy (NIRS) to quantify brain function in toddlers and children with typical development and neurodevelopmental disorders. During her postdoctoral research at NIH, she continued to investigate the brain function and development in patients with genetic disorders. Another main area of her research is based on the development of translational research to study and advance NIRS based methodology and device design for non-invasive monitoring of placental oxygenation during pregnancy that in future can be used as point-of-care. Dr. Anderson and The Focus Foundation will be working together to look at brain development and behavior in X & Y chromosomal kids.